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    04:57 PM Tan Kah Wai (LL.B. (First Class Honours), National University of Singapore)

    Recognising foreign personal bankruptcy judgments in Singapore – a critical assessment of the common law’s role and its difficulties

    In recent years, the Singapore courts have delivered several decisions on the law of cross-border insolvency. One such recent decision is the High Court’s judgment in Heince Tombak Simanjuntak and others v Paulus Tannos and others [2019] SGHC 216 (“Simanjuntak”) which raises some interesting and pertinent questions over the role of the common law courts in recognising foreign personal bankruptcy j...

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    10:48 PM Martin Kwan (LLB (Lond.), LLM (LSE))

    Can a wife consider her husband’s family business obtained from his father as a “matrimonial asset”?

    In the recent Court of Appeal decision of UEQ v UEP [2019] SGCA 45, the issue was whether, on divorce, the husband’s shares of the family business received from his father as a gift can be treated as a “matrimonial asset” for division. This case has profound impact, as the legal principle applies equally to gifted or inherited family businesses and provides valuable insights on the entitlement of ...

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    08:21 PM Iris Ng (LL.B., Singapore Management University)

    A closer look at proposed amendments to the International Arbitration Act: How far should parties be allowed to contract out of the grounds for annulling an award?

    Under Proposal 5 of the Ministry of Law’s recent public consultation on Singapore’s International Arbitration Act (“IAA”), parties will be given the option to limit or waive by agreement (collectively, “contract out of”) the annulment grounds in s 24(b) of the IAA and Article 34(2)(a) of the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration (“ML”), but not those in s 24(a) of the IAA and ...

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    12:16 AM Shriram Jayakumar (Legal Executive, Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow)

    A sensible approach to severance: Tillman v Egon Zehnder [2019] UKSC 32

    If the unreasonable portions of a restrictive covenant are severed from the reasonable portions, will employers be escaping the consequences of widely-drafted restrictive covenants that they were responsible for? Or will this allow their legitimate interests to be protected? ...

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    07:13 PM Rachel Tan Xi’en, LLB (Hons), Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore and Bethel Chan Ruiyi, Juris Doctor (SMU), Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

    Examining Principle and Legality: Singapore’s Experience at International Courts and Tribunals

    Singapore has always affirmed that the international legal order should be stable and predictable, as international law levels the playing field in international relations. Singapore’s specific experience in its international disputes with other states shows that its practice of international law is consistent with its publicly expressed sentiment. This article will examine Singapore’s experienc...