This Guide aims to provide an overview of key practical issues frequently encountered by users of court litigation in Singapore.
Sharpe & Jagger LLC is a fully licensed Singapore law firm independent of any international law firm or legal network. Our advocates and solicitors welcome the opportunity of working with overseas legal counsel in matters arising within our legal qualification, specialist practice areas and core industry sectors. With that in mind, we thought that it would be helpful to provide an overview of how we work with overseas law firms and legal counsel.
Owners of infrastructure projects will often purchase Construction All Risks and Delay in Start Up insurance for the construction and commissioning phase of the project. After handover, the project operator will usually purchase Machinery Breakdown and Business Interruption All Risks insurance. This Guidance Note provides an overview as to how such “All Risks” policies work with particular reference to: (i) the Insurer’s obligation to indemnify and (ii) the amount of the indemnity payable.
The Arbitration Act (Cap 10) provides the legislative framework for domestic arbitrations proceeding in Singapore. The International Arbitration Act (Cap 143A) provides the legislative framework for international arbitrations.
The Employment Act (Cap 91) is the main legislation that provides for the basic terms and working conditions for employees. All employees except for seafarers, domestic workers and public servants are covered by the core provisions under the Employment Act. To the extent that terms in employment contracts are less favourable than Employment Act, they shall be illegal, null and void.
The International Bar Association (the “IBA”) is the foremost organisation for international legal practitioners, bar associations and law societies. Established in 1947, shortly after the creation of the United Nations, the IBA was born out of a conviction that an organisation made up of the world’s bar associations could contribute to global stability and peace through the administration of Justice.