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Introduction  On 5 October 2020, the Personal Data Protection (Amendment) Bill (the “Bill”) was introduced in Parliament. The Bill proposes significant amendments to the PDPA, which came into force in July 2014. In the meantime,... [More]
The Singapore Parliament has recently passed the latest amendments to the Singapore International Arbitration Act (“IAA”), with a view to improving the procedure in complex matters and ensuring the confidentiality of proceedings. The two main features... [More]
1 OF 5 INSIGHTS Crystallisation of Floating Charge by Operation of Law: Malayan Banking Bhd v Bakri Navigation Co Ltd and another A floating charge is a form of security that allows a lender to take security over the whole of a company’s... [More]
With the advent of modern travel and an increasingly connected world, the number of international marriages and families has increased. Families may move from their original domicile where the marriage was celebrated and set up roots in a new country... [More]
In this client update, we highlight the one key proposed regulatory change by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”) to expand the scope of regulation of virtual assets service providers ) (“VASPs”) to align Singapore’s anti-money laundering and... [More]
The Ministry of Commerce, the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar has announced that the "Soft Opening Period" for the trademarks registration process under Myanmar’s new trademark law shall commence on 1 October 2020. What Does... [More]
In this article, our Family and Divorce partner Ivan Cheong in collaboration with our guest attorney Family Law in Partnership director David Allison (England, UK), consider the key factors to bear in mind when deciding whether to start your divorce in... [More]
Introduction 1. This is an update to our earlier article of 10 April 2020 summarising the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act[1] (“Act”) for commercial landlords[2]. 2. The Act was passed on 7 April 2020. On 5 June 2020, Parliament passed... [More]
Malaysia is not immune to global financial and economic crises. Over the last 20 years, Malaysia has experienced its fair share of financial crises but never with so much uncertainty. After close to two months of lockdown under the Movement Control... [More]
Introduction 1. The Court of Appeal has recently held that the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (Cap 30B) (the “SOP Act”) does not provide an independent right to serve payment claims regardless of the provisions of the... [More]