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 […]
Please find a link to an article here which, in my view, is a well written post that hits a little too close to home. What ways are there that we can enhance our practice, the way we practice and the manner in which we manage ourselves to […]
The SG High Court holds that a contractual lien over sub-freight and sub-hire is registrable as a charge under Section 131 of the Companies Act.
Critical Considerations For Financially Beleaguered Companies Making Repayments Prior To Insolvency [Insolvency and Company Law]
A summary of the transactions entered into by a company (pre-insolvency) which may be subject to challenge by a liquidator of an insolvent company under Singapore law.
The Singapore High Court opines on what an employer’s duty is to conduct “due inquiry” prior to exercising its right of summary termination.
Purchaser’s (of land) Lien Constitutes A Security Interest That May Be The Subject Matter of a Caveat Against The Relevant Property [Land Law] [Credit & Security]
In the recent Singapore High Court decision in PACC Offshore Services Holdings Ltd v Kensteel Engineering Pte Ltd  SGHC 175 , Justice Tan Siong Thye held that a purchaser’s (of land) lien over monies paid as a deposit creates a security interest that is capable of being […]
Mr Thio Shen Yi S.C. and I review the revisions to Singapore’s Companies Act (Cap. 50) insolvency and restructuring provisions, as well as the adoption of the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross Border Insolvency. This review was published in the June 2017 edition of the Singapore Law Gazette […]