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The civil law interpretation of declarations of intent by contracting parties

March 12 2012 A contract is defined as an agreement entered into by parties with the intention of creating legal obligations.

Bareboat registration of merchant ships

June 18 2013 There are basically two ways by which a person can charter a ship or a floating vessel for a fixed period of time: he either charters it bareboat or…

Secondary listings on the SGX – key requirements and considerations

March 12 2012 The last two years witnessed the secondary listings on the Mainboard of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (the "SGX") of Golden Ocean Group Limited (primarily listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange), Malaysia Smelting Corporation Berhad (primarily listed on the Bursa Malaysia) and Lonza Group Ltd (primarily listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange).

Turnover trust arrangements under guarantees

September 21 2010 A bank guarantee typically includes subordination clauses which provide that the amounts owing by the borrower to the guarantor are subordinated to the amounts owing by the borrower to the bank.

The bank's duty of care and investment advice

June 30 2011 Since the recent credit crunch, there has been much attention on the duty of care owed by financial institutions regarding investment advice.

Amendments to the Companies Act – impact on financing transactions

July 31 2015 The Companies (Amendment) Act 2014 (the Companies Amendment Act) was passed in Parliament on 8 October 2014 and will be implemented in two phases…

Case summary of AQZ v ARA

July 31 2015 In AQZ v ARA, the Singapore High Court dismissed an application to set aside an arbitral award rendered under SIAC's new Expedited Procedure. Brief…

The crowdfunding landscape in Singapore

July 31 2015 Crowdfunding is a concept that has been in existence for several decades. The Statue of Liberty was completed in 1885 by the assistance of more than…

The Singapore Medical Council disciplinary process – a study of a recent case

July 31 2015 In November 2014, the High Court of Singapore (also known as the Court of Three Judges) overturned the Singapore Medical Council (SMC)'s Disciplinary…

Scheme of arrangements – a tool for restructuring?

July 31 2015 Scheme of arrangements (Scheme) under section 210 of the Companies Act (Chapter 50) of Singapore (the Companies Act) are typically undertaken to…