Quoine Pte Ltd v B2C2 Ltd

JurisdictionSingapore
CourtCourt of Three Judges (Singapore)
JudgeSundaresh Menon CJ,Jonathan Mance IJ,Andrew Phang Boon Leong JA,Judith Prakash JA,Robert French IJ
Judgment Date24 February 2020
Neutral Citation[2020] SGCA(I) 2
Citation[2020] SGCA(I) 2
Subject MatterBreach,Mistake of fact,Contract,Contractual terms,Restitution,Express trusts,Implied terms,Unjust enrichment,Breach of trust,Express terms,Trusts,Mistake,Certainties
Hearing Date14 October 2019
Docket NumberCivil Appeal No 81 of 2019
Defendant CounselOng Tun Wei Danny, Ng Hui Ping Sheila, Zhuang Wenxiong and Teo Jason (Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP),Professor Goh Yihan (Singapore Management University) as amicus curiae.
Plaintiff CounselStanley Lai SC, Ong Min-Tse Paul, Lim Jun Rui Ivan and Marrissa Miralini Karuna (Allen & Gledhill LLP)
Date24 February 2020
Published date05 March 2020
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4 cases
  • Beyonics Asia Pacific Ltd and others v Goh Chan Peng and another
    • Singapore
    • High Court (Singapore)
    • 28 May 2020
    ...a notoriously difficult and controversial area of the law as the recent decision of the Court of Appeal in Quoine Pte Ltd v B2C2 Ltd [2020] SGCA(I) 2 demonstrates. The Plaintiffs commended to me some of the reasoning of Mance IJ in his dissenting judgment which they contended set out princi......
  • Esben Finance Ltd and others v Wong Hou-Lianq Neil
    • Singapore
    • Court of Three Judges (Singapore)
    • 10 January 2022
    ...and there could be “no question of [the principal’s] assets having been misapplied”. Similarly, this court, in Quoine Pte Ltd v B2C2 Ltd [2020] 2 SLR 20 (“Quoine”) at [135], observed (in the context of transfers of value made pursuant to a valid contract or agreement): Further, given our co......
  • Facade Solution Pte Ltd v Mero Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
    • Singapore
    • Court of Three Judges (Singapore)
    • 7 September 2020
    ...2 SLR(R) 435; [2001] 3 SLR 405 (refd) QC Communications NSW Pty Ltd v CivComm Pty Ltd [2016] NSWSC 1095 (refd) Quoine Pte Ltd v B2C2 Ltd [2020] 2 SLR 20 (refd) Rong Shun Engineering & Construction Pte Ltd v CP Ong Construction Pte Ltd [2017] 4 SLR 359 (distd) Royal Bank of Scotland plc v Hi......
  • iVenture Card Ltd and others v Big Bus Singapore City Sightseeing Pte Ltd and others
    • Singapore
    • Court of Three Judges (Singapore)
    • 12 October 2021
    ...rather than on a prospective and speculative basis from the date of the anticipatory breach. Subsequently, in Quoine Pte Ltd v B2C2 Ltd [2020] 2 SLR 20 at [184], this court observed that while certainty in contract was important, it was not everything (citing The Golden Victory and Bunge), ......
5 books & journal articles
  • THE DEVELOPMENT OF SINGAPORE LAW: A BICENTENNIAL RETROSPECTIVE1
    • Singapore
    • Singapore Academy of Law Journal Nbr. 2020, December 2020
    • 1 December 2020
    ...to Andrew Phang & Goh Yihan, “Contract Law in Commonwealth Countries: Uniformity or Divergence?” (2019) 31 SAcLJ 170 at 187–192. 148 [2020] SGCA(I) 2. 149 See B2C2 Ltd v Quoine Pte Ltd [2019] 4 SLR 17. 150 [2012] 4 SLR 1267. 151 [2013] 4 SLR 193. 152 [2009] 1 WLR 1988 (on appeal from the Co......
  • Securities and Financial Services Regulation
    • Singapore
    • Singapore Academy of Law Annual Review Nbr. 2020, December 2020
    • 1 December 2020
    ...the subject matter of a trust even if “there may be some academic debate as to the precise nature of the property right” (at [142]). 45 [2020] 2 SLR 20, noted in Alexander Loke, “Mistakes in Algorithmic Trading of Cryptocurrencies” (2020) 83 MLR 1343. 46 [2005] 1 SLR(R) 502. 47 For a recent......
  • Restitution
    • Singapore
    • Singapore Academy of Law Annual Review Nbr. 2020, December 2020
    • 1 December 2020
    ...v Ng Li-Ann Genevieve [2013] 3 SLR 801 at [121]. 6 Compañia De Navegación Palomar SA v Koutsos, Isabel Brenda [2020] SGHC 59 at [61]. 7 [2020] 2 SLR 20. 8 (2019) 20 SAL Ann Rev 647 at 660 and 661, paras 24.41–24.43. 9 The trades were carried out automatically, without human intervention. 10......
  • The anti-money laundering framework for precious stones and metals dealers in Singapore
    • United Kingdom
    • Journal of Money Laundering Control Nbr. 25-3, June 2022
    • 20 August 2021
    ...the CTA, also see Art 1(f) of the Schedule.16. CTA, s 2.17. SFA, s 2(1) and Sch 1 of the SFA.18. CTA, s 2.19. Quoine Pte Ltd v B2C2 Ltd [2020] 2 SLR 20 at [79]. See Ooi and Soh (2020) at 369.20. PSPMA ss 2 and 6.21. PSPMA, s 7.22. PSPMA, s 16.23. Precious Stones and Precious Metals (Prevent......
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