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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
Legal Issues in Cloud Computing in Malaysia

Introduces the key legal issues in cloud computing with special focus on data protection, contracts with cloud service providers and intellectual property.

 
Malaysian Insurance Law

Essential guide to property, life and marine insurance for insurance professionals

 
Remedies for Default in Islamic Banking: Home and Car Financing

An in-depth, focused and up-to-date discussion on the practical application of the remedies available to banks and financial institutions following breach or default by customers of Islamic home and car financing facilities.

 
A Practical Guide for Company Directors in Malaysia, Second Edition

Provides a clear understanding of the duties, rights and responsibilities of company directors.

 

 

SUBJECT INDEX: Hong Kong
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 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.
 
Criminal Procedure in Hong Kong

Your Practical Companion to Archbold Hong Kong

A step-by-step guide on criminal procedure in Hong Kong
 
Criminal Procedure in Hong Kong is a comprehensive guide on the many and varied aspects of criminal procedure and the criminal justice system in Hong Kong.

A step-by-step practical guide
 
Combining essential statutes, cases and case scenarios, this title is a handy volume for criminal practitioners to bring to court. It also covers essential details of the general aspects of a criminal trial, including powers of law enforcement agencies, criminal investigations, roles of the key players and the relevant statutory and common law powers founding the entire criminal justice system in Hong Kong.
 
Completely up-to-date
 
This text covers important recent developments, such as changes to the criminal jurisdiction of the courts of the HKSAR in view of the opening of the Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong Express Rail Link, and amendments to the Code of Conduct of the Hong Kong Bar Association and Practice Direction 9.3 – Criminal Proceedings in the Court of First Instance.
 
ADR in Hong Kong

The comprehensive and concise resource for anyone interested in Alternative Dispute Resolution

ADR in Hong Kong is a comprehensive resource written in simple, easy-to-understand language for anyone interested in Alternative Dispute Resolution. It explains the theory and concepts from a practical viewpoint, to enable practitioners to understand the subject with the view of developing a successful career in this area.
 
The text examines changes brought about by the two Amendment Ordinances passed in June 2017:

Arbitration (Amendment) Ordinance 2017
Arbitration and Mediation Legislation (Third Party Funding) (Amendment) Ordinance 2017
 
Blending theory with actual practice
 
This text focuses on concepts and practical aspects by blending theory with practice derived from real-life cases and examples


Written by experienced practitioners

Dr. Christopher To, Barrister-at-Law; Programme Director of LLM in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution at City University of Hong Kong.
Mr. Simon So, Barrister-at-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
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.
 
Medical Negligence, 5th Edition

Medical Negligence provides a comprehensive and authoritative analysis of the potential legal liabilities of healthcare professionals and hospitals arising out of the provision of healthcare. The principal focus is on the law of negligence as it applies in the medical context, but the book also includes extensive coverage of consent to medical treatment, defective products, confidentiality, the liability of hospitals, defences and limitation, the principles applied to the assessment damages, and procedural issues.
This essential title is recognised as an authority in the area of medical negligence and provides insight into developing areas of the law:
  • Analyses current case law and interprets applicable legislation
  • Provides clear, concise analysis applicable to generalist and specialist practitioners
  • Provides authoritative guidance
New in this edition:
  • Fully up-to-date, including discussion of relevant statutory provisions and Commonwealth case law
  • Detailed discussion of developing caselaw on the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Chapter on informed consent rewritten to take account of the Supreme Court decision in Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board
  • Discussion of the emerging tort of misuse of private information
  • Full reference to relevant professional guidance issued by the General Medical Council (Good Medical Practice, 2013 and Confidentiality: good practice in handling patient information, 2017)
  • Revised system of headings/sub-headings to provide easier navigation of the text

 

 
Phipson on Evidence, 19th Edition

Phipson on Evidence is the leading work on civil and criminal evidence. It examines in detail all aspects of the principles and procedures making up the law of evidence. Coverage includes the admission of evidence, the standard of proof, the attendance of witnesses, good and bad character, legal professional privilege, hearsay, expert evidence, confessions, judicial discretion and many other evidential issues.
 
Key features:
  • The leading work and authority on civil and criminal evidence, frequently quoted in court
  • Written by a prominent team expert authors, with excellent balance between leading practitioners and academics
  • Fully updates all changes brought in by the Civil Procedure Rules and the Criminal Procedure Rules
  • Examines in detail all aspects of the complex principles and procedures which make up the law of evidence
  • Looks at the admission of evidence
  • Considers the burden and standard of proof
  • Examines evidence taken or served prior to a trial, the rules of evidence during the course of a trial and the examination of witnesses
  • Discusses all aspects of good and bad character
  • Includes analysis of privilege and facts excluded by public policy
  • Examines hearsay in civil and criminal proceedings
  • Analyses the use and admission of opinion and expert evidence
  • Looks at the exclusion and inclusion of extrinsic evidence
  • Examines the judicial discretion to admit or exclude evidence
  • Considers a broad range of case law, including that of the Commonwealth

 

 
McPherson & Keay Law of Company Liquidation, 4th Edition

This title discusses the legal considerations involved in company liquidation and addresses the various methods of winding-up. It covers the legal considerations to be taken into account in relation to creditors' petitions and miscellaneous other petitions. It explains provisional liquidation, analyzes the role and duties of the liquidator as well as the role of creditors, and addresses the distribution of surplus assets in solvent liquidations. It also provides guidance on investigations and examinations and discusses misconduct and prosecutions.
 
New to this edition
  • Reference to and examination of the new rules – Insolvency Rules 2016 – in all aspects of liquidation and associated elements of insolvency law
  • The chapter on international liquidations is expanded significantly to take account of many developments in the case law in cross-border insolvency, including the decision in Singularis, and the advent of the recast version of the EU Insolvency Regulation
  • Extensive analysis of the Akers v Samba Financial Group (Supreme Court) and Express Electrical Distributors Ltd v Beavis (Court of Appeal) cases in relation to s.127 (avoidance of post-petition dispositions)
  • Consideration of the relevant aspects of the Waterfall litigation in Lehman Bros and especially the Supreme Court decision in The Joint Administrators of LB Holdings Intermediate 2 Ltd v the Joint Administrators of Lehman Brothers International (Europe)(2017)
  • Updating to take account of amendments to the Insolvency Act 1986 brought about by the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015.
  • Examination of the Court of Appeal decisions in County Leasing Asset Management Ltd v Hawkes  and Pickering v Davy as far as the restoration of dissolved companies is concerned
  • Consideration of the Supreme Court decision in Nortel GmbH as far as it affects the disposition of the insolvent estate
  • Discussion and explanation of the decision-making process provided for by the Insolvency Act and Rules
  • Developments in the case law as is affects transactional avoidance and wrongful trading
  • Discussion of changes brought about by the Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (CRAR) in relation to liquidations