Happy Deepavali!

A very happy Deepavali to our Hindu friends! May the festival of lights bring peace, prosperity and health to one and all! In light of the celebrations this weekend, our offices will be closed on 28 October 2019 and we will resume operations on 29 August 2019. For any urgent enquiries, please contact our lawyers… Read More

Notes from the Bar – NOR and cancellation of voyage charterparties

Provisions in charterparties for tendering of NOR, commencement of laytime and cancellation of charterparties are all well known and often negotiated provisions.  Very often, parties focus their negotiations on the dates for the laycan without considering the wordings of the various clauses and the interplay between these clauses.  The recent decision of Bilgent Shipping Pte… Read More

Notes from the Bar – Force Majeure and the “but for” test

Force majeure clauses are often found in agreements for sale of commodities and in charterparties.  Very often, it is a long paragraph containing a very long sentence that is laborious to read.  A force majeure clause, if applicable, would allow one party to the contract to avoid liability for non-performance on the occurrence of a force majeure event.  What happens if that party seeking to rely on the force majeure clause had no intention to perform at all in the first place? Read More

Happy 54th Birthday Singapore!

JLex LLC wishes Singapore a very happy 54th birthday! May SG54 be peaceful, prosperous and happy! We also take the opportunity to wish all our Muslim friends Selamat Hari Raya Haji! In light of the celebrations this weekend, our offices will be closed on 9 and 12 August 2019 and we will resume operations on… Read More

Notes from the Bar – Law and seat of the arbitration; often neglected but no less important

In this inaugural edition of our Notes from the Bar, we take a look at a recent Singapore High Court decision of BNA v. BNB & Anor [2019] SGHC 142 where the Court applied the three-stage approach in determining what is the proper law of the parties’ arbitration agreement. Summary of the facts The Plaintiff… Read More