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Since our previous note on Inward Re-domiciliation to Singapore published on 29 November 2017, and the imposition of more regulatory oversight and requirements in offshore jurisdictions such as the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands, we have... [More]
The Monetary Authority of Singapore has revealed in its response to the Business Times on 7 December 2020, that it is looking into possibly “widening the scope of permissible fund managers to allow Single Family Offices to manage Variable Capital... [More]
White-collar crimes in Singapore to be aware of In recent times, Singapore’s authorities have stepped up their efforts to reduce white-collar crimes by increasing the scale of investigations and the number of funds seized. Although there is no... [More]
COVID-19 impact on commercial leases: what we can learn COVID-19 has brought about a range of unprecedented issues for businesses in Singapore pertaining to commercial leases. With the pandemic causing a dramatic downturn in trade for countless... [More]
Proposed Amendments to the Payment Services Act In this client update, we highlight the proposed amendments to the Payment Services Act (“PS Act”) further to the Payment Services (Amendment) Bill which was first read on 2 November 2020.... [More]
In October 2020, the Singapore parliament passed the Civil Law (Amendment) Bill, which stipulates the duty of doctors in the provision of care. Doctors must tell their patients what they reasonably require to know to make an informed decision on... [More]
Disputes are uncommon in business. Contestation is always present where competition prevails. However, at times, these turn hostile, requiring some form of legal intervention in the form of dispute resolution. By way of definition, dispute... [More]
Effective 1 January 2021 all EU trademarks (EUTMs) and Community Designs (RCDs) and International trademarks and designs designating the EU will no longer extend to the UK following the end of the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement (Brexit) transition period... [More]
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]