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Global Arbitration Review | Asia-Pacific | 27 May 2022

Asian private equity and international arbitration: key current issues

In the wake of a sustained increase in the volume of private equity investments in Asia and turbulent economic times, the frequency of disputes…
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Eugene Thuraisingam LLP | Singapore | 27 May 2022

Presumption of Knowledge - Section 18(2) of the Misuse of Drugs Act

We are pleased to announce that our client, Mr Ramadass Punnusammy (“Ramadass”), who was represented by our Mr Eugene Thuraisingam and Mr Johannes…
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Eugene Thuraisingam LLP | Singapore | 19 Apr 2022

Clarifying the Grounds for Setting Aside an Arbitral Award

In recent years, the number of applications to set aside arbitral awards under the International Arbitration Act 1994 (the “IAA”) have somewhat…
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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP | Singapore | 8 Mar 2022

Singapore Court of Appeal Affirms the Importance of Pleadings in Arbitration Proceedings

The latest case of PhoenixFin Pte Ltd. and others v. Convexity Ltd. is the culmination of a series of Court of Appeal of Singapore cases setting out…
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Eugene Thuraisingam LLP | Singapore | 28 Feb 2022

Section 377A appeals dismissed by the Court of Appeal

These three appeals brought by Mr Johnson Ong Ming (“Mr Ong”), a disc-jockey and producer, Dr Roy Tan Seng Kee, a retired general practitioner, and…
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Helmsman LLC | Singapore | 8 Feb 2022

Singapore courts rule on incorporation of terms

The Singapore courts have often held that the incorporation of terms into a contract requires an objective assessment of the parties' intentions at the time of entering into the agreement. In balancing fairness between two businesspeople dealing at arm's length, the courts are generally reluctant to incorporate terms into parties' contracts unless both parties reasonably assumed its......
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Eugene Thuraisingam LLP | Singapore | 28 Jan 2022

Court of Appeal: Defence of Diminished Responsibility Can Apply Even if Murder Is Premeditated

Should a person who has planned and carried out a murder be allowed to argue that a mental disorder had diminished his responsibility for the crime…
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Helmsman LLC | Singapore | 16 Dec 2021

When can a Singapore court set aside an arbitral award for endorsing an unpleaded defence?

In Singapore, the courts adopt a limited curial interventionist attitude towards arbitrations, and they will interfere in an arbitral award or order only in exceptional circumstances. However, exceptional circumstances do occasionally find their way before the courts; CAJ v CAI was one such example. The apex court's decision in this case is a timely reminder of the importance of properly......
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Helmsman LLC | Singapore | 2 Dec 2021

When will courts impose conditions for stay of court proceedings in favour of arbitration?

The Singapore Court of Appeal recently held that an appellant was not entitled to a stay of proceedings that was conditional upon the respondent's waiver of a time-bar defence. In doing so, the Court of Appeal provided guidance as to when a conditional (as opposed to an unconditional) stay of proceedings might be ordered. This decision is a timely reminder to claimants to be vigilant in......
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ONC Lawyers | Singapore | 29 Nov 2021

Is every document titled “Bill of Lading” a contract of carriage and document of title?

In commercial practice, however, the title “bill of lading” may also be used loosely in documents that do not function as such. The recent Singapore…
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