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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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19 Aug

Law Bites – August 2022

Betting On Crypto Amidst The Fallout   Following from the fall of the TerraUSD algorithmic stablecoin, there has been much talk on the risks faced by the various stakeholders in the crypto space. In particular, retail investors looking to purchase cryptocurrencies are a segment of the market who are particularly vulnerable. A more detailed discussion

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01 Aug

Law Bites – July 2022

The Use Of E-signatures In Documents     The changes brought about by COVID-19 has forced businesses to re-think the efficiency of their processes. One way in which businesses have sought to improve efficiency is by incorporating e-signatures into their standard operating procedures.   The benefits of e-signatures are uncontroversial. A signing that might have

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19 Jul

Law Bites – July 2022

What Are The Risks To Crypto Investors?   The cryptocurrency market has taken a real beating in recent months with the world’s most traded digital currency, Bitcoin, tumbling 70% in value, now hovering around US$20,000. The total crypto market capitalisation has also plunged by nearly two-thirds. A major trigger for that was the crash of

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