Shareholders’ Disputes

Shareholders’ Disputes

Shareholders’ Disputes commonly occur in Singapore companies due to disagreements on how the business should be managed. These disputes range from profit distribution, joint venture with new companies, leaked confidential information and many more. In situations like these, It is important to seek a consult with a lawyer to understand your rights and the best course of action for you. These disputes may be resolved out of court with a well-drafted shareholders’ agreement and can bring many benefits to all parties. 

Fraudulent Misrepresentation is a false statement of a fact that causes someone to enter into a contract. The misrepresentation can be in the form of anything that is designed to deceive the other party including innuendos, half-truths, or silence when there exists a duty to speak. The most common solution would be the recession of the contract and in cases where actual losses occur, misrepresentation may be claimed. 

Various Contractual Breaches occurs when a contracting party fails to perform, without lawful excuse, a contractual obligation. The party may have late performance, non performance, defective performance, preventing oneself from fulfilling a contractual obligation and many more. Unless the contract states otherwise, there is no actual need to show that the defaulting party intentionally failed to perform. A breach in contract can be resolved by having damages paid for or a termination of the contract. It is best to consult your lawyer on the most suitable solution for you. 

Unpaid Invoices, Loan Repayments & Debt Enforcement. What are your options when someone owes you money? The best option is to consult your lawyer to issue a Letter of Demand. Delaying any actions to retrieve your money would allow your debtor to leave the country or transfer his assets outside of the company. Do not sit on the decision to engage your lawyer because by doing so you can be assured that you are on the right track to recovering your money.  

Defamation and Harassment Claims. If you have ever been victimised by malicious or untrue allegations over the internet, Defamation laws are there to protect you from any injustice. For the statement maker, there are two defences to be raised against defamation, justification or fair comment.  The person victimised can claim monetary damages that will be assessed by the court. If you have been harassed or stalked, it is important to firstly make a police report. If the harasser or stalker does not stop their behaviour, you can consult a lawyer to file for a POHA court order.

Medical negligence or malpractice is defined as a failure to exercise an accepted standard of care in medical professional skills or knowledge, resulting in injury, damage or loss. In cases of medical negligence or malpractice, litigation can be very costly and is usually avoided. This is because a medical expert witness testimony is required, legally review of medical records, medical examinations and more, the whole process is long and expensive. In most cases, the victim would choose to be compensated as this would minimise legal fees for both sides. It is also possible to lodge a complaint with the Singapore Medical Council. If you have experienced medical negligence, it is best to consult your lawyer to know your rights and options 

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