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.
Getting The Deal Through: Insolvency & Restructuring 2018
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.