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05 Feb

“No win, no fee” – Singapore’s new law on CFAs enhances access to justice

Singapore has passed a law that allows lawyers and their clients to enter into Conditional Fee Arrangements (“CFAs“) for certain proceedings such as international and domestic arbitrations, and some proceedings in the Singapore International Commercial Court and related court and mediation proceedings. The Ministry of Law first introduced the amending law – the Legal Profession

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14 Jan

When standard T&Cs lack contractual force

By Kay Yong, Counsel, JTJB Lawyers, Singapore Delivery orders and invoices are ubiquitous commercial documents issued by suppliers in business, the functions of which primarily serve to verify the work done by the supplier and to request payments from customers for goods / services sold. Given the nature of delivery orders and invoices, do standard

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13 Dec

Q&A with Danny Chua

What was one highlight matter you have worked over the course of the past two years? That would definitely be the Hin Leong/Ocean Tankers matter, where we were appointed by the judicial managers. We are involved in selling off the vessels by the judicial manager but were appointed prior to COVID-19. Prior to the pandemic,

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06 Dec

Law Bites Special – Dec 2021

LAW BITES SPECIAL – DECEMBER 2021 SINGAPORE CHAMBER OF MARITIME ARBITRATION LAUNCHES THE 4TH EDITION OF ITS RULES On 1st December, SCMA released the 4th edition of its rules after having conducted public consultations between 16th June to 31st August 2020. These have culminated in changes thatour firm welcomes wholeheartedly, seeing as that they have

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01 Dec

Maritime disputes and the avenues for resolution

By John Sze, Deputy Managing Partner, JTJB Lawyers It’s no secret that companies across the globe are contending with a myriad of commercial disputes as a consequence of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Intrinsically intertwined with global supply chains, the shipping sector holds no immunity. But disputes are costly by nature and parties may

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01 Dec

Attacked for data: how liable are you?

by K. Murali Pany, Managing Partner, JTJB Lawyers, Singapore In our previous (debut) edition, we wrote about the risks that cybercrime poses to the shipping community and how they can potentially manage those risks. There are many types of cybercrime methods, which will undoubtedly continue to evolve over time. We’ve listed some other modus operandi

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