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POPULAR TITLES: Malaysia
Construction Adjudication in Malaysia, 2nd Edition

A comprehensive analysis of the legal principles governing the application of the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012, providing in-depth analysis and practical guidance on all stages of the adjudication process in Malaysia.

 
The Life and Law of Fintech

Financial technology (FinTech) is a marriage of sorts between the financial services and technology sectors. It leverages on technology to innovate the delivery of products and services traditionally offered by financial institutions. Writing on this new area of law and business encompassing domestic and international jurisdictions, the author covers the subject in a unique way combining the legal, business and operational aspects of FinTech through his broad experience as a practising lawyer, and a board member of a bank as well as of a listed technology-based company.

The author takes the reader on a journey through the realm of finance covering both Islamic and conventional banking with an explanation of the history and an analysis of the applicable legislation and also related legislations in Asia, Europe and the United States.

Leaving no stone unturned, ,the author begins with the book on a history lesson of finance and proceeds to where it is today with FinTech making inroads into the financial industry via technology. He then discusses at length on the legal and operational aspects of banking and finance and moves on to capital markets and issues relating to money laundering. Mergers and acquisitions and corporate law are tackled by providing instances of FinTech acquisitions coupled with a lesson on takeovers and due diligence. He then moves on to the technical aspects of digital banking covering several jurisdictions. With his background in Islamic finance, he deals with takaful insurance, Islamic FinTech and E-waqf. He also deals with cyber security covering several pieces of legislation relevant to it. 

The book ends with a chapter on internet of things with a detailed analysis of the legal implicaations of smart contracts and solutions moving forward.

 
The Trial Lawyer's Companion, 2nd Edition

“[This book] comprehensively covers in detail and authoritatively deals, in a thoughtfully arranged way, with everything a trial lawyer and judge needs to know and be reminded or watchful of, to successfully conduct and shepherd a trial to its proper conclusion without pitfalls.” 
From the Foreword by Lambert Rasa-Ratnam 
Head, Dispute Resolution
Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
 

Written by an experienced counsel, this book contains a wealth of essential guidance on the preparation for and the conduct of a trial. The text is clear and succinct, amply supported by relevant case law, both local and foreign, as well as statutory sources in particular the Rules of Court 2012 and the Evidence Act 1950. Organised in a systematic structure, the book covers trial preparation, the various aspects of trial proper, submissions, judgment and the ethics of trial advocacy.

The carefully written text, a result of thorough consideration of the subject and meticulous research, is immensely useful in preparing for trial, providing clear guidance and analytical insights. The rich array of authorities and sources cited gives pointers for further research to ensure that counsel is painstakingly armed for trial.

A well-crafted system of headings, supplemented by helpful cross-references, enables the trial lawyer to easily refer to the book for the correct law, confirmation on a finer point of practice, practical direction and relevant authorities int he midst of the cut and thrust of  trial. For the judge, the book may be confidently consulted when presiding over the trial.

Be it for young lawyer, the seasoned counsel, or the busy judge, The Trial Lawyer's Companion is indeed a book to have readily on hand.

NEW IN THIS EDITION:

  • Updates case authorities since 2005 up to 30 June 2017
  • Addresses the impact of the Rules of Court 2012
  • Considers and clarifies developments and changes to the law in respect of discovery, admissibility of documents in trial bundles, privilege, expert evidence, and computer documents.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Contains a wealth of practical guidance on trial practice
  • Fully up-to-date with relevant statutory provisions
  • Replete with invaluable leading case authorities
  • Illuminates the difficult areas of trial practice
 
Malaysian Civil Procedure 2018

“...an indispensable reference for both judges and lawyers...should always be welcomed as the essential resource for the practice of civil procedure in the courts of Malaysia.”
  Tun Arifin Zakaria, Former Chief Justice
 
"It is part of the duty of counsel when assisting a court to arrive at its decision on a procedural point to refer to a commentary on a given rule of court that is recent and accurate. This work is designed to provide the necessary source of information in that direction."
Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram, General Editor 
 
Drawing on the pedigree of the White Book which has seen numerous successful local editions in various common law jurisdictions, Malaysian Civil Procedure 2018 provides you with the most current knowledge, information, practical insights and confidence to succeed in all areas of civil court work. 
 
The authoritative commentary to the Rules of Court 2012 is accompanied by a substantially enhanced second volume containing illuminating annotations to fully up-to-date text of ten key legislation essential to civil litigation. Together  with the updated collection of court practice directions, this makes Malaysian Civil Procedure 2018 the most comprehensive civil litigation reference.

KEY FEATURES
  • Exacting quality and accuracy in true White Book tradition
  • Insightful order-by-order commentary to the Rules of Court 2012 presented clearly with succinct headings
  • Fully up-to-date text of 10 key civil legislation, with annotations:
  1. Rules of the Federal Court 1995
  2. Rules of the Court of Appeal 1994
  3. Courts of Judicature Act 1964
  4. Subordinate Courts Act 1948
  5. Civil Law Act 1956
  6. Limitation Act 1953
  7. Limitation Ordinance (Sabah Cap 72)
  8. Limitation Ordinance (Sarawak Cap 49)
  9. Specific Reliefs Act 1950
  10. Debtors Act 1957
  • Comprehensive survey of key local and relevant foreign case law
  • Contributors drawn from the judiciary, leading law firms and academia to provide authoritative commentary
  • Reviewed by experienced panel of expert reviewers to ensure high quality of substantive content
  • Extensive collection of court practice directions dating back to 1947 to current, including practice directions from Sabah and Sarawak
  • Comprehensive tables of cases and legislation and subject index for greater ease of use
 
 

 

POPULAR TITLES: Singapore
Media Law in Singapore, 4th Edition

With the continued growth of the Singapore media and entertainment industry, the fourth edition of this title not only updates the laws relevant to this industry, it expands into discussions of the practical application of these laws and regulations in the framework of managing media production. It is hoped that this enhances the primary purpose of this book in acting as a concise and practical reference guide for media students and practitioners.

 
Arbitration in Singapore: A Practical Guide

Author: Editor-in-Chief, The Honourable the Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon; General Editor, Denis Brock and Team of contributors who are leading experts in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution from local and international law firms.

 

 
International Arbitration in Singapore: Legislation and Materials

The first analysis of Singapore international arbitration legislation and materials
 
This all-in-one reference text draws together, for the first time, all the international arbitration legislation in Singapore - annotated with a detailed analytical commentary, together with a comprehensive collection of related laws and materials.
 
Mediation in Singapore: A Practical Guide 2nd Edition

Recent changes in mediation include the passing of the mediation bill in 2017; amendments to the Supreme Court practice directions on the provisions for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) for civil cases; and the reallocation of cases by the Family Justice Courts to Mediation.

 

 

POPULAR TITLES: Hong Kong
State Secrets and Trade Secrets in China

State Secrets and Trade Secrets in China guides you through the new state secrets and trade secrets law, both of which came into force in 2010, with detailed and practical analysis. It helps foreign investors and lawyers understand the new state secrets and trade secrets law in China, identifies the possible risks and suggests practical solutions/steps to take.

 
Intellectual Property Rights in China (China Law Library Series)

Intellectual Property Rights in China explains the structure and role of the intellectual property rights system in the modern Chinese economy. The content conveys the expertise of leading Chinese practitioners with straightforward and practical guidance.

 
Civil Justice Reform - What Has It Achieved?

In April 2010, a year after the implementation of the Civil Justice Reform, the University of Hong Kong and University College London hosted a joint conference entitled “Civil Justice Reform - What Has It Achieved?”.This publication seeks to answer that vitally important question and makes essential reading for practitioners seeking to understand the new procedures of civil justice reform.

 
Intellectual Property Law and Practice in Hong Kong

Intellectual Property Law and Practice in Hong Kong is the essential treatise for the modern day IP practitioner.This fully comprehensive, up-to-date book takes a highly practical approach and includes two unique chapters of Commercial IP and Internet IP.

 

 

POPULAR TITLES: United Kingdom
Exclusion Clauses and Unfair Contract Terms, 12th Edition

 

Exclusion Clauses and Unfair Contract Terms examines, in a straightforward and practical manner, this integral area of contract law and provides guidance to the practitioner on drafting and using exclusion clauses effectively within the formative phase of a contract. Additionally, this esteemed work offers key commentary on the means and method of successfully challenging an exclusion clause when seeking to disentangle a client from an agreement which may have proved onerous post agreement coming into force, and for which they are seeking a remedy. The text deals with exclusion clauses and unfair contract terms in the context of both commercial and consumer contracts, considering the ways in which exclusion clauses are controlled by the judiciary and regulated by legislation.
 
The authors look at all aspects of the subject, examining unlawful, void and ineffective exclusion clauses, then as a result of this, explaining in a straightforward and practical manner how to draft exclusion clauses that are lawful, valid and effective. Written with a practical focus, the work includes sample exclusion clauses, illustrating the points made and providing templates for you to use in your everyday work.
 
NEW TO THIS EDITION:

• Fresh consideration of just when and how terms are incorporated into a contract (Barrier Ltd v Redhall Marine Ltd; Transformers v Needs; Goodlife v Hall Fire)
• Developments in the interpretation of exclusion and limitation clauses (Import Funding Solutions Ltd v AIG Europe; Persimmon v Taylor Wimpey; University of Wales v LCB)
• Development of the doctrine of allocation of risks when it comes to interpreting exclusion clauses (Transocean Drilling UK Ltd v Providence Resources plc; the Persimmon case)
• Just what counts as an onerous clause and how to ensure it is made part of the contract (Noreside v Irish Asphalt; the Goodlife case)
• Changes to what exclusion and limitation clauses are automatically void
 
Contractual Duties: Performance, Breach,Termination and Remedies, 2nd Edition

Contractual Duties: Performance, Breach, Termination and Remedies provides guidance from four leading contract academics on the duties at play in a contract that is in dispute: its performance, breach, termination and the remedies available.
 
Main features:
  • Part 1 covers rescission: firstly its principles and process are explained.
  • Explains each of the possible grounds for rescission, including misrepresentation, mistake and non-disclosure; duress, undue pressure and influence; impaired capacity, unconscionable conduct and breaches of fiduciary duty.
  • Details the bars to rescission, explaining what damages might be due in lieu of rescission.
  • Outlines the consequences of rescission, including compensation, apportionment of loss and concurrent claims.
  • Part 2 introduces the different types of breach and the terminology that governs them, and explains strict and non-strict obligations.
  • It sets out and analyses concepts such as renunciation, anticipatory breach, and repudiation by actual breach.
  • Discusses the common law right to terminate for breach of condition, particularly with regard to time stipulations.
  • Explains innominate or intermediate terms, deriving from the Hongkong Fir case, and its reception in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Analyses the nature and process of termination for breach, including international principles, and explains the ‘entire obligation’ rule.
  • Part 3 deals with discharge by impossibility, illegality or frustration.
  • Part 4 discusses remedies available, beginning with the right to sue for a debt and the limits to such an action.
  • Covers damages for breach of contract, laying out the measures of award.
  • Explains financial loss, covering the various ways of expressing the loss, via concepts such as expectation, reliance, consequential damage, ‘cost of cure’ and balance sheet calculation, and questions of timing.
  • Analyses the two limbs of the Hadley v Baxendale principle and their consequences.
  • Covers other types of damages including agreed damage and gain-based awards.
  • Discusses specific relief, focusing on the grant of specific performance and injunctions.
  • Focuses on English contract law, but also shows how other jurisdictions have different approaches, and suggesting new ideas drawn from the US, Australia and civil law systems.

New to the 2nd edition:

  • Substantial case law updates across all four key areas of the book since the first edition was written in 2011
  • Includes analysis of the effect of recent legislation on contractual duties, i.e. the Consumer Rights Act 2014

 

 
Aldridge Powers of Attorney, 11th Edition

Powers of Attorney is the definitive work providing clear guidance on the creation, interpretation and use of powers of attorney. Written in a succinct and straightforward manner, it provides everything needed to operate effectively in this area of the law. Beginning with an explanation of the scope of powers of attorney, it goes on to examine the duties of the parties involved, before looking at specific situations in which powers of attorney can be used.

The new 11th edition has been updated throughout to reflect recent developments in legislation and case law.

  • Clarifies the role, powers and duties of donor, attorney and third parties
  • Shows how powers of attorney are used in different situations, including land and companies
  • Advises on drafting issues
  • Includes forms and precedents
  • Explains how powers of attorney interact with trusts law
  • Covers lasting powers of attorney and examines the key case law since their introduction in 2007
  • Reproduces relevant statutes, statutory instruments and rules, so they can be consulted easily
 
Conflicts of Interest, 5th Edition

Conflicts of Interest provides authoritative guidance on the law relating to conflicts of interest in all its dimensions, from client conflict and personal conflict to commercial and judicial conflict. It explains in detail the current legal position in various professional sectors (lawyers, accountants, the City, directors, estate agents and insurance brokers). The expert authors provide guidance on avoiding potential conflicts of interest while providing practical advice and remedies for any that do arise.
 
Now fifteen years since the publication of the first edition, this title continues to be a trailblazer in this highly topical and continually developing legal area. With the increasing internationalization of law firms - one result being that branches of the same firm in different countries might be called upon to act for opposing clients - actual and potential conflicts of interest are on the increase.

Whilst providing an authoritative guide to the law relating to all aspects of conflicts of interest, this title also offers practical guidance on how the problems and risks of conflicts of interest can be avoided or reduced and provides strategies for assessing and managing conflict situations.