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16 March 2018
In this briefing we consider some recent decisions that have been handed down in the UK and overseas courts, that include: the meaning of “unit” under the Hague Rules; the right of owners to abandon a vessel arguably late and claim a CTL; and ‘whaling’ in Singapore, which is a cyber attack case, where payments are made by a bank on the instructions of an impostor.
5 March 2018
Last year, the Singapore listed company CSE Global Limited (CSE Global) and its wholly-owned Singaporean subsidiary CSE TransTel Pte. Ltd. (CSE TransTel) (collectively referred to as “CSE”) entered into a settlement agreement with the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) requiring CSE to pay a settlement of US$12 million.
2 March 2018
Australia recently became the sixth country in Asia to require some form of mandatory notification to the relevant authorities and/or affected individuals in the event of a data breach. In this article we consider the genesis of data breach notification laws in the US, the similarities and differences across affected countries in Asia Pacific and how it compares to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into effect in May this year.
15 February 2018
In a recent amendment to the Singapore Rules of Court, there is a change in the form of a caveat against arrest which may potentially bring about more interest in this procedure.
11 January 2018
The coming into effect of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018 will introduce important changes requiring greater vigilance over compliance if fines are to be avoided.
11 January 2018
As we start the new year, we examine some of the lessons to be learnt from the ZTE sanctions violations settlement which was the largest such settlement with the US regulators in 2017.
30 November 2017
On 14 November, Kennedys were thrilled to host two inspirational female leaders from the London market. Dawn Miller (CEO of AXA Insurance Company) and Mary O’Connor (Head of Client, Industry and Business Development Global Head of Financial Institutions, Willis Towers Watson) participated in our second ‘Women in Insurance’ event, hosted in London by Kennedys’ partner Suzanne Liversidge.
15 August 2017
There has been a long tussle between insolvency lawyers and shipping lawyers over whether a lien over sub-freight ought to be treated as a registrable charge pursuant to the Companies Act. Unfortunately, the score is insolvency lawyers 1 : shipping lawyers 0. In this update, we take a brief look at the case of Siva Ships Intl. Pte Ltd (in liquidation) [2017] SGHC 172 (“Siva Ships”).
16 June 2017
On 5 June 2017, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, Yemen and Bahrain severed diplomatic and trade ties with Qatar.
15 June 2017
In this update, we look at the recent High Court and Court of Appeal case of Dyna-Jet Pte Ltd v Wilson Taylor Asia Pacific Pte Ltd [2017] 3 SLR; [2016] SGHC 238 and Wilson Taylor Asia Pacific Pte Ltd v Dyna-Jet Pte Ltd [2017] SGCA 32 (“the case”). Both the High Court and Court of Appeal concurred that one-sided arbitration clauses are enforceable and fall within the meaning of an arbitration agreement under s.2 of the International Arbitration Act (Cap 143A, 2002 Rev Ed) (“the IAA”). On the particular facts of the case, the arbitration agreement clause was not invoked.
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