Chloe Lee
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“Now the writer, as I think, has the chance to live more than other people in the presence of this reality. It is his business to find it and collect it and communicate it to the rest of us.” - Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own

TLDR: Central issue of Singapore’s first cryptocurrency case, Quoine v B2C2
Blockchain Technology,Cryptocurrency

Reading Time: 5 minutesAbout this case This was a legally novel case as it was the first time the defence of unilateral mistake was raised in the context of algorithmic trading and the formation of contracts by such means – a first in cryptocurrency cases.  Facts & Background Quoine is a cryptocurrency exchange platform operator, while B2C2 Ltd […]

Know Your Lawyer: Dawn Tan, Managing Director of Ashurst ADTLaw, is a practitioner of Sogetsu Ikebana and the law
Know Your Lawyer (KYL),Lawyer Features,Uncategorized

Reading Time: 5 minutesOne of Dawn’s hobbies outside of work include Sogetsu Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement. To draw parallels between Dawn’s pursuit of Ikebana and the law, their similarities include the high standards to which she practises both (having obtained her teacher’s diploma in Sogetsu Ikebana). The calm and contemplative nature of Ikebana, in which […]

TLDR: Man of unsound mind murders father, Court Appeal by Defence dismissed.
Criminal and Litigation,TLDR Case Summaries

Reading Time: 4 minutesNote: The TLDR series serves to present cases in a more informative and digestible way by condensing full length published judgements.   About this case Tan Kok Meng v Public Prosecutor [2021] SGCA 55 – This was an appeal from the decision of the High Court that Mr Tan Kok Meng (the Appellant) had committed the act […]

Know Your Lawyer: Mark Teng, Executive Director at That.Legal LLC, on why he is That. lawyer.
Intellectual Property,Know Your Lawyer (KYL),Lawyer Features

Reading Time: 4 minutesMark is many things – it would be much easier if I started with what Mark is not. For starters, Mark is not your average lawyer. He is not a meek acceptor of his status quo and is certainly not a follower. “There’s a certain opportunity in the market right now, and I want to […]

Know Your Lawyer: Cephas Yee, Partner at Aquinas Law Alliance, deems creative problem solving essential for effective lawyering.
Know Your Lawyer (KYL),Lawyer Features,Uncategorized

Reading Time: 5 minutesCephas vividly remembers a time when he acted on behalf of a wealthy businessman. His business partner had backed out of the deal at the last minute. Upset, the businessman had engaged Cephas to help him recover his monetary losses from the other party. However, after taking the case, Cephas got the feeling that it […]