Sinnadurai Law of Contract, 5th Edition by Tan Sri Dato' Seri Dr Visu Sinnadurai | 2023 (E-Book)

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Sinnadurai Law of Contract, 5th Edition by Tan Sri Dato' Seri Dr Visu Sinnadurai | 2023 (E-Book)

Author Tan Sri Dato' Seri Dr Visu Sinnadurai and Low Weng Tchung
Publication Date 2023
ISBN 9789672702177
Publisher LexisNexis


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This publication offers an unmatched and incomparable analysis and discussion of contract law, a crucial aspect of obligations in Malaysia. It is widely acknowledged as the foremost textbook on this topic, serving as the primary resource for students, professionals, and judges dealing with contract-related issues.

Highlights of the Fifth Edition of Sinnadurai Law of Contract :

a) Federal Court ruling on the validity of written contracts not executed according to the Government Contracts Act 1949.

b) Federal Court decision on whether parties can opt out of the Contracts Act 1950.

c) Federal Court rulings on the intention to create legal relations, honest negotiations, and unqualified acceptance in contract formation.

d) Federal Court decision on online contract formation and the validity of electronic signatures under the Electronic Commerce Act 2006.

e) Federal Court ruling on contingent contracts, including contracts with suspended conditions and their revival after suspension.

f) Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic and the Temporary Measures for Reducing the Impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) Act 2020 on freedom and sanctity of contracts.

g) Federal Court decisions on novation, fundamental breach, implied terms, performance without stipulated time, termination on notice, good faith, extrinsic evidence, entire agreement clauses, and exclusion clauses.

h) Federal Court decision clarifying the burden and standard of proof for fraud in Malaysia.

i) Federal Court rulings on innocent misrepresentation, rescission, and mutual restitution in voidable contracts.

j) Principles governing rectification under sections 30 to 32 of the Specific Relief Act 1950 in cases of mistake.

k) Federal Court decisions on illegality under section 24 of the Contracts Act, adoption of the "range of considerations" test from the UK Supreme Court, and restitution under section 66 of Contracts Act in cases of bribery and corruption.

l) Federal Court decisions on time limits for legal proceedings under guarantees and exclusion clauses in loan agreements.

m) Impact of Force Majeure clauses and the Temporary Measures for Reducing the Impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) Act 2020 on frustration and force majeure in contracts.

n) Federal Court rulings on the importance of time in contract performance under sections 47 and 56 of the Contracts Act.

o) Federal Court decisions on providing reasons in termination notices, strict construction of termination clauses, and anticipatory breach in cases of contract breach.

p) Controversial Federal Court decision on the interpretation of section 75 of the Contracts Act 1950, deposits, and liquidated damages.

q) Federal Court decisions reflecting the modern approach to contract interpretation.

This edition stands as a source of pride for LexisNexis, offering a comprehensive and intellectually superior exposition on contract law.

Table of Contents of Sinnadurai Law of Contract

Volume 1
Chapter 1: The Law of Contract in Malaysia
Chapter 2: The Process of an Agreement
Chapter 3: Consideration and Privity of Contract
Chapter 4: Terms of a Contract
Chapter 5: Voidable Contracts
Chapter 6: Mistake
Chapter 7: Minors’ Capacity to Contract
Chapter 8: Void and Illegal Contracts

Volume 2
Chapter 9: Restraint of Trade, Legal Proceedings and Marriage
Chapter 10: Discharge by Frustration
Chapter 11: Discharge by Performance and Agreement
Chapter 12: Discharge by Breach
Chapter 13: Damages
Chapter 14: Specific Performance and Injunction
Chapter 15: Estoppel
Chapter 16: Interpretation of Contracts

Author(s) of Sinnadurai Law of Contract, 5th Edition:

Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr. Visu Sinnadurai is the leading expert on contract law in Malaysia. He has extensively written on the topic, including the well-received book "The Law of Contract," now in its 5th Edition. Additionally, he authored "Contracts Act: A Commentary" in 2015 and "Sale & Purchase of Real Property in Malaysia" in 1984. He served as a Judge of the High Court of Malaya, and his rulings are still frequently referenced by Malaysia's superior courts. Furthermore, he held positions as the former Dean and Professor of Comparative Law at the University of Malaya. In 1986, he introduced the prestigious Sultan Azlan Shah Law Lectures at the university. He also worked as a Commissioner for Law Revision in Malaysia, a Senior Judicial Specialist at the World Bank in Washington DC, USA, a Consultant at the International Monetary Fund, and a Fellow at the University of Nottingham, England. Tan Sri Visu Sinnadurai currently serves as an Arbitrator for Commercial Disputes at both the Asian International Arbitration Centre and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre.

Low Weng Tchung earned a top-tier Master of Law degree in Commercial Law from the University of Cambridge, graduating with First Class honors. He was the inaugural recipient of the esteemed Tun Suffian Foundation Cambridge Scholarship. Additionally, he is a qualified Barrister-at-Law affiliated with the Honourable Society of Middle Temple. Weng Tchung is also the author of "The Law of Restitution and Unjust Enrichment in Malaysia" published in 2015, which stands as the initial comprehensive textbook focusing on restitution and unjust enrichment laws in Malaysia.

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