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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...

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    12:24 AM Kim Shi Yin (LLB, Singapore Management University)

    All in Good Faith: Recognising the Doctrine of Good Faith in Singapore’s International Sales Law

    As a signatory of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (“CISG”), Singapore must recognize the doctrine of good faith in international sales contracts governed by the said Convention. However, the working definition of good faith in Article 7(1) of the CISG has been accepted to be confined to the uniform interpretation and application of the CISG provisions...

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    05:44 PM Aloysius Chang (Associate, K&L Gates LLP); Sean Tan (Legal Executive, Michael Hwang Chambers LLC)

    Do you have an objection? - Goh Yee Lan Coreena and others v P & P Security Services Pte Ltd [2016] SGHC 141

    For blue-collar workers, the Work Injury Compensation Act (Cap 354, 2009 Rev Ed) (the “WICA”) provides a simple no-fault regime for work-related injury claims. In aid of its social objective of enabling such workers to obtain compensation swiftly and at low-cost, the WICA provides a dispute resolution mechanism with strict procedural requirements and deeming provisions. The consequences of not adh...

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    11:12 AM Benjamin Tham (BSc (National University of Singapore), LLB (Nottingham)); Yuen Kit Kuan (LLB (Nottingham))

    You Can Run but You Can’t Hide: Storey, David Ian Andrew v Planet Arkadia Pte Ltd and others [2016] SGHCR 7

    Generally, under the Rules of Court (“ROC”), personal service is only required for all originating processes (i.e. writs and originating summons), unless such service is excepted under any particular rule or statutory enactment or an alternative method of service is authorised (see O 10 rr 1 & 5 ROC read with O 62 r 1(1) ROC). Unfortunately, litigants do not live in an ideal world and attempts at ...