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POPULAR TITLES: Malaysia
Q & A on GST in Malaysia

In readiness for the introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST) in Malaysia from April 1, 2015, Q & A on GST in Malaysia has been designed and produced so as to present in an organised manner questions and answers on various aspects of this groundbreaking new tax. Readers of the companion book Q & A on Personal Taxation in Malaysia will be familiar with the characters involved in this dialogue on GST and the way that their everyday conversations are used to present information on various tax topics.

 
Contempt of Court in Malaysia

This textbook and its companion casebook are the first and only books available in Malaysia that contain a comprehensive review of all local contempt cases to draw out the legal principles governing the law of contempt across non-Syariah and Syariah courts in Malaysia. The textbook includes additionally a comprehensive review of all legislation containing contempt-related provisions in Malaysia.

 
Casebook on Contempt of Court in Malaysia

This casebook and its companion textbook are the first and only books available in Malaysia that contain a comprehensive review of all local contempt cases to draw out the legal principles governing the law of contempt across non-Syariah and Syariah courts in Malaysia. The textbook includes additionally a comprehensive review of all legislation containing contempt-related provisions in Malaysia.

 
A Practical Guide for Company Directors in Malaysia

Covers a comprehensive range of topics for company directors or anyone aspiring to become a director of a company, whether listed or non-listed.

 

 

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.

 

 
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.

 
The Annotated Singapore Companies Act

The Annotated Singapore Companies Act provides invaluable section-by-section annotations to the Singapore Companies Act, throwing light on the application and interpretation of the provisions of the Act.

 

 

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.