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White-Collar Crimes in Singapore: Tales of Terrible Lessons (Part 1 of 3)
Criminal and Litigation

Reading Time: 7 minutesIn a three-part series, lawyer Edmund Lam shares more about white-collar crimes and illustrations of the different types of white-collar crimes. In the first part of this series, Edmund shares more about white-collar crimes and provides illustrations on money laundering and signing of false certificates. To many of us, white-collar crime stories seem to be […]

The importance of Will drafting and the Intestate Succession Act
Personal,Wills, Probates and Trusts

Reading Time: 4 minutesProperty in Singapore is extremely valuable, and much confusion can arise out of figuring out whose property belongs to whom after someone is recently deceased. Often, a person makes a Will to specify how the property and assets should be managed or distributed after his death. However, people sometimes neglect to draft a Will, or […]

Common Pitfalls & How To Avoid Them In A Series Fundraising Round
Business,Business Advice,Funding

Reading Time: 4 minutesCommon Pitfalls and Considerations in Fundraising It is important for a company to raise and maintain sufficient funds to meet day-to-day operational costs, as well as to plan for future growth and development. Funds can be acquired externally, from investors who show an interest in the company and wish to commit to an equity or […]

Making a Mitigation Plea in Singapore
Criminal and Litigation,Personal

Reading Time: 6 minutesAfter a person is found guilty of an offence, the Court will decide on the punishment. The prosecution will usually submit a sentence which their office sees as befitting of the offence. In response, the offender or his lawyer is entitled to make a plea in mitigation. The Court will pass sentence after hearing the prosecution’s […]

Law firm leadership is key to the future
Business

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn this series of articles by Yarman J. Vachha, Managing Director of YJV Consulting, he highlights the legal scene in Asia, the changes to the legal industry and the different resources available to law firms for expansion. In our first article, he shared his thoughts about managing and growing a law firm and in the second article, he discussed the […]

What Is Series Funding & Why You Need To Know Your ABCs
Business,Business Advice,Funding

Reading Time: 4 minutesEnsuring that a company has adequate funds is an important and continuous process, and it is unlikely that one round of fundraising will be sufficient to grow and expand a business sufficiently. As such, many companies will need to carry out multiple rounds of fundraising and each round of investments will be different. Types of […]

The legal advice that AI and fintech startups need
Business,Business Advice,Fintech,Startups

Reading Time: 6 minutesThis article is part of Asia Law Network’s partnership with Tech in Asia where we publish articles written by lawyers on their advice for startup founders. Previously, we shared with you some legal advice that startups in e-commerce, sharing economy, and virtual reality need to know. In this article, two professionals share some legal insights (based on Singapore’s legal system) […]

The SLIP & TRIP Protocol
Personal,Personal Injury

Reading Time: 3 minutesCommon Accidents Slip / trip and fall accidents are one of the most common accidents that occur every day. If you have slipped / tripped and fallen on someone else’s property and suffered an injury as a result of the property owner’s negligence, you could be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, medical […]

MAS Consultation Paper on Draft Regulations for the Mandatory Trading of Derivatives Contracts
Business,Legal Updates

Reading Time: 2 minutesOn 21 February 2018, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”) issued a consultation paper inviting comments on the proposed Securities and Futures (Trading of Derivatives Contracts) Regulations (“SF(TDC)R”) to operationalise the new Part VIC of the Securities and Futures Act (Cap. 289), with respect to mandatory trading of over-the-counter (“OTC”) derivatives contracts on organised markets […]

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Intestacy – Dying Without a Will

Reading Time: 5 minutesWhen a person passes on, the tasks of managing the assets that the person leave behind can be daunting on the family especially in a time of grief. You can ease your family’s tasks by making a will – a document that gives clear appointment of whom you want to manage such matters for you […]

Business

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Due Diligence Checklist For Buying A Business

Reading Time: 4 minutesStarting from scratch is not the only way to go. Most often, buying an existing company is less risky than setting up your own startup. Buyers can rely on the brand’s goodwill, steady customer base, key managers who are familiar with the business inside out. Buying the right business can make or break you. Buyers […]

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