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SUBJECT INDEX: Singapore
Essentials of Corporate Law & Governance in Singapore

Your Practical Handbook to Corporate Law & Governance in Singapore 

The first and only source of practical procedures to corporate law, covering up to and including the most recent changes in October 2017.

Authored by Lan Luh Luh, this title will update through 2018 reflecting subsequent changes to company law procedures. 

 
International Arbitration in Singapore: Legislation and Materials

The first analysis of Singapore international arbitration legislation and materials
 
This all-in-one reference text draws together, for the first time, all the international arbitration legislation in Singapore - annotated with a detailed analytical commentary, together with a comprehensive collection of related laws and materials.
 
Singapore Civil Procedure 2018

Singapore White Book 2018 helps you fill in the blanks

 
Elements of Construction Law in Singapore, 2nd

An entry-level guide to understanding the fundamentals of construction law

 

 

SUBJECT INDEX: Malaysia
Law for Business, Second Edition

Law for Business highlights the important principles, cases and legislative provisions governing this area of law to provide students and business professionals with a strong foundation in legal theory as well as the practical and applied aspects of the laws affecting trade and business activities in Malaysia. 

 
Construction Adjudication in Malaysia, 2nd Edition

A comprehensive analysis of the legal principles governing the application of the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012, providing in-depth analysis and practical guidance on all stages of the adjudication process in Malaysia.

 
All Malaysia Reports 2018 Subscription (AMR)

Keeping in touch with Malaysian case law is greatly enhanced through the use of the All Malaysia Reports (AMR). Its fast and reliable reporting of appellate and High Court decisions make it an essential source of reference for all judges, lawyers, judicial officers, academics and law students. Careful selection of cases ensures that decisions with new and important points of law are brought to the attention of readers.
 
Every case is supported by a clear and easy-to-understand headnote. The issues raised in each case and the holding of the court are highlighted with relevant page, paragraph and line references. A systematic index facilitates research and retrieval of relevant case authorities.
 
The AMR is prepared by a dedicated and experienced team of in-house editors who ensure accuracy through rigorous editorial processes which include stringent proof and sense reading and checking of case citations prior to publication.
 
The AMR is certainly the essential series of Malaysian case reports.
 
Subscribers to AMR 2018 will receive:
·         70 issues in print and Proview e-Book format
·         8 binding indexes
·         8 Buckram binder covers
·         An annual cumulative index
·         AMR e-Alert
·         The Law Review
o   4 issues
o   1 binding index
o   1 buckram binder cover 
 
AMR 2018 on PROVIEW
The AMR 2018 continues to be provided on ProView – Thomson Reuters’ professional grade e-Book app on your iPad, Android, tablet, Kindle Fire, Windows or Mac laptop or desktop. Custom built for legal professionals ProView allows you to connect and interact with the valuable content anywhere, anytime.
 
Benefits
·         Freedom of mobility to work anywhere, without the weight of physical books
·         Access important legal texts and law reports, even without internet connectivity
·         Make notes, highlight or bookmark sections of text
·         Switch from desktop to mobile device with all your annotations intact
 
AMR E-Alert 
AMR e-Alert informs AMR subscribers of cases that will be reported in forthcoming issues. It serves as an advance index of cases. At Thomson Reuters, we recognise the value of timely and relevant information to practitioners. Benefit from this service which is free of charge, when you subscribe to the AMR.
 

The AMR e-Alert is delivered via email every Monday. 

 
Personal Injury Reports 2018 Subscription (PIR)

The Personal Injury Reports (PIR) caters specifically to the needs of personal injury practitioners. Being a monthly publication, practitioners will be kept updated on the latest awards made by the lower courts as well as decisions made on appeal to the High Court and the Court of Appeal.
 
PIR serves as a comparative guide on awards given in personal injury cases and together with the quantum table provided therein, subscribers will have available to them the most current source of information in this area.
 
The key features of the PIR include:
·         Latest awards
·         Quantum table
·         Full text judgments of appellate decisions
 
Subscribers to PIR 2018 will receive:
·         12 monthly issues
·         2 binding indexes
·         2 Buckram covers

·         An annual index / Quantum table 

 

 

SUBJECT INDEX: Hong Kong
British Virgin Islands Commercial Law, Fourth Edition

• The only authoritative reference source with comprehensive coverage of the British Virgin Islands offshore market

• Authored by Harney Westwood & Riegels, a leading law firm in the British Virgin Islands
 
• Approximately 40% of the content has been updated from the previous edition - Keeping you abreast of one
of the world’s fastest developing jurisdictions, including:
 
– Review and analysis of the new BVI laws and regulations on the companies and financial regimes
 
– Analysis of key appellate court decisions
 
– Examination of the new regulatory guidance provided by the BVI Financial Services Commission regarding money services
 
– A brand new chapter on BVI Insurance Law
 
– Review of the recent changes to the BVI Business Companies Act
 
– Analysis of the new Limited Partnership Act
 
– Examination of the BVI’s new beneficial ownership regime
 
 
British Virgin Islands Commercial Law is the only publication that focuses exclusively on the British Virgin 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.

Approximately 40% of the content has been updated – Keeping you fully abreast of one of the world’s fastest developing jurisdictions
This new edition continues to follow the major changes which have occurred as a result of the BVI Business Companies (Amendment) Acts of 2015 and 2016 which are now in force along with the new BVI Business Companies Regulations. The examination of these major changes and incorporation of new legal developments, plus the inclusion of a brand new chapter on BVI Insurance Law makes this edition a must-have for anyone with interests in BVI law and practice.
 
Written by practitioners expert in the jurisdiction
Harney Westwood & Riegels is a leading international offshore law firm headquartered in the British Virgin Islands.
 
* All royalties from book sales will be donated by Harneys to relief efforts for Hurricane Irma.
 
Colinvaux's Law of Insurance in Hong Kong, Third Edition

The only text focusing exclusively on Insurance Law in Hong Kong

• Comprehensively covers the 2017 enacted amendments to the Insurance Ordinance (Cap.41) and revisions to the insurance regime
• Based on the popular and prestigious UK edition and adapted specifically for the Hong Kong insurance market
 
Colinvaux’s Law of Insurance in Hong Kong, Third Edition continues to be the only title in Hong Kong focusing exclusively on Insurance Law. Based on the popular and prestigious UK edition, it has been adapted specifically for the Hong Kong insurance market.
 
This Third Edition is fully revised and updated to reflect the extensive changes and updates to the Insurance Ordinance (Cap.41), newly renamed and enacted in 2017. Amended to reflect the latest developments in Hong Kong’s insurance regime, this edition is a must-have for every practitioner.
 
This new edition highlights changes and updates to the law over the past five years, including:
1. The newly formed Insurance Authority (IA) commenced its operation and has taken over the regulation of authorised insurers from the now disbanded Government Office.
2. Significant enhancement of the new regulatory, investigative and enforcement powers of the IA.
3. New provisions required for the appointment of authorised insurers of certain controllers, directors, key persons in control functions, and (for long term insurers) appointed actuaries.
4. Statutory codification of the ‘fit and proper’ criteria of all appointed persons.
5. Establishment of the Insurance Appeals Tribunal to hear appeals of certain decisions of the IA.
 
The Hong Kong Anti-Discrimination Ordinances: Commentary & Annotations (Collected Volume) Second Edition

Restructured and updated to reflect timely issues regarding legislation against discrimination, including legal rights and recognition of same-sex couples and strengthening the laws against harassment in work places, no matter the gender or sexual orientation.
 
The Hong Kong Anti-Discrimination Ordinances examined here include:
• Cap 480: Sex Discrimination Ordinance (SDO)
• Cap 487: Disability Discrimination Ordinance (DDO)
• Cap 527: Family Status Discrimination Ordinance (FSDO)
• Cap 602: Race Discrimination Ordinance (RDO)
 
THE MOST UP-TO-DATE AND AUTHORITATIVE REFERENCE GUIDE ANALYSING AND EXPLAINING HONG KONG’S ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAWS
 
This new edition has been completely re-structured and revised to offer a concise, detailed section-by-section analysis of all the provisions of Hong Kong’s four Anti-Discrimination Ordinances. The relevant provisions of each Ordinance have been discussed, enhanced with:
(i) legislative amendments; (ii) recent cases, including analysis of the issues surrounding same sex marriages and transgender identity; (iii) comparative notes linking each Ordinance; and (iv) commentary on proposed law reforms.
 
Significant issues are reviewed and examined, including: (i) combing the four existing antidiscrimination laws into a single modernised Discrimination Ordinance; (ii) recognition and protection for persons in de facto relationships (as opposed to a heterosexual marriage); (iii) laws protecting new immigrants (i.e. Mainlanders) from discrimination; (iv) introducing new protections as the current anti-discrimination regime overlooks several grounds of discrimination; and (v) equal protection to both men and women (as as well as ‘gender x’ representing transgender and intersex people) from sexual harassment in common workplaces.
 
Authored by a team of experienced practitioners and academics
• Annotated by Hectar Pun, Barrister-at-Law, Denis Chang’s Chambers; Ann Lui, Barrister-at- Law, Parkside Chambers, and Michael Ramsden, Professor of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong.
• Updated by Brendan Clift, Professor of Law, University of Hong Kong.

Presented in a clear, concise format with analysis that goes beyond the current state of legal implications under the ordinances
• Each section and subsection of the Ordinance is highlighted in the headings for easy navigation
• The concise format provides exactly what is necessary to better understand the Ordinance
• Provides analysis of anticipated legal issues that are yet to arise or which might arise as a result of the new amendments

 

 
Bullen & Leake & Jacob's Hong Kong Precedents of Pleadings, Second Edition

  • This new edition provides localisation of substantive legal content, building on the precedents of pleadings that have been tightly drafted by specialist law firms
  • Your subscription includes a complimentary supplement in 2018 which will provide two new chapters complete with new precedents

 

Since the first edition, Bullen & Leake & Jacob's Hong Kong Precedents of Pleadings has provided locally relevant precedents while remaining modeled on the UK original works.

This second edition includes:

  • Updates to 8 chapters including banking and finance, business law, intellectual property and professional liability
  • A revised business law section fully up-to-date with the new Trade Description Ordinance (Cap. 362) and an expanded section on Constructive Trust and Tracing
  • Updated commentary with recent case law 
  • New and revised precedents included in the complimentary supplement
  • A subject overview at the start of each section which lists important cases and cites relevant legislation
  • Commentary with specific guidance to individual precedents serving as a best practice guide for presentation of trial materials
  • Coverage of both claims and defences
  • Cross-references to the White Book

 

New cases of note include:

Business Law:

  • Secretary for Justice v Global Merchant Funding Ltd. [2015] 2 HKLRD 843 , (2016) 19 HKCFAR 192.
  • Chan Miu Chu Zoe v Choi Chiu Yuk (unrep., HCA 698/2012, [2014] HKEC 316)
  • Swiss Finance Mortgage Services Ltd. v Wong Kam Fan (unrep., HCA 1244/2015, [2016] HKEC 2763).
  • Chang Pui Yin v Bank of Singapore Ltd. [2017] 4 HKLRD 458.

Economic Torts:

  • Xiamen Xinjingdi Group Ltd (廈門新景地集團有限公司) formerly known as 廈門市鑫新景地房地產有限公司
  • Eton Properties Ltd (裕景興業有限公司) [2016] 4 HKC 357
  • Liu Qian (劉倩) v Sunway International Holdings Ltd (unrep., CACV 88/2017, [2017] HKEC 1995)(CFI)). – contract procured by fraud

Bribery: 

  • Does the bribe give rise to a proprietary claim in addition to a personal one (as opposed to a personal claim only) by the principal against the agent? FHR European Ventures LLP  v Mankarious  [2014] UKSC 45 (overruling Tang Ying Loi v Tang Ying Ip Alias Tang Ying Yip [2015] 1 HKLRD 712, JS Microelectronics Ltd v Achhada Dilip G (unrep., HCA 1202A/2012; HCA 1202/2012, 23 March 2016)

Environmental Claims – Nuisance:

  • Barr v Biffa Waste Services Ltd [2011] 4 All E.R. 1065: Use of Land as a Landfill
  • Rylands v Fletcher: Consent and Nuisance
  • Color Quest Ltd v Total Downstream UK Plc [2009] EWHC 823 (Comm); [2010] 2 Costs LR 140
  • Larbons Ltd v Kuo You Weaving Factory Ltd
 

 

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.
 
 
Construction Delay and Disruption: Practice and Procedure

Construction Delay and Disruption: Practice and Procedure is the first title of its kind to provide the background and theory of this very technical field, with the underpinning of real-life experience and practical examples to enable readers to gain practical instruction on how to manage these issues in construction life, as well as in court/ADR/arbitration and dispute board settings. The author’s clear and understandable style presents this topic in a way that all practitioners – both contractors and legal professionals – can understand and make effective use of. 

Comprehensively covers the issues and procedures associated with construction delay and disruption:

  • Reviews specific contract provisions and standard clauses on delay, and notice forms
  • Looks at time extensions and related practice and procedure, and legal conflicts
  • Addresses delay penalty issues and provisions for recovery of loss or expense
  • Describes prevention strategies
  • Gives real-world examples of project analysis and claims
  • Provides legal arguments for use in practice, court, ADR and arbitration
  • Includes forms for use in practice
  • Covers the subject as dealt with in standard forms: FIDIC, NEC3, ICE and JCT
  • Deals with risk assessment claim analysis, planning and scheduling risk
  • Takes the reader through forensic delay analysis, causation and concurrency
  • Looks at damages and their calculation
  • Includes global claims
  • Covers the law of the UK, related law in the US, Australia, Hong Kong, Canada, New Zealand and Sharia Law
  • Written by a specialist practitioner and experienced author in delay and disruption claims in engineering and construction projects worldwide