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18 Jan

Arbitrability – What does it mean and why is it important?

A common misconception is that any and every commercial dispute can be resolved via arbitration. However, this is not the case. Under Singapore law, some types of commercial disputes cannot be referred to arbitration. These include matters like winding up of companies, and disputes arising from the operation of statutory provisions of insolvency regimes. Such

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31 Dec

Shipbuilding Contracts: Practical Issues and Considerations

In very recent years, there has been an increase in the number of shipbuilding contracts for the first time following the 2008 financial crisis. Many vessels commissioned around the shipping boom of 2005 are now approaching middle age. The push for greener shipping (along with the incentives that follow) also provide an incentive for companies

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02 Dec

Looking at Singapore’s pledges for COP27: Are you ready?

  The shipping industry is responsible for 3% of all global greenhouse gas emissions, equivalent to what Germany emits annually. Yet, across the globe, almost all of shipping is currently still powered by burning fossil fuels including bunker fuel and marine diesel. Ahead of the COP 27 climate conference kicking off in Sharm el-Sheikh last week,

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02 Dec

US – China geopolitics: What it means for your supply chain?

Recent years have seen growing tensions in the trade relations between the U.S. and China. Both countries are pursuing policies to reduce dependence on the other to manufacture goods deemed to be of national importance. Legislation has also been put in place by both countries as part of efforts to gain critical intellectual property related

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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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