singapore - Contracts & Commercial

MSP4GE Asia Pte Ltd and Another v MSP Global Pte Ltd and Others

Trusts - Constructive trust - Breach of trust; Restitution - Unjust enrichment; Contract - Misrepresentation

Date: 31 January 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 20; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Eastern Resource Management Services Ltd v Chiu Teng Construction Co Pte Ltd

Contract - Breach; Contract - Consideration - Sufficiency of consideration; Contract - Contractual terms; Contract - Duress - Economic; Contract - Illegality and public policy - Statutory illegality

Date: 30 January 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 19; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Government Contracts (Authorisation) Notification 2019

This Notification comes into operation on 1 February 2019.
Date: 31 January 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 62; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Singapore Rifle Association v Singapore Shooting Association and Others

Contract - Breach - Indemnity clauses; Tort - Conspiracy; Unincorporated Associations and Trade Unions - Friendly societies - Management

Date: 24 January 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 13; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Simpson Marine (SEA) Pte Ltd v Jiacipto Jiaravanon

Restitution - Failure of consideration - Pre-contract deposits; Contract - Formation

Date: 23 January 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2019] SGCA 7; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) (Amendment) Bill

This Bill seeks to amend the Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) Act.
Date: 14 January 2019; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: Bill No. 3/2019; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

BCBC Singapore Pte Ltd and Another v PT Bayan Resources TBK and Another

Contract - Breach; Contract - Remedies - Damages

Date: 09 January 2019; Court: Singapore International Commercial Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC(I) 1; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Seraya Energy Pte Ltd v Denka Advantech Pte Ltd and Another Suit (YTL PowerSeraya Pte Ltd, third party)

Contract - Breach; Contract - Formation; Contract - Discharge - Breach; Contract - Remedies - Damages; Contract - Remedies - Liquidated damages; Contract - Remedies - Mitigation of damage

Date: 02 January 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 2; Source: Singapore Law Watch

RJC Resource Pte Ltd and Another v Koh Lee Hoo

Contract - Fraudulent Misrepresentation - Contractual Construction - Total Failure of Consideration

Date: 28 December 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 278; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Tan Li Yin Michel v Avril Rengasamy

Contract - Contractual terms - Interpretation; Contract - Illegality and public policy - common law

Date: 20 December 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 274; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) (Ban on Display of Tobacco Products) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 January 2019.
Date: 21 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 854; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

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

These Regulations come into operation on 1 January 2019.
Date: 21 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 855; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Sun Electric Pte Ltd and Another v Menrva Solutions Pte Ltd and Another

Contract - Breach; Contract - Contractual terms; Tort - Negligence - Duty of care; Tort - Negligence - Breach of duty; Companies - Incorporation of companies - Lifting corporate veil

Date: 03 December 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 264; Source: Singapore Law Watch

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

Nanyang Medical Investments Pte Ltd v Kuek Bak Kim Leslie and Others

Contract - Contractual terms - Express terms - Interpretation; Contract - Contractual terms - Admissibility of evidence; Contract - Contractual terms - Penalty clause; Contract - Compromise agreement - Requirements for valid compromise; Equity - Estoppel - Promissory esto ...

Date: 28 November 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 263; 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

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