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Singapore High Court dismisses claim in fraudulent misrepresentation, negligence, breach of contract and conspiracy

  • Allen & Gledhill LLP
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  • Singapore
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  • June 27 2014

The Singapore High Court in Straits Advisors Pte Ltd v Michael Deeb (alias Magdi Salah El- Deeb) & Ors considered a variety of claims made in

Global employment, pensions and incentives newsletter

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Africa, Australia, China, European Union, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Russia, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom, USA
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  • April 15 2014

Most of the labour codes in force in francophone sub-Saharan Africa contain provisions which seek to prevent unfair competition practices among

Issues of corporate governance arising from Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (Publ), Singapore Branch v Asia Pacific Breweries (Singapore) Pte Ltd & Anor

  • Wong Partnership
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  • Singapore
  • -
  • October 4 2011

In Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (Publ), Singapore Branch v Asia Pacific Breweries (Singapore) Pte Ltd & Anor 2011 SGCA 22, the Singapore Court of Appeal had to consider the claims of two banks ("plaintiffs") against Asia Pacific Breweries (Singapore) Pte Ltd ("APBS") for the repayment of loans disbursed due to the fraud of its employee, Chia Teck Leng ("Chia"

Tey Tsun Hang v Public Prosecutor: former NUS Law professor acquitted of corruption charges on appeal

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Singapore
  • -
  • April 22 2014

In a recent Magistrate's Appeal, the Singapore High Court overturned the conviction of former law professor Tey Tsun Hang ("Tey") after finding that

Corporate crime update August 2013 - China, SE Asia & India

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, USA, Vietnam
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  • August 19 2013

The SEC alleges that IBM bribed mainland and South Korean officials to win at least US$54 million in government contracts between 1998 and 2009

Two recent cases consider whether acting in conflict of interests amounts in itself to corruption

  • Wong Partnership
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  • Singapore, United Kingdom
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  • December 20 2013

Two recent cases on corruption provide further clarification as to what the offence entails. Both cases dealt with a situation where an employee

General counsel update: 31 May 2012

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Argentina, China, European Union, Hong Kong, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom
  • -
  • May 31 2012

This is the twenty-ninth in our series of General Counsel Updates which aim to summarise major developments in key areas

Whistleblowing considered in lenient sentencing in AEM-Evertech case

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Singapore
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  • January 10 2011

In our June 2010 update linked here we discussed the case of Ang Seng Thor, who was charged with corruption offences relating to the payment of kickbacks to customers of AEM-Evertech, the company of which he was CEO, in order to secure business for the company

Prevention of Corruption Act: challenges in rebutting the presumption of corruption

  • Wong Partnership
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  • Singapore
  • -
  • March 27 2013

A key issue in this case was the presumption of corruption where gratification has been received by a person employed by the Government, a government

Public Prosecutor v Yeo Seow Hiong Edwin: Singapore District Court sentences accused to a total of 10 years' imprisonment for criminal breach of trust by a public servant and for forgery

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • Singapore
  • -
  • April 22 2014

Offences concerning criminal breach of trust ("CBT") under ss 406 to 409 of the Penal Code have been described as a "sliding scale of severity". The