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SUBJECT INDEX: Singapore
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.

 
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.

 

 

SUBJECT INDEX: Malaysia
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.

 
Sports Law in Malaysia: Governance and Legal Issues

This book covers a comprehensive array of sports-legal topics such as sports justice and governance, civil and criminal liability, dispute resolution, anti-doping, intellectual property, image rights, sexual harassment and sports marketing legal issues; court cases and arbitral awards; and discussion on recent controversies in the national and international arena.

 
The Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976: Commentary and Cases, Second Edition

This book makes available cases and materials on the Act to assist in its study and application. It provides insightful commentary on the provisions of the Act. Reference is made to related legislation which impact on the functioning of family law as it applies to non-Muslims in Malaysia. 

 
Administration of Estates in Malaysia: Law and Procedure, Second Edition

Administration of Estates in Malaysia: Law and Procedure, Second Edition is designed to provide a clear account of the theoretical and procedural framework relating to estates administration for both Muslims and non-Muslims in Malaysia. It focuses on the jurisdiction, scope and procedure for estates administration by the High Court, the Estate Distribution Section and the Public Trust Corporation (Amanah Raya Berhad). 

 

 

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.
 
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.

 

 
Annotated Hong Kong Companies Laws Set: The Hong Kong Companies Ordinance (Cap.622): Commentary and Annotations,2018 Edition + Companies (Winding-Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance (Cap.32): Commentary and Annotations, 2018 Edition

The Hong Kong Companies Ordinance (Cap.622): Commentary and Annotations, 2018 Edition

The full and complete annotations on all 921 sections and 11 schedules of the Primary Legislation, as well as all 12 provisions of the Subsidiary Legislation (Cap.622A - 622L) – presented in a 2-volume set.

Highlights of these Commentary & Annotations include:
• The key changes, precedents and applications made by the law since its enactment 4 years ago
• All cases and legal precedents raised over the last 4 years, to corporate governance, compliance, and structure
• Review and analysis of the newly added Division 2A to Part 12 and Schedules of the Ordinance focusing on the role of significant controllers and their new due diligence obligations as a result of the 2018 Companies Amendments

ProView eBook Exclusive Content:

1. Summary of the 2017 Companies (Amendment) Bill
2. Tabled summary of all 21 Parts of the Ordinance
3. Comparative table of the Companies Ordinance
4. Glossary of all terms defined

General Editor: Kingsley Ong

Pub Date: Jun 2018

Format: DUO / eBook

ISBN: 9789626618943

eISBN: 9789626618974


Companies (Winding-Up andMiscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance (Cap.32): Commentary and Annotations, 2018 Edition 

The only publication to offer an analytical and comprehensive look at the recent amendments and revisions to the Companies (Winding-Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance (Cap.32) just enacted this past 2017.

An essential publication to comprehend all relevant amendments and changes to the law, examining and analysing:
• Key proposals designed to increase the protection of creditors in the course of a company winding-up
• Additional safeguards to reduce the risk of abuse by directors during a voluntary winding-up process
• Increased power of the Courts to set aside questionable transactions
• Streamlining the winding-up process to save time and costs for the administration of such cases

ProView eBook Exclusive Content:

1. Summary of revisions and changes to the law resulting from the 2016 Amendments to the Ordinance
2. Guide to the winding-up of a company
3. Sample Winding-Up Forms

General Editor: Antonio Da Roza

Pub Date: May 2018

Format: DUO / eBook

ISBN: 9789626618905

eISBN: 9789626618929

 
Landlord & Tenant (Consolidation) Ordinance (Cap.7): Commentary & Annotations

An analytical guide to all aspects of this Ordinance as it relates to property ownership and duty of care. The publication analyses and covers the law regulating public, private, and commercial tenants; freeholders; lease holders; repairing responsibilities; duty to maintain a safe environment, etc.

 

 

SUBJECT INDEX: United Kingdom
Exclusion Clauses and Unfair Contract Terms, 12th Edition

 

Exclusion Clauses and Unfair Contract Terms examines, in a straightforward and practical manner, this integral area of contract law and provides guidance to the practitioner on drafting and using exclusion clauses effectively within the formative phase of a contract. Additionally, this esteemed work offers key commentary on the means and method of successfully challenging an exclusion clause when seeking to disentangle a client from an agreement which may have proved onerous post agreement coming into force, and for which they are seeking a remedy. The text deals with exclusion clauses and unfair contract terms in the context of both commercial and consumer contracts, considering the ways in which exclusion clauses are controlled by the judiciary and regulated by legislation.
 
The authors look at all aspects of the subject, examining unlawful, void and ineffective exclusion clauses, then as a result of this, explaining in a straightforward and practical manner how to draft exclusion clauses that are lawful, valid and effective. Written with a practical focus, the work includes sample exclusion clauses, illustrating the points made and providing templates for you to use in your everyday work.
 
NEW TO THIS EDITION:

• Fresh consideration of just when and how terms are incorporated into a contract (Barrier Ltd v Redhall Marine Ltd; Transformers v Needs; Goodlife v Hall Fire)
• Developments in the interpretation of exclusion and limitation clauses (Import Funding Solutions Ltd v AIG Europe; Persimmon v Taylor Wimpey; University of Wales v LCB)
• Development of the doctrine of allocation of risks when it comes to interpreting exclusion clauses (Transocean Drilling UK Ltd v Providence Resources plc; the Persimmon case)
• Just what counts as an onerous clause and how to ensure it is made part of the contract (Noreside v Irish Asphalt; the Goodlife case)
• Changes to what exclusion and limitation clauses are automatically void
 
Contractual Duties: Performance, Breach,Termination and Remedies, 2nd Edition

Contractual Duties: Performance, Breach, Termination and Remedies provides guidance from four leading contract academics on the duties at play in a contract that is in dispute: its performance, breach, termination and the remedies available.
 
Main features:
  • Part 1 covers rescission: firstly its principles and process are explained.
  • Explains each of the possible grounds for rescission, including misrepresentation, mistake and non-disclosure; duress, undue pressure and influence; impaired capacity, unconscionable conduct and breaches of fiduciary duty.
  • Details the bars to rescission, explaining what damages might be due in lieu of rescission.
  • Outlines the consequences of rescission, including compensation, apportionment of loss and concurrent claims.
  • Part 2 introduces the different types of breach and the terminology that governs them, and explains strict and non-strict obligations.
  • It sets out and analyses concepts such as renunciation, anticipatory breach, and repudiation by actual breach.
  • Discusses the common law right to terminate for breach of condition, particularly with regard to time stipulations.
  • Explains innominate or intermediate terms, deriving from the Hongkong Fir case, and its reception in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Analyses the nature and process of termination for breach, including international principles, and explains the ‘entire obligation’ rule.
  • Part 3 deals with discharge by impossibility, illegality or frustration.
  • Part 4 discusses remedies available, beginning with the right to sue for a debt and the limits to such an action.
  • Covers damages for breach of contract, laying out the measures of award.
  • Explains financial loss, covering the various ways of expressing the loss, via concepts such as expectation, reliance, consequential damage, ‘cost of cure’ and balance sheet calculation, and questions of timing.
  • Analyses the two limbs of the Hadley v Baxendale principle and their consequences.
  • Covers other types of damages including agreed damage and gain-based awards.
  • Discusses specific relief, focusing on the grant of specific performance and injunctions.
  • Focuses on English contract law, but also shows how other jurisdictions have different approaches, and suggesting new ideas drawn from the US, Australia and civil law systems.

New to the 2nd edition:

  • Substantial case law updates across all four key areas of the book since the first edition was written in 2011
  • Includes analysis of the effect of recent legislation on contractual duties, i.e. the Consumer Rights Act 2014

 

 
Aldridge Powers of Attorney, 11th Edition

Powers of Attorney is the definitive work providing clear guidance on the creation, interpretation and use of powers of attorney. Written in a succinct and straightforward manner, it provides everything needed to operate effectively in this area of the law. Beginning with an explanation of the scope of powers of attorney, it goes on to examine the duties of the parties involved, before looking at specific situations in which powers of attorney can be used.

The new 11th edition has been updated throughout to reflect recent developments in legislation and case law.

  • Clarifies the role, powers and duties of donor, attorney and third parties
  • Shows how powers of attorney are used in different situations, including land and companies
  • Advises on drafting issues
  • Includes forms and precedents
  • Explains how powers of attorney interact with trusts law
  • Covers lasting powers of attorney and examines the key case law since their introduction in 2007
  • Reproduces relevant statutes, statutory instruments and rules, so they can be consulted easily
 
Conflicts of Interest, 5th Edition

Conflicts of Interest provides authoritative guidance on the law relating to conflicts of interest in all its dimensions, from client conflict and personal conflict to commercial and judicial conflict. It explains in detail the current legal position in various professional sectors (lawyers, accountants, the City, directors, estate agents and insurance brokers). The expert authors provide guidance on avoiding potential conflicts of interest while providing practical advice and remedies for any that do arise.
 
Now fifteen years since the publication of the first edition, this title continues to be a trailblazer in this highly topical and continually developing legal area. With the increasing internationalization of law firms - one result being that branches of the same firm in different countries might be called upon to act for opposing clients - actual and potential conflicts of interest are on the increase.

Whilst providing an authoritative guide to the law relating to all aspects of conflicts of interest, this title also offers practical guidance on how the problems and risks of conflicts of interest can be avoided or reduced and provides strategies for assessing and managing conflict situations.