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Employers (and employees) frequently fail to appreciate the importance of issues relating to termination and the impact that they may have in relation to the rights and obligations of each Read more

December 1, 2016

In October 2016, the two houses of parliament in Myanmar passed the new Myanmar Investment Law, which effectively merged the Myanmar Citizens Investment Law (enacted in 2013), which governs investment Read more

December 1, 2016

A question on the minds of many people is the possible impact of the UK leaving the European Union (“EU”) (more commonly known as “Brexit”) in light of the referendum Read more

December 1, 2016

Loss from risk can impact not just profitability and growth but also financial and operational stability. Risk management helps to alleviate exposure and provide a mechanism for conflict resolution. This Read more

October 17, 2016

It is increasingly common for family-run small medium enterprises to sell their businesses rather than to pass them on to their children. This could be due to them not being Read more

September 1, 2016

Background In the March 2016 edition of CNPupdate, we wrote some observations on this topic, which included a comment that once the company makes any amendment to the memorandum or Read more

September 1, 2016

As Singapore’s start-up ecosystem continues to grow, Start-up Accelerators (“Accelerators”), ubiquitous in Silicon Valley, are sprouting up in strength. Often, these entities may overlook the need to consider whether their Read more

September 1, 2016

Introduction This article provides a general overview of the avenues available for a third party (“Offeror”) to privatise a company listed on the SGX-ST (“Company”). The common avenues are delisting Read more

September 1, 2016

Background On 2 June 2016, Singapore ratified the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements 2005 (the “Convention”), following the signing of the Convention on 25 March 2016. Currently, the Read more

September 1, 2016

Introduction This article provides a general overview on the present factors that determine the tax treatment of hybrid financial instruments and a discussion on how the Organisation for Economic Co-operation Read more

September 1, 2016