Author: Ronald Wong

Film Financing Intro: Producing a film, writing a screenplay, or acting in a film? What you need to know to navigate the law and finance of the film industry

Introduction: Making Films in Singapore I love movies, short films, videos, television series. I binge on them. I talk about them with friends. I get jealous that TV series like La Casa De Papel, Fauda, Kim’s Convenience get picked up by Netflix for distribution to international acclaim. Singapore has produced great films like Apprentice, Pop […]

Case Update: BOK v BOL [2017] SGHC 316 – Singapore High Court sets aside trust on grounds of misrepresentation, mistake, undue influence and unconscionability, construes scope of living trust

Case summary by Tedric Chai Significance: Singapore High Court sets aside a trust on grounds of misrepresentation, mistake, undue influence and unconscionability, construes scope of living trust to include the plaintiff’s interest under a will. Facts On the evening of 26 March 2014 (which was 3 days after the funeral of his mother who was killed […]

Case Update: Major Shipping & Trading Inc v Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore) Ltd [2018] SGHC 04 – Claim against bank for making unauthorised transactions by fraudster fails

By Ronald JJ Wong, Director Significance: Singapore High Court construes “good faith” in banking standard terms in the context of unauthorised fund transfers, finds that circumstances were not sufficient to put a reasonable banker on suspicion regarding unauthorised transfers, and finds on reasonableness of exclusion clauses under the unfair contract terms act. Summary: The plaintiff […]