JTJB News July 2015

JTJB Events



JTJB Corporate Partner, Ms. Florence Goh, gave a talk on 3rd July 2015 at the SCCA Lunchtime Seminar on Amendments to the Companies Act. The talk focused on various key amendments to the Act and ended off with an interactive discussion on the main issues attendees might face during implementation of the Act.

The next SCCA Lunchtime Seminar will be on 10th September 2015 where JTJB Managing Partner, Mr. K Murali Pany will speak about the topic “Restraint of Trade”. Click here for more details about the upcoming Seminar.

JTJB’s Corporate & Corporate Secretarial Practice provides a full range of corporate legal and advisory services. For more information on our corporate services, please contact Ms. Florence Goh at florencegoh@jtjb.com.



JTJB Partner, Ms Tan Seow Peer was invited as a guest speaker at the One Belt, One Road Logistics Summit Forum which was held at Xin Jiang China, on Thursday 23rd July 2015. The forum celebrated the revival of the Silk Road and speakers shared their thoughts on the opportunities and growth potential the Silk Road holds for China going forward.

Seow Peer spoke about the “Opportunities to Doing Business in Singapore”. Her presentation provided an overview of the various opportunities Singapore presents to foreign businesses as well as essential points to note when conducting business here.

Shortly after the Summit Forum in China, a similar Forum was organized by the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) to provide a platform for discussion of the business opportunities and implications that the Maritime Silk Road has for Singapore.

JTJB is well equipped to provide international and local businesses with effective multi-jurisdictional assistance, advice and representation through our branch offices, associate firms, contacts and legal network. For more information, please contact Ms. Tan Seow Peer at tanseowpeer@jtjb.com.



The 7th Bunkering in Asia Conference was held at the Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre at Suntec from 29th to 30th July 2015. The Convention featured regional and international leaders addressing a broad range of issues on commercial, regulatory, supply-demand, price and global market. The speakers present at the conference consisted of ship leaders; suppliers, traders and analysts; finance, legal and claims expert as well as LNG bunkering specialists.

JTJB Senior Partner, Mr. Danny Chua addressed the topic “Does ROT Extinguish when Bunkers are Consumed?” on the second day of the conference. Danny’s presentation discussed retention of title clauses, effectiveness of such clauses and other forms of security and the enforcement of security in light of the recent decision of the Singapore High Court in Precious Shipping Public Company Ltd and others v. O.W. Bunker Far East (Singapore) Pte Ltd and others and other matters [2015] SGHC 187 which arose out of the collapse of the OW Bunkers in November 2015.

JTJB’s Shipping & Admiralty Practice Group is one of the most experienced shipping practices in Asia, and is a key area of practice at our firm. For more information on this topic, please contact Mr. Danny Chua at dannychua@jtjb.com.

JTJB Updates



Mr. Amrin Amin has joined the firm in July 2015 as a Partner in the Firm’s Corporate Practice in Singapore.

Amrin graduated with Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from National University of Singapore and Master of Laws (Harlan Fiske Scholar) from Columbia University School of Law, U.S.

He is admitted in Singapore and New York and has extensive experience in domestic, cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions having practised law at leading international law firms in New York and Singapore.

Amrin specialises in mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate restructuring across various industry sectors including chemicals, energy, natural resources and shipping. He also advises on general corporate and commercial matters and all aspects of employment law including employment agreements, secondment arrangements, and employment termination.

He also serves on the boards of Nanyang Polytechnic and Singapore government feedback unit Reach.

Amrin’s arrival is timely as JTJB’s Corporate Practice has seen significant growth in terms of the depth and breadth of work, including oil & gas and aviation related work. With the addition of Amrin, JTJB now has 26 lawyers in Singapore, including 9 partners. Amrin can be contacted at amrinamin@jtjb.com.