Friday 28 November 2014

Singapore: company representation in court proceedings

Judgment was given several days ago in Bulk Trading SA v Pevensey Pte Ltd [2014] SGHC 236. The case provided the High Court with its first opportunity to consider new rules which permit, at the court's discretion, a company to be represented in court proceedings by an authorised officer. In considering the operation of the new framework, the trial judge - Steven Chong J, the former attorney general - discussed the law in other jurisdictions, including the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. He also set out the factors that he believed were relevant for the court in deciding whether to exercise its discretion.

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