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[21 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

Dear Law School, Readers & Friends,
Happy New Year! With the start of the new year, the Singapore Law Review brings to you the first issue of Juris Illuminae for 2015. In this issue, we are pleased to feature an article by Mr Harsh Kumar of Khaitan & Co which examines the Indian Supreme Court’s decision on successor liability in the case of a business transfer, as well as an article by Reuben on the International Court of Justice’s decision on whaling in the Antarctic. We hope you enjoy the articles.
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[21 Jan 2015 | One Comment | ]

by Reuben Ong
In its most recent judgment, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled against Japan on the issue of whether its whaling program, JARPA II, complied with Art VIII of the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling (ICRW). Interestingly, instead of subjecting JARPA II to an objective review based on the relevant international framework, the Court seemed content to focus on a standard of review based on Japan’s own self-conceived and conceded standards. Based on JARPA II’s own objectives, the Court then found inconsistencies between those …

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[21 Jan 2015 | One Comment | ]

by Harsh Kumar*
In India, the principle of successor liability typically applies in mergers of companies, transactions for the fraudulent purpose of escaping liability for the seller’s obligations, or situations where it is imposed by statute (for example, cases involving the breach of environmental law or certain labour laws.[1]) However, the Indian Supreme Court has, in McLeod Russel India Limited v Regional Provident Fund Commissioner, Jalpaiguri and others[2], recognised the principle of successor liability in the case of a business transfer, for historical non-compliances by a seller in payment of provident …

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[16 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

Dear Law school, readers, and friends,
We are pleased to announce the publication of the 32nd Volume of the Singapore Law Review in December 2014, featuring an all new cover design and typeset.
The highlight of this volume is the transcript of the 25th Singapore Law Review Lecture, delivered by The Honourable The Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon, titled “The Interpretation of Documents: Saying What They Mean or Meaning What They Say”. The lecture related to issues of legal interpretation in the context of statutory and contractual interpretation, examining reasons behind disputes …

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[25 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]

Dear Law school and friends,
Exciting changes are around the corner, as we revamp the Review to provide our readers with a more fulfilling experience.
For a start, we will be streamlining our publications under the banner of the Singapore Law Review. The Journal, as it is currently known, will be our sole publication, with our existing online publication, the Juris Illuminae, repackaged into an online “Headlines” section. “Headlines” will offer short, student contributed commentaries on significant legal developments. These changes will be implemented by the start of the academic year 2014/2015.
We …