JTJB News March 2015


JTJB mourns the passing of Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, the first Prime Minister of Singapore who passed away on 23rd March 2015. His endearing spirit, dedication and sacrifice to Singapore will forever be remembered.

“You begin your journey not knowing where it will take you. You have plans, you have dreams, but every now and again you have to take uncharted roads, face impassable mountains, cross treacherous rivers, be blocked by landslides and earthquakes. That’s the way my life has been.” – Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father of modern Singapore



JTJB’s Managing Partner, K Murali Pany, delivered a talk on Avoiding Risks in International Trade Transactions on 26th March 2015, Thursday.

The talk covered two key instruments that form the foundation of international trade transactions, the Bill of Lading and the Letter of Credit.

The talk was followed by a discussion where attendees contributed their own experiences and input on the topics.

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, please contact K Murali Pany at Murali@jtjb.com.


JTJB participated in the SBF-WDA Internationalisation Series: Succeeding in Myanmar.

The 2 day workshop held over 16th and 17th March 2015 at the Keppel Towers was targeted to provide SMEs with valuable insights on investing, starting and running a business in Myanmar.

JTJB’s Managing Partner and Director of JTJB Myanmar Co Ltd, K Murali Pany presented an overview on the regulatory regime applicable to doing business in Myanmar. A panel discussion followed with the delegates. The members of the panel were JTJB Myanmar Consultant, U Myat Toe, JTJB Corporate Partner Florence Goh, JTJB Head Corporate Compliance and Data Protection, KK Lim and JTJB Associate Loretta Lim.  

Individual clinic sessions were thereafter held in our office on 18th March 2015 for participants who were interested to have a more in-depth and personalized discussion with our advisory panel.

JTJB Myanmar Co Ltd specialises in inward investments, advisory and corporate work. For more information about JTJB Myanmar Co Ltd, please contact info.myanmar@jtjb.com or visit www.jtjb-myanmar.com.



JTJB’s Head Corporate Compliance and Data Protection, KK Lim spoke on Reasonable Protection of Personal Data and Cloud Computing at GTACS Conference which was held on 3rd and 4th March 2015 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre.

Present at the conference includes representatives from Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), ISF Limited, IASA Asia Pacific and INTERPOL.

GTACS is Asia’s premier conference for IT Audit, Information Security, Governance, Risk and Compliance Professionals. It brings together members of the business and IT controls community.

KK joined JTJB in January 2015 to start up and head the Firm’s new practice area of corporate compliance and data protection. For more information or assistance in this area of practice, please contact KK at kklim@jtjb.com.


JTJB Senior Partner, Dato’ Jude P Benny has been selected by peers for inclusion in the Seventh Edition of Best Lawyers in Singapore in the practice area of Maritime Law. This is the sixth consecutive year since their second edition (released for 2009) that Dato Benny has been recognized in Best Lawyers under Maritime Law.

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. For more than three decades, Best Lawyers lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public, as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals.

For more information, visit their website at http://www.bestlawyers.com/Search/Default.aspx?country=SG&city=Singapore&spec_id=13063&loty=False&page_num=1.

Our relationship with our clients does not end with the close of a deal or the conclusion of a case. We look to enhance that relationship and provide value beyond just legal services. Utilising our store of knowledge and experience as well as our extensive contact base, JTJB holds exclusive training and networking events for our clients. The firm’s Partners also speak at conferences and seminars organized by other bodies and institutions.

We conduct practical seminars on topics relevant to our clients’ business. These seminars are conducted at our and our clients’ offices.

We hold boutique events to enable our clients to network and make new contacts in an enjoyable environment


6th: BANI – SCMA Maritime Arbitration Joint Seminar in Jakarta (Speaker – John Sze, JTJB Deputy Managing Partner)

8th – 9th: Crown Leadership International Group – Regional Employment Law Asia Masterclass (Speaker – K Murali Pany, JTJB Managing Partner and John Sze, JTJB Deputy Managing Partner)

21st – 23rd: Sea Asia Conference on Navigating Challenges: The Way Forward (Speaker – Dato’ Jude P Benny, JTJB Senior Partner)

23rd: International Chemical and Oil Pollution Conference on Claims, Compensation and Cost Recovery (Speaker – John Sze, JTJB Deputy Managing Partner)

23rd: JTJB Seminar (Speaker – Jeevan John, JTJB Partner)

24th: JTJB Wine Tasting 

May             –   JTJB Seminar
September   –   ADVOC Business Conference, Bali (14-15 September 2015)
October       –    ADVOC Maritime Conference

*The events dates are to be confirmed and subject to change.

For more information about these events, please contact us at news@jtjb.com.