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The Commerical Leasing Do’s and Dont’s in Australia
Australia,Business,Personal,Properties and Real Estate,Regional Law

Reading Time: 3 minutesAlmost every business has at least one lease. Leasing is a major overhead often not very well understood by business tenants. Learn how to get more out of your lease from the below do’s and don’ts. Do’s of Commercial Leasing Do shop around It goes without saying that it is worthwhile to hunt around for […]

Cheated as a Consumer in Singapore?
Personal

Reading Time: 6 minutesGetting “cheated” by errant retailers can be a frightening experience. Under the Penal Code, the punishment for cheating is incarceration for a term which may extend to 3 years, or a fine, or both. In one of the illustrations provided in the Penal Code, a person is guilty of cheating if he puts a counterfeit […]

What can you do if you have been scammed online in Singapore?
Legal Everyday,Personal

Reading Time: 8 minutesThe present situation in Singapore Within this year itself, scams have hit 1,491 cases and a total of 102 people island-wide are under investigation for their alleged scams. The number of scams in Singapore has been skyrocketing. With the help of popular applications such as WeChat and Carousell, it has become easier for fraudsters to […]

Non-disclosure of conflicts of interest may be a crime in Hong Kong – procurement staff beware
Employment,Hong Kong,Regional Law

Reading Time: 4 minutesIn both public and private sectors, employees of different levels might be empowered to make decisions on engagement of suppliers and contractors etc. It might be very tempting for such employee to procure contracts to be awarded to entities which he or his family members have interests. However, if no proper declaration of interest was […]

Vietnam Legal Updates: Bankruptcy Settlement Procedures
Legal Updates,Regional Law,Vietnam

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe Ministry of Justice, the Supreme People’s Procuracy and the Supreme People’s Court issued Joint Circular No. 07/2018/TTLT-BTP-VKSNDTC-TANDTC dated 12 June 2018, on cooperation in enforcement of court’s decisions on bankruptcy settlements (“Joint Circular 07”), which came into effect on 1 August 2018. Joint Circular 07 sets forth new guidelines on cooperation in the procedures […]

SMU Lexicon: Taming Horses in the Wild, Wild West: Patel v Mirza [2016] UKSC 42
Legal Updates

Reading Time: 8 minutesIntroduction The interplay between law and policy has long been a bone of contention in the courts, underpinned by the famous declaration that public policy is an “unruly horse” – once you are astride it, it may lead you astray from the sound law.[1] This could be said to be particularly pertinent to the defence […]

Hong Kong does not recognise a cause of action for wrongful life or wrongful suffering
Hong Kong,Regional Law

Reading Time: 4 minutesOn 29 March 2018, the Court of First Instance (the “CFI”) in case Lam Wing Hei (a minor suing by her mother and next Friend Lam Tsz Kiu) and Lam Tsz Kiu v Hospital Authority HCPI 1129/2015 handed down its decision and dismissed a claim for “wrongful life”. The detailed reasons for decision were subsequently given on […]

What will happen to my HDB flat after I get a divorce?
Divorce and Child Custody,Personal

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe Department of Statistics Singapore has noted that divorce rates in 2016 were at a 10-year high. If you are currently undergoing divorce proceedings, we understand that it is a difficult process. One of your biggest concerns might be what would happen to your HDB flat after your divorce, given that it is likely to be […]

The Polo/Lauren Company, L.P. v Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club Ltd
Business,Business Advice,Intellectual Property,Legal Updates

Reading Time: 9 minutesIn a decision rendered by an Assistant Registrar at the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), IPOS held that an application for declaration of invalidity of Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club Ltd’s trade mark failed on all grounds. (A) Who are the parties involved in this case? The Polo/Lauren Company, L.P. (Applicant) A limited […]

Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal clarifies what civil disobedience is and other aspects on unlawful assembly
Hong Kong,Legal Updates,Personal,Regional Law

Reading Time: 6 minutesIn a decision handed down recently, the Court of Final Appeal quashed the jail terms of Joshua Wong Chi Fung and his two allies imposed by the Court of Appeal but made it clear that the stricter sentencing guidelines laid down by the Court of Appeal will apply to future offenders involved in large scale […]

Hong Kong: How should the damages in fatal cases be assessed?
Defamation,Personal,Regional Law,Traffic Accidents

Reading Time: 4 minutesIntroduction In the recent judgment of Kan Wai Ling and others v Kan Chi Fai [2018] HKCFI 1024, the plaintiffs are the co-administratrices of the estate of the deceased who sustained fatal injuries in a traffic accident. The Court has decided on, among other things, (i) how the award for loss of dependency should be assessed; (ii) […]

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The Commerical Leasing Do’s and Dont’s in Australia

Reading Time: 3 minutesAlmost every business has at least one lease. Leasing is a major overhead often not very well understood by business tenants. Learn how to get more out of your lease from the below do’s and don’ts. Do’s of Commercial Leasing Do shop around It goes without saying that it is worthwhile to hunt around for […]

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commercial leases_asia law network
The Commerical Leasing Do’s and Dont’s in Australia

Reading Time: 3 minutesAlmost every business has at least one lease. Leasing is a major overhead often not very well understood by business tenants. Learn how to get more out of your lease from the below do’s and don’ts. Do’s of Commercial Leasing Do shop around It goes without saying that it is worthwhile to hunt around for […]

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