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Chambers Asia Pacific 2016 - Leading Firm

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Publications

15 March 2017
In this update, we look at the case of The Star Quest [2016] 3 SLR 1280; [2016] SGHC 100, where the Singapore High Court granted the shipowner unconditional leave to defend a claim for misdelivery on the ground that it is arguable that the bills of lading issued neither operated as contractual documents nor documents of title; accordingly, there was no requirement for the cargoes to be delivered against presentation of the bills of lading.
12 October 2016
On October 7, the United States of America formally ended its Myanmar sanctions program, through President Obama signing an Executive Order.
20 April 2016
We are delighted to publish a quick guideline and comparison chart on Data Privacy principles in different APAC jurisdictions.

Articles

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.
19 May 2017
As medical records go digital, hospitals and healthcare institutions are now tasked with protecting and guarding their patient’s data from cyber criminals who have spotted an opportunity to profit from the information. But why exactly do cyber criminals steal the data and how do they expect to profit?

Case reviews

26 February 2016
High Court rules that an arbitrator erred in finding that an admissible period of good weather must be 24 hours from noon to noon and restricting the breach to one leg of the voyage, rather than applying it to the whole period of the charterparty.
26 February 2016
Court of Appeal holds that benefit of proceeds of subsequent sale are to be taken into account in assessing damages for breach of time charterparty.
18 December 2015
Can a party who is challenging the validity of a contract on the ground of misrepresentation rely on the exclusive jurisdiction clause contained therein to stay the court proceedings in favour of another forum?
 

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