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    04:57 PM Tan Kah Wai (LL.B. (First Class Honours), National University of Singapore)

    Recognising foreign personal bankruptcy judgments in Singapore – a critical assessment of the common law’s role and its difficulties

    In recent years, the Singapore courts have delivered several decisions on the law of cross-border insolvency. One such recent decision is the High Court’s judgment in Heince Tombak Simanjuntak and others v Paulus Tannos and others [2019] SGHC 216 (“Simanjuntak”) which raises some interesting and pertinent questions over the role of the common law courts in recognising foreign personal bankruptcy j...

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    12:16 AM Shriram Jayakumar (Legal Executive, Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow)

    A sensible approach to severance: Tillman v Egon Zehnder [2019] UKSC 32

    If the unreasonable portions of a restrictive covenant are severed from the reasonable portions, will employers be escaping the consequences of widely-drafted restrictive covenants that they were responsible for? Or will this allow their legitimate interests to be protected? ...

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    11:23 AM Tracy Gani (LL.B., Singapore Management University)

    Striking a Balance Between Debtor Relief and Creditor Protection: Section 211D of the Companies Act

    Singapore’s insolvency and restructuring landscape has commended itself to a series of recent legislative amendments. These amendments are part of Singapore’s efforts to enhance its insolvency and restructuring laws to strengthen itself as an international centre for debt restructuring. In 2017, a new set of provisions relating to the scheme of arrangement procedure was introduced vide the Compani...

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    10:56 PM Ben Chester Cheong (Lecturer of Law, SUSS; LLM (Cambridge), LLB (1st Class Hons) (Exeter), Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore))

    Director’s appointment clauses: The Wellness Group Pte Ltd v Paris Investment Pte Ltd and others [2018] SGCA 47

    The commentary will address the Court of Appeal’s decision in The Wellness Group Pte Ltd v Paris Investment Pte Ltd and Others [2018] SGCA 47 (“Director’s Appointment Suit CA”) as well as some practical implications for corporate lawyers. It is worth noting that Director Appointment Suit CA was an appeal from the earlier High Court’s decision in [2017] SGHC 298 (“Director’s Appointment Suit HC”). ...

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    06:14 PM Shaun Pereira (Shearman & Sterling LLP)

    Arbitrating disputes under the articles of association

    A shareholder brings an action in court against a joint-venture company, alleging that the company has breached its articles of association. The article alleged to have been breached is mirrored in an identical clause in a shareholders’ agreement between the company and its two shareholders (for convenience, they are referred to as the “plaintiff shareholder” and the “other shareholder”). The shar...