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From 4 May 2022, lawyers and clients can now enter into Conditional Fee Agreements (CFAs) with respect to solicitors’ fees in relation to specific legal proceedings. CFAs were previously prohibited in Singapore. What is a Conditional Fee... [More]
I. Introduction   1. On 11 March 2022, the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (the “IPOS”) announced by way of Circular No. 2/2022 that as part of their efforts to continually provide world-class IP services and strengthen... [More]
On 17 January 2022, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (“Authority”) issued guidelines on the provision of digital payment token (“DPT”) services to the public (“Guidelines”). The Guidelines set out the restrictions on DPT service providers in... [More]
I. Introduction 1. A new Intellectual Property Bill (the “Bill”) was tabled in Parliament for Second Reading on 12 January 2022 and is expected to come into effect in May 2022. The Bill, being intended to amend the existing Geographical... [More]
What to do in a motor accident? A comprehensive practical guide to motor accident claims in Singapore As part of our commitment to increase public access to practical legal knowledge, we have put together this comprehensive and practical... [More]
As resale flats remain highly sought after in Singapore, many homebuyers could be new to the process of buying a property. If you have your eye on your next home, it is important to factor in the legal aspects of this transaction to close the deal... [More]
Singapore’s Copyright Act (CA) has been in place since 1987 (with revisions made in 2006) but a recent round of Amendments passed in Parliament on 13 Sep 2021 has brought it into the spotlight. The CA protects works of expression in Singapore from... [More]
Telemedicine refers to a medical consultation held over video conferencing or mobile application platforms, rather than being in-person. Telemedicine has been around for a few years but has seen a recent surge in popularity and accessibility due to the... [More]
For couples who have been married for a period of less than 3 years, both parties will be unable to apply for divorce in Singapore. In such cases, you may consider opting for an annulment instead. Where a divorce dissolves the marriage under the... [More]
I. Introduction 1. A new Copyright Bill (the “Bill”) was tabled in Parliament for First Reading on 6 July 2021 and is expected to come into effect shortly in November 2021. The Bill, being intended to repeal and replace the existing Copyright Act... [More]