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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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14 Jul

The brave new world of autonomous shipping

The size of the global Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) market is projected by Allied Market Research to reach $165 billion by 2030 with the Asia Pacific region expected to drive much of that growth. Earlier this year, The Nippon Foundation, Mitsubishi Shipbuilding, and Shin Nihonkai Ferry successfully deployed Soleil, a large, vehicle-carrying ferry, on

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13 Jul

Transforming your supply chain – legal considerations in a new era

Over the past 24 months, businesses in Southeast Asia, a region that has a passing through of US$3.4 trillion worth of trade annually, have been forced to focus on and reassess their global supply chains. These businesses are on a journey of transforming their supply chains, to mitigate and de-risk their businesses, and are doing

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21 Jun

Law Bites Special – June 2022

SNAPSHOTS – Three Important Shipping Cases in 2021     When is a Bill of Lading Not a Bill of Lading? The Luna [2021] SGCA 84 Brief facts: R sold bunkers on FOB terms to subsidiaries of OW Bunker (the “Buyers”). The Buyers nominated various bunker barges (of which A were the demise charterers/owners) for

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16 Jun

Law Bites – June 2022

  Conditional Fee Arrangements Now An approved Form Of Dispute Resolution Funding In Singapore   On 4 May 2022, the Legal Profession (Conditional Fee Agreement) Regulations 2022 (the “Regulations”) came into force and heralded Singapore’s newfound acceptance of Conditional Fee Agreements (“CFAs”). Singapore-qualified lawyers and law practices and certain registered foreign lawyers and law practices

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10 Jun

Law Bites – June 2022

  Navigating The Ever-changing World Of ESG: It’s Now Or Never   Environmental, social and governance (ESG) has become an inextricable part of how companies do business. While the individual elements of ESG are intertwined, it is an incredibly daunting task for companies to adopt and implement effective ESG strategies as the expectations related to

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17 May

Law Bites – May 2022

Overview Of Legal Developments In Singapore’s Data Protection Landscape   Data protection officers and in-house legal counsel responsible for their organization’s compliance with personal data protection laws have key roles to play in this digital age which has drastically increased the ways in which organizations collect and use personal data. Personal data protection framework Personal

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27 Apr

Green shipping: Turning data into meaningful action

JTJB talks to Terry Seetoh, Head of APAC & Oceania at Adnavem, on how technology can help in the quest to decarbonise maritime transport. The decarbonisation journey needs a multi-pronged approach – P&I Clubs, ship owners and operators, ports and terminals, charterers, brokers and global governments need to work together to build a sustainable and conducive

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25 Apr

The Russia – Ukraine conflict: How to manage your risks?

The Russia – Ukraine conflict has dealt another blow to a sector that had already been suffering significant volatility due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Vessels have been attacked and held hostage, sanctions on Russia have halted business dealings and the act of trying to extract Russian entities from global supply chains have proved challenging. “The

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