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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

Introduction In the decision of Interocean Holdings Group (BVI) Ltd v Zi-Techasia (Singapore) Pte Ltd (in liquidation) [2014] SGHC 09, the High Court of Singapore (the “High Court”) filled a lacuna in Read more

March 3, 2014

Introduction Estate planning is a carefully considered process by which we accumulate wealth, acquire what is necessary to achieve our aspirations, preserve what is necessary to maintain a comfortable lifestyle Read more

March 3, 2014

Introduction The new foreign investment law (“FIL”) enacted by the Myanmar government on 2 November 2012 paved the way for much needed foreign investment in a country emerging from five Read more

March 3, 2014

Introduction In the landmark decision of International Research Corp PLC v Lufthansa Systems Asia Pacific Pte Ltd and another [2013] SGCA 55 [IRCP v Lufthansa] delivered on 18 October 2013, the Singapore Read more

January 1, 2014

The Singapore Ministry of Manpower (“MOM”) introduced a new framework, known as the Fair Consideration Framework (“FCF”), which requires employers to consider Singaporeans fairly before hiring employment pass (“EP”) holders. Read more

January 1, 2014

The Employment Act (“EA”), the Child Development Co-Savings Act (“CDCSA”), the Central Provident Fund (“CPF”) Act and other employment related law were amended recently following extensive review by employers, unions Read more

January 1, 2014

Introduction On 4 October 2013, an Insolvency Law Review Committee (the “Committee”) comprising of insolvency practitioners, academics and stakeholders issued a report setting out major recommendations to the insolvency regime Read more

January 1, 2014

Introduction On 1 February 2014, amendments to the Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”) Notice on Minimum Entry and Examination Requirements for Representatives of Licensed Financial Advisers and Exempt Financial Advisers Read more

January 1, 2014

OVERVIEW This is the second of a two-part series where we discuss several key points which prospective purchasers might wish to take note of when purchasing a residential property. You Read more

January 1, 2014