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    01:47 PM Victoria Liu Xin Er (Singapore Management University)

    ASEAN Law Conference 2020

    The ASEAN Law Conference on “The Roadmap to the ASEAN-EU FTA in the Post-Pandemic Era”, which took place from 3 to 4 December 2020, was organised by the Centre for Cross-Border Commercial Law in Asia of Singapore Management University (SMU) School of Law....

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    11:03 PM Kee En Chong (Attorney-General’s Chambers, Singapore)

    Causation in medical negligence: Armstrong, Carol Ann v Quest Laboratories Pte Ltd [2020] 1 SLR 133; [2019] SGCA 75

    The philosopher Immanuel Kant once observed that while human minds cannot help but think in terms of cause-and-effect, the true nature of causation remains shrouded from our understanding. ...

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    05:06 PM Singapore Law Blog

    Academic Publications Digest (Jan–Jun 2020)

    Need to find academic authority for a novel proposition or interested in cutting edge issues of law? This compilation of academic publications by professors from NUS Law and SMU Law may help! The digest is prepared biannually in collaboration with the Supreme Court of Singapore. Editions of the digest can be found on SingaporeLawWatch and www.singaporelawblog.sg....

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    04:59 PM Shriram Jayakumar (Associate, Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow)

    When will the reflection show: Sevilleja v Marex Financial Ltd [2020] UKSC 31

    When a defendant has wronged a company, the Reflective Loss Principle bars a shareholder of the company from bringing a personal action against the defendant to recover a reduction in the value of his shares. Such a factual matrix arose in the English Court of Appeal’s decision in Prudential Assurance Co Ltd v Newman Industries Ltd (No 2) [1982] Ch 204 (“Prudential”), which is widely regarded...

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    01:39 PM Ben Chester Cheong (LLM (Cambridge); LLB (1st Class Hons) (Exeter); Lecturer of Law, SUSS) and Poh Chee Eng (BSc (Hons) (Essex); Dip, Law & Management, Temasek Polytechnic; JD Candidate, SUSS)

    Oppression – personal wrongs or corporate wrongs: A commentary on Ascend Field Pte Ltd and others v Tee Wee Sien and another appeal [2020] SGCA 14

    Historically, an aggrieved minority shareholder, “X”, is faced with two primary conundrum, (a) X does not have standing to sue an errant director or require the board to account as a result of the rule in Foss v Harbottle (1843) 2 Hare 461 (“Foss v Harbottle”); and (b) companies operate on the basis of majority rule (see Pearlie Koh, Company Law (LexisNexis, 2017) at para 6.5). The law has come a ...