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).
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 […]