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Smart contracts: a boon or bane for the legal profession?

Reading Time: 8 minutesThe views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author alone and do not represent the opinions of any entity whatsoever with which the author has been, is now, or will be affiliated. Smart contracts: a boon or bane for the legal profession? The unprecedented growth of blockchain technology has made smart […]

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Cross Border Email Scams: A Rising Trend

Reading Time: 6 minutesAround the world there have been numerous cases of cross border email scams where individuals or companies received scammed or spoofed emails that pretend to be from C-suite or senior staff of the company or business partners to wire transfer funds to bank accounts in Asia, a lot of times coming to or going through […]

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Australian Customs Issues for the New Financial Year

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe start of the new Australian financial year brings about a number of changes that exporters to Australia should be aware of. Some changes are so significant that Amazon.com has said that it will no longer ship to Australian addresses. However, while there are increased compliance issues, there are also new benefits that exporters should […]

Thailand: A Promising Location for Investment

Reading Time: 3 minutesEven against the background of significant changes of the political landscape in Thailand over the past years, as well as the shortage of skilled workers, the country is still regarded amongst one of the best destinations in ASEAN for foreign investment. Thailand is the second largest, highly diversified economy in ASEAN after Indonesia and the […]

Protecting Vulnerable Workers Bill and the Repercussions for Franchisors
Protecting Vulnerable Workers Bill and the Repercussions for Franchisors in Australia

Reading Time: 2 minutesOn 5 September 2017, the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 (the Bill) was passed by both houses of Parliament. The Bill has recently received Royal Assent, making changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Act) Significant Changes There are significant changes for franchisors, in the aim of protecting vulnerable workers. Some of […]

How can I claim compensation for workplace injuries in Singapore?

Reading Time: 9 minutesGetting injured at work can be a nightmare. Not only are you anxious about recovering from your injury suffered, you may be worried about dealing with complicated claims against your employer. Thankfully, in Singapore, the process of claiming is simplified for workers covered by the Work Injury Compensation Act (WICA).   What is WICA? According […]

What are the legal obligations when writing employee references?

Reading Time: 8 minutesIntroduction – A lesson to be shared The departure of an employee is a common occurrence and there are many reasons why one would choose to leave his work. Whatever the reason may be, it is not uncommon for an employer to receive requests from prospective employers for references of the departing/departed employee. An employee […]

Shipper not liable for trademark infringement: Louis Vuitton Malletier v Megastar Shipping Pte Ltd (PT Alvenindo Sukses Ekspress, Third Party) and Other Suits

Reading Time: 11 minutesIn a decision rendered by George Wei J, the Singapore High Court held that a freight forwarder was not liable for trade mark infringement in respect of counterfeit goods that were imported into Singapore and meant to be sent to a third party in Batam. (A) Who are the parties involved in this case? 1. […]

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Incorporation 101: How to form a Private Limited Company in Singapore

Reading Time: 7 minutesPrivate limited companies are by far the most popular business structure. According to the Department of Statistics, out of the 26,555 business entities formed in 2018, almost 70% were companies. Why is this business structure so popular, and how does one incorporate a private limited company? This guide will address the advantages of a private limited […]

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Reduction of Government Fees for Corporate Registration in Thailand

Reading Time: 2 minutesIn order to promote and facilitate the Thailand’s ease of doing business as well as to improve Thailand’s ranking in the next evaluation of the World Bank, including to boost the country’s competitiveness and to increase the opportunity of Thailand to become an effective investment hub in Southeast Asia, the Ministry of Commerce has recently […]

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Cambodia Tax Update: Transfer Pricing – Interest Rates for Related Parties

Reading Time: 4 minutesInstruction 11946 issued by the General Department of Taxation (“GDT”) on the 21st of August 2018 (“Instruction 11946”) provides an important clarification regarding the determination of interest rates between related parties. Since the introduction of Circular 151 in early 2014 Cambodian taxpayers were historically able to receive and extend interest free loans to domestic as […]