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A bankruptcy order may be annulled upon the fulfilment of certain requirements, including the situation where the debts and expenses of the bankruptcy have been fully paid or secured. In Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore Branch v Chua Seng Kiat [2019] SGHC 240, the Singapore High Court considered the scope of this provision and whether it applies even where not all debts of the bankruptcy have been proven.  

In Bi Xiaoqiong (in her personal capacity and as trustee for the Xiao Qiong Bi Trust and the Alisa Wu Irrevocable Trust v China Medical Technologies, Inc (in liquidation) and another [2019] SGCA 50, the Singapore Court of Appeal considered an application for a Mareva injunction in the context of proceedings in Singapore and Hong Kong. Importantly, the Court considered the issue of whether it could grant a Mareva injunction in aid of foreign proceedings, where the plaintiff intends to pursue the foreign proceedings and not the Singapore proceedings. The Respondent was successfully represented by Kelvin Poon, Nigel Pereira, Chew Xiang and Chow Jie Ying of Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP. 

The Ministry of Health ("MOH") announced on 10 October 2019 that it plans to introduce mandatory requirements for nutrition labels for less healthy pre-packaged sugar sweetened beverages ("SSBs"), as well as an advertising ban on the unhealthiest SSBs in Singapore. The MOH decided to adopt the said measures following an eight-week public consultation conducted by the MOH and the Health Promotion Board in December 2018 on proposed measures to reduce the sugar intake of Singaporeans from pre-packaged SSBs. In this Update, we will briefly discuss the new measures to be introduced by the MOH. According to the MOH, further details of these measures will be provided in 2020. 

As part of ongoing efforts to enhance the Singapore framework for the reciprocal enforcement of foreign judgments, the Reciprocal Enforcement of Foreign Judgments (Amendment) Act (“REFJA Amendment Act”) and the Reciprocal Enforcement of Commonwealth Judgments (Repeal) Act were passed in Parliament on 2 September 2019. The REFJC Amendment Act has since come into operation on 3 October 2019. The amendments expand the scope of judgments that may be covered by reciprocal arrangements between Singapore and foreign countries, and also consolidate the reciprocal enforcement regime. This Update provides a summary of the key features of the new reciprocal enforcement regime.  

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