singapore - Contracts & Commercial

Lim Sze Eng v Lin Choo Mee

Contract - Contractual terms - Interpretation of contracts

Date: 30 November 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA 84; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Turf Club Auto Emporium Pte Ltd and Others v Yeo Boong Hua and Others, and Another Appeal

Damages - Measure of damages - Contract; Civil Procedure - Costs

Date: 22 November 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA 79; Source: Singapore Law Watch

PT Surya Citra Multimedia v Brightpoint Singapore Pte Ltd

Commercial Transactions - Sale of goods - Breach of contract; Commercial Transactions - Sale of goods - Breach of contract - Damages for breach of contract; Civil Procedure - Pleadings

Date: 09 November 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 245; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Vinmar Overseas (Singapore) Pte Ltd v PTT International Trading Pte Ltd

Conflict of Laws - Choice of jurisdiction - Exclusive; Contract - Contractual terms

Date: 22 October 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA 65; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology v Stansfield College Pte Ltd and Another

Civil Procedure - Pleadings; Contract - Discharge - Breach; Contract - Misrepresentation - Statements of intention; Contract - Waiver; Restitution - Mistake - Mistake of law; Restitution - Unjust enrichment - Failure of consideration

Date: 24 October 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 232; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Powerdrive Pte Ltd v Loh Kin Yong Philip and Others

Civil Procedure - Striking out; Contract - Illegality and public policy - Restraint of trade

Date: 10 October 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 224; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Teng Wen-Chung v EFG Bank AG, Singapore Branch

Contract - Illegality and public policy - Foreign illegality

Date: 04 October 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA 60; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Jurong Aromatics Corp Pte Ltd (receivers and managers appointed) and Others v BP Singapore Pte Ltd and Another Matter

Debt and recovery - Right of set-off - Insolvency set-off; Debt and recovery - Right of set-off - Equitable set-off; Credit and Security - Charges; Contract - Assignment

Date: 03 October 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 215; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Solvadis Commodity Chemicals Gmbh v Affert Resources Pte Ltd

Contract - Illegality and Public Policy - Maintenance and champerty; Insolvency Law - Winding Up - Liquidator - Liquidator’s statutory power of sale

Date: 28 September 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 210; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Chan Gek Yong v Violet Netto and Another, and Another Matter

Contract - Formation - Capacity of parties - Incapacity; Contract - Duress; Contract - Mistake - Non est factum

Date: 20 September 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 208; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Changes to the Strategic Goods Control List

This is to notify the gazetting of the new Strategic Goods (Control) Order 2018, on the 4 September 2018 and will come into effect from 1 November 2018. Circular No. 08/2018
Date: 04 September 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Customs Department

Strategic Goods (Control) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 November 2018.
Date: 04 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 537; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Strategic Goods (Control) (Brokering) (Amendment) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 1 November 2018.
Date: 04 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 538; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Strategic Goods (Control) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 1 November 2018.
Date: 04 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 536; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) (Labelling) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 October 2018.
Date: 30 July 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 478; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Interpretation (Delegation of Powers - Ministry of Trade and Industry) (Economic Expansion Incentives) Notification 2018

This Notification is deemed to have come into operation on 1 May 2018.
Date: 13 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 403; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Rules of Origin under the Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement

This circular outlines the salient points of the Rules of Origin requirements and operational procedures for exports of Singapore-originating goods claiming preferential tariff treatment in the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. Circular No. 05/2018
Date: 22 May 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Customs Department

Enterprise Singapore Board (Accreditation Marks) Notification 2018

This Notification comes into operation on 14 May 2018.
Date: 14 May 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 302; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Enterprise Singapore Board (Certification Marks) Notification 2018

This Notification comes into operation on 14 May 2018.
Date: 14 May 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 303; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Regulation of Imports and Exports (Amendment) Act 2018 (Commencement) Notification 2018

The Regulation comes into operation on 1 May 2018.
Date: 30 April 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 235; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

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House Panel to probe 'Budget Anomalies' in January

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ASEAN launches Safe Migration Campaign

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Nation celebrates Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Government agencies and diplomatic and international organisation representatives gathered in Vientiane to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its lasting impact, which was supported by the United Nations, European Union and Australia.

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SC welcomes Malaysia's Improved Ranking in Corporate Governance

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) is encouraged by the recognition of Malaysia's initiatives to improve corporate governance, which was a result of the collective effort by various stakeholders.

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MyCC to identify Anti-Competitive Elements in Eggs Market

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) is working closely with the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (MDTCA) to identify any anti-competitive elements that may occur in the domestic market for chicken eggs.

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MITI, MIDA, Intel hold IoT Forum to review Progress

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 (Bernama) - The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and Intel Malaysia conducted the Internet of Things (IoT) Malaysia Forum 2018 yesterday to review IoT’s progress since its introduction five years ago.

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Unions request Government to set Workers’ Minimum Wage

Unions have asked the government to set the minimum wage for the construction and service sectors and to solve the five other major problems facing them, a statement released on International Human Rights Day on Monday said.

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Dewan Rakyat adjourns, Reform Agenda implemented - Speaker

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Court proposes Mediation in Theresa Kok's Suit against Jamal

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 (Bernama) - The High Court today proposed that Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok who filed a libel suit against Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos over alleged misuse of Yayasan Warisan Anak Selangor (Yawas) funds, resolve the case via mediation.

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Vietnam, Laos boost Judicial Cooperation

Hanoi, Dec 10 (VNA) - Vietnamese Minister of Justice Le Thanh Long and his Lao counterpart Xaysi Santivong agreed to work closely together to launch a bilateral cooperation programme for 2019, during their talks in Hanoi on December 10.

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Nation marks Constitution Day

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Court has Final Say on Trillanes' Travel Abroad: DOJ

MANILA, Dec 10 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Monday said the Bureau of Immigration (BI) will not prevent Senator Antonio Trillanes IV from traveling abroad if no travel ban is handed down by the courts against him.

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Government concerned about Readiness of SMEs to adopt Industry 4.0

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 10 (Bernama) - The Government is concerned about the readiness of local industries, particularly Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), to adopt Industry 4.0.

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Memorandum of Understanding between Bank Negara Malaysia and Dubai Financial Services Authority

On 28 November 2018, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on supervisory cooperation for effective supervision of banking and insurance/ takaful/ reinsurance institutions operating in both countries.

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DFA holds first ever Gender and Development Assembly

MAKATI, Dec 6- As part of the Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFA) programs to continually mainstreaming gender and development (GAD) policies in its programs and activities, it hosted the agency’s first ever Gender and Development (GAD) Assembly at the Makati Diamond Residences on 06 to 08 November 2018.

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Vietnam, Cambodia PMs attend Business Forum

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Cambodia, Laos set to boost Bilateral Trade

Cambodia and Laos have pledged to boost trade and investment across their border, while trade volume between the two countries last year was just over $27 million, according to the Cambodian Ministry of Commerce.

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Revenue Department says it does not collect Higher Tax from Online Merchants

BANGKOK, Dec 8 (NNT) - The Revenue Department has insisted that the Revenue Code Amendment Act draft is not intended to make online merchants pay more tax but to analyze the behavior of taxpayers.

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