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The Interpretation of Contracts in Singapore

ISBN13: 9789811127694
Published: October 2018
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Singapore
Country of Publication: Singapore
Format: Hardback
Price: £158.00

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Written by the leading expert on this subject, find a structured and comprehensive discussion of all aspects of contractual interpretation in Singapore within this title.

Key decisions by the courts are analysed together with references to relevant judgments from other Commonwealth jurisdictions. Litigators handling contentious contractual matters would be aided by discussions on the applicability of the Evidence Act. This is also an indispensable tool to guide contract drafting practitioners on which terms to use and which to omit.

Important cases discussed:-

  • Zurich Insurance (Singapore) Pte Ltd v B-Gold Interior Design & Construction Pte Ltd [2016] 1 SLR 1069
  • Lucky Realty Co Pte Ltd v HSBC Trustee (Singapore) Ltd [2008] 3 SLR(R) 1029
  • Sembcorp Marine Ltd v PPL Holdings Pte Ltd [2013] 4 SLR 193
Topics covered:-

  • Admissibility of extrinsic evidence to interpret contractual terms.
  • Interpretation of common clauses in contracts dealing with:-
    • Property transactions
    • Intellectual property
    • Joint ventures
    • Construction projects
  • Interpretation of specific clauses like:-

    • Confidentiality clauses
    • Indemnification clauses
    • Dispute resolution clauses
    • Restraint of trade clauses