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 […]
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  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 – Defeat, Perseverance and Failure – “Only he who gives up is defeated. Everyone else is victorious. … The defeated are those who never fail. Defeat means that we lose a particular battle or war. Failure does not allow us to go on fighting. […]
Did you know that the Alcoholics Anonymous prayer is: “Lord, give me the courage to change the things which can be changed, the serenity to accept the things which cannot be changed, and the wisdom to know the difference.” I couldn’t help but notice the similarity between the […]
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 […]
Enforcing Foreign Interlocutory Judgments or Injunctive Relief In Singapore
The recent Singapore Court of Appeal judgment in Pathfinder Strategic Credit LP v Empire Capital Resources Pte Ltd  SGCA 29 (the “Judgment“) – accessible here – is a timely reminder of a corporate debtor’s obligations when applying to restructure its debts under Singapore’s Companies Act (the “Act“). […]
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.
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).