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Guide to trade marks and trade mark registration (Part 1 of 2)

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn a two-part series, lawyer Jeremiah Chew shares more about trade marks and trade mark registration in Singapore. In the first part of this series, Jeremiah answers some common questions regarding trade marks. Interested to find out what a trade mark is and what you can do with a registered trade mark? Read on to […]

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Copyright Act: How To Protect Your Work

Reading Time: 5 minutesCreative influences are inherent in all works, and that’s a good thing! It’s a commonly accepted fact that many great creative works borrow references, influences, themes and visual aesthetics among others from each other. Think of the gritty rain-drenched streets of the future in ‘Blade Runner‘, and the influence its aesthetics had not only on contemporary […]

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Employee Share Option Schemes: How do they work?

Reading Time: 4 minutesAn employee share option scheme (ESOS) is a means of offering key employees or consultants the opportunity to acquire shares in the company. Advantages of an Employee Share Option Scheme For startups, it allows the company a means of compensating its employees, aligning the employee’s incentives with those of the company, and allowing them to […]

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Multi-Jurisdictional Jeopardy & Resolution and Deferred Prosecution Agreements

Reading Time: 3 minutesLawyer Edmund Lam previously wrote a three-part series on white-collar crime with illustration of actual cases that happened in Singapore. You can read the articles here (to hyperlink). In this article, he shares more about multi-jurisdictional jeopardy & resolution and  deferred prosecution agreements. Multi-Jurisdictional Jeopardy & Resolution In recent times, authorities are stepping up on multi-jurisdictional […]

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Tax Deductions for Costs relating to Intellectual Property

Reading Time: 4 minutesTax deductions are available for costs incurred in the registration, acquisition and licensing of intellectual property. In an effort to support innovation and the secure commercialisation of intellectual property, the Singapore Budget 2018 (“2018 Budget”) has extended and enhanced certain aspects of the existing tax benefits for YA 2019 to 2025. Income Tax Act Registration […]

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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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Common Pitfalls & How To Avoid Them In A Series Fundraising Round

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 […]

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Law firm leadership is key to the future – Part 2 of 3

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 […]

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

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 […]

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The legal advice that AI and fintech startups need

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) […]

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MAS Consultation Paper on Draft Regulations for the Mandatory Trading of Derivatives Contracts

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 […]