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Introduction With effect from 1 July 2013, new regulations have come into force that affect closed-end funds. Previously, closed-end funds were specifically excluded from the definition of “Collective Investment Schemes” Read more

August 1, 2013

Does the sign “Rose Lady” infringe the registered trade mark “Lady Rose” even if the “Rose Lady” sign is used alongside a distinct trade mark? Does having less impressive sales Read more

August 1, 2013

INTRODUCTION 13 different Groupon entities (collectively referred to as “Groupon”) sued Villas International Property Pte Ltd and 3 others (collectively referred to as “Villas International”) for misappropriation and fraud in Read more

August 1, 2013

Introduction The first step in a purchase of a real property is often obtaining an Option to Purchase (“OTP”) in consideration of an option fee (usually 1% of the purchase Read more

June 3, 2013

Singapore is moving fast to improve its regulatory framework and network of cooperation treaties in order to ensure its compliance with international standards on mutual exchange of information and on Read more

June 3, 2013

On 2 May 2013, the Ministry of Finance (“MOF”) released a draft of the Companies (Amendment) Bill (“Bill”) to amend the current Companies Act (the “Act”) based on the recommendations Read more

June 3, 2013

A will is one of the best gifts you can leave for your loved ones in the event of your death. By making a will, you ensure that your estate Read more

June 3, 2013

From 1 July 2013, companies intending to list on the Mainboard of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (“SGX”), as well as those already listed, will have to pay higher Read more

June 3, 2013

In March this year, the High Court in Beluga Chartering[1] addressed a unique provision of Singapore’s Companies Act that requires local liquidators to ring-fence a foreign company’s assets for the Read more

June 1, 2013

On 3 October 2012 the Ministry of Finance (“MoF”) announced it had published its response to the Report of the Steering Committee (“SC”) for the Review of the Companies Act (“Act”). We Read more

April 1, 2013