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Joseph spoke about the case of China Coal Solution (Singapore) Pte Ltd v. Avra Commodities Pte Ltd.  SGCA 81 at SCMA-ICS Legal & Commercial Perspectives Webinar on 17
In this month’s article, we revisit two old cases where the blockage to the Suez Canal in 1956 led to legal claims being brought by shipping and trade parties.
In this month’s article, we discuss the Singapore High Court decision of PetroChina International (Singapore) Pte Ltd v. Owner and/or Demise Charterer of the vessel “Ocean Winner”  SGHC 8 where the court considered competing considerations of a statutory lien and a moratorium imposed by the insolvency regime.
In this month’s edition of Notes from the Bar, we discuss the recent Singapore High Court decision in the case of Silverlink Resorts Ltd v. MS First Capital Insurance Ltd  SGHC 251 and the implications of ambiguity in dispute resolution clauses
In this month’s edition of Notes from the Bar, we discuss the recent Singapore High Court decision in the case of The Royal Arsenal v The Echo Star  SGHC 200 and the concept of maritime liens.
In this month’s edition of Notes from the Bar, we discuss the Court of Appeal decision of China Coal Solution (Singapore) Pte Ltd v Avra Commodities Pte Ltd  SGCA 81 (the “Judgement”), where we acted for the successful appellant, and the implications of this decision on the determination of when is a contract binding on the parties.
In this month’s Notes from the Bar, we discuss the High Court in Apex Energy International Pte Ltd v Wanxiang Resources (Singapore) Pte Ltd  SGHC 138 which provides a helpful guide as to the calculation of damages that are recoverable by the seller when the buyer breaches the contract of sale.
In this month’s Notes from the Bar, we discuss the further measures implemented in Singapore and their implications on affected businesses and individuals.
In this month’s Notes from the Bar, we discuss the case of the “Miracle Hope”  EWHC 995 (Comm) where the English Courts, in an unusual situation, had to decide on security for a vessel arrested in Singapore.
In this month’s edition of Notes from the Bar, we will examine the implications of the freshly minted Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 on businesses and individuals in Singapore in the context of the deferment of contractual obligations.
One advantage of international arbitration in Singapore is that the Final Award is final and not subject to any appeals. Parties know that once the Final Award is issued, the Final Award will not be subject to the uncertainties normally associated with appeals to an appellate court. But what happens when the manner in which the arbitration was conducted was unfair to one party? This is where the national court of the seat of the arbitration steps in and exercise its supervisory function as shown in the recent Singapore High Court decision of CBP v. CBS  SGHC 23
The COVID-19 epidemic is by now well known to all around the world and has caused significant disruption to our everyday lives. To a commodities
In our August 2019 edition of Notes from the Bar, we looked at the Singapore High Court case of BNA v. BNB & Anor 
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
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
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?
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