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SUBJECT INDEX: Singapore
Legal Skills: A Complete Guide

The Definitive Guide on Legal Skills

 

  • Provides a user-friendly and practical step-by-step guide to the essentials of Singapore legal process, the tools available to excel and practical guidance on advocacy strategies.
  • Addresses the much-needed practice-ready skills gap for those transitioning from law school or foreign jurisdictions into the Singapore legal practice and is the first comprehensive guide written from the Singapore perspective.
  • Written in a clear and practical manner, Ms Sim Khadijah provides a unique perspective on what’s required to succeed in law early in your career from her background as Counsel, Assistant Registrar and Judge, with experience in private practice, public service and a skills trainer for NUS, SILE and SMC.

 

There exists a gap between what is taught in law schools and the skills that are actually needed in practice. Senior lawyers may not have the bandwidth to train and mentor their junior lawyers as much as they would prefer. As a result, these young lawyers are unable to maximise their true potential in the shortest time possible. This prompted the founding of the author’s legal skills training firm, Lacuna Training Solutions, the first of its kind, to fill the training gap.

Key features: Legal Research, Analysis, Written Advocacy, Oral Advocacy, ADR, General Skills in Legal Practice, and Additional Guidance for Law Students.

 
Singapore Civil Procedure 2019

Ready for what lies ahead

When change can happen any time, constant vigilance is a must. Seize your advantage over the competition with the Singapore White Book 2019. 
 
Law & Practice of Construction Contracts in Singapore, Fifth Edition

 “It is no overstatement to say that Mr Chow is the doyen of Singapore construction law and is perhaps the foremost authority on this topic.”

 
The Honourable the Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon
Supreme Court of Singapore
From the Foreword to the 5th Edition
 
Regarded as the leading title for construction practitioners over the past 25 years, the fifth edition incorporates ground-breaking decisions on jurisdictional issues while taking into consideration the newer editions of the major standard forms such as FIDIC 2017. It also provides a commentary on the Singapore Institute of Architects Building Contracts 2016.
 
Featured Court of Appeal decisions include:
 
Grouteam Pte Ltd v UES Holdings Pte Ltd (2016) 
Audi Construction Pte Ltd v Kian Hiap Construction Pte Ltd (2018)
Comfort Management Pte Ltd v OGSP Engineering Pte Ltd (2018)
 
Arbitration in Singapore - A Practical Guide, Second Edition

Produced by the who''s who of the arbitral fraternity

The general editorial team, comprising Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon, Mr Francis Xavier, SC, Mr Chong Yee Leong and Prof Lucy Reed, hail from Singapore - the third-most preferred venue for international arbitration in the world. 

 

 

SUBJECT INDEX: Malaysia
Handbook on Family Law Practice in Malaysia: Commentary, Procedures and Forms

Your all in one resource for family law in Malaysia

Handbook on Family Law Practice in Malaysia: Commentary, Procedures and Forms is a complete hands-on-guide on family law practice in Malaysia. This book discusses the procedural parts of family law practice that apply to non-muslims throughout Malaysia, i.e Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah and Sarawak.

 
Law and Practice of Family Law in Malaysia

Your invaluable reference source for confident family law practice. 
 
Our Constitution

Provides a clear and comprehensive understanding of the Federal Constitution. 

 
UNCITRAL Model Law & Arbitration Rules, The Arbitration Act 2005 (Amended 2011 & 2018) and The AIAC Arbitration Rules 2018

The definitive guide to the application of the UNCITRAL Model Law and Arbitration Rules.

 

 

SUBJECT INDEX: Hong Kong
Cayman Islands Company and Commercial Law, Second Edition

  • Authored by representatives of one of the top offshore legal firms with specific specialisation in the complexities of the Cayman Islands jurisdiction.
  • An increase in the breadth of coverage with three entirely new chapters:
    - Financing & regulation of aircraft;
    - Cayman Island LLCs; and
    - EU Substance Requirements. 
  • The only authoritative reference source for the South East Asian legal market covering the critical Cayman Islands jurisdiction that accounts for 75% of world’s hedge funds and nearly half the global industry’s estimated US$1.1 trillion of asset under-management.
  • Highly contemporaneous with 40% of the 1st edition content updated including, but not limited to:
    - analysis and review of the new and amended Cayman Islands laws and regulations regarding the companies and financial regime;
    - updates to the anti-money laundering regime;
    - review and analysis of the new regulatory guidelines regarding the formation of limited liability companies etc.

 

Cayman Islands Company and Commercial Law is the only publication that focuses exclusively on the Cayman Islands. The book provides a deep analytical view of the offshore jurisdiction’s legal landscape as it relates to companies, partnerships, credit and security, mutual funds, insolvency, dispute resolution, taxation, trusts and more.

The Second Edition will keep you fully up-to-date on one of the world’s most utilized corporate jurisdictions. The use of offshore vehicles for international financial transactions and the incorporation of companies is the preference for most entities here in the Asia Pacific region. The Cayman Islands continues to be the ‘hot’ jurisdiction for offshore companies and commercial work, as well as the choice now to set up an offshore financial center.

This new second edition examines and updates the major changes which occurred over the last four years, including:

1. Impact of the new Cayman Islands Limited Liability Companies law since its enactment in 2016 – resulting in 391 Cayman LLCs formed and another 16 transferred by way of continuation from other jurisdictions from 1 July 2016 – 19 May 2017;

2. New supplemental legislation formed in relation to the Tax Information Authority (International Tax Compliance) (Common Reporting Standard) Regulations, 2015;

3. New requirement of obtaining professional Indemnity Insurance for those who deal with Trusts, Insurance, Mutual Fund Administration, Securities Investments and Company Managers, Licensees, and Directors;

4. Amended structure for investment funds, etc.

 
Competition Ordinance (Cap.619): Commentary & Annotations

• Authored and annotated by Knut Fournier, Chairman of the Hong Kong Competition Association.

• This work reproduces the full text of the Competition Ordinance (Cap.619) together with section-by-section analyses and commentaries with references to relevant case law and other legislation.
 
• Included in the annotations are definitions of words and phrases as well as practical applications of the provisions.
 
• Competition regimes of other jurisdictions are referred to and compared with wherever relevant.
 
• Guidelines of the Hong Kong Competition Commission and Hong Kong Communications Authority are reproduced in full, making this a comprehensive resource on Competition Law.
 
 
Habeas Crocodylus

Habeas Crocodylus is Justice Kemal Bokhary’s fourth cartoon law book. Like his previous books, this one covers topics of interest to lawyers and members of the general public. Topics as diverse as animal rights, democracy, the environment, language, rule of law and socio-economic rights, to the judicial protection of personal liberty by the writ of habeas corpus are addressed with the Judge’s characteristic wit and humour, but always to make points meant to be taken seriously. And like his previous books, it is important the topics covered in this book are made available to young readers.

 

[Mr Justice Bokhary] has written five books, with this his sixth, all for the same purpose — to explain the law and its principles with humour and wisdom to non-lawyers, especially young people, so they would come to know and love the law. I hope you will read his works and come to  know and love the man, and his Crocky.

From the Foreword by Audrey Eu SC

 
Hong Kong Law Reports & Digest (HKLRD) 2019: The Authorised HKLRD Print Parts Service with FREE ProView version

As the only authorised law reporting service in Hong Kong, HKLRD provides an authoritative, consistent and authentic statement of the law.

 

 

SUBJECT INDEX: United Kingdom
International Energy Arbitration

With energy disputes now compromising some 40 per cent of all international commercial arbitrations, International Energy Arbitration offers a complete guide to the subject for arbitration practitioners and in-house counsel. It takes a sector-by-sector approach, examining arbitration processes across the entire industry, from oil and gas to renewable energies such as wind and geothermal.

The book examines in detail the legal framework surrounding energy disputes. It also sets out case studies of real disputes, providing valuable insight into the practical and legal issues that exist in complex international energy disputes.

  • Reviews the historial development of the energy arbitration sector
  • Provides a detailed examination of the legal framework surrounding international energy arbitration
  • Offers practical procedural advice from experienced energy arbitrators
  • Examines different types of energy arbitration sector by sector
  • Looks at upstream, midstream, downstream and unconventional oil and gas disputes
  • Covers disputes in all areas of the electricity sector - hydrocarbons, nuclear and renewable
  • Discusss key cases in a range of energy arbitration disputes
  • Contains relevant legislation for easy reference
 
 
A Practical Guide to International Commercial Arbitration, 2nd Edition

A Practical Guide to International Commercial Arbitration provides essential hands-on guide to give you practical, up-to-date and easily accessible advice and knowledge in this area.

Bringing you a step-by-step guide to the arbitration process, it sets out to advise on building a strategy to ensure every stage of the arbitral process meets the commercial objectives and maximises its prospects of success

The new 2nd edition:

  • Is fully up-to-date to include recent rule changes from all the major arbitration bodies
  • Deals with both the contractual arrangements necessary to provide for arbitration in the event of a dispute, and the process of the arbitration itself
  • Gives expert advice on the planning and conduct of each stage of the arbitral process from drafting an agreement to arbitrate to enforcing an award
  • Includes case study scenarios, comparative tables of selected rules and laws and an extensive glossary

 

What''s New?

  • Revisions and updates to: the 2012 ICC Rules of Arbitration; the 2012 Swiss Arbitration Rules; the 2012 CIETAC Arbitration Rules; the 2012 KLRCA Rules; the LCIA Arbitration Rules and HKIAC Rules
  • Revisions and changes to national arbitration laws, including the French New Code of Civil Procedure; the Singapore International Arbitration Act; and the forthcoming changes to Swiss Arbitration Law (the international arbitration provisions of the Swiss Public International Law Act)
  • Major recent decisions in growing commercial regions including India and Brazil
  • Further coverage of developing trends, such as third party funding
  • Expanded and developed appendices including flow charts with cross referencing to the main text
  • Expanded and updated glossary
 
A Practitioner's Guide to Authorised Investment Funds, 2nd Edition

A Practitioner’s Guide to Authorised Investment Funds is a complete practitioner’s guide to fund management, explaining the law and regulation governing the setting up, launching, marketing and operation of all major types of authorised fund vehicle. The new edition has been fully revised to cover all latest UK, European and international developments.
 
 
Chitty on Contracts, 33rd Edition (2 Volumes)

Chitty on Contracts is the pre-eminent reference work on contract law in the common law world. It has been used for generations by lawyers as the leading guide to contracts, and is relied on to provide insight and aid in complex areas of the law.

The work is in two volumes:

Volume One covers the General Principles of contract law, while Volume Two offers guidance on Specific Contracts, namely contractual issues in specific industry sectors. (Volume One of the work is available as a standalone for those who need coverage of the general principles of contract law only).

KEY FEATURES:

Provides coverage of all relevant legislation and a huge depth of case reference;

  • Presents complete coverage of the law of contract, incorporating extensive reference to relevant legislation and recent case law
  • Contains interpretation and analysis of general legislation since the last edition,
  • Provides an in-depth examination of actions arising in contract law, including exclusion clauses, estoppel, illegality and public policy, mistake, misrepresentation and non-disclosure, breach of performance
  • Covers the formation of contract as it effects the Agreement; Consideration, Form, Mistake; Misrepresentation and Duress and Undue Influence;
  • Treats in detail the Capacity of parties
  • Analyses and comments on the terms of the contract relating to Express and Implied Terms; Exemption Clauses; Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts; and Arbitration Clauses;
  • Examines Illegality and Public Policy
  • Under Joint obligations covers in detail the law of contract relating to Third Parties, Assignment;, Death and Bankruptcy
  • Examines and analyses contract law in relation to performance and discharge, covering Discharge by Agreement; by Frustration; by Breach;
  • Studies remedies for breach of contract, including damages and limitations
  • Discusses Restitution in relation to contract law
  • Analyses conflict of laws as if affects contract law
  • Deals individually with contracts in the following areas of law: agency, arbitration, bailment, bills of exchange and banking, building contracts, carriage by air, carriage by land, construction, credit and security, employment, gaming and wagering, insurance, restrictive agreements and covenants, sale of goods and suretyship
  • Offers interpretation and advice on the law when disputes arise, or when technical areas need clarification, and when responsibilities, obligations and entitlements need to be established
  • Supplemented regularly
  • Written by experts in contract law

Key new case law and legislation covered in Chitty 33

  • Impact of Human Rights Act 1998: McDonald v McDonald (SC)
  • Oral agreements for sale of land: Dowding v Matchmove Ltd (CA)           
  • Fraud: Hayward v Zurich Insurance Co plc (SC)
  • 'No reliance' clauses: First Tower Trustees Ltd v CDS (Superstores International) Ltd (CA)
  • Interpretation: Wood v Capita Insurance Services Ltd (SC)
  • Implied terms: Marks and Spencer plc v BNP Paribas Securities Services Trust Co (Jersey) Ltd (SC)
  • 'No oral variations' clause; part payment of debt: MWB Business Exchange Centres Ltd v Rock Advertising Ltd (SC)
  • Acts of State: Mohammed v Ministry of Defence,  Benkharbouche v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Belhaj v Straw (SC)
  • Illegality: Patel v Mirza (SC)
  • Damages for third party's loss: Swynson Ltd v Lowick Rose LLP (SC)
  • Assignment: - set-off: Bibby Factors Northwest Ltd v HFD Ltd (CA); - prohibitions on assignment: Business Contract Terms (Assignment of Receivables) Regulations 2018 (draft)
  • Damages: SAAMCo: - Hughes-Holland v BPE Solicitors; - mitigation: Fulton Shipping Inc of Panama v Globalia Business Travel SAU (SC);  - 'negotiating damages':  Morris-Garner v One Step (Support) Ltd (SC)
  • Liquidated damages: Cavendish Square Holding BV v Makdessi and ParkingEye Ltd v Beavis (SC)
  • Restitution: Bank of Cyprus UK Ltd v Menelaou (SC); Investment Trust Companies v Revenue and Customs Commissioners (SC); Lowick Rose LLP v Swynson Ltd; Angove’s Pty Ltd v Bailey (SC); Prudential Assurance Co Ltd v Revenue and Customs Commissioners (SC)
  • Agency: - irrevocable authority: Bailey v Angove’s Pty Ltd (SC); commercial agents: ERGO Poist’ovna a.s. C-48/16 (CJEU)
  • Banking: Payment Services Regulations 2017
  • Consumer law: Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 (draft); ParkingEye Ltd v Beavis (SC); Court of Justice cases on acting as a consumer; mixed purposes contracts; guarantees of loan by consumer to commercial company; traders as intermediaries for non-traders; when a court must raise EU consumer legislation on its own motion; commercial practices, including  misleading actions and misleading omissions; the exemption for the “main subject matter of the contract”; fairness under the 1993 Directive and choice of law clauses; collective actions and stays of proceedings.
  • Credit and security: implementation of the Mortgage Credit Directive
  • Employment: CJEU cases on 'rolled-up holiday pay' and on 'working time'
  • Insurance: Insurance Act 2015, including new ss 13A and 16A (late payment of claims); - fraudulent claims:  Versloot Dredging BV v HDI Gerling Industrie Versicherung AG (SC); interpretation of exclusions: Impact Funding Solutions Ltd v Barrington Support Services Ltd  (SC)
  • Gaming -  'cheating': Ivey v Genting Casinos (UK) Ltd
  • Sale of goods: - retention of title clause: PST Energy Shipping Ltd v OW Bunker Malta Ltd (SC)