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    06:10 PM Nicholas Liu (JD (Summa cum laude), Singapore Management University); Lecturer of Law, Singapore Management University

    Town Councillors’ Fiduciary Duties and the Legal Risks of Discontinuing the Punggol East Lawsuit

    One curious implication of the Workers' Party’s (“WP”) electoral success in the newly-formed Sengkang Group Representation Constituency (“GRC”) is that the WP will once again find itself in control of a lawsuit against its own party members (see Rei Kurohi, “Sengkang Town Council to take over Punggol East lawsuit: MND”, The Straits Times, 23 July 2020 (updated 24 July 2020)). Specifically, the ne...

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    05:36 PM Daniel Ho (LLB (Summa cum laude, Singapore Management University), Associate, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP) and Pesdy Tay (LLB (Magna cum laude, Singapore Management University), Part B Candidate at SILE)

    In Frustrating Times of Disruption and Uncertainty: the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 and beyond

    The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a wave of unprecedented disruption and uncertainty. Indeed, many in the commercial world have been left wondering how contractual obligations that were previously agreed to in times of normalcy are going to be performed in the unpredictable future. In this regard, the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 (“the Act”) was recently passed to respond to the di...

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    09:39 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 ...

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    03:42 PM Singapore Law Blog

    Conference on Global Public-Private Law Approaches to the COVID-19 Pandemic

    The School of Law of the Singapore Management University is organising a virtual Conference on Global Public-Private Law Approaches to the COVID-19 Pandemic that will explore in detail the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic within the public law and private law spheres, with a view to furthering comparative insight and learning into how different legal systems around the world have grappled with part...

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    12:36 AM Singapore Law Blog

    Academic Publications Digest (Jul - Dec 2019)

    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....