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18 Nov

ESG and Shipping: Navigating towards a sustainable maritime industry

  While Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) may not be on every shipping company board’s agenda, this is likely to change very soon. Maritime transport represents a significant source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, accounting for about 3% of global GHG emissions annually.[1] The United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted an initial strategy

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31 Oct

Unexpected situations when trading cryptocurrency

Despite the recent meltdowns, the cryptocurrency market is still alive and well and continues to see record levels of trade and investment even in the retail market. We have compiled below some legal evaluations of unexpected situations one might face in the cryptocurrency market. Receiving an unexpected transfer of cryptocurrency Imagine waking up one day

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18 Oct

Hope for carriers facing misdelivery claims: The Singapore Courts signal a need for closer scrutiny of circumstances surrounding banks’ financing arrangements and delivery of cargo

The Singapore High Court in The “Miracle Hope” (Admiralty in Rem No. 45 of 2020, Registrar’s Appeal No. 298 of 2021 (unreported)) dismissed an appeal by a bank against an Assistant Registrar’s decision to grant the defendant shipowner unconditional leave to defend. This case is one of a trilogy of 2022 decisions involving applications brought

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21 Sep

JOSEPH TAN JUDE BENNY RECOGNISED AS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FIRM IN ASIA LAW 2023

We are pleased to announce that Joseph Tan Jude Benny LLP has once again ranked highly in Asia Law 2023. Asia Law identifies and recognises outstanding legal firms and professionals in Asia. The selection is based on extensive research that includes submissions from law firms, surveys and interviews as well as independent research from AsiaLaw.

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15 Sep

Building a climate change resilient supply chain: The time is now

Climate change will present ongoing challenges for global supply chains in the future, even as pandemic-related bottlenecks ease. It promises more unpredictable natural disasters which have potentially catastrophic consequences on global supply chains. The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), created in 2015 by Switzerland’s Financial Stability Board (FSB) has developed a framework for

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15 Sep

The future of autonomous shipping lies in cyber resilience

  In the last issue of Calypso, we talked about the legal considerations and implications linked to the world of Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS). This follow-up article will dig a little deeper into the related cybersecurity risks and issues, one of the key challenges that autonomous ships owners and operators will face as the

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15 Sep

Partner Q&A – Mary-Anne Chua

We chat with our disputes partner, Mary-Anne Chua, on what has been keeping her busy these days. What has been keeping you busy these days? Most recently, I was part of the Law Society of Singapore’s Mission to Vietnam in August this year. Our delegation spent several days in Ho Chi Minh City visiting law

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