This Update provides a brief summary of the key statutory and regulatory developments in Singapore for the year 2018.
CA allows appeal against decision ordering a permanent restraint against the respondent relying on a foreign judgment obtained after parties obtained arbitral awards.
MOH lauched a public consultation on 4 Dec 2018 seeking views from the public and key stakeholders on possible measures to reduce Singaporeans' sugar intake from pre-packaged sugar-sweetened beverages.
This update sets out the scope of the Act and guiding principles underlying the exercise of the power of intervention, key provisions of the Act and the background.
It brings together 11 economies from both sides of the Pacific and establishes Singapore’s first preferential trade agreement with Canada and Mexico.
While CA found that the appellant had acted as a mere courier, he had not been issued a certificate of substantive assistance. The HC's mandatory death sentence was upheld.
In PP v Elger Kua Meng Tern  SGMC 5, the accused pleaded guilty to using his office premises as a common gaming house, and for providing a Singapore-based remote gambling service.
The Act makes consequential and related amendments to the Energy Conservation Act and imposes a carbon tax on certain greenhouse gas emissions of business facilities, measured from 2019 onwards.
CCCS has cleared the proposed acquisition by NTUC Enterprise Co-operative Limited of Kopitiam Investment Pte Ltd and its subsidiaries.
GEMS will comprise three components: a Listing Grant, a Research Talent Development Grant and a Research Initiatives Grant.
In Vinmar Overseas (Singapore) Pte Ltd v PTT International Trading Pte Ltd  2 SLR 1271, the SCA overruled at least four of its own previous judgments given over 20 years.
The revisions took effect from 25 January 2019.
In Nov 2018, the government presented a bill in Parliament which proposes among other things to implement the 1989 Salvage Convention in virtually every respect.
In IM Skaugen SE and another v MAN Diesel & Turbo SE and another  SGHC 123, the SHC held that the availability of the SICC favoured Singapore as the more appropriate forum to hear the dispute.
Mediation’s path toward being a primary dispute resolution mode has been made easier by the recent adoption in Dec 2018 by the UNGA of the 'Singapore Convention'.
In BAZ v BBA and others  SGHC 275, the SHC set aside an award against the minors, noting that it would violate the protection given to minors in contractual relationships under Singapore law.
In Re Singapore Health Services Pte Ltd & Ors  SGPDPC 3, the Commissioner ruled that SingHealth and IHiS failed to protect the personal data of individuals, in violation of s24 of the PDPA.
2018 saw many advancements in the areas of International Arbitration, Construction & Projects. In this Update, we look at some of the noteworthy ones.
On 30 Nov 2018, MAS released an updated version of "A Guide to Digital Token Offerings".
We discuss the key changes, and examine what the latest amendments mean for creditors, debtors and other stakeholders.