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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...

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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...