The Swiber Concorde  SGHC 197 affirms the commitment of the Singapore courts to provide a user-friendly forum to the maritime community in line with commercial expectations.
In Powerdrive Pte Ltd v Loh Kin Yong Philip and others  SGHC 224, the Court found the scope of the ROT clause unreasonably wide and struck out the claim against 5 former employees and their new employer.
In Anil Singh Gurm v J S Yeh & Co and another  SGHC 221, the Court held that the fear of prosecution alone is not sufficient to dispense with having the witness attend in person.
The judgment left the position on personal liability for a company’s tortious acts significantly different. This note argues that the position in tort should be brought in line with that for contract.
Although the SCA has declined to adopt the doctrine, it is prudent for our legislators to consider whether it should be introduced if it furthers Singapore’s aspiration to be a global IP hub in Asia.
The case of Jurong Aromatics Corp Pte Ltd (receivers and managers appointed) and others v BP Singapore Pte Ltd and another matter  SGHC 215 is significant as it makes important distinctions.
To assist lawyers involved in proposing sentencing frameworks, the article ends with a table of the 60-odd guideline judgments that have been issued in these past 5 years.
This article proposes that the division of matrimonial assets should be streamlined into a single approach by inclining towards equality while providing a discretion for judges where the outcome is inequitable.
The case is the first of its kind under the new amendments to the Companies Act introduced in 2017, which extended Singapore’s judicial management regime to foreign companies.
The earlier decision of the CJEU in Svensson – which was a case on hyperlinking and although cited fairly extensively in argument – was carefully distinguished on the facts.
This commentary looks at the case against the backdrop of decisions both prior to and in the wake of it and examines the ramifications of the Court of Appeal’s decision.
This article will examine the issue of what lawyers may do and not do in preparing witnesses for trial and, in particular, whether witnesses may be prepared as a group.
The importance of this decision lies in the PAR's application of the first step of the “step-by-step” approach laid down by the SCA in the landmark decision of Staywell Hospitality Group v Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide  1 SLR 911.
In both countries, the individuals were prosecuted in the High Court for trafficking in illicit drugs. Singapore's appellate court, however, has made an instructive interpretation of the drug law in question.
The appellant brought proceedings against the respondent alleging a breach of duty by the reception staff concerning the information he was given about the time he would have to wait and the failure to assess the appellant for priority triage.
In The Director of the Serious Fraud Office v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Ltd  EWCA Civ 2006, the CA allowed an appeal against the HC decision below which declined to apply LPP to documents prepared by solicitors and forensic accountants.
In Sinolanka Hotels & Spa (Private) Limited v Interna Contract SpA  SGHC 157, the SHC ruled that the arbitral tribunal lacked jurisdiction to determine the dispute and also dismissed the alternative application to set aside the final award.
In Re Swiber Holdings Ltd  SGHC 211, the SHC dealt with novel issues arising from when the bond issuer enters judicial management, or seeks a to restructure its debt in a scheme of arrangement.
This case update summarizes key extracts from 5 recent High Court and Court of Appeal judgments on director's duties.
In Cicada Cube Pte Ltd v National University Hospital (Singapore) Pte Ltd and another appeal  SGCA 52, the SCA held that both parties had joint ownership of the patent.