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 […]
As of 11 October 2017, foreign companies meeting the relevant criteria may “re-domicile” in Singapore, effectively becoming Singapore companies. This is in line with the amendments to the Companies Act made earlier in March this year. Apart from the consequences of re-domiciliation highlighted in the Business Times article […]
Pure Economic Loss and the Direct Liability of Company Directors In the Law of Tort [Company Law] [Tort Law]
An examination of the recent Singapore High Court decision in NTUC Foodfare Co-operative Ltd v SIA Engineering Co Ltd and another  SGHC 250, and a consideration of the recoverability of pure economic loss in an alternative scenario.
Executive Summary In the unreported Singapore High Court decision in Strategic Construction Pte Ltd v JH Projects Pte Ltd  SGHC 238 (the “Judgment”) (available on Singapore Law Watch here), the Singapore Court considered whether to stay a winding up application brought by the Plaintiff (“SCPL”) against the […]