Beware the Boiler-Plate Indemnity

15 Jan 2018 CaseWatch

In an important decision for the drafting and negotiation of contracts, the Court of Appeal held that the introduction of a boiler-plate indemnity that had not been specifically negotiated by parties cannot have the effect of overriding the negotiated commercial bargain, structure of the deal and calibrated risk allocation reflected in the contractual documents: CIFG Special Assets Capital I Ltd (formerly known as Diamond Kendall Ltd) v Ong Puay Koon and others and another appeal [2017] SGCA 70.

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TAN Chee Meng, Senior Counsel
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