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Contract Formation and Mistake in Cyberspace – The Singapore Experience

Andrew Phang Boon Leong SC

(2005) 17 SAcLJ 361

The present article analyses the many important issues that are raised by what is probably the first case on Internet mistake – the Singapore High Court decision of Chwee Kin Keong v Pte Ltd. In addition to the law of (especially, unilateral) mistake, issues relating to the formation of a contract will be considered (including the law relating to offer and acceptance with regard to both website advertisements as well as electronic mail transactions, and the weakness of (and, hence, need to reform) the doctrine of consideration).