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What a year 2018 has been. In his traditional message, the Prime Minister called 2018 a “productive year” and warned of ‘major uncertainties” that the global economy may face in 2019.  “But with long term policies in place and a strong team in... [More]
Why is this important? With the summary award procedure, parties can skip the hassle of a typical arbitration process and full trial hearing. A binding arbitral award may be obtained in as short as 2 months. This means significant time and costs... [More]
Road Traffic Offences Road traffic offences in Singapore are governed by the Road Traffic Act (Cap 27) (“RTA”). Under section 42 of the RTA, the Court is be empowered to disqualify an offender from holding or obtaining a driving licence for life... [More]
Drink Driving The offence of drink driving in Singapore is governed by the Road Traffic Act (Cap 27) (“RTA”) section 67. A person who, when driving or attempting to drive a motor vehicle on a road or other public place, and is unfit to... [More]
Why is this important? Is an arbitration award useless if it has been set aside at the seat? Not necessarily. An award that has been set aside may still be enforceable in certain jurisdictions. A recent decision by the Singapore High Court reinforces... [More]
The Ministry of Manpower laid out plans to change the existing Employment Act framework earlier this year. These changes are expected to become law by 1 April 2019. The key changes are as follows:- The salary threshold for coverage of... [More]
Introduction A landlord's re-entry of premises, and its consequential claims against a tenant for losses suffered by the landlord, may evolve into a messy affair for the unprepared. To assist landlords in such situations, Eversheds Harry... [More]
Why is this important? The new Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (“HKIAC”) Administered Arbitration Rules 2018 (“HKIAC Rules 2018” or “Rules”) come into force on 1 November 2018. New disputes based on contracts that include an HKIAC... [More]
On 1 October 2018, the Bill on the Serious Crimes and Counter-Terrorism (Miscellaneous Amendments) (“the Bill”) was introduced for First Reading in Parliament. This Bill proposes amendments to the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (... [More]
Why this is important: The ability to enforce an international arbitration award or court judgment is a key consideration when deciding whether to bring a legal action. While international arbitration awards are enforceable under the New York... [More]