If the Singapore High Court was prepared to recognise the Japanese liquidators of BVI-incorporated entities in the unreported decision of Re Opti-Medix Ltd (in liquidation) and anor matter [2016] SGHC 108, it’s difficult to see why the Court would not lend its assistance in this situation. Japan govt […]

The recent stand-off between DoctorxDentist (“DXD”), the Ministry of Health (the “Ministry”), the Singapore Medical Association (the “SMA”) and the Singapore Medical Council (the “SMC”) raises, amongst other things, a novel issue of contract law. Specifically, to what extent is one party bound by the terms and conditions […]

The recent stand-off between DoctorxDentist (“DXD”), the Ministry of Health (the “Ministry”), the Singapore Medical Association (the “SMA”) and the Singapore Medical Council (the “SMC”) raises, amongst other things, a novel issue of contract law. Specifically, to what extent is one party bound by the terms and conditions […]

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 […]