JLex LLC is now an Associate Member of the Singapore Shipping Association.
Cyber fraud and the hacking of email accounts is an increasingly common occurrence nowadays. The shipping and international trade industries, where large sums of money are regularly remitted, has become an increasingly attractive target for cyber fraudsters. The question that arises where there is cyber fraud and monies are intercepted while in transit between payor… Read More
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
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
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
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
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  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