Category Archives: 2017

01 Nov

JTJB News October 2017

  ADVOC Marine Forum “Refresh. Rebuild. Reform.” JTJB Senior Partner Danny Chua spoke at two ADVOC Marine Forums held in Sydney and Melbourne on 30 and 31 August 2017 respectively. The Forums were hosted by Colin, Biggers & Paisley and titled “Refresh. Rebuild. Reform.”  Danny Chua, spoke of the reforms in Singapore regarding cross border insolvency

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13 Oct

International Financial Law Review: Indian Insolvency Code*

Fastest fingers first Recent legislation may have unified the country’s insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings, but issues surrounding the threshold for commencing the process could be a problem There have been a few rumblings in the Indian business world since the introduction of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code of 2016. The Code has sought to produce

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02 Oct

JTJB Legal Update September 2017

  Restoration of a company – Re Asia Petan Organisation Pte Ltd [2017] SGHC 204 In the case of Re Asia Petan Organisation Pte Ltd [2017] SGHC 204, the Singapore High Court clarified the ambit of the Court’s power to restore a company which had been struck off the Register. Asia Petan Organisation Pte Ltd

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02 Oct

JTJB Network Legal Update September 2017

The new German Freight Forwarding Conditions (ADSp 2017) & the liability of warehouses A new Framework The generally acknowledged framework for the freight forwarding industry has a new edition since the beginning of the year. Its core aims are to compensate the cargo interests sufficiently for loss and damage and to protect the warehouse holders

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05 Sep

“Blockchain: the next wave in trade finance”

An exploration of the use of Blockchain Technology in trade finance 1. Blockchain technology is said to be the next big thing that is set to revolutionize the trade finance industry: The use of blockchain technology in trade finance is said to hold the promise in the elimination of days where transactions relied on voluminous

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30 Aug

JTJB News August 2017

5th ADVOC Business Conference, Kuala Lumpur JTJB Partner Florence Goh was one of the panelists at the 5th ADVOC Business Conference held in Kuala Lumpur on 15 August 2017. This interactive Panel, chaired by Cindy Goh, Partner of Cheang & Ariff, discussed issues in connection with the migration by Malaysia to no par value regime

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31 Jul

JTJB Legal Update July 2017

Silence is golden. Or is it? The consequences of silence in pre-contractual negotiations What happens in the situation when a written agreement does not reflect what was orally agreed in a prior meeting between the parties? The Singapore High Court recently considered this question in the decision of Alacran Design Pte Ltd v Broadley Construction

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03 Jul

JTJB News June 2017

Offshore Marine Breakfast JTJB Managing Partner Murali Pany was a panelist in the Offshore Marine Breakfast held at Marina Bay Sands on 27th April during Sea Asia 2017. The Panel covered topics on risk management, restructuring, evaluation of the energy markets and what lies ahead for the offshore marine sector in Singapore. The Panel, moderated

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01 Jun

JTJB GUEST ARTICLE MAY 2017

INTERPRETATION OF VESSEL’S CUSTOMARY ARRIVAL POSITION Introduction When a charter party contract requires a vessel to arrive at a particular position for the purpose of commencement of the charter, or lay time or any other purpose under the charter, this position usually means the customary anchorage or area for the purpose of cargo operation. Types

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01 Jun

JTJB LEGAL UPDATE MAY 2017

THE APPEAL OF A CLAIM BEYOND ORDINARY DAMAGES The claim for disgorgement of profits and punitive, exemplary or aggravated damages  JTJB acted for the successful party in Aries Telecoms (M) Bhd v ViewQwest Pte Ltd (Fiberail Sdn Bhd, third party) [2017] SGHC 124. The Court held that the Plaintiff failed to establish its claim for

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