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Category: Contracts

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Restraint of Trade Clauses in Employment Contracts

When drafting an employment contract, employers often include a restraint of trade clause in order to restrict what an ex-employee may do post-employment. As defined…

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Consumer Right to Cancel Contracts under CPFTA

The Consumer Protection (Fair Trading) Act (CPTFA) is a law that aims to enhance consumer rights and consumer protection in Singapore. Among the more specific…

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Unfair Practices Under the Consumer Protection (Fair Trading) Act (CPFTA)

Unfair business practices in Singapore encompass fraud, misrepresentation, taking advantage of customers, offering unsolicited goods and services, and some other practices. Unfair practices under Singapore…

Non-disclosure agreements (NDA) in Singapore

A non-disclosure agreement is a contract between two parties that governs how certain information concerning these parties should be handled. Usually, such an agreement will…

Validity of Electronic Contracts in Singapore

Electronic contracts are agreements formed and signed online. Electronic communication offers a number of benefits to the contracting parties and various ways of signing contracts…

Vesting and Employee Stock Option Plans in Singapore

In terms of investment, start-ups and corporate law, the term “vesting” in general refers to the right of employees to acquire company shares of their…

Singapore law and cross-border contracts

In recent years cross-border agreements between Singapore and foreign companies have become more frequent. This applies especially to the relations between local companies and companies…

Common trusts in Singapore and their pros and cons

A trust is a legal arrangement where two parties hold property simultaneously. The ownership of the property is held by two parties such that a…

Formation of a legally binding and enforceable contract

A contract is a legally binding agreement created by an offer and an acceptance between two or more parties who exchange consideration to create a legal obligation…