Singapore Court of Appeal Rules That “No Oral Modification” Clause Does Not Apply to Rescission

03 Jun 2021 CaseWatch

The Singapore Court of Appeal has held that a “no oral modification” clause which prohibits the oral variation, supplement, deletion or replacement of any term of the agreement did not apply to the oral rescission of that agreement: Charles Lim Teng Siang & Anor v Hong Choon Hau & Anor [2021] SGCA 43.

The decision is also a timely reminder to contracting parties not to overlook boilerplate clauses which are often viewed as "standard" and unimportant.

This update takes a look at the Court of Appeal’s decision.

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