Found 21 articles by "Mark Lee":

Modes of Commencement – Pleadings (Civil Litigation Practice Series)

Modes of Commencement – Pleadings (Civil Litigation Practice Series)

A guide to commencing Court proceedings and filing of pleadings (Statement of Claim, Defence and Reply)

Shareholder Minority Oppression – Remedy – Share Buy-Out & Valuation

Shareholder Minority Oppression – Remedy – Share Buy-Out & Valuation

Where shareholders are no longer able to co-exist within a company, one party may apply for a Court order for his/her shares to be bought out by the other shareholders/ company. The party seeking to be bought-out would undoubtedly be hoping for a high valuation, whereas the buying party would be

Tort of Negligence – Punishing “Carelessness”?

Tort of Negligence – Punishing “Carelessness”?

What can one do when he/she suffers a loss as a result of the negligent act/omission of another? In this article, we examine the intricacies of the tort of negligence in Singapore.

Lifting the Veil of Incorporation

Lifting the Veil of Incorporation

Arguably, the biggest advantage of incorporating a company is the concept of “limited liability”. The principle of the separate legal personality, however, is not immune from abuse. In this article, we seek to highlight the exceptional circumstances where the Court may ignore the separate legal

Case Update:- Ho Yew Kong v Sakae Holdings Ltd [2018] SGCA 33

Case Update:- Ho Yew Kong v Sakae Holdings Ltd [2018] SGCA 33

This is a case note on the Court of Appeal decision in Ho Yew Kong v Sakae Holdings Ltd [2018] SGCA 33 dealing with issues in relation to shareholder minority oppression claims (Section 216, Companies Act (Cap. 50))

Derivative Action by Shareholders; Section 216A of the Companies Act

Derivative Action by Shareholders; Section 216A of the Companies Act

What can shareholders do when they feel that the company ought to enforce certain corporate rights but its directors refuse to do so. Are shareholders helpless in the face of a "rogue" Board of Directors?

Letters of Demand (Civil Litigation Practice Series)

Letters of Demand (Civil Litigation Practice Series)

A guide on what constitutes a Letter of Demand, how it should be prepared and how to respond to the same.

Voluntarily Causing Hurt – Section 323 (Penal Code)

Voluntarily Causing Hurt – Section 323 (Penal Code)

In this article, we look at the criminal offence of Section 323 of the Penal Code (Cap. 224) - Voluntarily Causing Hurt.

Injunctions, Interim Orders, Anton Pillar Orders

Injunctions, Interim Orders, Anton Pillar Orders

Pending the conclusion of the dispute at trial, one party may be unfairly subject to suffer continued losses / damages if the other party is allowed to persist in committing a certain act or is not refrained from doing so. In this article, we explore various avenues open to parties of a Court

Conclusion / Resolution of Court Proceedings

Conclusion / Resolution of Court Proceedings

In this article, we explore the various circumstances and avenues available to parties of a Court proceeding to end / conclude / resolve the matter without having to go to trial.

Access to a Company’s Documents & Records

Access to a Company’s Documents & Records

In this article, we explore the ambit of a director's right (at law) to inspect / access the company's documents and records. We also briefly examine how such a right may differ because of the different roles played by a shareholders and directors of a company.

Power to Grant Relief – Directors’ Liability; Section 391 of the Companies Act

Power to Grant Relief – Directors’ Liability; Section 391 of the Companies Act

Section 391 of the Companies Act (Cap 50) (“the Act”); which provides the Court a power to relieve directors from the consequences of their negligence, default, breach of duty or breach of trust. In this article, we seek to provide a brief snapshot of the ambit of such a power of the Court.

Oppression, Disregard of Shareholders’ Interests & Prejudice

Oppression, Disregard of Shareholders’ Interests & Prejudice

What can a minority shareholder do when the controlling majority decides to disregard your interests in the company? This article explores the ambit of Section 216 of the Companies Act (Cap. 50) and complexities of minority oppression lawsuits.

Law of Defamation – Protecting One’s Reputation (Civil Litigation Practice Series)

Law of Defamation – Protecting One’s Reputation (Civil Litigation Practice Series)

When can one commence a claim for defamation? How does one avoid being sued or liable for defamation? This article explores the balance that the law seeks to find between the right to freedom of speech and the right to protect one's reputation.

Directors – The Concept – Duties & Liabilities

Directors – The Concept – Duties & Liabilities

How does the law mitigate the risk of an errant director mismanaging the company. In this article, we explore the various duties and obligations imposed upon a director by statute and under general law.

Shareholder – The Concept - Rights & Liabilities

Shareholder – The Concept - Rights & Liabilities

Whilst shareholders “own” the company, the directors “manage” and run the company’s day-to-day to operations. In this article, we explore the rights and liabilities of a shareholder.

Claiming Trial – Implications – Procedure (Criminal Litigation Practice Series)

Claiming Trial – Implications – Procedure (Criminal Litigation Practice Series)

After being formally charged in Court, an accused has two (2) options; (a) to plead guilty or (b) to claim trial. What are the implications of choosing one option over the other? What should one expect during a criminal trial?

Companies - Corporate Personality

Companies - Corporate Personality

It is not difficult to incorporate a company in Singapore but not everyone may be aware of the legal implications / effects of such incorporation. This article seeks to provide a brief snapshot of the incorporation process and its legal effects.

Individual & Corporate Debt Recovery (Civil Litigation Practice Series)

Individual & Corporate Debt Recovery (Civil Litigation Practice Series)

What should you do when someone owes you money but refuses to pay up? In this article, we seek to provide a roadmap of the debt recovery process to hopefully help guide you (i.e. the creditor) through your own debt recovery journey.

Enforcement of a Judgment / Court Order (Civil Litigation Practice Series)

Enforcement of a Judgment / Court Order (Civil Litigation Practice Series)

A guide on such avenues available to a "winning" party to enforce his / her rights against a "losing" party.

Letter of Representations - Plead Guilty Mentions (Criminal Law Practice Series)

Letter of Representations - Plead Guilty Mentions (Criminal Law Practice Series)

A guide on what to do after being charged, leading up to negotiations with the prosecution and the Plead Guilty Hearing.