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Admiralty Law and Practice 2nd Edition


The first edition of the book has received widespread readership and is used by many shipping practitioners, especially in Singapore and Malaysia, as a reference text on issues of admiralty law. It has also been cited in judgments of the Singapore, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Canadian courts. Since the first edition, practically every area of admiralty law has seen significant developments, mainly in the form of case law but also, on the subjects of invocation of admiralty jurisdiction, tonnage limitation and international maritime arbitration, legislative reform. The task of covering several hundred decisions handed down by the Courts of Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, The United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Canada has necessitated the substantial re-writing of Chapters 3, 4, 12 and 13. A new chapter, Chapter 14, which covers the relationship between admiralty actions and maritime arbitration, has been added to this edition. Chapter 1: Introduction to Admiralty Jurisdiction · Chapter 2: Subject of Action in Rem: Subject Matter Jurisdiction of the Action in Rem · Chapter 3: Invocation of Admiralty Jurisdiction · Chapter 4: Procedure Leading Up to Arrest in an Admiralty Action in Rem and Provision of Security · Chapter 5: Procedural Matters Arising After Arrest · Chapter 6: Maritime Liens · Chapter 7: Possessory Liens · Chapter 8: Statutory Rights of Action in Rem (Statutory Lien) · Chapter 9: Priorities · Chapter 10: Admiralty and Non-Admiralty Actions in Personam · Chapter 11: Limitation Periods in Admiralty Actions · Chapter 12: Limitation of Liability · Chapter 13: Forum Selection in Maritime Proceedings · Chapter 14: Stay of Proceedings in Favour or Arbitration, Mareva Injunction in Aid of Arbitration

Alternative Dispute Resolution


The book includes a practical examination of each process; when they arise; where each method is best used; when it is most effective; advantages and disadvantages; and relevant treatment by courts (case law) in Asian jurisdictions. Key Features The book includes a practical examination of each process; when they arise; where each method is best used; when it is most effective; advantages and disadvantages; and relevant treatment by courts (case law) in Asian jurisdictions. The content also includes a discussion on multi-tiered dispute resolution clauses, their pros and cons, enforceability and treatment in the courts. Key Benefits This book is intended as a handbook for corporate counsels, general counsels and young lawyers based all around Asia who need a first look and preliminary guidance to navigate the different types of dispute resolution methods in Singapore. Helpful tips for drafting effective dispute resolution clauses are included as well as common drafting problems.

Company Law 2nd Edition


The book covers the various legislation and subsidiary legislation related to the company as a business and its legal aspects.

The explanations to key legal concepts that define and characterise a company are explored and illustrated. In addition, the need for company regulation are explained as this is crucial in the quest for understanding the company and its regulatory environment.

Criminal Law in Malaysia and Singapore Revised 2nd Edition


This is a revised version by the authors to the existing content which critically evaluates the general principles of criminal responsibility in Malaysia and Singapore. This book is essential for legal practitioners, judges, scholars and students. The detailed analysis of the principles, workings, and complexities of criminal law in each chapter is done in an organised and structured manner, with clear headings and sub-headings that make it easy for referencing and review. A comprehensive analysis on major cases, academic commentary and law reform perspectives on criminal law clearly makes the book an authoritative text referred to in legal proceedings, judgments and scholarly journals.

This is a definitive source of comparative law for lawmakers and scholars in other jurisdictions, where the Indian Penal Code forms part of the law, as it features helpful and insightful discussions of how Malaysian and Singaporean judges have interpreted and applied the Code provisions.

Foreword by The Honourable the Chief Justice Chan Sek Keong, Singapore
“…What is commendable and useful about this work is that, as I have said in my first foreword, the authors have explained the underlying concepts and principles of criminal liability clearly in the offences discussed, and have urged criminal law practitioners to “use the… arguments made in the book to articulate legal principles and to develop and improve upon the current law…”

Employment Law in Singapore 4th Edition


Employment Law in Singapore, 4th Edition takes into account the changes to the Employment Act which came into force on 1st April 2014, as well as other legislative and case law developments. This publication is fully referenced with the latest legislation and case law and each chapter has a clear overview of the subject matter and is broken down into bold headings covering each focal point for revision and reference. This edition also has a new and very detailed index thereby making it easier to use.

Written in a clear and concise language, this publication is a comprehensive text on employment law in Singapore which considers both basic as well as sophisticated issues. It is written for both the legally trained and for those who are not legally trained, such as employers, employees, business students and human resource practitioners.

Evidence and the Litigation Process 5th Student Edition


University students and students studying for the Bar and other related academic or professional courses will find this fifth edition of Evidence and the Litigation Process to be extremely helpful resource in understanding the principles of the law of Evidence and the operation of the litigation process. Highly acclaimed in and out of Singapore since it was first published 24 years ago, this work covers all developments since the fourth edition was published in 2013. The preceding five years witnessed a critical phase in the reform of the law of evidence. The amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code in 2010 and the Evidence Act in 2012 expanded the scope of admissibility of evidence, addressed new advances in technology and introduced more flexible measures in the process of adjudication at trial. Many of these developments (which were examined in the fourth edition of this work) have been analysed by the courts. Apart from the statutory reform, the Judiciary have been busy tackling a variety of difficult issues raised by both statutes. As the law continues to evolve, the purposes of this fifth edition is update and consolidate the law of evidence as it now stands.

This book provides a balance between analytical discussion of the principles and the practical application of the law and includes numerous illustrations and practice-related situations for this purpose. It offers students an intensely detailed and integrated portrait of the litigation process (including procedure and advocacy) and is therefore a vital source of reference for their studies. The book recognises that this subject is particularly difficult primarily because of the difficulties inherent in the Evidence Act (a significant part of which remains in the state it was enacted in 1893), and the tension between this statute and the constantly developing common law. No effort is spared in tackling these problems and examining all applicable sources of Law. This highly successful publication has already sold thousands of copies in the course of the fist four editions.

Guide to Due Diligence


The subject of Due Diligence is at most confusing for those who have never been involved in such an exercise. The process of verifying information via the mountains of documents and the understanding of the objective of such investigations may be in the least, overwhelming.

This book is an approachable and easy guide to those who find themselves suddenly involved in a Due Diligence exercise as it provides a step-by-step guide on why and how to conduct a Due Diligence exercise has been illustrated simply and informatively.

Key Features

The main feature of this book however would be the Sample Templates, to which the reader can then be inspired to adapt, ranging from:

• Corporate and Statutory Records;

• Material Contracts;

• Insurance;

• Sample Letters to a Legal Firm, Bank or Subsidiary;

• Sample Work Programme;

• Sample Requisition List;

• Sample Due Diligence Report;

• Sample Statutory Declaration; and

• Sample Confidential Agreement

This book is specifically aimed at the Corporate Sector and lawyers who may have to conduct a Due Diligence exercise for the first time.

Legal Guide for Startups and Fundraising in Singapore


This is a distinguished title that contains not just the legal focus but also the practical aspects of the startup and fundraising process. Written by seasoned practitioners with over a decade of related practice under the belt, this book seeks to simplify and demystify the area of fundraising and startups for its readers with a focus not only on the legal aspects of the industry, but also the practical, and in the most user-friendly of ways. Hailing from Central Chambers, the authors aim to share their knowledge gleaned from years of practical experience in working with stakeholders from all corners of the industry, in the easiest and most readable way possible. Through the use of templates and explanations with minimal legalese, this Legal Guide for Startups and Fundraising in Singapore will surely serve as a guiding light to those who seek direction in comprehending and navigating the legal landscape surrounding this vibrant and ever-evolving industry.

Minority Shareholders’ Rights and Remedies 2nd Edition


This book examines various aspects of minority shareholders’ rights and remedies in Singapore, including personal actions, common law derivative actions, oppression actions under section 216 of the Companies Act, statutory derivative actions under section 216A, and the just and equitable ground of winding up under section 254(1)(i).

Principles and Practice of Securities Regulation in Singapore


This second edition covers legislative developments as well as changes and developments to the Securities Industry, SGX-ST ListingManual and the SGX-ST Business Rules. Substantive changes have been introduced by the Securities and Futures (Amendment) Acts of 2004, 2005 and 2009 since the first edition of this book was published in 2004.

This book also discusses a number of significant Singapore cases which were reported recently and has also incorporated discussions on a number of interesting disclosure cases since the last edition. The cases are: Vita Health Laboratories Pte Ltd v Pang SengMeng [2004] SGHC 158; Public Prosecutor v Chen Juilin (DAC 23249/2005). A new part has been added at the end of Chapter 8 which discusses comparative difficulties in bringing securities class action litigation in Singapore as a tool to aid in the enforcement of corporate disclosure.

Taxation of Insurance Business in Singapore: Direct and Indirect Taxation


This book is a pioneering, current and in-depth tax publication written by 3 leading tax practitioners regarding the direct and indirect tax implications of the insurance business in Singapore. It focuses on the direct and indirect taxation of insurance businesses in the Singapore context. Some of the topics discussed in this book include the taxation regime of insurance businesses, basis of taxation, tax incentives for insurance businesses, tax implications of accounting treatment and regulatory requirements, transfers of business / portfolio, tax opportunities and pitfalls, international developments as well as the relevant stamp duties and GST matters relating to insurance businesses. Whilst principally focused on insurance taxation, the book may be a useful reference in the wider application of principles and practices, with practical examples in the spheres of direct and indirect taxation. Key Features A first of its kind in the area, Taxation of Insurance Business in Singapore: Direct and Indirect Tax; is both an academic and practical treatise on the topic written by known experts in the area. Providing a comprehensive study into the field of insurance taxation, the title aims to provide its users with a handy reference for insurance taxation which will prove additionally useful in the wider tax context.


The Law and Practice of Singapore Income Tax

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“It is our hope that successive generations of the tax Community will ‘Wikipedia’ this book into the most authoritative book on Singapore taxation.”
– Pok Soy Yoong

“As the tax authority, my colleagues and I see ourselves playing a key role in improving the professional standards of tax practice in Singapore. But we cannot do this alone. We can perform this role well by creating an environment to encourage learning and sharing of knowledge and expertise, like we do in putting this book together.”
– Moses Lee, Commissioner of Inland Revenue Singapore in his foreword to the book.

Authoritative: This book is detailed, technical and practical, bringing together tax experts from the public sector, the private sector and academia who have shared their knowledge, expertise and experience in their own areas of specialisation.

Relevant: Written in simple, clear language whilst providing depth to subject matters, this book provides current and relevant case law commentary which is highly critical towards understanding and interpreting the law as it stands today.

Practical: Structured with the tax practitioner in mind, this book features current and pressing issues faced by tax practitioners and is designed to assist readers with addressing the myriad of challenges they have to deal with to keep up with the rapid rate of globalisation.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Framework of interpretation in tax
Chapter 2 Case law guidance on source of business and trade income
Chapter 3 Capital and revenue divide – Receipts
Chapter 4 Capital and revenue divide – Expenditures
Chapter 5 Relevance of accountancy principles and practices
Chapter 6 Capital allowances
Chapter 7 Withholding tax and taxation of non residents
Chapter 8 Corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions
Chapter 9 Capital market transactions
Chapter 10 Hedge funds and private equity activities
Chapter 11 Unit trusts
Chapter 12 Intellectual property
Chapter 13 Wealth management for individuals
Chapter 14 Banking operations
Chapter 15 Financial derivatives
Chapter 16 Insurance operations
Chapter 17 Tax treaties
Chapter 18 Case law guidance on controversies in transfer pricing
Chapter 19 Source of employment income
Chapter 20 Employee stock options and share schemes
Chapter 21 Taxation and non-taxation measures for sustainable development in Singapore
Chapter 22 Tax avoidance
Chapter 23 Investigations and audits
Chapter 24 Objections and appeals

The Logic and Practice of Transfer Pricing


This book takes a ground-breaking approach in explaining transfer pricing in a logical, clear and easy-to-understand way with liberal use of diagrams and practical illustrations. The issue of transfer pricing has put companies with global presence like Starbucks, Google and Apple in the news.

Key Features
This book takes a ground-breaking approach in explaining transfer pricing in a logical, clear and easy-to-understand way with liberal use of diagrams and practical illustrations. The issue of transfer pricing has put companies with global presence like Starbucks, Google and Apple in the news.

Whether you are a CFO or financial controller with transfer pricing impacting your statutory accounts, a tax leader managing transfer pricing risk or a finance manager wrestling with transfer pricing true-ups, you will find this book to be an accessible and indispensable companion.


♦ Making sense of BEPS ( Base Erosion and Profit Sifting) including the latest September 2014 Action 8 on intangibles and Action 13 on Country by Country Reporting

♦ User-friendly layout, diagrams and illustrations

♦ Logical sequence and exposition of key concepts using plain English

♦ Practical dimensions – strategy, planning, dispute resolution, operational TP, operating in developing countries and organising a transfer pricing function

♦ Transfer pricing presented in a multidisciplinary context across tax, law, economics and accounting

The Practice of Law


Following the successful publication of Reading Law in Singapore which is now in its second reprint, The Practice of Law attempts to provide aspiring lawyers a window to careers after law school.

In The Practice of Law, the general editors of Reading Law (Associate Professor Tang Hang Wu and Professor Michael Hor) are joined by dispute resolution lawyer from Wong Partnership, Ms. Koh Swee Yen. The general editors of this book have assembled a team of leading lawyers in Singapore and Singapore-trained lawyers in other jurisdictions to write a teaser chapter in an engaging and accessible manner for the major kinds of legal careers. This book is invaluable for the aspiring law student, law student and general public who want to have an insight into the various areas of practice.

Foreword by The Honourable Mr Sundaresh Menon, S.C., Attorney-General, Singapore: “Herein lies the beauty of this book. In the space of 25 highly interesting and extremely readable chapters, the authors, under the superb guidance of the General Editors, have given an account of what the practice of law means to those of us on the inside. The result is a very informative guided tour through some of the more common (and sometimes less common) ways in which lawyers practise their craft. Between them, the authors include lawyers in the public service as well as in the private sector; lawyers who are principally advocates as well as those who are mainly concerned with transactional work; lawyers who work here in Singapore as well as those who work abroad; and even one who works in an international organisation.

This tremendous breadth provides a valuable insight into the wonderful opportunities that are available to lawyers in Singapore. It also hints of the growing complexity of the practice of law.

The Practice of Law in the final analysis is a celebration of sorts. Those who have found deep meaning, purpose and relevance in their calling as lawyers have shared some very personal insights into what the law has given them. And in sharing these insights, it is hoped that those on the outside, and perhaps especially those thinking of coming inside, will be better informed and ultimately inspired to be a part of this wonderful profession.

I congratulate the Editors and Authors on completing this work. I am delighted to recommend it to all who want to get an insider’s perspective on practising law.”

Understanding Lawyers’ Ethics in Singapore


Understanding Lawyers’ Ethics in Singapore sets out the essence of key ethical rules, principles and standards in Singapore’s regulatory regime for legal practitioners. Focusing on the new professional conduct rules which came into force on 18 November 2015, this book examines how judicial conceptions have shaped lawyers’ ethics in Singapore and provides commentary and insight into the principles-based approach underlying the new rules.

It is highly recommended for all legal practitioners practising law in Singapore. It also assists academics and students in understanding the important role that lawyers’ ethics play in promoting the administration of justice in Singapore.