July 1, 2012

“Reasonable provision” of maintenance under the Inheritance (Family Provision) Act

The Inheritance (Family Provision) Act (Cap. 138, 1985 Rev. Ed.) (“IFPA”) has been the subject of noteworthy litigation in recent years. In 2009, the Court of […]
September 18, 2012

The Enforceability of a Forfeiture-for-Competition clause in an Employment Contract

A recent Singapore Court of Appeal decision in Mano Vikrant Singh v Cargill TSF Asia Pte Ltd [2012] SGCA 42, overturned the Singapore High Court’s decision […]
June 1, 2013

The Limits of Ring-fencing in Cross-border Insolvency

In March this year, the High Court in Beluga Chartering[1] addressed a unique provision of Singapore’s Companies Act that requires local liquidators to ring-fence a foreign […]
January 2, 2015

Case Update: Wong Swee Hor v Tan Jip Seng and others [2014] SGHC 263

Colin Ng & Partners LLP recently successfully represented Mdm Wong Swee Hor in a rare action under the Women’s Charter in the High Court in obtaining […]
March 1, 2016

Protective Trusts – How to protect your children from opportunists and gold diggers

Introduction Setting up a trust during your lifetime (an inter vivos trust) allows you to preserve assets until your children, or even grandchildren, are old enough […]
July 1, 2016

Business Succession Planning (Part 1)

Despite the fact that many small-medium enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore are family-owned and it is common for family members to inherit shares in private companies, news […]
September 1, 2016

PDPA implications of the WhatsApp terms and conditions

With reference to The Straits Times article on 29 August 2016, “Privacy watchdog seeks clarification on WhatsApp’s new terms”, WhatsApp’s terms and conditions have recently been […]
September 1, 2016

Business Succession Planning (Part 2)

It is increasingly common for family-run small medium enterprises to sell their businesses rather than to pass them on to their children. This could be due […]
March 1, 2017

Proposed Amendments to the Regulatory Regime for Venture Capital Managers

Introduction As part of the government’s drive to attract more Venture Capital Managers (“VC Manager(s)“) and venture capital funding into Singapore and to stimulate the growth […]
May 1, 2017

Variable Capital Company

Introduction The Singapore Variable Capital Company (“SVACC”) will be an alternative form of corporate vehicle for use as a collective investment scheme (“CIS”). This will be […]