A Commentary on Pigg, Derek Gordon v Public Prosecutor [2022] SGHC 5*

(Abstract: The High Court has held that a prosecution witness’s prior statements can fall within the ambit of the prosecution’s Kadar disclosure obligations even though such statements are presumptively inadmissible. Yet a prosecution’s breach of its Kadar obligations does not automatically overturn a conviction. How does the Court’s finding impact criminal discovery and defence counsels’ litigation strategy […]

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K Kannan’s Lifetime Ban Lifted After 26 Years

1. Introduction We are pleased to announce that the FAS Council has decided to lift K Kannan’s lifetime ban. K Kannan, a Singaporean footballing legend and winner of the Golden Boot in the 1987 Malaysian League, was represented by our Mr Eugene Thuraisingam, Mr Chooi Jing Yen and our practice trainee Mr Ariffin Sha. We would also like […]

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Meilin Law joins IR as the exclusive White Collar Crime Member in Japan

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Kenta Ikebe of Meilin Law. Kenta has joined IR as our exclusive White Collar Crime Member in Japan. Kenta Ikebe (Meilin International Law Firm) is graduated from the University of Tokyo Faculty of Law in 2008 and from the University of […]

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Mitigating Factors In Sentencing – Where Forgiveness Stands

Public Prosecutor v Tan Jia Jun Shawn [2022] SGHC 76 Forgiveness is often a crucial part of a victim’s healing process, allowing them to move beyond the harm caused by an offender against them. Where, then, does forgiveness come in when it comes to determining the appropriate sentence to impose on an offender? This question has […]

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Medical Device Registration: A Guide for Importers

Background The medical device industry in India has witnessed sweeping changes in the last five years, especially on the regulatory front. To begin with, the Medical Devices Rules, 2017 was enacted inter alia to regulate and standardize medical devices in India, w.e.f. January 1, 2018. This was soon followed by two notifications of the same […]

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Cryptocurrency in India: State of Play

Virtual currency (“VC“), like cryptocurrency, is a form of currency that stores data on a digital ledger (called the ‘blockchain’). The transfer of crypto happens privately, through a peer-to-peer method, thereby eliminating the need for banks and other financial institutions. However, these de-centralised features also make it difficult for the government to trace any illegal […]

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When should a court interfere in a contractual relationship?

PACTA SUNT SERVANDA [Latin: pacts must be respected] Agreements are to be kept  Sanctity of contract As agreements between parties are concluded every day and where it is often heard that verbal agreements are extremely difficult to rely on, it is commonly accepted that agreements should be reduced to writing but where they are often not. […]

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Espinoza & Heskia Abogados joins IR as the exclusive White Collar Crime Member in Chile

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Joanna Heskia of Espinoza & Heskia Abogados. Joanna has joined IR as our exclusive White Collar Crime Member in Chile. Joanna Heskia is a Law graduate at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She has an MA from the Interamerican University of […]

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D.P. Bezuidenhout Attorneys Inc joins IR as the exclusive Commercial Litigation and White Collar Crime Member in South Africa

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Dawie Bezuidenhout D.P. Bezuidenhout Attorneys Inc. Dawie has joined IR as our exclusiveCommercial Litigation and White Collar Crime Member in South Africa. Dawie specialises in civil and criminal litigation, while the firm is equipped to take on various matters such as […]

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