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Headlines

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imageNew law to protect vulnerable adults positive, but gaps remain
imageSUSS gets $200k to set up law study award
imageKL abandons Pedra Branca case ahead of ICJ hearings
imagePenny stock crash: Committal hearing starts
imageDomestic priorities behind Malaysia's move to drop Pedra Branca challenge: Analysts
imageContractor, five people charged over fatal incident
imageDoctor whose clinic sold products from wife's firm fined $10k
imageSGX RegCo puts 53 directors and executives on watchlist
imageNew MAS rules on reporting short positions to kick in on Oct 1
imageSGX heads for arbitration with NSE amid Nifty dispute
imageADV: SUSS Law - The Human Face of Law
image200 police reports against database firm
imageLawyer Samuel Seow and former employee drop police reports against each other
imageDebt restructuring at Hyflux may be bad for creditors
imageSuit filed over 2015 near-drowning case
imageCreative awarded fresh damages in Huawei lawsuit
imageMidas Holdings under probe by China, HK authorities
imageMazars faces possible actions by Acra over Midas auditing
imageEU data law serves notice on Big Tech
imageEx-lawyer to be new president of NCSS
imageHyflux mulls over rescue financing, recognises ‘lessons to be learnt’
imageMany MAS warnings on investing in exotic finance products: Forum
imageMAS turns up heat on crypto currency exchanges and ICOs
imageMaking divorce easier is not the answer: Forum
imageLTA, NParks sued by family of man hurt in wild boar roadkill accident
imageTrading of Hyflux shares, perpetual securities halted
imageDebt restructuring - shift in attitude needed
imageShip design company founder jailed 14 months for misappropriating S$110,000
imageViaduct collapse: Two more persons to face charges
imageMAS to simplify rules for market operators
imageNSE-SGX rift deepens with India bourse filing injunction in Bombay
imageAge of AI: Why it's urgent to regulate a revolution
imageHyflux seeks court protection to reorganise business, debt
imageTroubled firms wait too long to restructure and bounce back: lawyer
imageADV: SUSS Law - The Human Face of Law
imageADV: Post-doctoral Fellowships AY 2018-19 at the NUS Centre for Maritime Law
imageBuilder facing charges over viaduct collapse
imageSGX faces interim injunction on its new India equity derivative products
imageGroups welcome Vulnerable Adults bill but concerned that financial abuse not covered
imageSleepy driver who caused death of pedestrian gets 3 months' jail
imageCourse for those who help people who've lost mental capacity

Commentary

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imageUK Supreme Court considers two important issues of contract law image
imageMAS Notice of 24 May 2018 on Digital Token Exchanges & ICO Issuer MAS Consultation Paper (May 2018): Review of the Recognised Market Operators Regime image
imageJournals Online: Civil Procedure
imageStringent Fiduciary Duties Posited on Trustees Seeking Sale of Trust Property image
imageParties who freely enter into contracts are expected to read and understand the contracts they choose to enter into image
imageHigh Court Upholds Statutory Demand against Challenge of Undue Influence image
imageHigh Court grants injunction against AGM of listed company image
imageJournals Online: Arbitration
imageMAS proposes guidelines on individual accountability and conduct image
imageAnti-competitive Employment Practices – The Hong Kong Competition Commission Issues Advisory Bulletin Warning Employers image
imageCosts recovery in the SICC: A different regime image
image[MYS] Reduction of GST rate from 6% to 0% effective from 1 June 2018 image

Judgments

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imageInternational Financial Services (S) Pte Ltd and another v Old Mutual International Isle of Man Ltd Singapore Branch and another - [2018] SGHC 127 image
imageHasan Shofiqul v China Civil (Singapore) Pte Ltd - [2018] SGHC 128 image
imageIM Skaugen SE and another v MAN Diesel & Turbo SE and another - [2018] SGHC 123 image
imageNippon Catalyst Pte Ltd v PT Trans-Pacific Petrochemical Indotama and another - [2018] SGHC 126 image
imageRe Aathar Ah Kong Andrew - [2018] SGHC 124 image
imagePublic Prosecutor v Yue Roger Jr - [2018] SGHC 125 image
imageDiablo Fortune Inc v Duncan, Cameron Lindsay and another - [2018] SGCA 26 image
imageLakshmi Prataprai Bhojwani (alias Mrs Lakshmi Jethanand Bhojwani) v Moti Harkishindas Bhojwani - [2018] SGHC 121 image
imageDHJS Hull No 2007-002 LLC v Skaugen Marine Investments Pte Ltd - [2018] SGHC 122 image

Legislation

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imageRoad Traffic Act - Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) Rules 2018 (S 329 of 2018)
imageRoad Traffic Act - Road Traffic (Motor Vehicles, Registration and Licensing) (Amendment) Rules 2018 (S 330 of 2018)
imageCommon Gaming Houses Act - Common Gaming Houses (Exemption) (No. 26) Notification 2018 (S 331 of 2018)
imageCommon Gaming Houses Act - Common Gaming Houses (Exemption) (No. 27) Notification 2018 (S 332 of 2018)
imageIncome Tax Act - Income Tax (Exemption of Foreign Income) (No. 3) Order 2018 (S 325 of 2018)
imageIncome Tax Act - Income Tax (Exemption of Interest and Other Payments on Economic and Technological Development Loans) (No. 3) Notification 2018 (S 326 of 2018)
imageSecurities and Futures (Amendment) Act 2017 - Securities and Futures (Amendment) Act 2017 (Commencement) Notification 2018 (S 327 of 2018)
imageSecurities and Futures Act - Securities and Futures (Short Selling) Regulations 2018 (S 328 of 2018)
imageHealth Products Act - Health Products (Medical Devices) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (S 318 of 2018)
imageHealth Products Act - Health Products (Medical Devices) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2018 (S 319 of 2018)
imageHealth Products Act - Health Products Act (Amendment of First Schedule) Order 2018 (S 320 of 2018)
imageHealth Products Act - Health Products (Exemptions) (Amendment) Order 2018 (S 321 of 2018)
imageTown Councils Act - Town Council of Aljunied-Hougang (Conservancy and Service Charges) (Amendment) By-laws 2018 (S 322 of 2018)
imageIncome Tax Act - Income Tax (Exemption of Foreign Income) (No. 2) Order 2018 (S 323 of 2018)
imageInterpretation Act - Interpretation (Temporary Reduction of Electronic Road Pricing System Charges) Order 2018 (S 324 of 2018)
imageTown Councils Act - Town Council of Jalan Besar (Conservancy and Service Charges) (Amendment) By-laws 2018 (S 317 of 2018)
imageRoad Traffic Act - Road Traffic (Car-Free Sunday SG — Exemption for Personal Mobility Device Riders) (No. 3) Order 2018 (S 316 of 2018)
imageGoods and Services Tax Act - Goods and Services Tax Act (Amendment of Fourth Schedule) Order 2018 (S 312 of 2018)
imageTown Councils Act - Town Council of Marsiling-Yew Tee (Conservancy and Service Charges) (Amendment) By-laws 2018 (S 313 of 2018)
imageDepartmental Titles (Alteration) Act - Departmental Titles (Alteration) Act (Amendment of Schedule) Notification 2018 (S 314 of 2018)
imageCommon Gaming Houses Act - Common Gaming Houses (Exemption) (No. 25) Notification 2018 (S 315 of 2018)
imageCommon Gaming Houses Act - Common Gaming Houses (Exemption) (No. 24) Notification 2018 (S 311 of 2018)

Notices & Directions

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imageMAS: Guidelines on the Regulation of Short Selling
imageLaw Soc: State Courts' Call for Feedback on Draft Pre-action Protocol for Defamation Disputes
imageLawSoc: Law Society's Practice Directions and Guidance Notes

Continuing Legal Education

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imageThe Joseph Grimberg Outstanding Young Advocate Award, SAL (deadline extended to 29 Jun)
imageBOOK: Regulation of Cross-border Transfers of Personal Data in Asia, Dr Clarisse Girot (editor), ABLI
imageCLAS Criminal Law Training Programme 2018 - Session 16: Direct Examination and the Defence Witness, LawSoc, 5 Jul (1 public CPD point)image
imageBOOK: British Virgin Islands Commercial Law (4th Ed), Harneys Westwood & Riegels, Sweet & Maxwell imageimage
imageBOOK: Singapore Competition Act Annotations, Lim Chong Kin & Dr Corinne Chew, Sweet & Maxwell
imageBOOK: The Law of Evidence in Singapore (2nd Ed), Professor Chen Siyuan & Lionel Leo, Sweet & Maxwell
imagePersonal Data Protection: Pitfalls and Procedure, ILAS, 30 May (1.5 public CPD points)image
imageA Celebration of 60 Years of the New York Convention, SIDRA, 12 Jun (2 public CPD points)image
imageBusiness Valuation Primer for Lawyers, SAL, 28 Jun (1 public CPD point)image
imageLinking on the Internet and Copyright Liability – a Clarion Call for Doctrinal Clarity and Legal Certainty, SMU, 13 Jul (3 public CPD points)image
imageCLAS Criminal Law Training Programme 2018 - Session 15: Trial Preparation Masterclass 2, LawSoc, 28 Jun (1 public CPD point)image
imageWhat are the Value Drivers of Your Business?, SAL, 29 Jun (1 public CPD point)image
imageThe Future of Legal Practice, Reimagined, Reinvented, Redefined – Are you “people” ready?, LawSoc, 26 Jun (1.5 public CPD points)image