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30 May

JTJB News May 2014

JTJB’S SEMINAR AT WARTSILA’S OFFICE Our Partner, John Sze, conducted an in-house seminar for the Wartsila group of companies in Singapore on 22 April 2014. The topics centred on issues arising from contracts, sale of goods as well as negligence and misrepresentation. The seminar was attended by about 30 people, most of whom handle commercial

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15 May

Legal Update May 2014

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS ON THE DOCTRINE OF LEGAL PROFESSIONAL PRIVILEGE  The High Court in Singapore recently considered the doctrine of legal professional privilege in Boey Chun Hian v Singapore Sports Council (Neo Meng Yong, third party) [2013] SGHCR 15 The Facts: A 15 year old child was participating in a life-saving course at Hougang Swimming Complex

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30 Apr

JTJB News April 2014

JTJB SEMINAR ON PRESERVING LEGAL PRIVILEGE Our first seminar of the year kicked off on 28 March 2014 with Partner, Jeevan John, delivering a talk on “Preserving Legal Privilege”. Amongst the attendees were In-house Legal Counsels from ExxonMobil Asia Pacific and Otto Marine Limited. The seminar was held in our office and gave an overview

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15 Apr

Legal Update April 2014

SINGAPORE ARBITRATION UPDATES Joining a party to an existing arbitration – The “Titan Unity” (No 2) [2014] SGHCR 04 This case dealt with the questionof whether the court could order a party to be joined to an arbitration. The Court concluded that the consent of the parties to the existing arbitration and the party seeking

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30 Mar

JTJB News March 2014

JTJB WINE TASTING JTJB hosted a Wine Tasting on 21 March 2014 at our Office. Our guests from various industries including shipping and real estate were treated to a sit-down session led by a wine professional. The evening focused on the wines from the Piedmont region in Italy, home to some of the world’s finest

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15 Mar

Legal Update March 2014

MALAYSIA – LATEST DEVELOPMENT ON SHIPPING AMENDMENT ACTS There are two recent developments which have significant impact on shipping. The first is the coming into force of the 1976 Convention of Limitation of Liability of Maritime Claims as amended by the 1996 Protocol. However, Sabah and Sarawak in East continue to be under the 1957

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28 Feb

JTJB News February 2014

JTJB PARTICIPATES AT GLOBAL M&A SEMINAR JTJB recently participated in a Global M&A Seminar held at the Grange St Paul Hotel in London. Participants from various jurisdictions from Advoc’s network of over 60 countries were present. M&A professionals gave valuable insights on various aspects of business law in their respective jurisdictions. (From left, Dato’ Benny

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15 Feb

Legal Update February 2014

JTJB INVOLVED IN LANDMARK DECISION ON “UNLESS ORDERS”(Mitora Pte Ltd v Agritrade International (Pte) Ltd [2013] SGCA 38) “Unless Orders” are orders by the Court requiring a party to comply with a particular direction within a given timeline, failing which the party will face sanction. Many times, this sanction would entail the striking out of

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31 Jan

JTJB News January 2014

JTJB RECOGNISED AS A LEADING ADVISER              JTJB has been recognized by Acquisition International (AI) as a Leading Adviser in the legal sector in Singapore in 2013. We are honoured to be given this prestigious award which we believe recognizes the core values and capabilities of JTJB. The expertise and dedication of our lawyers and

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15 Jan

Legal Update January 2014

“DE-COUPLING” The Additional Buyer’s Stamp Duty (ABSD) was introduced in Singapore on 7 December 2011 as one of the cooling measures for residential properties. It applies to residential properties and to buyers, according to their profile and the number of residential properties they each own. The table below illustrates the application of the ABSD.  Profile

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