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How copyright applies to AI-generated works
Business,Intellectual Property

Reading Time: 5 minutesThis article is written by Benita Lau from Taylor Vinters Via LLC and published with Tech in Asia and Asia Law Network. You can read the article on Tech in Asia here.  Humans were distinguished from artificial intelligence (AI) by their capacity for imagination, creativity, and sensitivity. However, as computer-generated literature and artwork continue to develop, these traits seem […]

Company Retrenchment Exercises: What Employers Ought to Do
Business,Business Advice

Reading Time: 6 minutesRetrenchment is sadly unavoidable Retrenchment is sadly unavoidable in today’s modern world. Singapore’s economy is constantly in flux: workers are under tremendous pressure to increase productivity and improve their employability by learning useful future skills, while employers must continuously find ways to stay one step ahead of their competitors and/or technological disruption. Even when they […]

Women’s Charter: Personal Protection Order
Divorce and Child Custody,Harassment,Personal

Reading Time: 9 minutesMany people have heard of the term “Personal Protection Order”. However, few know what exactly a Personal Protection Order (PPO) entails, and how to obtain one. Nonetheless, there were 2,811 fresh PPO applications in Singapore in 2016, and 2,885 in 2015. Read on to find out more about what a PPO is, and how to […]

What to do if you get into a traffic accident with a foreign vehicle
Insurance Claims,Traffic Accidents

Reading Time: 3 minutesIf you get into a traffic accident with a foreign or Malaysian vehicle and want to claim damages for your loss, you have three options: Opt for a private settlement; Claim against your own insurance policy; or Claim against the other party’s insurers in Malaysia Opt for a private settlement If there are minimal injuries […]

A guide to Singapore’s Lemon Law – The law protecting consumers in Singapore
Business,Legal Everyday,Personal

Reading Time: 8 minutesWhat is a lemon law? Lemon laws are consumer protection laws that provide remedies to consumers who have been given defective goods. The name dates back to the 1960s when new cars with several manufacturing defects were referred to as “lemons”, and laws were passed to combat a proliferation of said cars. Over the years, […]

Why You Should Write A Will
Wills, Probates and Trusts

Reading Time: 7 minutesInheritance disputes are real! You may have heard of inheritance disputes more commonly overseas but it does happen in Singapore too. While there are many other examples, here’s a summary of 7 cases of inheritance disputes that happened in Singapore. Prepare a will for peace of mind! What is a will? It is a declaration […]

[Photos] Alternate Funding with the Hive
Events and Photo Gallery,FB Live Q&A

Reading Time: 1 minutesAsia Law Network recently partnered with the Hive for an event on Alternate Funding. Moderated by Grace Chen, Co-founder of Startuup Asia, the following panellists shared their experience with alternate funding such as initial coin offerings (ICO), venture debt and more. Sherroy Ong (Roy), Co-founder of Arrow Gates LLC Paul Ong, Associate Director of Innoven Capital […]

Means and merits testing (Do you qualify for legal aid?) and FAQ on legal aid
Legal Aid / Pro Bono

Reading Time: 9 minutesLegal aid is available for Singaporeans and PR The Legal Aid Bureau provides assistance to Singaporeans and Permanent Residents who need access to legal representation in civil cases but are unable to afford it. They must be: Singapore citizens or permanent residents who are in Singapore; Citizens or residents of contracting states who are involved […]

Senior Lawyer Feature – N. Sreenivasan, SC from Straits Law Practice LLC
Features,Lawyer Features

Reading Time: 4 minutesIn this feature, we talk to N. Sreenivasan, SC from Straits Law Practice LLC. Sreeni’s overriding commitment is to his client’s cause, subject only to the advocates overriding duty to the court. His advocacy and standing as a litigator have admitted him to the ranks of Senior Counsel at the Supreme Court of Singapore. He loves […]

Legal Planning for People with Dementia
Personal,Wills, Probates and Trusts

Reading Time: 10 minutesAsia Law Network recently held an FBLive session together with Project We Forgot to share legal planning practical tips on legal planning for caregivers to persons with dementia. Helmed by Chong Yue-En, a consultant with Dorothy Chai and Mary Ong Law Practice and Melissa Chan from Project We Forgot, they shared personal experiences and more […]

Unreasonable Behaviour in Divorce Under Singapore Law
Divorce and Child Custody,Personal

Reading Time: 9 minutesUnreasonable Behaviour, it seems, is the basis frequently cited by women when applying for a divorce According to the Department of Statistics Singapore, out of the 3,437 divorce proceedings filed under the Women’s Charter in 2016 where the plaintiff was a woman, 58.6 per cent of the filings cited “unreasonable behaviour” as the key reason […]

Personal

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Women’s Charter: Personal Protection Order

Reading Time: 9 minutesMany people have heard of the term “Personal Protection Order”. However, few know what exactly a Personal Protection Order (PPO) entails, and how to obtain one. Nonetheless, there were 2,811 fresh PPO applications in Singapore in 2016, and 2,885 in 2015. Read on to find out more about what a PPO is, and how to […]

Business

business man and woman shaking hands over a table with 2 cups of coffee (What constitutes acceptance of a contract)
What constitutes acceptance of a contract?

Reading Time: 5 minutesAn agreement isn’t valid until someone else agrees to it! A contract is needed to enforce the terms of an agreement between two or more parties, and to compel the other party to uphold their end of the bargain. In general, for a contract to be considered legally binding, four key elements should be present: […]

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