Introduction In what must surely be considered to be a sound decision – both as a matter of law and moral principle – the Court of Appeal held that the position of a “foreign employee” is no different from that of a “local employee” insofar as the recovery […]
Income earned in Singapore is subject to income tax, notwithstanding that the income was derived from an illegal employment agreement (in this case the lack of a relevant work pass entitling the employee to work in Singapore).
A case commentary on the Singapore Court of Appeal decision in Perennial (Capitol) Pte Ltd and Anor v Capitol Investment Holdings Pte Ltd and Ors  SGCA 11, as well as certain legal and practical takeaways.
A summary of the legal principles relating to the tort of defamation in Singapore, an analysis of the difficulties in establishing such a claim and an evaluation of the business and commercial considerations which ought to be undertaken before filing a claim for defamation.
Determining The Nature of Security – Case Commentary: Qilin World Capital Ltd v CPIT Investments Ltd and another appeal  SGCA(I) 1 [Credit & Security]
In the Singapore Court of Appeal’s judgment in Qilin World Capital Ltd v CPIT Investments Ltd and another appeal  SGCA(I) 1 (available as of 8 March 2018 on Singapore Law Watch here) (the “Judgment“), the Court was tasked to determine the nature of security granted by one party […]
Getting The Deal Through: Insolvency & Restructuring 2018
Case Commentary: Perennial (Capitol) Pte Ltd and Anor v Capitol Investment Holdings Pte Ltd and Ors  SGCA 11 [Insolvency Law] [Just & Equitable Winding Up Applications] [Shareholders’ Disputes] [Management / Shareholder Deadlock]
A review of – and commentary concerning – the Singapore Court of Appeal’s decision in Perennial (Capitol) Pte Ltd and Anor v Capitol Investment Holdings Pte Ltd and Ors  SGCA 11, concerning what constitutes “deadlock” in the context of an application to wind up a company on just and equitable grounds where shareholders have fallen out.
Contingent Liabilities As A Basis For The Composition of Debts [Insolvency Law] [Restructuring] [Company Law] [Companies Act] [Statutory Interpretation]
In the freshly released judgment in Re Empire Capital Resources Pte Ltd  SGHC 36, the Singapore High Court reiterated that a scheme of arrangement under Singapore law could lawfully release third-party claims, i.e. the creditors’ claims against entities / persons other than (or in addition to) the […]
This post concerns the Singapore High Court’s recent decision in Law Beng Chong Gary v The Wellness Group Pte Ltd  (published on Singapore Law Watch here) (the “Judgment“) concerning principles of contractual construction. Justice Hoo Sheau Peng reiterated the principles applicable to contractual interpretation at  of […]
The fall and the fall of Harvey Weinstein has been widely reported in the media, leading to the #MeToo campaign where victims of sexual harassment recall the plights they have faced. Drawing open the curtains to expose a beast most, if not all, people are afraid or embarrassed […]