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  1. [COMPLIMENTARY] Sample: Singapore Rules of Court - A Practice Guide (2023 Edition)
  2. [COMPLIMENTARY] Sample: Corporate Governance - Practice and Issues (2nd Ed)

    The second edition of Corporate Governance – Practice and Issues is a book on corporate governance written in a practical manner and intended to provide guidance to directors, executives, managers, company secretaries, professional advisers, including lawyers and auditors. It draws on the three decades of experience of the author in the field of corporate governance, stressing the single most important element of integrity, the courage to act on that integrity and basically to do the right thing in the right way at all times. This edition updates the law over the last ten years, and discusses the evolution in corporate governance and whether there has been an improvement.

     

    Taking an out-of-the-box approach, the book (a) looks at the history and evolution of corporate governance over the last three decades; (b) discusses environmental social governance; (c) studies the division of power in the company, looking specifically at whether it is the shareholders, the management or the Board, whether as a whole or through individual directors, who wield power; (d) discusses the traditional concerns about director roles, duties, responsibilities and ensuing liabilities, and the importance of transparency achieved through disclosure and more; (e) reviews the board committees, the need for them, the roles they play and their effectiveness; (f) studies key issues relating to remuneration, the entitlement issues, and how it is to be set; (g) reviews internal control and risk management issues and how these should be handled; and more.

     

    Also included are practical discussion points, and a dedicated chapter focusing on nominee directors and the issues that plague them. Another unique aspect of the book is a chapter dealing with governance concerns of the boards or councils of statutory bodies, which are typically regulated by Acts of Parliament.

     

    The recurrent theme in the book is that corporate governance is not just about structures and processes, but about having the right people do the right thing through the right means all of the time; that is, the structures and processes may be the building blocks of corporate governance, but it is the collection of individuals who provide the foundation.

     

    To purchase the book, please visit the following links:

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  3. [COMPLIMENTARY] Sample: Annotated Guide to the Singapore Insolvency Legislation

    Singapore’s insolvency and debt restructuring framework has undergone tremendous change in the last decade. From the incorporation of elements of the US Chapter 11 bankruptcy regime and adoption of the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency, to the restriction of the application of ipso facto clauses, these reforms ensure that the regime continues to remain responsive to the needs of debtors, creditors and the economy.

     

    With the coming into force of the Insolvency Restructuring and Dissolution Act 2018 in July 2020, the Act consolidates the personal and corporate insolvency provisions, previously found in two separate statutes, into a single piece of legislation. This also represents the culmination of various phases of legislative reform – building on earlier amendments to the now repealed Bankruptcy Act and Companies Act.

     

    As Singapore’s principal insolvency legislation and one of the largest standalone bills introduced in Parliament, Annotated Guide to the Singapore Insolvency Legislation – Corporate Insolvency provides detailed commentary of various provisions in the Act in a simple and clear manner. This includes references to case law, comparable legislation and law reform recommendations.

     

    Authored by the persons who worked on the Act, this offers an authoritative and comprehensive account not only for insolvency professionals, but also anyone seeking a starting point to better understand the Act.

  4. [Complimentary] Sample: Modern Law of Copyright in Singapore

    Copyright law today covers far more than its original subject matter of books, drama, music and art. For example, it can now be used to protect computer programs or online games, and those who invest in the making of films, sound recordings, broadcasts and cable programmes.

     

    Singapore’s new and updated Copyright Act 2021, which comes more than 30 years after the passage of the Copyright Act 1987, protects a wide range of stakeholders. These include owners of copyright, authors (even after their work has been sold) and performers (to stop unauthorised streaming of live performances). To ensure a balanced system, it provides for users an extensive list of permitted uses of others’ copyright works and performances.

     

    Modern Law of Copyright in Singapore is a detailed and comprehensive guide to this complex and nuanced area of the law. It takes readers through the new structure of the Act and sheds light on the courts’ approach to interpretation and application by reviewing earlier case law and highlighting underlying objectives of copyright law.

     

    Copyright law is of central importance to the healthy development of a vibrant and creative society – this book is highly recommended to practitioners, students and to anyone who is interested in learning about how copyright law protects the legitimate interests of rights owners while benefitting society as a whole.

    Authors: David Llewelyn, Gladys Tan, Estelle Moh Huixuan, Ng Hui Ming