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A First Look at the Malaysian Legal System

A First Look at the Malaysian Legal is a textbook for undergraduate law students studying this subject. This book can also be used by business, banking, finance and economics students taking law as a subject. This book is divided into four parts where Part One unfolds Malaysia’s legal history which is crucial to the understanding of the primacy of common law tradition in Malaysia’s national legal system. Part Two explains the legal rules to which Malaysian courts refer to, and apply in resolving disputes. In this part, for example, the chapter on sources of Malaysian Law explain how these rules came into being or in the case of customary laws, how they survived British colonization and the introduction of English Law and how they are interpreted, applied and developed. Part Three focuses on the primary institutions, that is, the courts as well as personnel of the law. Part Four outlines the trial process, both civil and criminal, and the schemes for granting legal aid which strive to make the courts accessible to all, regardless of financial means.
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A Guide to the SIAC Arbitration Rules

This is the first text to provide a comprehensive rule-by-rule examination of the inception, interpretation and application of the SIAC Rules, written by practitioners with extensive experience in South East Asia arbitrations, and with the benefit of insights from the SIAC Secretariat. It is practical and strategic in approach, considering how each rule features in the context of the realities that practitioners face, while a complementary thematic analysis brings out connections between the rules and those of other institutions. The work benefits from the access to the travaux preparatoires of the 2010 Arbitration Rules Drafting Committee, giving them insight into the purposive thinking behind the amendments, as well as access to SIAC published awards and the views of the SIAC Secretariat. The book begins with an introduction to Singapore arbitration, both practical and legal, and is followed by an overview of SIAC arbitration, including a flowchart of the different stages of a typical case. The corporate structure of SIAC is explained. Every rule is then examined in detail on a thematic basis, starting with the commencement of an arbitration and working up to and including the rendering of an award and the determination of costs. The book concludes with chapters dedicated to SIAC domestic arbitrations and ad hoc cases which are administered by SIAC. Relevant supporting documents are appended, including SIAC Practice Notes and the SIAC Code of Ethics for Arbitrators. No aspect of SIAC arbitration is left uncovered. The book stands alone as a comprehensive exposition of SIAC arbitration.

About the Author

John Choong is a partner in Freshfields’ international arbitration group, and has had many years of experience dealing with disputes and arbitrations covering much of Asia (including Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Brunei, India, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, and China). He has practised arbitration in both Singapore and Hong Kong, and has been involved in many Singapore arbitrations, including those under the SIAC Rules and the SIAC Domestic Arbitration Rules. John is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, and has been listed as a leading individual for dispute resolution in Chambers Global. He is admitted in Singapore, Hong Kong and England and Wales, and is a Singapore country rapporteur for the ICC Task Force on the New York Convention. He has published with OUP, Kluwer, Juris, Sweet & Maxwell, and others.

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A Practical Guide to Company Secretarial Obligations in Singapore


A Practical Guide to Company Secretarial Obligations in Singapore incorporates the latest amendments to the Companies Act (Cap 50) as at 14 September 2016. It is designed as a succinct and practical guide to the main duties and responsibilities of a company secretary under the Companies Act.

Company secretaries, company directors and professionals in corporate secretarial services will find this go-to manual an efficient resource in their everyday work.

Key Features & Benefits
Include all the relevant and latest provisions relating to amendments to the Companies Act. Other relevant company law provisions, case law and other important information, including the Securities and Futures Act, SGX Listing Rules, Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) and the Code of Corporate Governance are referred to, as well.
Describes and explains the company secretarial practices involved in executing the law.
Directors will benefit as they know what their responsibilities are, the extent and limitations of their powers and their liabilities for failure to comply/act accordingly.
A reliable reference for both experienced company secretaries as well as new company secretaries to quickly acquire a solid understanding of their roles and responsibilities.
A one-stop, practical guide to company secretarial practice in Singapore
Contains guidelines, procedures and case references on the vital issues pertaining to the interpretation of company law by the courts.

Topics Covered
Overview of companies
Company’s constitution
Company’s shares
Officers of the company
Duties and liabilities of directors and company secretaries
Company registers
Shareholders and meetings
Minority protection
Accounts and audit
Borrowing and receivership
Winding up
Regulatory obligations of listed companies
Take-overs and Amalgamations
Corporate Restructuring
** Please note that a Toolkit comprising sample resolutions and documents related to the commentary is included in the eBook. The Toolkit is not available for print book.

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A Practical Guide to Singapore Data Protection Law

The Personal Data Protection Act 2012 establishes a new data protection legal framework in Singapore. The new data protection law aims to protect personal data of individuals, while maintaining the needs of private organisations to collect and use such data for legitimate and reasonable purposes. This book will introduce you to the PDPA and provide general guidance on complying with the Act. Written in plain English, the book summarises the new legislation and offers practical tips to make compliance with the legal requirements easier. It provides key insights and guidance, by looking at the typical life cycle of personal data processed in any private organisation, from the collection, storage and use to disposal of the personal data. This concise and practical guide will be essential reading for anyone who needs to know about data protection issues in Singapore. Adopting a practical approach to explaining the new data protection law and its implications for local and international businesses, this book will provide in-house lawyers, businesses and their staff with a head start in understanding the data protection legal framework and devising an effective compliance strategy.

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A Practitioner’S Guide to Directors’ Duties and Responsibilities 5th Edition

A Practitioner’s Guide to Directors’ Duties and Responsibilities provides practical advice and guidance on the many and varied responsibilities of directors.

The new 5th edition:

  • Explains the legal obligations of directors
  • Covers the appointment of directors, services contracts, remuneration and vacation of office
  • Sets out directors’ duties
  • Assesses potential liabilities
  • Deals with fair dealing and share dealing and connected persons
  • Goes through directors’ powers and proceedings
  • Tackles both directors facing disputes and insolvency
  • Looks at regulatory investigations and disqualification of others
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A Practitioner’s Guide to Financial Services Investigations and Enforcement

A Practitioner’s Guide to Financial Services Investigations and Enforcement :

  • Deals  with the establishment of the UK’s new regulatory regime and the advent of the FCA as the main financial services enforcement body
  • Gives a detailed understanding of the changes that the regulatory restructure has brought about
  • Helps firms to adapt to the new regime and understand the changes to the relationships they have with  regulatory bodies
  • Provides a guide to dealing with investigations in a way that promotes the best interests of the firm or individual concerned whilst complying with regulatory requirements.
  • Structured to deal with all the potential elements of an action in a logical order, and gives both the necessary procedural advice and strategic guidance
  • Updated to cover the latest changes resulting from EU level developments including the Market Abuse Directive review
  • Includes an introductory chapter from the Director of Enforcement at the Financial Conduct Authority
  • Explains how civil and criminal processes interact
  • Gives detailed coverage of all the enforcement options available
  • Includes details of all important cases since last edition
  • Fully revised to cover all the regulatory infrastructure changes in the UK and at the European level
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A Practitioners Guide to the Regulation of Market Abuse

A Practitioner’s Guide to Market Abuse covers all aspects of the law and regulation relating to market abuse in the UK. The focus of the book is to explain how the market abuse regime operates in practice. After an initial introductory chapter familiarising readers with the legislative framework and key concepts, it goes on to examine the practical impact of the regime in a range of different business contexts.

  • Explains the key aspects of the UK Market Conduct Regulations
  • Covers the scope of the UK regime, and explains when it applies
  • Discusses what constitutes a misleading statement
  • Explains when trading is considered misleading or a distortion of the market
  • Covers tipping and insider trading
  • Shows how the market abuse regime applies in primary markets
  • Deals with market abuse and listed companies and in M&A transactions
  • Covers commodities futures trading
  • Looks at how the market abuse regime applies to the fund management industry
  • Covers the review of the Market Abuse Directive and its implications
  • Discusses the UK’s new regulatory infrastructure including the transition from the FSA to the PRA and FCA
  • Looks in-depth at EU level regulatory structure changes and how they affect Market Abuse regulation in the UK
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A Treatise on Singapore Constitutional Law

This treatise explores how constitutional law operates within the context of a non-liberal, secular constitutional democracy, within a religiously and racially diverse social setting. This book is concerned with both theory and doctrine, with explaining the black letter rules of constitutional practice and their underlying rationales, as well as critically examining how they work in practice. It seeks to draw out the broader significance of legal rules by identifying their underlying legal philosophy and engages the normative, conceptual and empirical dimensions of constitutional law, to present a thorough study of the law in Singapore. This book addresses both what the state of the law “is”, and evaluates this against what it “ought” to be or to aspire towards

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Adaptation to Climate Change: ASEAN and Comparative Experiences

Adaptation to Climate Change: ASEAN and Comparative Experiences presents a dynamic and comprehensive collection of works from legal scholars around the world that delves into a relatively new frontier on legal aspects of climate change adaptation with focus on the ASEAN region, both at the regional level as well as at the national level in some ASEAN countries – such as Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand. Other countries not within ASEAN are also represented, such as Bangladesh, People’s Republic of China, Sri Lanka, and the Republic of Taiwan. In doing so, it surveys one of the most important issues confronting developing countries today, and the challenges to building resilient societies. It is an essential source of reference for policy-makers, administrators, the private sector officials, scientists, academic scholars, climatologists, NGOs, and CSOs in ASEAN and the world.

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Administrative Law 11th Edition

Wade and Forsyth's Administrative Law has been a cornerstone text since its first edition in 1961. It provides a comprehensive and perceptive account of the principles of judicial review and the administrative arrangements of the United Kingdom. For over fifty years, Administrative Law has been trusted by students in the UK and internationally and is extensively cited by Courts in England and Wales. The book's clarity of exposition makes it accessible to the student approaching the subject for the first time, whilst its breadth of coverage and perceptive insight ensure its value to all interested in this field, academics and practitioners alike.

About the Author

Christopher Forsyth is Professor of Public Law and Private International Law at the University of Cambridge, and the late William Wade was formerly Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of English Law at the University of Cambridge.

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Administrative Law 7th Edition

Discussing administrative law, this text places it within its historical, social and political framework. Administrative policies and judicial decisions are analyzed and the questions which they raise are explored.

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After Civil Rights: Racial Realism in the New American Workplace

What role should racial difference play in the American workplace? As a nation, we rely on civil rights law to address this question, and the monumental Civil Rights Act of 1964 seemingly answered it: race must not be a factor in workplace decisions. In After Civil Rights, John Skrentny contends that after decades of mass immigration, many employers, Democratic and Republican political leaders, and advocates have adopted a new strategy to manage race and work. Race is now relevant not only in negative cases of discrimination, but in more positive ways as well. In today’s workplace, employers routinely practice “racial realism,” where they view race as real–as a job qualification. Many believe employee racial differences, and sometimes immigrant status, correspond to unique abilities or evoke desirable reactions from clients or citizens. They also see racial diversity as a way to increase workplace dynamism. The problem is that when employers see race as useful for organizational effectiveness, they are often in violation of civil rights law. After Civil Rights examines this emerging strategy in a wide range of employment situations, including the low-skilled sector, professional and white-collar jobs, and entertainment and media. In this important book, Skrentny urges us to acknowledge the racial realism already occurring, and lays out a series of reforms that, if enacted, would bring the law and lived experience more in line, yet still remain respectful of the need to protect the civil rights of all workers.

About the Author

John D. Skrentny is professor of sociology and director of the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at the University of California, San Diego. His books include The Minority Rights Revolution and The Ironies of Affirmative Action: Politics, Culture, and Justice in America.

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American Founding Son: John Bingham and the Invention of the Fourteenth Amendment

John Bingham was the architect of the rebirth of the United States following the Civil War. A leading antislavery lawyer and congressman from Ohio, Bingham wrote the most important part of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which guarantees fundamental rights and equality to all Americans. He was also at the center of two of the greatest trials in history, giving the closing argument in the military prosecution of John Wilkes Booth’s co-conspirators for the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and in the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson. And more than any other man, Bingham played the key role in shaping the Union’s policy towards the occupied ex-Confederate States, with consequences that still haunt our politics. American Founding Son provides the most complete portrait yet of this remarkable statesman. Drawing on his personal letters and speeches, the book traces Bingham’s life from his humble roots in Pennsylvania through his career as a leader of the Republican Party. Gerard N. Magliocca argues that Bingham and his congressional colleagues transformed the Constitution that the Founding Fathers created, and did so with the same ingenuity that their forbears used to create a more perfect union in the 1780s. In this book, Magliocca restores Bingham to his rightful place as one of our great leaders.

About the Author

Gerard N. Magliocca is the Samuel R. Rosen Professor at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. He is the author of three books on constitutional law, and his work on Andrew Jackson was the subject of an hour-long program on C-Span’s Book TV.

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An Introduction to Benford’s Law

This book provides the first comprehensive treatment of Benford’s law, the surprising logarithmic distribution of significant digits discovered in the late nineteenth century. Establishing the mathematical and statistical principles that underpin this intriguing phenomenon, the text combines up-to-date theoretical results with overviews of the law’s colorful history, rapidly growing body of empirical evidence, and wide range of applications. An Introduction to Benford’s Law begins with basic facts about significant digits, Benford functions, sequences, and random variables, including tools from the theory of uniform distribution. After introducing the scale-, base-, and sum-invariance characterizations of the law, the book develops the significant-digit properties of both deterministic and stochastic processes, such as iterations of functions, powers of matrices, differential equations, and products, powers, and mixtures of random variables. Two concluding chapters survey the finitely additive theory and the flourishing applications of Benford’s law. Carefully selected diagrams, tables, and close to 150 examples illuminate the main concepts throughout. The text includes many open problems, in addition to dozens of new basic theorems and all the main references. A distinguishing feature is the emphasis on the surprising ubiquity and robustness of the significant-digit law. This text can serve as both a primary reference and a basis for seminars and courses.

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Arno Berger is associate professor of mathematics at the University of Alberta. He is the author of Chaos and Chance: An Introduction to Stochastic Aspects of Dynamics. Theodore P. Hill is professor emeritus of mathematics at the Georgia Institute of Technology and research scholar in residence at the California Polytechnic State University.

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An Introduction to Singapore’s Constitution

Law is one of the most jargon-filledand least-understood of disciplines, and among its sub-branches, constitutional law is considered one of the most difficult and arcane. Yet, the Constitutional affects every one of us in ways we seldom contemplate. In this third edition, the reader is quickly introduced to the basic concepts of constitutionalism, such as the separation of powers, the rule of law and the principle of judicial review. In 12 succinct chapters, this book covers the basic structure of government in Singapore as well as the fundamental liberties protected under the Constitution. Written with a minimum of fuss and jargon, this book provides the student and layperson with a compact and accessible guide to Singapore’s Constitution.

A comprehensive reading list, glossary and list of cases cited are included for those interested in a more in-depth exploration of this topic. This third edition states the law as of July 2013.

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Anderson’s Business Law and the Legal Environment Comprehensive Volume 23rd Edition

Prepare to ace your business law course as the #1 summarized case business law text on the market today helps you grasp key legal concepts and principles. ANDERSON’S BUSINESS LAW & THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT – COMPREHENSIVE EDITION, 23E reinforces your understanding through applications and examples of real-world dilemmas, issues, and problems. You’ll also find invaluable information and resources to assist you in studying for the CPA exam. Current, comprehensive, easy-to-understand and fascinating to read, ANDERSON’S BUSINESS LAW & THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT helps you prepare you for class with all of the in-text and online resources you need to succeed in your business law course.

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Professor David Twomey has been a member of the Business Law Department in the Carroll School of Management at Boston College since 1968. As department chair for more than a decade, and four-term chair of the school’s Education Policy Committee, Professor Twomey served as a spokesperson for a strong legal and ethical component in both the undergraduate and graduate curriculum. He is the author of 35 editions of textbooks on labor, employment and business law topics. His articles have appeared in journals such as Best’s Review, The American Business Law Journal, The Labor Law Journal, The Massachusetts Law Quarterly, The Florida Bar Journal, and The Business Law Review. Professor Twomey has served as arbitrator in more than 2,000 labor-management disputes throughout the country. His service includes appointments by Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama to nine Presidential Emergency Boards, whose recommendations served as the basis for the resolution of major disputes in the rail and airline industries. After service in the U.S. Marine Corps, Professor Twomey graduated from Boston College, earned his M.B.A. at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a J.D. degree at Boston College Law School. He is a member of the Massachusetts and Florida Bars and a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators. Marianne M. Jennings is a professor of legal and ethical studies in business in the Department of Supply Chain Management, College of Business, at Arizona State University. She has been named professor of the year in the College of Business three times and received a Burlington Northern teaching excellence award. A consultant to many law firms, businesses, and professional groups, Professor Jennings has worked with the Federal Public Defender and U.S. Attorney in Nevada. She is the author of more than 200 articles in academic, professional, and trade journals as well as six textbooks and monographs in circulation. Her biweekly column for the Arizona Republicis nationally syndicated, and her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal. In addition, Professor Jennings is a legal commentator for National Public Radio. She has conducted more than 500 workshops and seminars in the areas of business, personal and professional ethics, legal ethics, real estate, credit management, legal issues for academic administrators, law for the CPA, and legal and political strategic planning. A member of the State Bar of Arizona, Professor Jennings earned her undergraduate degree in finance and her JD from Brigham Young University. Stephanie Greene has been a member of the faculty at the Boston College Carroll School of Management since 1995, where she currently serves as Professor and Chair of the Business Law Department. She has served as Editor-in-Chief of the American Business Law Journal and is currently the Senior Articles Editor for the Journal of Legal Studies Education. Professor Green has published numerous articles on intellectual property law, pharmaceutical regulation, and employment law with publications appearing in the American Business Law Journal, the Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business, and the Columbia Business Law Review. A member of the Massachusetts Bar, Professor Greene earned her undergraduate degree in Slavic Languages and Literature at Princeton University and her JD from Boston College Law School.

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Arbitration in Singapore: A Practical Guide

The definitive text on one of the fastest growing areas of law in Singapore. Singapore continues to grow and position itself as a centre for dispute resolution, not only locally and regionally, but also internationally as a centre of arbitration and mediation excellence. Taking a practitioner approach, Law & Practice of Arbitration in Singapore, builds on the strength of the exceptional guidance from the Editor-in-Chief, The Honourable the Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon; General Editor, Denis Brock and a team of contributors from local and international law firms.

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Arnould Law of Marine Insurance and Average 20th Edition


Arnould Law of Marine Insurance and Average explains the form, contents and construction of marine insurance policies, and the procedures and evidence required in bringing a case.
New to the edition:
Chapters 4 (Regulation) and 6 (Jurisdiction and Applicable Law) have been significantly revised to deal with the position post-Brexit (in so far as that position is yet determined)
Also covered are a number of decisions handed down since the last supplement, including:
ABN Amro Bank NV v Royal and Sun Alliance Insurance plc;
Delta Petroleum Caribbean Ltd v BVI Electricity Corp (SC);
Acorn Finance v Markel;
Alize 1954 and CMA CGM v Allianz (CA);
Stoffel v Grondona (SC); and
Herculito Maritime Ltd v Gunvor International BV.

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Asian Capitalism and the Regulation of Competition: Towards a Regulatory Geography of Global Competition Law

Asian Capitalism and the Regulation of Competition explores the implications of Asian forms of capitalism and their regulation of competition for the emerging global competition law regime. Expert contributors from a variety of backgrounds explore the topic through the lenses of formal law, soft law and transnational regulation, and make extensive comparisons with Euro-American and global models. Case studies include Japan, China and Vietnam, and thematic studies include examinations of competition law’s relationship with other regulatory terrains such as public law, market culture, regulatory geography and transnational production networks.

About the Author

Michael W. Dowdle is an assistant professor on the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law and a visiting professorial fellow at the Asia-Pacific Business Regulation Group of the Department of Business Law at Monash University. John Gillespie is the Director of the Asia-Pacific Business Regulation Group at Monash University. His research and teaching interests include Asian comparative law, law and development theory and regulatory theory. Imelda Maher is the Sutherland Professor of European Law at the School of Law, University College Dublin. She has published extensively on competition law, where her distinctive contribution is to analyse competition law from a law and governance perspective.

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Atiyah & Adams’ Sale of Goods 13th Edition

Atiyah and Adams’ Sale of Goods is the definitive guide to this important aspect of commercial law. Combining a highly readable and comprehensive account of the law governing the sale of goods, it is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students and a valuable point of first reference for practitioners of commercial law.

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Christian Twigg-Flesner is Professor of Commercial Law at the University of Hull. Rick Canavan is a Principal Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University. Hector MacQueen is a Scottish Law Commissioner and Professor of Private Law at the University of Edinburgh.

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