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As businesses adapt to the evolving situation, we address some frequently asked questions on an employer's obligation to comply with the Singapore Government's defensive measures and to provide a safe workplace for their employees while maintaining business continuity. 26 Feb 2020 | Singapore
On 28 January 2020, Indonesia ratified the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation) Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances ("Beijing Treaty"). The Treaty provides the legal basis to implement the protection of audiovisual performance works shown through electronic media.
The Beijing Treaty’s official website states that it is a multilateral treaty that acknowledges the intellectual property rights of performers with regard to their audiovisual performances. It provides the global standards in recognising the right of audiovisual performers to be compensated fairly for the use of their creative contributions. The Beijing Treaty grants economic rights as well as moral rights to the performers, allowing them to capitalise on their performances, improve their livelihoods, and better protect their images.24 Feb 2020 | Indonesia
This Update discusses selected tax measures announced in the Singapore Budget 2020, including temporary measures to provide support for enterprises under the Stabilisation and Support Package and measures to ensure the resilience and competitiveness of our tax system. 21 Feb 2020 | Singapore Update, we look at some of the common questions regarding the potential legal impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on contracts and agreements. This includes a focus on force majeure, frustration and the obstructions which may arise in specific industries such as Shipping & International Trade, Construction & Projects, and Hospitality and Tourism. 20 Feb 2020 | Singapore
Salvaging the Salvor: The Decision of the Malaysian Apex Court in Fordeco Sdn Bhd v PK Fertilizers Sdn Bhd
In a unanimous decision delivered by a five-man panel, the Malaysian apex court shed light on important aspects of the law on salvage. The judgment of the Federal Court was delivered by Malaysia’s first Admiralty Court Judge, Nallini Pathmanathan FCJ.
The judgment re-stated the principles on general average and further discussed the following two key issues relating to the law of salvage:
- When is a contract termed one for salvage rather than for towage or for carriage of goods; and
- What is the standard of care in assessing whether a salvor was negligent in the course of salvage operations?