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  1. Law of Sales in Singapore

    Trade is a keystone of the Singapore economy, and sales of goods comprise a substantial portion of that trade. Agreements for the sale and purchase of goods are subject to one of two statutes in Singapore. Domestic sales and all consumer sales are governed by the Sale of Goods Act (“SOGA”). International sales between commercial parties, with some exceptions, are subject to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (“CISG”) so long as both the buyer and seller are from contracting member states of the CISG. Singapore acceded to the CISG in 1996 and the CISG has been domesticated as a statute of Singapore. This short volume is intended to be a handy guide to sales law and to the ways in which the treatment of contracts of sale differ from the common law, whether under SOGA or the CISG. There are some important differences between SOGA and the CISG, and one of the purposes of this book is to provide guidance to lawyers and their clients on whether to “opt out” of the coverage of the CISG (which is easy to do if done properly) in favour of the application of SOGA or the domestic sales law of another country. Particular attention is paid to areas where there are striking differences between the CISG and SOGA or the common law, such as the introduction of parol evidence, the use of foreign precedents and the role of good faith.

    Author(s)/Editor(s)/Contributor(s): Howard Hunter


    Date of Publication: May 2017

    Law of Sales in Singapore
    $64.20
    CS
  2. Core Values of an Effective Judiciary

    This book is a compendium of principal papers and commentary papers which were presented at the 15th Biennial Conference of Chief Justices of Asia and the Pacific which was held in Singapore. The focus of this Conference was on the search for ways to achieve the establishment of the core values of an effective judiciary, such as integrity, independence, transparency and securing access to justice, as well as the role of the Judiciary in supporting the growth of transnational commerce. These five core values became the tenets of this Conference upon which each session was based. Core Values of an Effective Judiciary pays tribute to the contributions of the speakers and is a record of the discussions and the diverse viewpoints and experiences that were shared on various judicial issues during the Conference.

    Author(s)/Editor(s)/Contributor(s): Local and foreign Chief Justices and Senior Judges

  3. Corporate Law


    This textbook incorporates all the changes introduced by the Companies (Amendment) Act 2014, which made the largest series of amendments to the Companies Act since it was enacted in 1967. The first set of amendments came into effect in July 2015, and encompassed changes in areas including: expanding the scope of the statutory derivative action to allow a complainant even in a listed company to apply to court for leave to intervene in proceedings, which now also includes arbitration; relaxing further the capital maintenance rules generally, in particular, by removing the prohibition against financial assistance by private companies; and the introduction of a small company audit exemption. The remaining changes, with effect from 2016, include: provisions pertaining to directors (and now chief executive officers in some cases) and their qualification; removing restrictions caused by various definitions in the Companies Act of “equity share” and “preference share”, such as the one-share-one-vote requirement for public companies; and the increasing recognition of the use of the electronic medium in the context of the company.


    Author(s)/Editor(s)/Contributor(s): Hans Tjio, Pearlie Koh, and Lee Pey Woan

    Corporate Law
    $96.30
    CS
  4. Contract Law in Singapore : Cases, Materials & Commentary

    This is the first contract law casebook which compiles extracts from the judgements of the Singapore courts, as well as excerpts from relevant Singapore statutes. It is designed to facilitate the teaching and learning of Singapore contract law by providing the reader with a systematic framework for understanding the core legal principles underpinning the different doctrinal facets of this subject. Every chapter provides an introductory overview of a key topic, including the formation of contracts, the interpretation of contracts and the discharge of contracts, to assist the reader in navigating a curated collection of case extracts from some of the most significant contract law cases that have emerged from the Singapore High Court and the Singapore Court of Appeal. Users of this book are invited to read the selection of materials critically in light of the accompanying commentary provided in each chapter, reflect on the “grey” areas of the law that have attracted controversy and consider the extent to which Singapore contract law is similar to, or different from, the position taken elsewhere.

    Author(s)/Editor(s)/Contributor(s): Dr Burton Ong and Benjamin Wong

    Date of Publication: Dec 2019