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    10:11 PM Zeslene Mao (Justices’ Law Clerk, Supreme Court of Singapore)

    Heralding Protocols for Court-to-Court Communication and Cooperation in Cross-Border Insolvency Matters in Singapore

    In today's global economy, the failure of businesses having interests in multiple jurisdictions is becoming increasingly prevalent. These cases give rise to difficult issues pertaining to the interplay and relationship between courts involved in any one case. In particular, the involvement of multiple courts in a cross-border insolvency matter can lead to inconsistent decisions and uncertain outco...

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    04:45 PM Kevin Elbert (Associate, OC Queen Street LLC)

    Not So Different After All: Sanum Investments Ltd v Government of the Lao People’s Democractic Republic [2016] SGCA 57

    Sanum Investments Ltd v Government of the Lao People’s Democractic Republic [2016] SGCA 57 (“Sanum CA”) is the first dispute brought pursuant to a bilateral investment treaty (“BIT”) to have ever reached the Singapore court. The Court of Appeal decision elucidates that, generally, the review of jurisdictional awards under investor-state dispute settlement (“ISDS”) is not significantly distinct fro...

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    05:20 PM Colin Liew (Associate Director, TSMP Law Corporation)

    To Infinity and Beyond: Where to Next for the Court’s Inherent Powers?

    Two recent decisions of the High Court have explored the courts’ inherent powers to make any order as may be necessary to prevent injustice. This article evaluates Re Taisoo Suk (as foreign representative of Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd) [2016] SGHC 195 and BBW v BBX and others [2016] SGHC 190, and suggests that they evince an increasing willingness by the courts to use their inherent powers, which may ...

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    01:20 PM Liu Xuanyi (LLB, BBM (Finance), Singapore Management University)

    Shareholder access to company financials: no right to know? - Ezion Holdings v Teras Cargo Transport Pte Ltd [2016] SGHC 175

    Let us suppose a situation where shareholders desire to judge for themselves the financial state of the company, but the company has failed to hold annual general meetings (“AGMs”) in the past three years. This situation lends itself to an important question: are shareholders entitled to receive financial information not yet presented at an AGM? This question was recently considered by the Sing...

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    11:17 PM Ronald JJ Wong (Associate Director, Covenant Chambers LLC)

    Report on Tort Law Conference 2016: “Protecting Business and Economic Interests: Contemporary Issues in Tort Law”

    Co-organised by Associate Professor Lee Pey Woan from Singapore Management University’s Centre for Cross-Border Commercial Law in Asia, Professor Joachim Dietrich from Bond University and the Singapore Academy of Law, the conference traversed a wide range of interesting and controversial issues in tort law concerning the “economic torts”, defamation, the interface between tort and statute, and acc...