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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]
Wills and probates are documents that determine an individual’s estate administration after their death. Having an understanding of how these documents work can help you feel less overwhelmed in sensitive situations and could potentially avoid family... [More]
Divorce is never an easy process but for expatriates or foreigners in Singapore, it can be even more complicated. With a number of considerations to be made during the proceedings, there is also the issue of jurisdiction to address. This article... [More]
On 23 August 2021, the Tripartite Partners (Ministry of Manpower (“MOM”), National Trades Union Congress (“NTUC”) and Singapore National Employers Federation (“SNEF”)) and the Ministry of Health (“MOH”) updated their advisory on vaccination at the... [More]
Harry Elias Partnership LLP successfully defeats an appeal to the Appellate Division on a contractual claim for unrecovered costs of prior proceedings Our Partner, Tan Chau Yee, and Senior Associates, Kok Yee Keong and Marcus Ho, successfully... [More]
Why this is Important In National Oilwell Varco v Keppel FELS Ltd [2021] SGHC 124, the Singapore High Court disallowed the enforcement of an arbitration award issued in favour of a party which had already been dissolved and struck off the... [More]
Investment scams are a major problem and they are only getting worse in Singapore. There has been an alarming increase in the number of people who have lost money to investment scams. This type of scam also has the largest impact on those affected,... [More]
Buying property in Singapore is a massive commitment, so choosing the right contractor or interior design (ID) firm to carry out renovations is a big deal too. While homeowners typically already thoroughly scrutinize the renovation contract before... [More]
Following a public consultation conducted by SGX in August 2020, SGX has announced certain amendments to the SGX Listing Rules that took effect from 1 August 2021. Of particular interest is the enhancements to the administrative and enforcement... [More]
Further to the public consultation on the proposed changes to the various IP legislation to simplify and streamline IP processes and improve user experience with digital initiatives in August 2020, the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (the “... [More]