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SUBJECT INDEX: Singapore
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. 

 
Singapore Competition Act Annotations

The first competition annotation released in Singapore that encapsulates the changes made to the law up to April 2018.

Authored by a seasoned competition law practitioner from Drew & Napier, it provides a comprehensive analysis of the act.  
 
The Law of Evidence in Singapore, Second Edition

Additional chapter & updated contents reflecting changes to the law in 2018.

The second edition reflects the latest changes in the law up to February 2018 to clearly provide you with a holistic view on Evidence Law in Singapore. Moving beyond Singapore, the applicability of evidence law related in international tribunals is covered in the new chapter to benefit arbitrators.

 

 

SUBJECT INDEX: Malaysia
Insolvency Act 1967 with Overview by Aishah Bidin

“The modern law of bankruptcy… intended to relieve those in financial difficulties from the burden of debt and the possibilities of loss of liberty in a debtors’ prison and to enable them to make a fresh start free from debt … For over a hundred years, the law has required the Bankruptcy Court to consider whether the conduct of the bankrupt has been such that the public ought to be protected against his further operations for a period of time or even permanently”

:Re Stern, ex parte Kayser Ullman & Ors [1982] 1 WLR 860.

Bankruptcy in on the rise and has become a prevalent issue among Malaysians. This has spurred the government to make comprehensive changes to the Bankruptcy Act 1967 and to rename it as the Insolvency Act 1967.
 
This publication presents the full text of the new Insolvency Act 1967, together with an Expert Overview that is written by an expert of Malaysian company, insolvency and bankruptcy law to provide a quick summary of the workings of the new Act. It serves as a first point of reference to facilitate a good understanding of the new statutory regime regulating individuals and firms, and its related practices in Malaysia.
 
This publication is an essential source for insolvency practitioners, finance managers, lawyers, bankers, social guarantors, creditors, regulators, government officers, business owners and corporate consultants who need the knowledge on insolvency law as well as academicians and law students.
 
KEY FEATURES
  • Expert Overview of the Act
  • Full text of the Insolvency Act 1967 presented in clear and readable format
  • Highlights of key changes and differences between new and old Act
  • Explanation on implications of key new provisions
  • Clear page guides to assist the user to locate a specific section or Part of the Act quickly and efficiently
 
Law of Evidence in Malaysia, Second Edition

This book provides a clear explanation of evidence law in Malaysia and includes regular citation of case authorities, both local and foreign, to help in the understanding of the application of the provisions of the Evidence Act 1950.

 
Legal Research Methodology

Describes in detail the types of legal research methodology available, data analysis and the significance of a given study, topic selection and problem identification, and the formulation of research objectives.

 
The Company Constitution

Unravel the complexities of the company constitution under the new Companies Act 2016.

 

 

SUBJECT INDEX: Hong Kong
Company Law in Hong Kong: Insolvency, 2019

Company Law in Hong Kong: Insolvency, 2019 provides the most recent precedents, case law, decisions, and amended legislation relating to all the surviving sections of the re-titled Companies (Winding-Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance (Cap. 32). The text includes reviews and analyses of the fully enacted 2017 amendments designed to:

(i) increase and enhance protection for creditors;
(ii) streamline the winding-up process;
(iii) strengthen the regulations under the winding-up regime;
(iv) enhance the integrity of the winding-up process; and
(v) related consequential and minor technical
amendments to the law for easier understanding.

 
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.
 
 
Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap.571): Commentary & Annotations 2018 Edition

  • A single and complete text reviewing and analysing all sections of the law as amended over the last four years, fully incorporating all recent changes to the law including:

           (i) new Parts 3A and 14A added to the Ordinance

           (ii) related amendments in accordance to the new provisions of the Companies Ordinance (Cap.622) and Financial Institutions (Resolution) Ordinance (Cap.628)

  • Annotated and edited by Mr. Laurence Li, Barrister-at-Law from Temple Chambers and a team of distinguished contributors, including former Enforcement Director and legal counsel from the Securities and Futures Commission

 

The 2018 Edition is fully updated and incorporated – reviewing and analysing all the amendments and revisions to the law over the last four years with cross-referencing to corresponding legislation:

 
1. Sections of the law affected by the 2017-2018 changes to the Companies Ordinance (Cap.622) regarding the incorporation of open-ended investment fund companies are noted and updated;
 
2. Standard regulations regarding the over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives market are fully incorporated and annotated in accordance with the 2014 Amendments;
 
3. New and revised sections providing supervisory assistance to regulators outside of Hong Kong (i.e. printed licenses and certificates of registration) as prescribed in the 2015 Amendments are revised and annotated accordingly;
 
4. New regulations for the incorporation, registration, and management of open-ended fund companies (OFC) resulting from the 2016 Amendments - introducing a new OFC structure allowing companies to be more flexible in their share issuing structure are reviewed;
 
5. New powers given to the Securities & Futures Commission to resolve a company under financial distress as a result of the 2017 Financial Institutions (Resolution) Ordinance (Cap.628);
 
6. Updates on the progress of the proposed Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing’s company listing reforms – as discussed by the Hong Kong Legislative Council and the Securities Futures Commission;
 
7. New duty of care on Financial Institutions resulting from the Financial Institutions (Resolution) Ordinance (Cap.628) creating a new action in tort for damages regarding suspect financial products.
 
 
The latest edition analyses the latest reforms and amendments to the Ordinance with crossreferencing to all related codes, guidelines and circulars, amended and new legislation, etc. This text continues to be a comprehensive and practical guide which provides a better understanding of the law.
 
Law of Companies in Hong Kong, Third Edition

The definitive analytical text on Hong Kong company law covering all the recent applications, case law, and updates on the progress of Hong Kong’s new companies regime.

40% content updated, including:
(i) Review and analysis of the current regime in relation to corollary legislation
(ii) Analysis of key court cases decided since the current Companies Ordinance was enacted
(iii) Review and analysis of the 2018 Companies Ordinance Amendments regarding company
transparency and compliance with international anti-money laundering standards.
 
Written by experts on Hong Kong company law including one of the original drafters of the Company Law re-write.
 
 
Highlights:
 
1. Further reviews and expands upon the major proposals and initiatives developed and brought forth in the Companies Ordinance and Companies (Winding-Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance.
 
2. Comprehensively examines case law and legal precedents decided in accordance with the Ordinance since its enactment 4 years ago.
 
3. Includes extensive analysis of all aspects of Company Law including the:
(i) March 2018 amendments involving company transparency and compliance with international anti-money laundering standards
(ii) Application of the 2016 companies winding-up amendments aimed at providing more creditor protection and streamlining the winding-up process.
 
This authoritative text gives practitioners everything they need for a company’s day to day practice:
(i) From incorporation to dissolution;
(ii) Formation of joint ventures; 
(iii) Purchase of a sole trader;
(iv) Partnerships;
(v) Civil and criminal proceedings, etc.

 

 

 

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.
 
 
Keating on Construction Contracts, 10th Edition (Mainwork & Supplement)

A classic construction law text Keating on Construction Contracts is a first port of call for all research on the history and principles governing building contracts, their practical application and their interpretation by the courts. Renowned for its accessible style and reliable authority the title covers all relevant legislation and case law, EC law, and the FIDIC, NEC3, JCT Forms of Contracts and ICE Conditions of Contract.

Featuring:

  • Offers solicitors, barristers and construction professionals detailed and authoritative commentary on all issues relating to construction contracts, from an examination of Employer's Approval and Architect's Certificates to a recently added chapter on Delay and Disruption
  • Presents in depth practical help, delivered in a concise style, discussing legal principles, analysing judicial decisions, interrogating standard forms and interpreting legislation
  • Discusses in detail the standard form agreements upon which Building and Construction activity turns including commentary on Infrastructure Conditions of Contract, NEC3, FIDIC and JCT contracts 
  • Goes through the workflow of a construction contract, its formation and  composition
  • Examines the contractor’s right to payment and the recovery of payment for varied work
  • Deals with employer’s approval of the contracted work and the formal requirements of an architect’s certificate
  • Goes through such issues as excuses for non-performance, negligence and economic loss, and delay and disruption claims
  • Covers financial recovery and causation and liquidated damages and penalties
  • Addresses various equitable doctrines and remedies
  • Considers assignments, substituted contracts and sub-contracts
  • Reproduces relevant statutes including the 1996 Act as amended by 2009 Act, and the Scheme for Construction Contracts for easy access and navigation
  • Includes expanded coverage on procurement and the effect, and the Jackson reforms regarding proportionate costs and case management
  • Provides up-to-date references to and guidance on key primary case law and decisions from the UK, Europe and overseas, for example, the Court of Appeal decision in P.C. Harrington v Systech; the Court of Appeal decision in Lanes Group plc v Galliford Try Infrastructure Ltd
  • Ensures full coverage of Supreme Court cases which continue to define principles of contractual construction, for example, the Supreme Court decisions in Rainy Sky S.A. v Kookmin Bank; Berrisford (FC) v Mexfield Housing Co-Operative Ltd and Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland v Lloyds Banking Group plc (Scotland); The Supreme Court decision in Benedetti v Swairis The TCC decision in Walter Lilly v DMW Developments
  • Joint edited in three previous editions by Stephen Furst QC (Deputy Judge of the Technology and Construction Court and Recorder and member of Keating Chambers, acting for clients in the field of construction in all UK courts and forms of arbitration) and Sir Vivian Ramsey (former civil engineer and Head of Chambers, prior to joining the Bench, and serving in the Technology & Construction Court).
  • Contributed to by a stellar supporting team of experts from Keating Chambers who have been voted Construction Set of the Year in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.