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Contract Formation under Chinese Law - Notes for Chinese and International Companies

China - February 3 2021 Recently, we became aware of certain issues pertaining to contract formation under Chinese law. Such issues would arise by reason of time constraints…

Flora Tang.

Chinese Winds Turn in Favour of Cargo Claimants Against Port Operators

China - December 17 2020 Traditionally, under established Chinese shipping practice, if cargo interests filed a claim against port operators for cargo damage caused by a…

Christian Liu.

PRC Civil Code Amends the Rule on Change of Circumstances

China - August 5 2020 The Civil Code of the People's Republic of China (《中华人民共和国民法典》, hereinafter referred to as the "PRC Civil Code"), which took five years to compile…

Christian Liu.

Chinese Court Hands Down First Judgment on a Rail Bill of Lading

China - July 21 2020 On 30 June 2020, the Liangjiang New District People's Court, Chongqing ("the Court") handed down a judgment following legal proceedings over the…

Christian Liu.

Singapore Set to Extend the High Court's Admiralty Jurisdiction to Special Compensation Claims Arising from Salvage Operations

Singapore - July 15 2020 On 26 May 2020, the Singapore Parliament passed a Bill to amend the High Court (Admiralty Jurisdiction) Act (Cap. 123, 2001 Rev Ed) (the "Act")…

Martin Hall.