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03 Jan

JTJB News December 2017

JTJB at IBIA Convention: Singapore JTJB Senior Partner Danny Chua was a panelist in the Bunker Buyers’ Panel held at Raffles City Convention Centre on 9th November 2017 during IBIA Annual Convention. The panel considered, from shipowners’ and buyers’ perspective, how to manage a post-O. W Bunker and Hanjin world in order to prepare for

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04 Dec

JTJB Legal Update 2017 November

PREVENTING BREACHES OF NEGATIVE COVENANTS The Singapore Court of Appeal recently had the opportunity to examine whether an injunction should be granted as of right when a party has breached a negative covenant, which is a promise made by a party to a contract to not do a particular act. In a landmark decision in

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01 Nov

JTJB News October 2017

  ADVOC Marine Forum “Refresh. Rebuild. Reform.” JTJB Senior Partner Danny Chua spoke at two ADVOC Marine Forums held in Sydney and Melbourne on 30 and 31 August 2017 respectively. The Forums were hosted by Colin, Biggers & Paisley and titled “Refresh. Rebuild. Reform.”  Danny Chua, spoke of the reforms in Singapore regarding cross border insolvency

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31 Jul

JTJB Legal Update July 2017

Silence is golden. Or is it? The consequences of silence in pre-contractual negotiations What happens in the situation when a written agreement does not reflect what was orally agreed in a prior meeting between the parties? The Singapore High Court recently considered this question in the decision of Alacran Design Pte Ltd v Broadley Construction

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01 Mar

JTJB News February 2017

JTJB NEWS January – February Dato’ Jude Benny sits as Conference Chairman at the 3rd Mare Forum Singapore 2017 JTJB Senior Partner, Dato’ Jude Benny was appointed as the Conference Chairman for the 3rd Mare Forum Singapore held on 8th February 2017. In addition to his role as the Conference Chairman, Dato’ Benny also moderated

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01 Feb

JTJB Legal Update January 2017

Landmark Decision on retrospective validation of payments made by an insolvent company Centaurea International Pte Ltd V Citus Trading Pte Ltd [2016] SGHC 264 In a climate where many commercial entities are struggling financially, the recent decision of the Singapore High Court in Centaurea International Pte Ltd v Citus Trading Pte Ltd [2016] SGHC 264

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01 Jan

JTJB News December 2016

JTJB NEWS November – December   Advoc Maritime Seminar JTJB hosted the 4th ADVOC maritime Seminar on the 11 November 2016 at Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel. JTJB Senior Partner Mr. Danny Chua and Mr. Charles Hattersley of Ashfords LLP spoke about the unique characteristics of Admiralty arrests and anti-suit injunctions in their respective jurisdictions. Captain

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01 Dec

JTJB Legal Update November 2016

  SPOTLIGHT ON JUDICIAL MANAGEMENT – THE REHABILITATION OF SWIBER, SWISSCO, ETC. In July 2016, Technics Oil & Gas and its key subsidiary, Technics Offshore Engineering, filed for judicial management with the High Court of Singapore. (ST, 1 Jun 16) This was followed by Swiber Holdings, a Singapore-listed oilfield services firm with reported net liabilities

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30 Oct

JTJB News October 2016

ADVOC Asia 2016 AGM JTJB Senior Partners, Dato’ Peter Madhavan and Dato’ Jude P Benny, attended ADVOC Asia’s Annual General Meeting in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia from the 19th to 23rd of October 2016. The Meeting was hosted by ADVOC’s Brisbane member firm Cooper Grace Ward. ADVOC is a leading international network of independent law firms and highly

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30 Sep


THE REHABILITATION OF HANJIN SHIPPING – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW. Current Situation Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd (“Hanjin Shipping”), applied for Court Rehabilitation to the Seoul Central District Court (Bankruptcy Division 6). On 1 September 2016 the said Court issued a decision accepting Hanjin’s application, thereby commencing the rehabilitation proceedings (“Rehabilitation”). What is Rehabilitation? Rehabilitation

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