Terrance Goh
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Terrance graduated from Singapore Management University School of Law in 2018. His areas of interest include cross-border transactions, M&A, and investment and trade law. At SMU, Terrance was a regular participant in various writing competitions. His work on exploring how taxation principles should evolve in a digital economy was selected to be the winning entry in the inaugural Mazars Tax Essay Challenge, while his submission to the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore examining the extent to which both competition and consumer protection policies can harmonise to ensure effective markets had earned him the merit award.

SMU Lexicon: Versloot Dredging: Time for Singapore to follow the tide?

Reading Time: 13 minutesIntroduction The traditional common law position in the field of insurance has always been biased towards the insurer, where insurance doctrines have been “inflexibly applied in favour of insurance companies.”[1] This has been noted in several instances, such as the insured’s duty of non-disclosure, the interpretation of insurance policies, and in the context of fraudulent […]

SMU Lexicon: A Glimpse into the ASEAN-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement
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Reading Time: 11 minutesIntroduction After close to 4 years of negotiations,[1] the hugely anticipated ASEAN-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement (AHKFTA) has finally been set in stone.[2] Along with the accompanying ASEAN-Hong Kong Investment Agreement (AHKIA), the two agreements were signed on the sidelines of the 31st ASEAN summit in the Philippines. [3]Historical background and the rationale for a […]

SMU Lexicon: The demise of Bolam-Bolitho: Towards Patient Centricity
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Reading Time: 9 minutes Introduction The recent Court of Appeal decision in Hii Chii Kok v Ooi Peng Jin London Lucien (“Hii Chii Kok”)[1] has been a long time coming. Affirming the demise of the antiquated Bolam-Bolitho[2] test in relation to pre-treatment advice,[3] this decision also adds Singapore to a growing list of countries which have embraced the concept […]