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Employment Contracts for Singaporeans & PRs: What You Should Know

Reading Time: 6 minutesWhat is an employment contract? An employment contract is a legally binding document between your employer and you. Also known as a ‘Contract of Service’, it governs your relationship with your employer, and where applicable, the Employment Act sets out your basic terms and conditions of employment, as well as the rights and responsibilities of employer […]

Asia Law Network’s Quick Consult Service Wins Bronze Award
Press Releases

Reading Time: 2 minutesAsia Law Network’s Quick Consult awarded at SITF 2017 SINGAPORE, 26 October 2017 – Asia Law Network’s Quick Consult service was awarded Bronze in the Best innovative Infocomm Product/Solution in the Digital Services Category at the Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF) Awards 2017. The SiTF Awards provides recognition to innovative ICM Application / Solution which […]

Ancillary Matters (Part 1) – We are the world, we are the children: child rights issues in divorce
Divorce and Child Custody,Personal

Reading Time: 7 minutesDivorce happens frequently in Singapore due to a host of reasons: quarrels, adultery, separation, desertion, unreasonable behaviour, domestic violence etc. This article aims to help parties understand their rights concerning the ancillary matters that need to be resolved when a divorce occurs. Ancillary matters (“Ancillary Matters”) include the following: Child custody, care and control, access […]

Competition Law (Part 3): Mergers & Acquisitions
Business,Competition Law

Reading Time: 8 minutesIn the last part of the series of article on Competition Law, lawyer Jeremiah Chew from Ascendant Legal LLC shares more about how competition law regulates mergers and acquisitions.  This guide is divided into the following sections: How does competition law regulate mergers? What is considered a “merger”? How does the Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) assess […]

Can WhatsApp messages be used in court in Singapore?
Legal Everyday

Reading Time: 6 minutes67% of Singaporeans use WhatsApp More and more Singaporeans are using WhatsApp as a main messaging platform to communicate. As of Q4 2016, 67% of Singaporeans use WhatsApp and this is only slightly behind Youtube (75%) and Facebook (72%). Singaporeans are not just using WhatsApp for personal conversations but also increasingly, for business conversations. Inevitable question […]

Women’s Charter: A Practical Guide Part 3
Divorce and Child Custody

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhat’s in this guide? In the first two parts of our guide to the Women’s Charter, we discussed the rights and obligations of husband and wife, and divorce proceedings in Singapore. In this final chapter, we will discuss one of the major entitlements created by the Women’s Charter: maintenance. What is Maintenance? Maintenance means the […]

Tips on drafting a great Shareholder’s Agreement
Business,Business Advice,Legal Contracts,Startups

Reading Time: 6 minutesShareholder’s Agreement is an important starting point for many startups and SMEs Many people decide to go into business at some point in their lives. The number of startups continue to burgeon the world over. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) make up 99% of all Singapore’s enterprises and account for about half of Singapore’s GDP. […]

MAS Consultation Paper on Draft Notices and Guidelines Pursuant to the Securities and Futures Act
Business,Legal Updates

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe Monetary Authority of Singapore (the “MAS“) has issued a consultation paper on 6 October 2017, inviting comments on proposed new notices and guidelines that elaborate on and set out the requirements of key changes to the regulatory framework of the Securities and Futures Act (“SFA“) following the enactment of the Securities and Futures (Amendment) […]

Breaking your rental lease early in Singapore
Personal,Properties and Real Estate,Tenants and Landlords

Reading Time: 8 minutesFor the month of October 2017, Asia Law Network is collaborating with to bring great property-related legal content to readers of their blog written by Asia Law Network Premium Lawyers. In the last article in this series, Jeshua Srijit Shashedaran from Netto & Magin LLC talks about tenants and landlords breaking leases early in […]

Neighbour Disputes: What Can You Do?
Personal,Properties and Real Estate,Tenants and Landlords

Reading Time: 8 minutesDisputes between neighbours can a big problem With 80% of Singapore’s population living in high-rise buildings, disputes are likely to flare up between neighbours. The number of disputes between neighbours in Singapore has long hogged newspaper headlines, and sparked off many discussions about shocking behaviour displayed in each complaint of neighbour’s disputes. Common sources of disputes […]


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FAQ on Divorce Proceedings in Singapore (Part 1)

Reading Time: 6 minutesIn this 3-part series, we take a look at some of the frequently asked questions that we hear from our readers and answered by matrimonial lawyers, Dorothy Chai and Chong Yue-En from Dorothy Chai and Mary Ong Law Practice. In part 1 of this series, we will be looking at divorce proceedings. Divorce proceedings Question […]


A Guide to Legally Using Images from The Internet

Reading Time: 10 minutesHave you ever downloaded an image from the internet to use in your presentation? Or perhaps, re-posted the image in your personal social media account, or used it as a cover picture for a blog post? Myth: If it’s online, it’s free. Many people think that anything that can be found on the internet is […]

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