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In certain jurisdictions, there may be restrictions on foreign ownership of domestic companies or in respect of certain industries.  Foreign companies wishing to do business in these countries frequently use Read more

April 26, 2019

On 14 January 2019, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”) announced that it would be launching a new three (3)-year initiative, the S$75 million Grant for Equity Market Singapore (“GEMS”), Read more

February 13, 2019

Introduction This article provides a general overview of the avenues available for a third party (“Offeror”) to privatise a company listed on the SGX-ST (“Company”). The common avenues are delisting Read more

September 1, 2016

On 23 August 2016, the Singapore Exchange (“SGX”) announced that it is proposing to refine its minimum trading price requirement (the “MTP Requirement”) introduced in March 2015 for all issuers Read more

September 1, 2016

Introduction It is often said that the law should keep up with commerce. In recent years, the Quistclose trust has arisen to do just that in Singapore. It is a Read more

March 1, 2016

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”) and the Singapore Exchange (“SGX”) jointly signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with the Securities Commission Malaysia and the Securities and Exchange Commission, Thailand Read more

April 1, 2015

A Steering Committee (“SC”) was set up by the Ministry of Finance (“MOF”) in October 2007 to carry out a fundamental review of the Companies Act (“CA”) with the aim Read more

October 1, 2014

In the wake of the global financial crisis, MAS announced plans to improve the regulation and supervision of over-the-counter (“OTC”) derivatives to meet the post-crisis objectives set by the G20 Read more

May 1, 2014

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”) and Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (“SGX”) released a joint consultation paper on 7 February 2014 setting out proposals to strengthen the securities market Read more

March 3, 2014

Singapore Exchange (SGX) is consulting the public on its proposal to reduce the standard board lot size of securities listed on SGX from 1,000 to 100 units, with a view Read more

September 2, 2013