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SUBJECT INDEX: Singapore
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

 
Mediation in Singapore: A Practical Guide 2nd Edition

Recent changes in mediation include the passing of the mediation bill in 2017; amendments to the Supreme Court practice directions on the provisions for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) for civil cases; and the reallocation of cases by the Family Justice Courts to Mediation.

 
The Annotated Singapore Companies Act

The Annotated Singapore Companies Act provides invaluable section-by-section annotations to the Singapore Companies Act, throwing light on the application and interpretation of the provisions of the Act.

 

 

SUBJECT INDEX: 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.

 
Malaysian Civil Procedure 2018

“...an indispensable reference for both judges and lawyers...should always be welcomed as the essential resource for the practice of civil procedure in the courts of Malaysia.”
  Tun Arifin Zakaria, Former Chief Justice
 
"It is part of the duty of counsel when assisting a court to arrive at its decision on a procedural point to refer to a commentary on a given rule of court that is recent and accurate. This work is designed to provide the necessary source of information in that direction."
Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram, General Editor 
 
Drawing on the pedigree of the White Book which has seen numerous successful local editions in various common law jurisdictions, Malaysian Civil Procedure 2018 provides you with the most current knowledge, information, practical insights and confidence to succeed in all areas of civil court work. 
 
The authoritative commentary to the Rules of Court 2012 is accompanied by a substantially enhanced second volume containing illuminating annotations to fully up-to-date text of ten key legislation essential to civil litigation. Together  with the updated collection of court practice directions, this makes Malaysian Civil Procedure 2018 the most comprehensive civil litigation reference.

KEY FEATURES
  • Exacting quality and accuracy in true White Book tradition
  • Insightful order-by-order commentary to the Rules of Court 2012 presented clearly with succinct headings
  • Fully up-to-date text of 10 key civil legislation, with annotations:
  1. Rules of the Federal Court 1995
  2. Rules of the Court of Appeal 1994
  3. Courts of Judicature Act 1964
  4. Subordinate Courts Act 1948
  5. Civil Law Act 1956
  6. Limitation Act 1953
  7. Limitation Ordinance (Sabah Cap 72)
  8. Limitation Ordinance (Sarawak Cap 49)
  9. Specific Reliefs Act 1950
  10. Debtors Act 1957
  • Comprehensive survey of key local and relevant foreign case law
  • Contributors drawn from the judiciary, leading law firms and academia to provide authoritative commentary
  • Reviewed by experienced panel of expert reviewers to ensure high quality of substantive content
  • Extensive collection of court practice directions dating back to 1947 to current, including practice directions from Sabah and Sarawak
  • Comprehensive tables of cases and legislation and subject index for greater ease of use
 
 
The Trial Lawyer's Companion, 2nd Edition

“[This book] comprehensively covers in detail and authoritatively deals, in a thoughtfully arranged way, with everything a trial lawyer and judge needs to know and be reminded or watchful of, to successfully conduct and shepherd a trial to its proper conclusion without pitfalls.” 
From the Foreword by Lambert Rasa-Ratnam 
Head, Dispute Resolution
Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
 

Written by an experienced counsel, this book contains a wealth of essential guidance on the preparation for and the conduct of a trial. The text is clear and succinct, amply supported by relevant case law, both local and foreign, as well as statutory sources in particular the Rules of Court 2012 and the Evidence Act 1950. Organised in a systematic structure, the book covers trial preparation, the various aspects of trial proper, submissions, judgment and the ethics of trial advocacy.

The carefully written text, a result of thorough consideration of the subject and meticulous research, is immensely useful in preparing for trial, providing clear guidance and analytical insights. The rich array of authorities and sources cited gives pointers for further research to ensure that counsel is painstakingly armed for trial.

A well-crafted system of headings, supplemented by helpful cross-references, enables the trial lawyer to easily refer to the book for the correct law, confirmation on a finer point of practice, practical direction and relevant authorities int he midst of the cut and thrust of  trial. For the judge, the book may be confidently consulted when presiding over the trial.

Be it for young lawyer, the seasoned counsel, or the busy judge, The Trial Lawyer's Companion is indeed a book to have readily on hand.

NEW IN THIS EDITION:

  • Updates case authorities since 2005 up to 30 June 2017
  • Addresses the impact of the Rules of Court 2012
  • Considers and clarifies developments and changes to the law in respect of discovery, admissibility of documents in trial bundles, privilege, expert evidence, and computer documents.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Contains a wealth of practical guidance on trial practice
  • Fully up-to-date with relevant statutory provisions
  • Replete with invaluable leading case authorities
  • Illuminates the difficult areas of trial practice
 
The Life and Law of Fintech

Financial technology (FinTech) is a marriage of sorts between the financial services and technology sectors. It leverages on technology to innovate the delivery of products and services traditionally offered by financial institutions. Writing on this new area of law and business encompassing domestic and international jurisdictions, the author covers the subject in a unique way combining the legal, business and operational aspects of FinTech through his broad experience as a practising lawyer, and a board member of a bank as well as of a listed technology-based company.

The author takes the reader on a journey through the realm of finance covering both Islamic and conventional banking with an explanation of the history and an analysis of the applicable legislation and also related legislations in Asia, Europe and the United States.

Leaving no stone unturned, ,the author begins with the book on a history lesson of finance and proceeds to where it is today with FinTech making inroads into the financial industry via technology. He then discusses at length on the legal and operational aspects of banking and finance and moves on to capital markets and issues relating to money laundering. Mergers and acquisitions and corporate law are tackled by providing instances of FinTech acquisitions coupled with a lesson on takeovers and due diligence. He then moves on to the technical aspects of digital banking covering several jurisdictions. With his background in Islamic finance, he deals with takaful insurance, Islamic FinTech and E-waqf. He also deals with cyber security covering several pieces of legislation relevant to it. 

The book ends with a chapter on internet of things with a detailed analysis of the legal implicaations of smart contracts and solutions moving forward.

 

 

SUBJECT INDEX: Hong Kong
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
 
Data Protection Law in Asia, Second Edition

One of the first publications of its kind to provide a comparative and critical overview of personal data protection laws in 12 jurisdictions of the Asia Pacific region

 
Chitty on Contracts, Hong Kong Specific Contracts, Supplement to the Fifth Edition

The authoritative reference work for Hong Kong contract law, updated!

Providing the new updates to local contract law, enabling you to draft and interpret contracts with complete confidence.
• Changes to 80% of the chapters by the distinguished author team
• A new chapter on a hot topic: Cyber law

Authoritative new content to the fifth edition:
Mediation content reviewed by Mr. Justice Lam, Vice President of the Hong Kong Court of Appeal.
Undue Influence examines contracts entered into under tremendous inequality of bargaining power, and very often duress.
Restitution & Unjust Enrichment detailing a new section on Remedies, the essential guidance for legal actions, guiding you to understand how to rectify a wrong right
Sales of Land highlights substantially expanded. Recent cases on condition of property, requisitions, memorandums, courts’ emphasis on pragmatism and freedom of contract, and new sections on fixtures and Chinese customary law.

 

 
Company Law in Hong Kong: Practice and Procedure, 2018

Company Law in Hong Kong: Practice and Procedure, 2018 provides further updated analysis of the modernised legal framework for the incorporation and operation of companies in Hong Kong. The progress of the four main objectives of this Ordinance remains the point of focus:

(i) Enhancing corporate governance;
(ii) Ensuring better regulations;
(iii) Facilitating business in Hong Kong; and
(iv) Modernising the law, three years after its full and complete enactment.

Three years on from its enactment, the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) continues to be an integral part of Hong Kong’s corporate and financial schemes. This new 2018 edition incorporates all the new cases relevant to this law.

 

Get the Company Law in Hong Kong 2018 - Practice and Procedure + Insolvency whole set for only HK$5,066! Save15%! 

Download the Order Form now!

 

 

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