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Introduction The recent decision of the Registrar of Trade Marks (the “Registrar”) in Xiaomi Inc v MiChat Pte Ltd [2021] SGIPOS 2 (“Xiaomi v MiChat”) saw the battle between the mark “” against “​” wherein the Registrar decided that the latter was... [More]
Understanding PDPA in a technologically advanced world The debate around data privacy and user transparency around the world is not new. If only, it has shined an unforgiving light on the consequences of a technologically advanced world, the... [More]
What are the legal grounds for obtaining a divorce in Singapore Getting a divorce may be a tedious process, especially if it is contested. Speaking to a divorce attorney before filing your application is advised so you always remain compliant to... [More]
A simple guide on adoption in Singapore Governed by the Adoption of Children Act (ACA), child adoption in Singapore refers to the process where adopters are conferred parental rights over the child, during which the original parents sever their... [More]
Core legal issues impacting the technology sector in 2021 In Singapore, the technology sector is growing at a speed of light. Occupying the top spot as a potential world-leading technology hub, the country is well on track to develop to its... [More]
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]