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Patent Revocation Proceedings: Sun Electric Pte Ltd v Sunseap Group Pte Ltd and others [2017] SGHC 232
Intellectual Property,Legal Updates,Regional Law

Reading Time: 8 minutesIn a decision rendered by George Wei J of the Singapore High Court dated 30 June 2017, the High Court held that it does not have the jurisdiction to hear revocation proceedings or to grant an order for revocation by counterclaim. (A) Who are the parties involved in this case? (a) Sun Electric Pte Ltd […]

Workplace bullying: Know your rights and remedies
Business,Business Advice,Harassment,Legal Aid / Pro Bono,Legal Everyday,Personal

Reading Time: 8 minutesWorkplace bullying is more common than you think It is often said that the office is a second home. This is especially so in Singapore, where long hours of work is a norm. A 2016 survey conducted by Roffey Park (a leadership institute based in Singapore and the UK) revealed that Singaporean employees spend even […]

Governing Law & Contracts: Why You Should Never Forget It!
Business,Business Advice,Legal Contracts

Reading Time: 4 minutesContractual disputes can flare up at any time Contracts are everywhere in our lives – from employment contracts to taking out a bank loan – we consent to the terms and conditions of the agreements we sign, and we are bound to honour each agreement to the best of our abilities. But occasionally, there will […]

Coworking Spaces and Letter of Demand
Business,Business Advice,Legal Contracts,Legal Updates,Regional Law,Startups

Reading Time: 3 minutesCoworking Spaces: A Brief Tour The rise of the cowork space signals a change in the tide relating to commercial work space and a fresh look at traditional working methods. We would like to take you on a brief tour of the cowork space landscape in Singapore. It is useful to note that the cowork […]

Lawyers in Business: Daniel Choo, Legal Counsel, Solvay
Features,Lawyer Features

Reading Time: 4 minutesAsia Law Network has partnered with the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA), a professional body that connects the Singapore in-house community, to bring a series of interviews featuring prominent in-house counsel. In this interview, we feature Daniel Choo, Legal Counsel at Solvay. The Solvay Group is an international chemical and advanced materials company.  Daniel shares […]

Tan Peng Chin LLC’s Update on Business Arrangements and Tax Avoidance
Business,Business Advice,Legal Updates

Reading Time: 4 minutesOften professional services are provided through companies. Typically, a company would employ an individual who would provide professional services to the company’s client/customers/patients. We understand that the Comptroller of Income Tax (“CIT”) has been scrutinising such business structure arrangements with a view to determining if such arrangements are tax avoidance arrangements. Where the CIT concludes […]

Australia avoids US steel and aluminium tariffs but will feel the effects of a trade war
Australia,Business,Business Advice,Regional Law

Reading Time: 3 minutesAustralia exempt from large US tariffs on imported steel and aluminium US President Trump announced that Australia, together with Brazil and Argentina would be exempt from large US tariffs on imported steel and aluminium. President Trump was of the opinion that exports from these three countries alone did not threaten US national security. The reasoning in respect […]

Protect Your Brand – FAQ on Trademark Registration in Hong Kong
Business,Business Advice,Hong Kong,Intellectual Property,Regional Law

Reading Time: 3 minutes#1 .  What counts as a trademark? A trademark usually takes the form of a logo that would serve as distinctive corporate identity. It may consist of text and numbers, as well as more intangible elements such as colour, sound, smell and shape. The full definition according to the Intellectual Property Department (IPD) of Hong […]

“Traditional” vs. “Design and Build” Contracts: What’s the Difference?
Business,Business Advice,Legal Contracts

Reading Time: 7 minutesEver seen a shopping mall, or a hospital, or a school, and wondered how an empty piece of land came to house an entire building? Behind the scenes of the buildings that we see in every day life lies a complicated process of construction – from designing, to bidding, and finally, to building.    There […]

Lawyers in Business: Renita Sophia Crasta, Group Legal Counsel, Ascendas-Singbridge Pte Ltd
Features,Lawyer Features

Reading Time: 6 minutesAsia Law Network has partnered with the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA), a professional body that connects the Singapore in-house community, to bring a series of interviews featuring prominent in-house counsel. In this interview, we feature Renita Sophia Crasta, a Group Legal Counsel, at Ascendas-Singbridge Pte Ltd. Ascendas-Singbridge Pte Ltd owns, develops, and leases science, […]

Lawyers in Hong Kong- Kristi Swartz from Bryan Cave LLP
Features,Hong Kong,Lawyer Features,Regional Law

Reading Time: 6 minutesIn this Lawyers in Hong Kong feature, we interview Kristi Swartz, Managing Partner of Bryan Cave LLP Hong Kong. Kristi concentrates her practice in corporate finance and securities. She has experience with SFC and HKEx Listing and compliance issues. She has acted for, and successfully defended, both companies and Directors (to include INEDS) on enquiries and investigations […]

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Workplace bullying: Know your rights and remedies

Reading Time: 8 minutesWorkplace bullying is more common than you think It is often said that the office is a second home. This is especially so in Singapore, where long hours of work is a norm. A 2016 survey conducted by Roffey Park (a leadership institute based in Singapore and the UK) revealed that Singaporean employees spend even […]

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