JTJB News May 2015

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5 May 2015

JTJB Seminars

JTJB SEMINAR ON ESSENTIAL POINTS TO NOTE WHEN BUYING AND SELLING PROPERTY IN SINGAPORE

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JTJB’s Partner, Tan Seow Peer delivered a talk on the above topic on 21st May 2015, Thursday.

The talk covered various important points to consider when undergoing property transactions. These includes understanding the Additional Buyers’ Stamp Duty and Sellers’ Stamp Duty, how to protect one from unfair contracts, planning of finances and a lawyer’s role in the transaction process.

JTJB’s Conveyancing Team consists of lawyers with over 20 years of experience, assisted by a strong team of paralegals as well as support staff to meet all your conveyancing needs. For more information on Conveyancing and Real Estate matters, please contact Ms Tan Seow Peer at tanseowpeer@jtjb.com.

JTJB Events

SSA YEG EDUCATIONAL TALK & NETWORKING SESSION

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JTJB’s Deputy Managing Partner, John Sze, spoke on the topic “Liability and the Limitation Convention: Possibilities, Process and…Pandemonium?” at the SSA’s YEG Educational Talk and Networking session. The talk was held on 31st March 2015 at JTJB Office.

Young executives from various SSA Member Companies engaged in a discussion on the limitation of liability regime, recent case law development and the possible adoption of the 1999 Protocol in Singapore, which increases the limits on liability.

This was JTJB’s first participation in the YEG program and John was given a token of appreciation at the end of the session.

JTJB’s Shipping & Admiralty Practice Group is one of the most experienced shipping practices in Asia, and is a key area of practice at our firm. For more information, please contact K Murali Pany at Murali@jtjb.com  or John Sze at Johnsze@jtjb.com.

ADVOC ASIA MEETING, YANGON 2015

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JTJB Myanmar Co. Ltd, ADVOC member in Myanmar, hosted the Annual ADVOC Asia Meeting held in Yangon from 30th April to 2nd May 2015. The meeting was well attended by 35 ADVOC members.

An International Business Forum held on the first day whereby speakers from Singapore, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom provided useful information on doing business in the respective jurisdictions.

We had the honor of inviting Dr. Marlar Myo Nyunt, Director of the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) to introduce the range of incentive programs available in Myanmar contributing to the country’s rapid commercialization rate prior to the commencement of ADVOC Meeting on the second day.

Apart from the forum and meeting, attendees enjoyed a series of social and networking activities in Yangon. This included a visit to Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon British Colonial Street, experienced traditional Shan cuisine and the event ended with a memorable farewell dinner at the Belmond Governor’s Residence.

JTJB Myanmar Co. Ltd sincerely thank all the speakers, delegates and accompanying guests for being part of the 2015 ADVOC Asia Meeting Yangon.

ADVOC is a network of independent international law firms, spanning 63 countries. Members are selected to join ADVOC for their wide experience of commercial work within their region.

WEBINAR WITH AUSTRALIA

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JTJB Senior Partner, Dato’ Jude P Benny was a guest speaker in a live video presentation hosted by Colin Biggers & Paisley in Sydney, Australia on 6th May 2015. Dato Benny spoke on the topic “Welcome to the New Frontier: Doing Business in Myanmar”. The presentation was very well received by audiences in Sydney.

JTJB WINE TASTING

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JTJB held our first Wine Tasting event for the year on 15th May 2015, Friday in our office.

The exclusive networking event featured wines of Burgundy and gourmet canapés. It was a memorable evening for all who attended.

“The setting was classic, superb company, excellent food and an interesting introduction talk through some excellent wines.” – Nicolas White, Director (Claims, Disputes, Litigation and Shipping), London Offshore Consultants Pte Ltd

JTJB Updates

JTJB AWARDED BEST IN MARITIME LAW – SINGAPORE

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JTJB is pleased to be awarded the Best in Maritime Law – Singapore by Acquisition International.

The Offshore Excellence Awards recognize firms from all spectrums of the offshore industry. The award is presented based on nomination by clients and peers. Nominees are evaluated on the advice, support and services provided over the last 12 months.

JTJB’s Managing Partner, K Murali Pany, was interviewed by Acquisition International and the interview can be found on page 81 of the online publication via the link: http://issuu.com/aiglobalmedia/docs/offshore_excellence_awards_magazine/1

More Than Just A Law Firm

Our relationship with our clients does not end with the close of a deal or the conclusion of a case. We look to enhance that relationship and provide value beyond just legal services. Utilising our store of knowledge and experience as well as our extensive contact base, JTJB holds exclusive training and networking events for our clients. The firm’s Partners also speak at conferences and seminars organized by other bodies and institutions.

Training

We conduct practical seminars on topics relevant to our clients’ business. These seminars are conducted at our and our clients’ offices.

Networking

We hold boutique events to enable our clients to network and make new contacts in an enjoyable environment

Events

June

18th: JTJB Eastern Maritime Seminar – (Speakers: K Murali Pany, JTJB Managing Partner, John Sze, JTJB Deputy Managing Partner, Siva Balakrishnan, JTJB Senior Associate, Neil Macnab, Master Mariner TMC Marine)

Upcoming

July                –    JTJB Cup
September   –   ADVOC Business Conference, Bali (14-15 September 2015)
October         –    ADVOC Maritime Conference

*The events dates are to be confirmed and subject to change.

For more information about these events, please contact us at news@jtjb.com.