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Straits Times / 16 Oct 2019

CJ Menon: Attacks on multilateral system won't last

The threat to multilateralism, international mediation and the possibility of a dedicated environmental court were among questions posed to CJ Sundaresh Menon yesterday after his lecture on the rule of law, the internationl legal order and the...
Business Times / 16 Oct 2019

BreadTalk Group gets regulatory nod for Food Junction buyout

The CCCS said that the transaction will not lead to a substantial lessening of competition within the relevant markets in Singapore. Instead, the merged entity may be able to "better compete" with the other larger food court operators...
Business Times / 16 Oct 2019

SGX RegCo partners SISV to raise valuation standards

The regulatory arm of the Singapore Exchange (SGX RegCo) is joining hands with the Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers (SISV) to set standards for property valuation for public companies here.

Straits Times / 14 Oct 2019

Ex-wife told to return $575k in CPF money

The High Court also ruled that the second wife, a Filipina living in Canada, was ineligible to receive the money as she no longer practised the Islamic faith, based on Islamic legal advice. 

Straits Times / 12 Oct 2019

Pritam: Work continues at AHTC as WP MPs study court's decision

Work at the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) continues in earnest, Workers' Party (WP) chief Pritam Singh said, even as he and fellow Aljunied GRC MPs Sylvia Lim and Low Thia Khiang study a High Court judgment issued yesterday.

Straits Times / 11 Oct 2019

Faster, better access to legal aid for poor

The Legal Aid Bureau will use a revised means test procedure from Oct 16 to identify suitable applicants while an independent panel will review deserving applicants who may not have satisfied the criteria.

Straits Times / 10 Oct 2019

Soh files counterclaim for defamation against Liew

Soh has been embroiled in a dispute with Liew since October last year, when the former, in a Facebook post, disputed Liew's account of a contested act of sportsmanship that occurred during the 2015 SEA Games marathon final.

Straits Times / 09 Oct 2019

Fissures point to need for WTO reform

In the biggest arbitration award ever handed out by the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the United States was last week given the right to impose punitive tariffs on its largest trading partner, the European Union.

Straits Times / 09 Oct 2019

Free mediation help, with more teeth, for maids

A maid agency in Bukit Timah Shopping Centre. Foreign domestic workers can now get free mediation services at a non-profit organisation that may lead to legally binding settlement agreements.

Straits Times / 08 Oct 2019

High Court to have new Appellate Division

The Supreme Court will continue to consist of the Court of Appeal, which will remain the apex court, and the High Court. However, the High Court will be restructured into the General Division of the High Court and the Appellate Division.

Straits Times / 07 Oct 2019

Public opinion can't drive case decisions: Ex-chief prosecutor

While prosecutorial decisions cannot be dictated by the pressure of public opinion, something is not quite right if a prosecutor is constantly making decisions that cause public consternation: former chief prosecutor Mavis Chionh.

Straits Times / 02 Oct 2019

Convicted maid abuser to take the stand in appeal

Anita Damu, 51, is appealing against her jail term of two years and seven months for, among other things, pouring scalding hot water over her domestic worker and using a hot iron to hurt her.

Business Times / 01 Oct 2019

honestbee gets four-month debt moratorium

The startup is looking to restructure about US$209 million owed to some 1,800 convertible noteholders and trade creditors. Mr Ong, a restructuring specialist, plans to do this via a debt-to-equity swap.

Straits Times / 01 Oct 2019

TOC editor applies to bring in PM Lee's siblings in lawsuit

Mr Terry Xu, who filed his application in the High Court on Sept 26, said he wanted Mr Lee Hsien Yang and Dr Lee Wei Ling to bear the damages if he is found to have defamed PM Lee in an Aug 15 article published by The Online Citizen.

Straits Times / 01 Oct 2019

Panel's recommendations for family law reforms not enough: Forum

First, there is little mention of how currently adversarial processes in family law practice should be reformed. Second, there were no measures to curb the excessive profit incentive of lawyers to perpetuate conflict between parties in...
Straits Times / 26 Sep 2019

LGBT activist files new court challenge against gay-sex law

Dr Tan Seng Kee, 61, better known as Roy Tan, was the main organiser of the first Pink Dot event in 2009 advocating LGBT rights. He is represented by lawyer M. Ravi from Carson Law Chambers. Mr Ravi filed the case in the High Court last Friday.
Business Times / 24 Sep 2019

The opportunity for litigation finance remains unchanged

Singapore is viewed by many established litigation funders as one of the most exciting growth markets in the world. The opportunity for funders became a reality in 2017 when regulatory changes permitted the use of litigation finance in...
Business Times / 24 Sep 2019

Sias presses Hyflux for update on restructuring

On Sept 19, Hyflux and three of its subsidiaries applied to the court to extend their debt moratorium by another two months until November. The applications will be heard in court on Sept 30, when the previous extension expires.

Business Times / 24 Sep 2019

VCCs to boost Singapore's Asia fund gateway status

The new fund structure will create more opportunities for Singapore's asset management industry as well as enhance the city's role as an important Asia gateway for fund managers and investors.

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Straits Times / 08 Oct 2019

High Court to have new Appellate Division

The Supreme Court will continue to consist of the Court of Appeal, which will remain the apex court, and the High Court. However, the High Court will be restructured into the General Division of the High Court and the Appellate Division.

Business Times / 18 Sep 2019

TSMP Law expands on several fronts

As a senior director at TSMP, Jeffrey Chan Wah Teck SC will focus on white-collar crime, regulatory investigations, medical negligence and investment disputes.

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