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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]
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]
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]
This blog examines: whether you are able to start your divorce in Singapore or England (jurisdiction); if so, what factors the courts in Singapore or England will take into account in dividing the assets between you (and whether... [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]