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imageToa Payoh couple arrested: Experts caution against lynch-mob mentality
imageSkillsFuture Credit claims to be paid to training providers to curb abuse
imageMPA signs extension of MOU with ITOPF
imageS$1b Singapore fund to help IP-strong businesses go global
imageCounsellors, MPs call for tighter rules on jackpot operations
imageHigh Court imposes heavier sentences on 3 NS defaulters
imageMPs want more time to study new Bills before debates
imageCan more research inject life into SGX?
imageDevice stuck in boy’s throat: Maid’s sentence doubled after appeal
imageGovt-industry team to tackle terror financing, money laundering
imageCan Singapore be an Asian hub for green finance?
imageHouse owner who sought $2m settles for $200,000
imageSingapore first Asian port to go paperless with e-certs
imageData analytics to shape shipping, says Kuehne + Nagel
imageApex court: Use of rival's directories not a copyright breach
imageStaying ahead of the competition
imageSuspect in train abuse case arrested
imageInvestors lose over $2.4m to binary option scams
imageTCM physician's suspension, $10k penalty quashed
imageSwissco judicial management bid gets High Court nod
imageTighter regulation has impacted banks' profitability: MAS
imageKong Hee and 4 leaders surrender at State Courts to start jail terms
imageAvoid getting burnt by binary option scams
imagePenalties for crime must reflect public opinion: Shanmugam
imageSabana Reit EGM: Is dismissing the manager the panacea?
imageApex court says no to art dispute being heard here
imageLawyers must raise their game to stay ahead of the times: Shanmugam
imageCyber risk governance must take centre stage at companies
imageLandmark piracy case: A Hollywood ending, for now
imageSalesman who took $186k from store jailed
image15 months' jail for injuring woman at nightclub
image5 church leaders set to begin jail terms
imageHealthway's cash woes: D-Day at EGM tomorrow

Commentary

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image[CHN] China Passes the General Provisions of its Civil Law image
imageIMDA and AGC review Electronic Transactions Act and seek views on draft UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic Transferable Records image
imageStamp duty changes for all share transfers – including listed companies? image
imageExamining the “special circumstances” test in BLY v BLZ [2017] SGHC 59: when should jurisdictional challenges result in stays of the arbitral proceedings? image
imageTrustees Act amended to allow issuance of regulations that will require trustees to maintain up-to-date information on controllers and accounting records relating to Singapore trusts image
imageThe benefits and harms of e-commerce on competition law image
imageDo hacked emails retain confidentiality? image
imageChinese court enforces a foreign judgement for the first time on the basis of reciprocity image
imageDevelopments in Site-blocking image
imageSupreme Court Note: PH Hydraulics & Engineering Pte Ltd v Airtrust (Hong Kong) Ltd and another appeal [2017] SGCA 26 (punitive damages for breach of contract)
image[IND] Reserve Bank of India further relaxes rules on foreign direct investment in LLPs image
imageStamp Duties (Amendment) Act 2017: New stamp duty for acquisition/disposal of equity interests in residential property-holding entities and changes to Seller’s Stamp Duty and Total Debt Servicing Ratio framework image
imageLatest IP developments: Amendments to the Registered Designs Act; Stylisation may not confer distinctiveness; Post-sale support may amount to evidence of use in Singapore image
imageOf prima facie standard(s), bare arbitration clauses and constituting arbitral tribunals: KVC Rice Intertrade Co Ltd v Asian Mineral Resources Pte Ltd and another suit [2017] SGHC 32 image
imageRegisters of controllers and nominee directors in Singapore. 10 things you need to know image
imageSingapore High Court finds directors stripped insolvent shipping company of assets to evade creditors image
imageSingapore strengthens tax cooperation with other countries image
imageVoluntary Arrangements in Bankruptcy – Duties of the Debtor and Nominee image
imageEmployment Claims Act 2016 in operation from 1 April 2017: New Employment Claims Tribunal to hear salary-related disputes image
imageForging economic ties image
imageSingapore Exchange amends listing rules following changes to the Companies Act image
imageSIC revises Practice Statement on opinion issued by IFA on offers, whitewash waivers and disposal of assets under Singapore Code on Take-overs and Mergers image

Judgments

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imageParakou Shipping Pte Ltd (in liquidation) v Liu Cheng Chan and others - [2017] SGHC 91 image
imagePublic Prosecutor v Kusrini Bt Caslan Arja - [2017] SGHC 94 image
imageTradewaves Ltd and others v Standard Chartered Bank and another suit - [2017] SGHC 93 image
imageCeramiche Caesar SpA v Caesarstone Sdot-Yam Ltd - [2017] SGCA 30 image
imagePublic Prosecutor v Suhaimi Bin Said - [2017] SGHC 86 image
imageNational University of Singapore [2017] SGPDPC 05 image
imageQuek Yen Fei Kenneth (by his litigation representative Pang Choy Chun) v Yeo Chye Huat and another appeal - [2017] SGCA 29 image
imageWolero Pte Ltd v Lim Arvin Sylvester - [2017] SGHC 89 image
imageLiew Soon Fook Michael and another v Yi Kai Development Pte Ltd - [2017] SGHC 88 image
imagePublic Prosecutor v Abdul Wahid Bin Ismail - [2017] SGHC 87 image
imageGlobal Yellow Pages Ltd v Promedia Directories Pte Ltd and another matter - [2017] SGCA 28 image

Legislation

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imageRapid Transit Systems Act - Rapid Transit Systems (Creation of Rights) (No. 3) Notification 2017 (S 183 of 2017)
imageRapid Transit Systems Act - Rapid Transit Systems (Creation of Rights) (No. 4) Notification 2017 (S 184 of 2017)
imageTown Councils Act - Town Councils (Minimum Contributions to Sinking Funds) Financial Rules 2017 (S 185 of 2017)
imageTown Councils Act - Town Councils Financial (Amendment) Rules 2017 (S 186 of 2017)
imageTown Councils Act - Town Councils (Disbursement of Moneys from Sinking Fund) (Amendment) Rules 2017 (S 187 of 2017)
imageInternational Child Abduction Act - International Child Abduction (Contracting States) (Amendment) Order 2017 (S 178 of 2017)
imageIncome Tax Act - Income Tax (Exemption of Foreign Income) (No. 3) Order 2017 (S 179 of 2017)
imageIncome Tax Act - Income Tax (Exemption of Foreign Income) (No. 4) Order 2017 (S 180 of 2017)
imageIncome Tax Act - Income Tax (Exemption of Foreign Income) (No. 5) Order 2017 (S 181 of 2017)
imageTown Councils (Amendment) Act 2017 - Town Councils (Amendment) Act 2017 (Commencement) Notification 2017 (S 182 of 2017)
imageRoad Traffic Act - Road Traffic (Traffic Signs) (Amendment) Rules 2017 - Corrigenda (S 177 of 2017)
imageRequisition of Resources Act - Requisition of Resources Order 2017 (S 176 of 2017)
imageRoad Traffic Act - Road Traffic (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2017 (S 171 of 2017)
imageRoad Traffic Act - Road Traffic (Traffic Signs) (Amendment) Rules 2017 (S 172 of 2017)
imageArms and Explosives Act - Arms and Explosives (Arms) (Amendment) Rules 2017 (S 173 of 2017)
imageArms and Explosives Act - Arms and Explosives (Explosives) (Amendment) Rules 2017 (S 174 of 2017)
imageTobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) Act - Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) (Tax Free World Association Asia Pacific Exhibition and Conference 2017) (Exemption) Order 2017 (S 175 of 2017)
imageCommon Gaming Houses Act - Common Gaming Houses (Exemption) (No. 16) Notification 2017 (S 169 of 2017)
imageCommon Gaming Houses Act - Common Gaming Houses (Exemption) (No. 17) Notification 2017 (S 170 of 2017)

Notices & Directions

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imageIPOS HMD Circular No. 4/2017: Evidence in Trade Mark Revocations on the Ground of Non-use image

Continuing Legal Education

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imageCRS, AML-KYC Duties from a Singapore Perspective, STEP, 29 Jun image
imagePrize or Prejudice: The Interplay Between Arbitration and Adjudication – Legal and Practical Issues, SIArb, 20 Jul (1.5 public CPD points)image
image[The CLAS Criminal Law Training Programme 2017] Module 20: Impeachment, Law Soc, 1 June (1 public CPD point)image
imageBOOK: Law & Practice of Injunctions General Editor – Daniel Koh, Sweet & Maxwell
imageReflections of Practice "A Sharing by Lok Vi Ming", SCCA, 31 May
imageA Talk on Sanctions and its Implications, SCCA, 23 May
image[The CLAS Criminal Law Training Programme 2017] Module 19: Dealing with Forensic Evidence, Law Soc, 25 May (1 public CPD point)image
imageBusiness Valuation I, MDD Forensic Accountants, 02 June (1 public CPD point) imageimage
imageSpotlight on Sovereign Wealth Funds: litigating banking and invesment disputes under the spectre of corruption and bribery, 20 Essex Street Chambers, 07 Jun
imageTechnology Law – Introduction to Common Aspects of Technology Law and Issues for In-house Counsels, SCCA, 17 May
imageCritical Employment Law Primer, SCCA, 24 May
imageCIL-ANCORS Maritime Boundaries Workshop, NUS, 06 - 08 June
imagePractical Technology Series: Essential Databases, SAL, 09 May (6 public CPD points) image
imageSeminar on Public Interest Lawyering, Law Soc, 30 May (1.5 public CPD points) image