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1.      Background The idea to create a Singapore International Commercial Court (“SICC”) was first mooted by the Honourable Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon at the opening of the Legal Year 2013, Read more

January 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

Introduction The Singapore Freeport, opened near Changi Airport in May 2010, offers wealthy collectors and businesses a secure storage facility and trading forum for their valuable collectibles such as precious Read more

October 1, 2014

The Stamp Duties Amendment Bill (the “Bill”) was passed on 8 October 2014 following a public consultation conducted by the Ministry of Finance (“MOF”) from 7 to 25 July 2014. Read more

October 1, 2014

On 11 September 2014 the Personal Data Protection Committee released advisory guidelines applicable to the education, healthcare and social services sector. These sector specific guidelines are part of the PDPC’s Read more

October 1, 2014

Introduction On 22 September 2014 the Ministry of Finance (“MOF”), Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”) and the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (“IRAS”) proposed the draft Income Tax (International Tax Read more

October 1, 2014

Short introduction: In the first article of this two-part feature, we introduced cryptocurrency with a focus on some noteworthy recent developments concerning Bitcoin. The first article can be accessed here. Read more

August 19, 2014

Introduction On July 21, 2014, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”) published a consultation paper in which it outlined their proposed additional regulatory safeguards to protect investors in the capital Read more

August 1, 2014

With the main personal data protection provisions coming into effect on 2 July 2014, we highlight some salient legal information you should know in protecting your personal data. 1.      What Read more

August 1, 2014

Since the introduction of the Additional Buyers’ Stamp Duty (the “ABSD”) in late 2011, there have been more home owners seeking to “decouple” their existing properties. Essentially, “decoupling” is the Read more

August 1, 2014