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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

In July, the firm conducted a formal month-long Internship Programme for the second year running and 8 interns, who are law undergraduates at various universities in Singapore and overseas took 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

With reference to The Straits Times article on 29 August 2016, “Privacy watchdog seeks clarification on WhatsApp’s new terms”, WhatsApp’s terms and conditions have recently been updated to permit the Read more

September 1, 2016

On 23 August 2016, the Singapore Exchange (“SGX”) announced that it is proposing to refine its minimum trading price requirement (the “MTP Requirement”) introduced in March 2015 for all issuers Read more

September 1, 2016

Introduction On 27 July 2016, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”) issued new Guidelines on Outsourcing Risk Management[1] (“Guidelines”) to Financial Institutions (“FIs”). These Guidelines will impact not only FIs Read more

September 1, 2016

An Overview The relationship between employer and employee is regulated largely by the contract of employment between them. Generally under Singapore law, parties are free to contract as they choose Read more

August 1, 2016

Despite the fact that many small-medium enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore are family-owned and it is common for family members to inherit shares in private companies, news articles1 in recent years Read more

July 1, 2016

Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populous country with a population over 250 million and rapidly increasing middle class. With nearly a third of its population able to access the Read more

July 1, 2016

MAS directs bank to shut down in Singapore over serious breaches of anti-money laundering requirements As one of the leading financial centres in Asia, Singapore is committed to uphold the Read more

July 1, 2016