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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 to them not being Read more

September 1, 2016

Background In the March 2016 edition of CNPupdate, we wrote some observations on this topic, which included a comment that once the company makes any amendment to the memorandum or Read more

September 1, 2016

As Singapore’s start-up ecosystem continues to grow, Start-up Accelerators (“Accelerators”), ubiquitous in Silicon Valley, are sprouting up in strength. Often, these entities may overlook the need to consider whether their Read more

September 1, 2016

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

Background On 2 June 2016, Singapore ratified the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements 2005 (the “Convention”), following the signing of the Convention on 25 March 2016. Currently, the Read more

September 1, 2016

Introduction This article provides a general overview on the present factors that determine the tax treatment of hybrid financial instruments and a discussion on how the Organisation for Economic Co-operation Read more

September 1, 2016

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 updated to permit the 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 On 27 July 2016, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”) issued new Guidelines on Outsourcing Risk Management[1] (“Guidelines”) to Financial Institutions (“FIs”). These Guidelines will impact not only FIs Read more

September 1, 2016

An Overview The relationship between employer and employee is regulated largely by the contract of employment between them. Generally under Singapore law, parties are free to contract as they choose Read more

August 1, 2016