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Supreme Court Case Summary: Malayan Banking Bhd v Barclays Bank PLC [2019] SGHC(I) 04

The SICC holds that the defendant, Barclays, is liable to reimburse the plaintiff for transferring a sum of US$871,085.61 to a 3rd party pursuant to a payment instruction which Barclays sent to the plaintiff but subsequently sought to cancel.

Ardmore Park tycoon made bankrupt in HK

Ardmore Park tycoon made bankrupt in HK

Sit Kwong Lam vouched for $40.6m of goods bought by S'pore firm but payment not made.

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Ex-Keppel Shipyard employee jailed for accepting bribes

Ex-Keppel Shipyard employee jailed for accepting bribes

Neo Kian Siong has been sentenced to a year and nine months' jail for collecting more than $740,000 in bribes.

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Asian lawyers prefer S'pore as venue for dispute resolution: Poll

Asian lawyers prefer S'pore as venue for dispute resolution: Poll

More than 600 legal practitioners and in-house counsel who engage in cross-border transactions in Asia were polled, and 63 per cent of them picked Singapore as their preferred venue for dispute resolution.

PUB to take over Tuaspring to safeguard water security

PUB to take over Tuaspring to safeguard water security

PUB issued a notice to Hyflux yesterday to terminate their water purchase agreement, and will take over its Tuaspring plant next month.

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Patient's family sues NUH, top neurosurgeon

Patient's family sues NUH, top neurosurgeon

$2.5 million lawsuit claims negligence left housewife in permanent vegetative state after brain surgery.

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2019 Study on Governing Law & Jurisdictional Choices in Cross-border Transactions

2019 Study on Governing Law & Jurisdictional Choices in Cross-border Transactions

An enhanced study (from the 2015 edition) was commissioned by SAL's Promotion of Singapore Law Committee to understand the changes in perception towards governing law & jurisdictional choices in cross-border transactions, as well as to cover a broader scope and wider reach.

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MEWR consults on Zero Waste Masterplan

The MEWR has identified three key waste streams to address in the Masterplan - food waste, electrical waste and packaging waste.

Trade Bites 2019 - Issue 1

This provides key developments in trade related topics primarily across SEA incl. the palm oil issue, anti-circumvention laws, anti-dumping issues, managing of rules of origin given the new CPTPP etc..

CTBAT International Co. Limited v N.V. Sumatra Tobacco Trading Company [2019] SGIPOS 8

Trade marks and trade names – Opposition to Registration

Supreme Court Case Summary: Public Prosecutor v P Mageswaran and another appeal [2019] SGCA 22

SGCA dismissed the accused’s appeal against the SHC's decision on conviction and sentence and the Prosecution’s appeal against the SHC's sentence for the offence of culpable homicide. 

Supreme Court Case Summary: Wong Souk Yee v Attorney-General [2019] SGCA 25

SGCA finds that there is no duty to call a by-election when a single vacancy arises in a GRC, but holds that the appellant need not pay costs to the respondent.

Regulators looking into Hyflux’s disclosure and accounting practices for possible breaches

Regulators looking into Hyflux’s disclosure and accounting practices for possible breaches

Hyflux has been undergoing a court-supervised restructuring process since May last year after chalking up debts amounting to nearly S$3 billion.

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Doc's 'flippant' expenses scrutinised in court

Doc's 'flippant' expenses scrutinised in court

Mr Wong contended that as the sole director of the companies, Dr Lee was able to make ad hoc claims as there were no checks on her. She disagreed.

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