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Supreme Court Case Summary: Kong Hoo (Private) Limited v Public Prosecutor [2019] SGCA 21

SGCA determines that Madagascan rosewood logs brought by the applicants into Singapore were not imported but instead were in transit, and accordingly quashes the applicants’ convictions for importation without valid permits.

Supreme Court Case Summary: Law Society of Singapore v Ezekiel Peter Latimer [2019] SGHC 92

The Court of Three Judges orders the respondent solicitor to be suspended for a period of three years for acting in conflict of interest in a criminal matter.

Skincare brand never about me: Georgia Lee

Skincare brand never about me: Georgia Lee

Doctor sued over $2m investment denies using celebrity status to attract investors.

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Want to list in Hong Kong? Singapore firms need deeper pockets

Want to list in Hong Kong? Singapore firms need deeper pockets

Small-cap companies fall short when it comes to costs and stamina in the listing game. 

Call for stronger legal protection for security officers

Call for stronger legal protection for security officers

Agencies and training provider seek heavier penalties for those who abuse private guards.

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The toxic environment that breeds defensive medicine

The toxic environment that breeds defensive medicine

Defensive medicine raises costs and corrodes the central doctor-patient relationship. Studies show doctors resort to this when the operating environment gets uncertain and excessively punitive.

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Cyber insurance market hobbled by lack of data, experience, clarity

Cyber insurance market hobbled by lack of data, experience, clarity

The risk of cyber attacks against companies grows by the day.

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Hyflux yet to seek extension of debt moratorium

Hyflux yet to seek extension of debt moratorium

Judge says he'll need to see feasible plan before agreeing to any extension; company restarting talks with creditors to explore outcomes other than liquidation.

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Pacific Radiance's auditor flags going concern issue, cites 'material uncertainties'

Pacific Radiance's auditor flags going concern issue, cites 'material uncertainties'

Unable to obtain sufficient appropriate evidence to conclude whether the use of the going concern assumption to prepare these financial statements is appropriate: EY

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The Tripartite Guidelines on Wrongful Dismissal – What they mean for employers

The practical effect is a significant increase in the pool of potential claimants against employers, and made it much easier for them to make claims against employers.

Attempting to commercialise a patent before amendment can amount to seeking an unfair advantage

Singapore Shipping Association and Association of Singapore Marine Industries v Hitachi, Ltd. and Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. [2019] SGIPOS 5 is the first time a Singapore tribunal has ruled that an attempt to commercialise a patent can amount to seeking an unfair advantage of the unamended patent.

Law Society of Singapore v Ezekiel Peter Latimer [2019] SGHC 92

Law Society of Singapore v Ezekiel Peter Latimer [2019] SGHC 92

Legal Profession — Disciplinary proceedings

Legal Profession — Disciplinary proceedings

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