Category Archives: 2015

14 Aug

Legal Update August 2015

ENTITLEMENT TO RELIEF BY WAY OF INTERPLEADER: PRECIOUS SHIPPING PUBLIC COMPANY LTD AND OTHERS V O.W. BUNKER FAR EAST (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD AND OTHERS AND OTHER MATTERS [2015] SGHC 187 Introduction In the fallout that ensued from the announcement that O.W. Bunker & Trading A/S had filed for bankruptcy protection, physical bunker suppliers attempted to

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31 Jul

JTJB News July 2015

SCCA LUNCHTIME SEMINAR ON COMPANIES ACT DEVELOPMENTS JTJB Corporate Partner, Ms. Florence Goh, gave a talk on 3rd July 2015 at the SCCA Lunchtime Seminar on Amendments to the Companies Act. The talk focused on various key amendments to the Act and ended off with an interactive discussion on the main issues attendees might face

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16 Jul

Legal Update July 2015

THE LIMITED RIGHT OF CHALLENGE TO ARBITRAL AWARDS Under the International Arbitration Act (Cap 143A), parties may apply to the Courts to set aside arbitral awards in certain situations. Despite so, the case of AKN v ALC [2015] 4 SLR 488 has helpfully reiterated Singapore’s pro-arbitration stance, where the Singapore Courts will only set aside arbitral awards

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30 Jun

JTJB News June 2015

JTJB EASTERN MARITIME SEMINAR 2015 JTJB held its Eastern Maritime Seminar on Thursday 18th June 2015. The JTJB Eastern Maritime Seminar is part of an inaugural event consisting of a series of 2 Seminars organized by the firm for companies in the Eastern and Western offshore and maritime hubs of Singapore. JTJB’s Deputy Managing Partner,

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15 Jun

Legal Update June 2015

SERVICE OF PROCESS OUT OF JURISDICTION In the recent case of Humpuss Sea Transport Pte Ltd (in compulsory liquidation) v PT Humpuss Intermoda Transportasi TBK and another [2015] SGHC 144, the Court clarified uncertainties in the Rules of Court (“Rules”) with regard to service of process out of jurisdiction. The Court also provided guidance on

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28 May

JTJB News May 2015

JTJB SEMINAR ON ESSENTIAL POINTS TO NOTE WHEN BUYING AND SELLING PROPERTY IN SINGAPORE JTJB’s Partner, Tan Seow Peer delivered a talk on the above topic on 21st May 2015, Thursday. The talk covered various important points to consider when undergoing property transactions. These includes understanding the Additional Buyers’ Stamp Duty and Sellers’ Stamp Duty,

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15 May

Legal Update May 2015

SERVICE OF PROCESS OUT OF JURISDICTION In the case of Omae Capital Management v Tetsuya Motomura [2015] SGHCR 8, the Defendant was residing in Japan at the material time. He was notified of legal proceedings against him by way of AR Registered Post. Further, the documents were not translated into Japanese. The Defendant applied to

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28 Apr

JTJB News April 2015

 SINGAPORE MARITIME WEEK  SEA ASIA 2015  Driven by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), the Singapore Maritime Week gathers international maritime community in Singapore for a week of conferences, dialogues, exhibitions and social events. The Sea Asia Conference is the centerpiece of Maritime Week. The Conference is known as the region’s leading Shipping

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13 Apr

Legal Update April 2015

INCORPORATION OF STANDARD TERMS INTO A CONCLUDED CONTRACT  In most cases, contracting parties are no longer able to introduce additional terms once the contract has been signed and sealed or concluded in the manner agreed upon by the parties.  However, the Court of Appeal held in the recent decision of  R1 International Pte Ltd v

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30 Mar

JTJB News March 2015

REMEMBERING MR. LEE KUAN YEW JTJB mourns the passing of Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, the first Prime Minister of Singapore who passed away on 23rd March 2015. His endearing spirit, dedication and sacrifice to Singapore will forever be remembered. “You begin your journey not knowing where it will take you. You have plans, you have

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