The annual film industry award ceremony, also known as the Oscars, is, with a nod to Will Smith, in full swing. And so is the back slapping and “humble bragging” that dominates LinkdIn and other social media platforms at this time of year as the legal directories publish their “rankings”. But is timing and commercially driven narcissism all they have in common? And should they both be nominated in the categories for best special effects, or make up?
Reviewing the Landscape of Blockchain Litigation in Singapore – Developments in the Last Year That Will Shape Future Matters
There has been a flurry of developments in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space in the last year. In all likelihood, there will be further developments in the new year. Would the national courts and local legal systems be sufficiently equipped to deal with the unique nature of blockchain litigation?
Roger Mellie, the Man on the Telly, on the very cusp of a Hard Market tells us: What the Adjuster Really Means When Negotiating an Insurance Claim.
In this article, we consider what guidance the legendary soccer commentator Roger Mellie, aka the Man on the Telly, might offer the cover holder when presenting and negotiating the claim, and reading both the loss adjuster and the loss adjuster’s reports.
Aggregation of Business Interruption Losses – Greggs v Zurich Insurance  EWHC 2545 (Comm): Single Occurrence or Multiple Occurrences of Loss?
In Greggs v Zurich Insurance  EWHC 2545 (Comm), the English Commercial Court was tasked to determine whether there was one instance (or multiple instances) of business interruption loss following the various governmental responses to control the spread of the epidemic.
Finality and Enforceability of Arbitral Awards in Singapore – Singapore Courts Continue to Uphold Policy of Minimal Curial Intervention for Arbitral Awards
In this briefing note, we touch on two recent judgments – CJA v CIZ  SGCA 41 and CEF v CEH  SGCA 54 – which confirmed the policy of minimal curial intervention.
There has long been a connection between the golf and legal professions. One of the most celebrated is that of Bobby Jones. In 1930, at the age of 28, Jones won the grand slam of golf: the British Amateur, the Open, the U.S. Amateur and the U.S. Open all in the same year.
Navigating the Waters of Commodities Trading – Takeaways from Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank, Singapore Branch v PPT Energy Trading  SGHC(I) 1
During the pandemic, some commodities traders went into financial difficulties, which then affected other commodities traders along the chain of trading. This led to questions with respect to whether or not such trades were bona fide and the legal effects of such trades.
Many would have thought that litigation would be shielded from all advances of Web 3.0. Yet, that is not to be the case, as two recent court judgments in New York and England and Wales approved of the service of court processes by non-fungible tokens (“NFT” or “NFTs”).
Since the introduction of S.13A, insureds and insurers have been left wondering what constitutes “a reasonable time”. Recently, in the case of Quadra Commodities SA v XL Insurance Company SE & Ors  EWHC 431 (Comm) (“Quadra”) the English Commercial Court delivered a judgment to address this issue.
Settlement. A word often on the minds of clients concerned with managing the cost of dispute resolution proceedings, the commercial relationship between the parties and the uncertainty of a court’s or tribunal’s decision. Yet, it is not often on the top of the minds of legal advisers.