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15 August 2014
The global financial markets have suffered much volatility since the onset of the financial crisis in 2008. This has impacted secondary loan trading volumes, however, 2013 saw the highest volume of loan trading activity (par and distressed) in both the US and...
15 August 2014
On 7 February 2014, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (SGX) issued a joint consultation paper (Consultation Paper) inviting interested parties to comment on their proposals to enhance fair, orderly and...
Court of Appeal entrenches the principle of minimal curial intervention in a further pro-arbitration decision
12 August 2014
In the recent decision in BLC and others v BLB and another  SGCA 40 ("BLC v BLB"), the Singapore Court of Appeal ("CA") reversed the Singapore High Court's ("HC") decision to set aside part of an arbitral award on the ground...
MAS consults on Proposed Amendments to the Securities and Futures Act on Regulation of Financial Benchmarks in Singapore
7 August 2014
Following the issue of a consultation paper in June 2013 setting out the proposed regulatory framework for financial benchmarks, the Monetary Authority of Singapore ("MAS") has begun further consultation on the draft legislative amendments to the Securities...
4 August 2014
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has issued a consultation paper seeking feedback on its proposals to enhance regulatory safeguards for investors in the capital markets. The MAS's main proposals are to: (i) extend its regulatory oversight to non-conventional...
25 July 2014
A joint consultation paper (Paper) has been published by Australia, Korea, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand on the proposed rules and arrangements that will govern the operation of the Asia Region Funds Passport (ARFP). The ARFP will allow...
25 July 2014
Following the commencement of "Phase I" of its mandatory reporting regime for OTC derivatives contracts, the MAS is now consulting the industry on "Phase II" of the regime in respect of FX derivatives and other proposed changes to the existing...
4 July 2014
Leading international law firm Clifford Chance has advised the underwriters – Maybank Investment Bank Berhad, BNP Paribas and Credit Suisse -- on the international aspects of Icon Offshore Berhad's US$295 million Reg S IPO on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities...
1 July 2014
Singapore Court of Appeal overturns High Court decision and rules that 'Sand Ban' by Indonesian authorities frustrated supply contracts (Alliance Concrete Singapore Pte Ltd v Sato Kogyo (S) Pte Ltd  SGCA 35).
Singapore High Court finds that parties are presumed to have chosen the law of the seat as the proper law of the arbitration agreement
27 June 2014
The Singapore High Court recently found in FirstLink Investments Corp Ltd v GT Payment Pte Ltd and others  SGHCR 12 that where there is no express choice of law, the proper law of the arbitration agreement is generally the law of the seat (typically...