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05 Jun

JTJB Legal Update May 2018

Are you prepared for the EU General Data Protection Regulation? Data privacy has been recognized as a pertinent area of concern amongst regulators and the public in this increasingly data-driven world. Indeed, the EU Parliament had been working toward harmonizing data privacy laws across Europe in a bid to empower EU citizens in the protection

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04 May

JTJB News April 2018

Leaders Forum, Asia Pacific Maritime, 2018 JTJB Managing Partner Murali Pany was a panelist in the Leaders’ Forum held at Marina Bay Sands on 14th March during Asia Pacific Maritime 2018. The Leaders’ Forum moderated by Chief Investment Officer of Prudent Shipping Investments, Divay Goel, also comprised Vijay Kamath, Cleaves Asia Pte Limited, Peter Sand,

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05 Apr

JTJB Network Legal Update March 2018

Swinging back to the sixties?  Can Brexit revive sleeping bi-lateral treaties? In the midst of all discussions and speculations on the future of the European Union with or without the United Kingdom for litigators it can be worthwhile dusting down old bi-lateral treaties whose applicability has been sub-ordinated or superseded by the respective EU- regulations.

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05 Apr

JTJB Legal Update 2018 March

Singapore Creditors not precluded from invoking Indian Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code The Indian Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016 has gained prominence for Singapore lenders, counterparties and insurers seeking debt recovery from Indian parties. The young Code ambitiously tried to reinvigorate India’s sluggish insolvency regime which was scattered across various legislations – by implementing a unified,

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01 Mar

JTJB News February 2018

JTJB International Business & Investment Law Conference On 31 January 2018, JTJB hosted an International Business & Investment Law Conference at Amara Hotel Singapore. The panelists were legal experts from JTJB’s network offices – Mr. James Hung from JTJB Taipei, Mr. Taejin Kim from K&P Law Firm, Dr. Harald Endemann and Eva-Maria Braje from Endemann.

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30 Jan


PRIORITIES BETWEEN MARITIME CLAIMANTS – SINGAPORE HIGH COURT DENIES LEAPFROGGING OF CLAIMS Piraeus Bank, one of the largest banks in Greece, commenced two mortgagee actions in Singapore and effected a double arrest on the vessels “Posidon” and “Pegasus”, flowing from the ship-owners’ default of a loan agreement. The vessels were subsequently sold pursuant to a judicial

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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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