Category: Dispute Resolution

Legislation Update: COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020

The COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 was urgently passed in the Singapore Parliament yesterday (7 April 2020). If your business has been affected by COVID-19, consider if you may seek temporary relief under the new law or object to another party relying on such relief. If your organisation requires the conduct of meetings (e.g., Annual General Meetings), take note of alternative arrangements for the conduct of meetings which would be compliant with circuit breaker and other measures.

Case Update: Teo Lay Gek & Another v Hoang Trong Binh & Another [2019] SGHC 84

Facts This case centred on a dispute that arose in a settlement agreement between the minority shareholders (Plaintiffs) and majority shareholders (Defendants) of Agape Holdings Pte Ltd (“Agape Singapore”), a company incorporated in Singapore. The Plaintiffs previously commenced legal proceedings against the Defendants based on minority oppression. Pursuant to mediation at the Singapore Mediation Centre, […]

Case Update: Gao Shuchao v Tan Kok Quan [2018] SGHC 115 – High Court Clarifies Law on Qualified Privilege and Overturns Finding of Defamation​​​​​​​

Summary by Yeo Ming Ze & Edited by Ronald JJ Wong Background In the District Court (“DC”), the Appellant, a Singapore Management University law professor, was ordered to pay $120,000 in total damages after defaming the three Respondents during an Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) of the management corporation (“MC”) of the Duchess Residences in the […]