Venue : Zoom
Event Start Date : Tuesday 26 May 2020
Event End Date : Tuesday 26 May 2020
Event Start Time : 02:30 pm
Event End Time : 03:30 pm
Registration Start Date : Wednesday 13 May 2020
Registration End Date : Tuesday 26 May 2020
An under-estimated role of in-house counsel is to anticipate problems and help the organisation steer clear of disputes. Avoiding clauses that court trouble is fundamental to that role. There are invaluable lessons and practical tips to be learned from the mistakes made by others who found themselves on the brink of disputes and the less-fortunate who ended up being embroiled in legal proceedings.
With the COVID-19 pandemic, and as contracting parties examine their rights and obligations to see where relief may potentially lie, the spotlight is now on force majeure clauses. In this edition of “Clauses That Courted Trouble”, we analyse a variety of force majeure clauses from real-life examples and which are of general applicability to organisations: what went wrong, what was overlooked in the drafting process and how it could have been avoided. We also examine the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020, an unprecedented piece of legislation, and its potential impact on your organisation.
Described by Chambers Asia-Pacific as “a well-respected practitioner”, Eddee has acted for international clientele in a wide spectrum of corporate and commercial litigation. As a testament to his expertise, Eddee was invited to be a member of the prestigious, invitation-only International Association of Defense Counsel. Eddee has also been engaged in a number of widely publicised insolvency and restructuring matters, including the ongoing restructuring of the Hyflux Group which is keenly watched by regional market players.
Eddee’s work has garnered plaudits from clients and the Best Lawyers where he has been named as one of the leading lawyers in the field of Litigation in Singapore since 2014. In addition, he is ranked as a Recommended Lawyer for Dispute Resolution, and Restructuring and Insolvency by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2017-2020. He is also ranked in Band 3 for Restructuring/Insolvency by Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2020.
Alcina has assisted in various civil and commercial matters covering a wide spectrum of industry sectors such as private banking, securities, hospitality, and clubs and societies.
Alcina is ranked as a Next Generation Lawyer for Dispute Resolution by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2019. She was also recognised by Singapore Business Review as one of Singapore’s “20 Most Influential Lawyers 40 and Under 2017”.