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01/06/2022
CMS Next
What’s next? In a world of ever-ac­cel­er­at­ing change, stay­ing ahead of the curve and know­ing what’s next for your busi­ness or sec­tor is es­sen­tial.At CMS, we see ourselves not only as your leg­al ad­visers but also as your busi­ness part­ners. We work to­geth­er with you to not only re­solve cur­rent is­sues but to an­ti­cip­ate fu­ture chal­lenges and in­nov­ate to meet them.With our latest pub­lic­a­tion, CMS Next, our ex­perts will reg­u­larly of­fer you in­sights in­to and fresh per­spect­ives on a range of is­sues that busi­nesses have to deal with – from ESG agen­das to re­struc­tur­ing after the pan­dem­ic or fa­cing the di­git­al trans­form­a­tion. We will also share with you more about the work that we are do­ing for our cli­ents, help­ing them in­nov­ate, grow and mit­ig­ate risk.To be able to provide you with the best sup­port, we im­merse ourselves in your world to un­der­stand your leg­al needs and chal­lenges. However, it is equally im­port­ant that you know who we are and how we can work with you. So, we in­vite you to meet our ex­perts and catch a glimpse of what is hap­pen­ing in­side CMS.En­joy read­ing this pub­lic­a­tion, which we will up­date reg­u­larly with new con­tent.CMS Ex­ec­ut­ive Team
20/05/2022
Amended IC­SID Rules to enter in­to force on 1 Ju­ly 2022
On 21 March 2022, the Mem­ber States of the In­ter­na­tion­al Centre for Set­tle­ment of In­vest­ment Dis­putes (IC­SID) ad­op­ted a com­pre­hens­ive set of amend­ments to IC­SID ar­bit­ra­tion and con­cili­ation rules (“IC­SID...
22/02/2022
New FID­IC Green Book Re­leased: a rival to the First Edi­tion Red and Yel­low...
FID­IC has re­cently pub­lished the second edi­tion of its Short Form of Con­tract, the “Green Book”, as an up­date to the 1999 edi­tion. This re­lease is im­port­ant not only in terms of the re­vised or new...
01/10/2021
Build­ing a Pan­dem­ic-Re­si­li­ent Con­struc­tion Sec­tor: Les­sons drawn from Cov­id-19
This art­icle is pro­duced by CMS Hol­born Asia, a Form­al Law Al­li­ance between CMS Singa­pore and Hol­born Law LLC. A. Over­view In its cir­cu­lar of 23 Septem­ber 2021, titled “Ad­opt­ing Pan­dem­ic Re­si­li­ent Con­tract­ing...
02/06/2021
Singa­pore Court of Ap­peal de­clines to fol­low Rock Ad­vert­ising: en­dorses...
A re­cent de­cision of a five-judge Court of Ap­peal in Singa­pore has con­sidered the leg­al ef­fect of no or­al modi­fic­a­tion clauses (“NOM clauses”) un­der Singa­por­ean law. In a break with the po­s­i­tion in...
01/06/2021
Some leaks can­'t be fixed
“Con­fid­en­tial in­form­a­tion is like an ice cube... give it to the party who has no re­fri­ger­at­or or will not agree to keep it in one, and by the time of the tri­al you have just a pool of wa­ter.” This...
28/04/2021
Chal­len­ging bond calls on in­ter­na­tion­al pro­jects: Eng­lish courts vs Emer­gency...
A re­cent de­cision of the Eng­lish Com­mer­cial Court has re­fused an ap­plic­a­tion for an in­junc­tion re­quir­ing a be­ne­fi­ciary un­der an on-de­mand bond to with­draw its de­mand and re­frain from mak­ing fur­ther de­mands...
19/04/2021
Can an ad­ju­dic­at­or con­sider li­quid­ated dam­ages un­der the new SOP re­gime?
This art­icle is pro­duced by CMS Hol­born Asia, a Form­al Law Al­li­ance between CMS Singa­pore and Hol­born Law LLC. In Range Con­struc­tion Pte Ltd v Gold­bell En­gin­eer­ing Pte Ltd [2021] SGCA 34, the Court of...
22/03/2021
The ap­plic­ab­il­ity of the stat­utory defin­i­tion of "day" in the SOP Act in...
The word “day” is defined in the Build­ing and Con­struc­tion In­dustry Se­cur­ity of Pay­ment Act (Cap 30B) (“SOP Act”) as “any day oth­er than a pub­lic hol­i­day with­in the mean­ing of the Hol­i­days Act...
18/02/2021
In­done­sia turns to new pos­it­ive in­vest­ment list amidst need to fur­ther...
This art­icle is pro­duced by CMS Hol­born Asia, a Form­al Law Al­li­ance between CMS Singa­pore and Hol­born Law LLC. In­tro­duc­tion In­done­sia’s for­eign in­vest­ment frame­work is set to be sub­stan­tially re­formed...
10/02/2021
The time seems right for In­done­sia’s new Sov­er­eign Wealth Fund 
This art­icle is pro­duced by CMS Hol­born Asia, a Form­al Law Al­li­ance between CMS Singa­pore and Hol­born Law LLC. In­tro­duc­tion In an ef­fort to pro­pel sub­stan­tial for­eign in­vest­ment in­to In­done­sia, the In­done­sian...
21/01/2021
For­eign dir­ect in­vest­ment in Singa­pore
This art­icle is pro­duced by CMS Hol­born Asia, a Form­al Law Al­li­ance between CMS Singa­pore and Hol­born Law LLC. The Min­istry of Trade and In­dustry in Singa­pore gen­er­ally over­sees mat­ters re­lat­ing to trade...