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A Tool-box for Singapore’s Updated Cybersecurity Laws

Mahdev Mohan, Shloka Vidyasagar Since its enactment in 2018, the Cybersecurity Act has served as the main statutory framework for safeguarding the nation’s digital infrastructure.…

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Tokenisation of real world assets (RWAs)

Introduction Tokenisation of real world assets refers to breaking down high-value properties, whether tangible (such as art pieces) or intangible (such as financial instruments and…

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Gambling Control Act

Introduction The Gambling Control Act 2022 (GCA) is a consolidation and update of previous gambling legislation including the Betting Act 1960, the Common Gaming Houses…

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Retrenchment

Introduction Retrenchment refers to the termination of an employee’s employment due to redundancy, restructuring or for cost saving reasons, as opposed to termination for poor…

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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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Understanding Crypto Fraud, Investigations and Asset Tracing part 3

After exploring the diverse landscape of blockchain and cryptocurrency frauds in our first article, and delving into the array of disputes in our second installment,…

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Understanding Crypto Fraud, Investigations and Asset Tracing part 2

In continuation of our 3-part series unraveling the complexities of blockchain and cryptocurrency, our second installment will delve into the spectrum of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency…

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Understanding Crypto Fraud, Investigations and Asset Tracing part 1

This article kicks off a 3-part series diving into the world of blockchain and cryptocurrency. In our first article, we’ll explore the diverse realm of…

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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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Self-Employment Matters in Singapore

You are considered a self-employed person in Singapore if you are a citizen or a permanent resident of the country and derive your income through…

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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…

Licensing and Assigning Intellectual Property Rights in Singapore

There are different forms of intellectual property that are recognized worldwide. We have trademarks for brands, patents for inventions, the copyright for works of art…

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…

Expatriates (Expats) in Singapore

Singapore has been declared the best country for expatriates based on a survey conducted by HSBC among expats worldwide. We shall not discuss the reasons…

Corporate Tax in Singapore

If you are a foreigner planning to expand your business in Singapore a good assumption for one of the reasons that may have motivated such…

GST for Digital B2C Services from Overseas Vendors

Since 2020 services procured in Singapore from foreign suppliers were not subject to Goods and Services Tax (GST) which created an unfair advantage for foreign…

Operating a Foreign Company in Singapore

In recent years Singapore has developed as a strong point of attraction for many foreign businesses. A lot of companies have decided to expand their…

Prospectus Contents for ICO in Singapore

In one of our previous articles, we discussed the application of the Singapore Payment Service Act (PSA) and Securities and Futures Act (SFA) to digital…

The New Variable Capital Companies (VCCs) in Singapore

On 15 January 2020, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) launched a new regulatory framework that governs…

Disclosure of Information under the Payment Services Act (PSA)

At the end of 2019 before the PSA came into force the Monetary Authority of Singapore issued an important notice on disclosures that need to…

Regulations for controllers and directors of payment service providers in Singapore

In January 2020 the Singapore Payment Service Act (PSA) came into force. The main goal of the act is to create a contemporary regulatory framework…

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…

Patenting in Singapore

A patent is a tool that protects inventions (products and processes) as objects of intellectual property. It grants the owner of the patent the exclusive…

Licensing under the Singapore Payment Service Act (PSA)

In 2019, the Parliament of Singapore passed a new Payment Services Act (the “PS Act”) that aims to create a contemporary regulatory framework for payment…

How to protect your intellectual property

Good ideas are a rarity, much less ideas that can be commercialised to generate profit. As such the importance of protecting such ideas (and more)…

Types of Fundraising Options & IPO

One of the key factors that ensure proper growth of a business is the availability of funds. For a business to grow and expand, funds…

How to Resolve Shareholder Disputes

The occurrences of shareholder or boardroom disagreements are common in many companies and organisations. Even when organisations are formed by close family members or friends,…

3 Reasons Why a New Business Needs a Joint Venture Agreement

A joint venture is a commercial arrangement between two or more parties who intend to enter into a collaborative business arrangement. As such, each person…

Common Legal Issues Faced by SMEs

Owning a Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) in Singapore can be a very rewarding experience. Singapore is known to be one of the best business…

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…

Singapore Divorce: Maintenance

Maintenance In the event of a divorce, one of the most important matters that has to be resolved is maintenance. Today, changes in the Singapore…

Wills & Succession – Pre & Post Execution Matters

A Guide on Drafting Wills Congratulations on deciding to draft a will. Planning for one’s death is not easy – it involves confronting one’s mortality…

Access to your Children in Singapore

Once upon a time, your thought the storybook ending pictured you, was your smiling wife and your sweet child standing hand in hand. But your…

Questions to Ask Before a Divorce in Singapore

Are you thinking of getting a divorce in Singapore? While deciding to split may be a crushing one, you must first come to realise that…

Uncontested Divorce in Singapore: Simplified Divorce Proceedings

The cold hard truth is that not all marriages stand the test of time and sometimes happily ever after just has to end earlier than…

Enforcement of Court judgments and Orders in Singapore

What is a Court Judgement and Order? A Judgment is usually made at the conclusion of a Court case. It determines the rights and obligations…

Issues to consider in a law suit

It is crucial that a Plaintiff or Defendant understands what they are getting themselves into when they embark upon the litigation process.  There is plenty of…

Guide to incorporating a Company in Singapore

Why incorporate a company in Singapore? Singapore has a uniquely renowned business-favourable profile. With its international reputation and credence, stable political environment, pro-business government policies…

Singapore Business: Types of Corporate Entities

Limited Liability Companies (LLC) A LLC is a company restricted by shares; whereby its liabilities are limited to the amount of share capital. Registered under…

Law Suits in Singapore: The Beginning

A lawsuit in Singapore begins when the plaintiff – the person or entity (company) that brings the case to court based on a legal claim…

Rules for the Ruler: An Employer’s Duty of Care in Singapore

It is often acknowledged that employers, as managers of their employee’s livelihoods, should be held to a standard of care. As a result of their…

Online Vigilantism in Singapore

It is no question that we now have access to more resources than ever. With easy access to the internet and increasingly advanced technology, the…

Entitlement to Overtime Pay

It is no secret that Singaporeans work long, gruelling hours compared to workers of other countries in the world. As you are pulling those long…

Incorporating a company in Singapore

For many businesses, whether startups, entrepreneurs or multinationals, Singapore – with its international reputation and credibility, pro-business ethos, robust legal institutions, and educated, professional workforce…

Hiring And Firing – What You Need To Know About Employment Contracts

What Is An Employment Contract? An employment contract is an agreement between the two parties which govern their relationship and is enforceable by law. 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…

Mutual Wills Explained

This article aims to give an overview of mutual wills, including who they are most suitable for and a discussion on its pros and cons.…

5 Commonly Asked Questions on Wills

The preparation of one’s Will is often a sensitive issue. Coupled with the many technicalities and pitfalls to be aware of, this process can often…

What is the difference between a Grant of Probate and a Grant of Letters of Administration?

When a person passes away, that person’s estate does not automatically transfer to his or her intended beneficiaries. A legal document known as a Grant…

Recent Amendments To the Employment Act in Singapore

The Employment Act is Singapore’s main labour law. Following its last review in 2012, recent amendments have been introduced to ensure that labour laws stay…

Amendments to the Data Privacy Laws (Personal Data Protection Act 2012) in Singapore

Businesses in Singapore should take note of the updated rules in personal data protection in Singapore in relation to the collection, use, disclosure and retention…

Singapore PDPA – Part 1

In recent times data protection worldwide has become a trending topic for discussion and Singapore makes no difference. Data protection in the country is governed…

Winding up a company in Singapore

Winding up of a company is a process where a company is been dissolved and its assets are seized and realized. The purpose of the…

Obtaining a Grant of Probate in Singapore

When a Singapore citizen passes away, they are likely to have made a will. A will is a legal document that sets forth the wishes…

How to commence a divorce procedure in Singapore

In order to file for a divorce in Singapore, you need to be married for at least 3 years and prove an irreversible breakdown in…

How Will the Data Protection Rules Evolve in The Near Future?

The new European regulation has already had a huge effect on data protection in Europe and it is really making a difference. Currently the European…

How Did the GDPR Compliance Evolved Since May 2019?

The first days after GDPR entered into force were full of action. They were used by many consumer rights advocates and also by individuals to…

How Do SMEs Apply Our GDPR Compliance Package?

All of our clients receive a custom package for their business. The packages include a guide with analysis on the specific business in relation to…

How Did the Different Companies in the EU Implement the New Data Protection Regulation?

In Europe, there was a lot of hype around the GDPR in the EU especially immediately before the date on which the regulation entered into…

How Does the GDPR Compare To the Singapore PDPA?

The General Data Protection Regulation and the Personal Data Protection Act are essentially similar, but still quite different in some aspects. In general the GDPR…

Initiating a divorce in Singapore

If you want to commence a divorce in Singapore you must prove an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. This is the only reason to break…

What is GDPR?

GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Regulations are legal acts of the highest level in the European Union. They are adopted to resolve…