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Alexander Pang

Cogito, Ergo Sum. I Think Therefore I Am (Descartes, Discourse on the Method, 1637) Perhaps one of the most oft-quoted lines concerning #sentience and #consciousness. It’s worth considering a related concept, that of #identity. Now imagine one or a combination of the following: 1) You lose your job […]

Restraining Calls on Performance Bonds

Case Commentary [Contract Law / Performance Bonds / Evidence] In the decision by the #Singapore Court of Appeal (the “SCA“) in Bintai Kindenko P/L v Samsung C&T Corp and Anor [2019] SGCA 39 (the “Judgment“) the SCA upheld the High Court’s decision to discharge an interim *preventing* a party from calling on […]

Thought of the Day

Thought of the day (an interesting contrast that bears reproduction): “The ability to destroy a plan is insignificant next to the power of the Force.“ Darth Vader (Star Wars, circa 1977) “The ability to subordinate an impulse to a value is the essence of the proactive person. Reactive […]

Till Annulment Do Us Part

An examination of the grounds on which a marriage is considered void under the Women’s Charter.

Specifically, an evaluation as to whether a registered marriage may subsequently be annulled by the Registrar of Marriages due to gender reassignment of one of the parties to the registered marriage.