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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

Introduction In an information paper (“Information Paper”) dated June 2014, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”) sought to outline some of the policies, procedures and controls that were required for Read more

August 1, 2014

Introduction On April 16, 2014, Singapore, Australia, Korea, New Zealand, the Philippines and Thailand released a Consultation Paper (“Consultation Paper”) to seek views from the public on the implementation of Read more

August 1, 2014

1.      Introduction to virtual currency and crypto-currency, with a focus on Bitcoin Virtual currency is a computer-generated unit of exchange that can be used to purchase goods or services from Read more

May 29, 2014

In late 2012, the Singapore Ministry of Manpower embarked on an exercise to review the Employment Act (“EA”) to ensure that it remains relevant and responsive to the changing labour Read more

May 1, 2014