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Publications

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”).
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.

Articles

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
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.
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.

Case reviews

11 December 2017
The Singapore Court of Appeal recently held that a binding charter party was formed, notwithstanding the presence of a “subject to review” clause.
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.
 

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