Lau Kah Mei
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Lau Kah Mei is the Managing Director of LKM Law Corporation. She specialises in all aspects of contract, corporate and commercial law. Her practice area encompasses a wide spectrum of areas including merger and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity, corporate finance, corporate governance and compliance, agency and distribution, licensing, immigration law, data protection law, technology law, employment law, drafting of wills, and lasting powers of attorney (LPA).

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 […]

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 […]

Which Business Structure Should You Choose? Company, Partnership or Sole Proprietorship?
Business

Reading Time: 9 minutesIn 2016, 64,937 new businesses were set up in Singapore. Of these, many were probably small-medium enterprises (SMEs) – businesses that have annual sales of not more than S$100 million, or employ less than 200 workers. Indeed, the Singapore Government recently recognised that SMEs, making up 99% of businesses, are at the heart of 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. […]

10 Frequently Asked Questions on the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA)
Business,Business Advice

Reading Time: 5 minutesLawyer Lau Kah Mei shares 10 frequently asked questions on the Personal Data Protection Act (“PDPA”). Question 1: Can I take a photograph of a specific person for my firm’s marketing purposes without getting his consent? No, because among other obligations, the data protection provisions in the PDPA would require the photographer to first obtain […]

Maternity Leave & Paternity Leave in Singapore [with Infographic]
Employment

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn recent years, Singapore has established a more robust system of maternity and paternity leave to support young parents in the workforce. This came in the form of longer paternity leave and the introduction of shared parental leave for working fathers, as the Government explores new ways to encourage young couples to have babies. Singapore […]