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Public consultation on Converged Competition Code for the media and telecommunication markets

The present review of the Telecom Competition Code and the Media Market Conduct Code to develop a harmonised competition code that applies to both the Singapore telecommunication and media markets marks a further step towards taking a holistic approach to regulation and competition management of the two sectors.

Journals Online: Enforcing public takeover regulation: Reconciling public and private interests

This article argues that there needs to be a clearer delineation between the potentially overlapping jurisdictions of UK, HK and Singapore of the takeover panels and the courts.

Journals Online: Contract law in Commonwealth countries: Uniformity or divergence?

This article examines  whether and in what areas the contract law of various Commonwealth jurisdictions has diverged (in the main, from English law) and, more importantly, why such divergence has occurred.

International arbitration update

SICC to have the same jurisdiction as the SHC to hear proceedings related to international commercial arbitration under the International Arbitration Act.

Supreme Court Case Summary: Ma Wai Fong Kathryn v Trillion Investments [2019] SGCA 18

The SCA explains the law on winding up a company on the just and equitable ground because it had lost its substratum.

Journals Online: Employment Act changes: Implications and uncertainties

While the latest amendments have brought about significant changes, the focus of this comment will be on issues relating to the termination of the employment contract, particularly wrongful dismissal.

Journals Online: Admissibility of fresh evidence in a criminal trial – Opening Pandora’s box? PP v Mohd Ariffan bin Mohd Hassan [2018] 1 SLR 544

The SCA approved the three conditions of non-availability, relevance and reliability which continue to apply  to applications by the Prosecution to admit further evidence in a criminal appeal.

Journals Online: Interlocutory appeals to the Court of Appeal

This article discusses para 1(h), Fifth Scehdule of the Supreme Court Judicature Act.

Journals Online: Can a "persons unknown" injunction be deployed in the Singapore context?

This article looks at the use of such an injunction in the UK caselaw and whether it can be deployed in Singapore courts.

Supreme Court Case Summary: B2C2 Ltd v Quoine Pte Ltd [2019] SGHC(I) 03

SICC found the operator of a virtual currency exchange platform liable for breach of contract and breach of trust in reversing trades made at an abnormal exchange rate.

Supreme Court Case Summary: Ramesh Perumal v PP [2019] SGCA 17

The SCA allows the appeal of one appellant's conviction on a charge of possession of diamorphine for the purpose of trafficking.

Supreme Court Case Summary: Ong Boon Hwee v Cheah Ng Soo [2019] SGHC 65

The SHC held that a writ of seizure and sale can be attached to a joint tenant’s interest in land.

SCA: Proof of trusts In family settings

The SCA in Geok Hong Co Pte Ltd v Koh Ai Gek [2019] SGCA 15  reversed the decision of the High Court that a property registered in the name of a family-owned company was held on trust for one of the sons of the founder by way of a common intention constructive trust and proprietary estoppel.

“All-monies mortgage” – form and also substance

In Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp Ltd v Yeo Hui Keng (Tan Peng Chin LLC, third party) [2019] SGHC 45, the SHC ruled against a party seeking to invalidate an “all-moneys” mortgage between her and the bank via the doctrine of non est factum

Singapore releases Asia’s first Model AI Governance Framework for public consultation, pilot adoption and feedback

The PDPC and IMDA with the advice the Advisory Council on of the Ethical Use of AI and Data proposes this voluntary Model Framework as a general, ready-to-use tool to enable reponsible deployment of AI solutions by organisations.

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Supreme Court Case Summary: Kiri Industries Ltd v Senda International Capital Ltd and another [2019] SGHC(I) 02

This case arose out of directions issued by the Court at a case management conference held on 23 Nov 2018.

MOM consults on proposed changes to Work Injury Compensation Act

The consultation paper includes proposals to broaden coverage under the WICA and to introduce measures to speed up claims processing. 

SGX shares proposals on appointment of second auditor or Singapore-based auditor, and raising business and real estate valuations standard

Mr Tan Boon Gin, SGC CEO, shared that SGX will be consulting the market before implementing these proposals.

Supreme Court Case Summary: Public Prosecutor v ASR [2019] SGCA 16

CA upholds sentence of reformative training for intellectually disabled teenager convicted of serious sexual offences and clarifies applicable sentencing principles.

MAS establishes industry-led Corporate Governance Advisory Committee to advocate good corporate governance practices

One of the recommendations of the Corporate Governance Council is to set up the CGAC to advocate good corporate governance practices.

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