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Initial Coin Offerings (“ICOs”) and cryptocurrencies have been very much in the news and in many media and social media channels lately for various reasons. You may have read about Read more

October 26, 2018

On 24 May 2018[1], the Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”) issued a media release stating that it has issued warnings to 8 digital token exchanges and an initial coin offering Read more

October 12, 2018

Introduction The Companies Act (Cap.50) of Singapore (the “Act”) has recently undergone various legislative amendments pursuant to the Companies (Amendment) Act 2017. Some of these amendments came into effect on Read more

September 28, 2018

FMCs may now carry on business in fund management with its employees who are not accredited investors subject to safeguards Introduction On 3 July 2018, the Monetary Authority of Singapore Read more

September 28, 2018

The Stamp Duties (Amendment) Bill (“Amendment Bill”) was read for the first time in Parliament on 6 August 2018. The main proposed change is to introduce a new Part VIIIA Read more

September 28, 2018

In light of the latest revisions to the Additional Buyers’ Stamp Duty (“ABSD”) regime significantly increasing the ABSD liabilities for ownership of second and subsequent residential properties which were announced Read more

September 27, 2018

In a previous article of our on-going discussions on cryptocurrency in Singapore, we introduced the process and potential legal and regulatory ramifications of an initial coin offering (“ICO”)[1]. With blockchain-based Read more

September 27, 2018

On 10 September 2018, the Variable Capital Companies Bill (“Bill”) was moved for the first reading in Parliament paving the way for an alternative form of corporate vehicle under Singapore Read more

September 27, 2018

On 10 September 2018, the Insolvency, Restructuring and Dissolution Bill (“the proposed Omnibus Bill”) was submitted by the Ministry of Law for First Reading in Parliament. The proposed Omnibus Bill Read more

September 27, 2018

On 24 May 2018, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”) announced that it has issued a warning to eight (8) digital token exchanges (also known as cryptocurrency exchanges) in Singapore Read more

May 25, 2018