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Intrusion by Johor's MB goes against spirit of agreement: Minister

Intrusion by Johor's MB goes against spirit of agreement: Minister

Singapore formally protested against the intrusion via a Third Person Note to Malaysia, and proposed postponing the meeting. Malaysia agreed.

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The Law of the Sea and Climate Change Litigation – Arctic Cases, NUS, 17 Jan

This presentation looks at the role of the law of the sea regime in Arctic climate change cases, in which some connection to ocean issues are identified.

As a small state, law is key tool in managing ties with others: A-G

As a small state, law is key tool in managing ties with others: A-G

Singapore needs to build and manage its network of relations with other countries, and as a small state, the law is an important tool which enables it to do so, Attorney-General Lucien Wong said.

New faces for Asean human rights commission

New faces for Asean human rights commission

The AICHR was responsible for developing the Asean Human Rights Declaration adopted by Asean leaders at their summit in Phnom Penh in 2012.

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Opportunities open up as CPTPP trade pact enters into force

Opportunities open up as CPTPP trade pact enters into force

A landmark 11-nation Pacific Rim trade deal entered into force yesterday after years of bumpy talks, bringing steep tariff cuts to the first six countries that ratified the pact, including Japan and Singapore.

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CPTPP will keep the trade beat drumming for Singapore

CPTPP will keep the trade beat drumming for Singapore

The success of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership will be measured by the level of business adoption.

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United Nations treaty on cross-border mediation to be named after Singapore

United Nations treaty on cross-border mediation to be named after Singapore

The Singapore Convention on Mediation will provide for the cross-border enforcement of mediated settlement agreements.

Singapore to negotiate maritime dispute in good faith: Transport Minister

Singapore to negotiate maritime dispute in good faith: Transport Minister

He hopes good sense will prevail in talks with Malaysia so win-win solutions can be found.

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Court of Appeal upholds setting aside of investor-state arbitral award

Swissbourgh Diamond Mines (Pty) Limited and others v Kingdom of Lesotho [2018] SGCA 81 was the first time the Singapore courts allowed an application to set aside an investor-State arbitration award on the merits.

Supreme Court Case Summary: Swissbourgh Diamond Mines (Pty) Ltd and others v Kingdom of Lesotho [2018] SGCA 81

CA rules that Permanent Court of Arbitration tribunal had no jurisdiction to hear their investment treaty claim against Lesotho.

[GBR] Effect of changing sanctions regime on sanctions exclusion clauses

Mamanochet Mining Limited v Aegis Managing Agency Limited and Others [2018] EWHC 2643 (Comm) highlights the significant potential for conflict between EU and US sanctions regimes following the US withdrawal from the JCPOA.

Key initiatives by ASEAN to enhance cooperation in enforcement and research

Initiatives include the ASEAN Competition Enforcers’ Network, Virtual ASEAN Competition Research Centre and ASEAN Regional Cooperation Framework.

Note on Launching… Infrastructure Asia

Infrastructure development is a key national priority for Asian governments; however, there is still huge unmet need, and gaps which prevent more infrastructure projects from taking off.

A significant step for enforcement of money judgments in commercial cases between Singapore and China

A significant step for enforcement of money judgments in commercial cases between Singapore and China

The MOG stipulates that the courts of the PRC will not review the merits of a Singapore judgment and it may only be challenged on limited grounds of procedural and jurisdictional issues.

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