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15 Sep

Legal Update September 2014

ASSESSMENT OF DAMAGES The “Achilleas” [2008] UKHL 48 In the “Achilleas”, the defendant time charterers redelivered the vessel late by 9 days. The claimant shipowners had entered into a follow on charter. As a result of the charterers’ late redelivery, the follow on charterers became entitled to cancel the new fixture, and the shipowners had

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30 Aug

JTJB News August 2014

JTJB MYANMAR CO LTD JTJB’s Myanmar Office, JTJB Myanmar Co Ltd, which commenced operations in August 2013, officially celebrated its opening on 18 August 2014 with a function at the Chatrium Hotel in Yangon. The Guest of Honour for the event – His Excellency U Han Sein, the Deputy Minister, Ministry of Transport, Myanmar –

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15 Aug

Legal Update August 2014

ARRESTING A VESSEL IN SINGAPORE: DISCLOSURE TO THE COURTS  The right of arrest is founded under section 3 of the High Court (Admiralty Jurisdiction) Act (Cap. 123) of Singapore. Examples of claims which give rise to this right of arrest include: –          Damage done by a ship; –          Loss/damage to goods carried in a ship;

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01 Aug

JTJB News July 2014

JTJB SEMINAR ON ARRESTING A VESSEL IN SINGAPORE: DISCLOSURE TO THE COURT JTJB’s Senior Partner, Danny Chua, delivered a talk on this topic on 16 July 2014. The seminar topic sparked the interest of many, with the seats being oversubscribed. The talk covered areas such as the requirements of full and frank disclosure and consequences

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15 Jul

Legal Update July 2014

THE BURDEN OF PROOF IN CIVIL CASES        The various “burdens” of proof are:       Legal Burden Of Proof The legal burden of proof means the burden to satisfy the court of the existence of some fact in dispute and is placed on the party who asserts the existence of any fact. This burden does not shift. 

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30 Jun

JTJB News June 2014

JTJB PARTICIPATES IN POSIDONIA 2014 JTJB participated in Posidonia 2014, one of the most prestigious international maritime exhibitions, from 2-6 June, as part of the Singapore Pavilion. The JTJB team was represented by Dato’ Jude P. Benny, Danny Chua, K Murali Pany and Alan Lim from our KL office. JTJB was the only Singapore law

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15 Jun

Legal Update June 2014

SINGAPORE ARBITRATION UPDATE Anti-Suit Injunctions in aid of Arbitration – R1 International Pte Ltd v Lonstroff AG [2014] SGHC 69 An anti-suit injunction is an order by the Court that restrains a party from commencing or continuing with proceedings in a foreign country. In this decision, the Singapore High Court considered the extent of its

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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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