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30 April 2020
SGCA cla­ri­fies ap­plic­able stand­ard of re­view in dis­missal of wind­ing-up...
The coronavir­us pan­dem­ic has left com­pan­ies in­creas­ingly con­cerned about the pos­sib­il­ity of wind­ing-up as a res­ult of a fail­ure to pay debts. In a situ­ation where a party’s dis­puted debt is sub­ject to an ar­bit­ra­tion clause, the debt­or may wish to seek a s
29 April 2020
Busi­nesses turn to elec­tron­ic / di­git­al sig­na­tures as re­mote work­ing be­comes...
As work­place clos­ures and so­cial dis­tan­cing have rendered phys­ic­al sign­ing of doc­u­ments lo­gist­ic­ally chal­len­ging, if not im­possible, many busi­nesses are turn­ing to tech­no­lo­gies such as Doc­uSign or ap­ply­ing sig­na­tures cre­ated from oth­er pro­grammes such as
28 April 2020
Ad­vising the board on in­solv­ency risk in Singa­pore
16 April 2020
The COV­ID-19 (Tem­por­ary Meas­ures) Act 2020 – Un­com­mon Re­lief for Un­com­mon...
On 7 April 2020, the Singa­pore Par­lia­ment passed the COV­ID-19 (Tem­por­ary Meas­ures) Act 2020 (the “Act”). Amongst oth­er things, the Act is tar­geted at provid­ing tem­por­ary re­lief from cer­tain leg­al ob­lig­a­tions in light of the cur­rent coronavir­us pan­dem­ic. I
15 April 2020
The ap­pear­ance of COV­ID-19 throws spot­light on cor­por­ate sub­stance
The ease of set­ting up and main­tain­ing an in­vest­ment hold­ing com­pany in Singa­pore makes the city-state a fa­voured des­tin­a­tion for for­eign in­vestors and busi­ness founders. Amid its stable polit­ic­al en­vir­on­ment, stra­tegic geo­graph­ic loc­a­tion and re­li­able ju
15 April 2020
The SI­AC An­nu­al Re­port 2019: Find­ings and Takeaways in the light of COV­ID-19
In its re­cently re­leased An­nu­al Re­port 2019 (the “Re­port”), the Singa­pore In­ter­na­tion­al Ar­bit­ra­tion Centre (“SI­AC”) con­tin­ues to re­port strong growth and pos­it­ive num­bers. We provide a sum­mary of the Re­port’s find­ings and a few key takeaways, par­tic­u­larly
7 April 2020
COV­ID-19: In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty Of­fice of Singa­pore ex­tends fil­ing dead­lines
In view of the COV­ID-19 situ­ation and the na­tion-wide ef­fort on COV­ID-19 an­nounced by the Singa­pore gov­ern­ment, all non-es­sen­tial busi­nesses, in­clud­ing the In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty Of­fice of Singa­pore (“IPOS”), are re­quired to close phys­ic­al op­er­a­tions and w
2 April 2020
Singa­pore to fast-track Bill grant­ing tem­por­ary re­lief from ef­fects of...
The out­break and glob­al es­cal­a­tion of the nov­el coronavir­us dis­ease, COV­ID-19, has caused ma­jor dis­rup­tion to busi­nesses in Asia and across the world. On 1 April 2020, Singa­pore’s Min­istry of Law (“Min­Law”) an­nounced its in­ten­tion to in­tro­duce the COV­ID-1
24 March 2020
Coronavir­us – Key Con­sid­er­a­tions for Em­ploy­ers in Asia Pa­cific (up­date...
Coronavir­us – Key Con­sid­er­a­tions for Em­ploy­ers in Asia Pa­cific (up­date as of March 2020)
30 December 2019
Ar­bit­rab­il­ity of IP dis­putes in Singa­pore – re­cent amend­ments to the AA...
Pur­su­ant to the passing of the In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty (Dis­pute Res­ol­u­tion) Bill in Au­gust 2019, amend­ments have been made to, amongst oth­ers, the Singa­pore Ar­bit­ra­tion Act (“AA”) and the In­ter­na­tion­al Ar­bit­ra­tion Act (“IAA”) to cla­ri­fy the ar­bit­rab­il­ity of
7 August 2019
A step for­ward for In­ter­na­tion­al Me­di­ation: The Singa­pore Con­ven­tion open...
The United Na­tions Con­ven­tion on In­ter­na­tion­al Set­tle­ment Agree­ments Res­ult­ing from Me­di­ation is open today (7 Au­gust 2019) for sig­na­ture by United Na­tion states with 46 states, in­clud­ing the US and China, sign­ing on day one. The Con­ven­tion seeks to cre­at
7 August 2019
Singa­pore Con­ven­tion on Me­di­ation signed by 46 coun­tries at open­ing in...
The United Na­tions Con­ven­tion on In­ter­na­tion­al Set­tle­ment Agree­ments Res­ult­ing from Me­di­ation, named the Singa­pore Con­ven­tion, of­fi­cially opened for sig­na­ture in Singa­pore on 7 Au­gust 2019. The Singa­pore Con­ven­tion aims to im­ple­ment, for the first time, a