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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



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 
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.
·         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 



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.
Apology Ordinance (Cap.631): Commentary and Legislation

The thorough commentary, informed by comparative law … makes the book an asset not only for readers involved in the application of the Ordinance in Hong Kong, but also for those involved in the interpretation and application of similar provisions in other parts of the world.

From the Foreword by the Honourable Mr Justice French AC, NPJ, Former Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia
The Apology Ordinance (Cap.631) came into effect on 1 December 2017. Along with the Arbitration Ordinance (Cap.609) and Mediation Ordinance (Cap.620), the Apology Ordinance is the third in a trilogy of Hong Kong legislation that promotes non-litigious settlement of civil disputes. The Ordinance aims to promote and encourage the making of apologies with a view to preventing the escalation of disputes and facilitating their amicable resolution. This is the first stand-alone legislation on apology in Asia. Of particular significance, the Hong Kong legislation is the first in the world to define “apology” to include statements of fact (see s.8(2) of the Ordinance).
Apology Ordinance (Cap.631): Commentary and Annotations is a comprehensive commentary and annotation to the 13 sections and Schedule of the Ordinance. It provides a detailed analysis of the words and context of the legislation and of cases decided prior to the enactment of the legislation, as well as comparative content from common law jurisdictions with related legislation such as Australia, Canada and USA. Annotations are enhanced by the inclusion of useful Appendices one of which sets out the history of apology legislation around the world, and another which sets out the development of the Apology Ordinance in Hong Kong.
Lawyers and judges can draw on this text in their interpretation of the Ordinance. An extremely useful resource for other readers including practitioners involved in negotiations or mediation to resolve civil disputes which might lead to litigation.
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)
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




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.

• 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.