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The Efficient Breach of Smart Contracts

Reading Time: 3 minutesSmart contracts are described as self-executing: how they are formed is how they will be performed. This is why some of us see no (or at least less) room for legal dispute over them. It shouldn’t be this way. Where it’s efficient, it should be possible to breach a smart contract. Even though this may […]

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Starting a business? Here are some considerations!

Reading Time: 8 minutesYou have finally brought fruition to your business idea and decided to start your business. Most people at this juncture will be daunted with a maze of to-dos and must-dos; from being inundated with questions such as, “Which type of structure shall my business take?” to “How do I find out if my business requires […]

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Managing and growing a law firm – Part 1 of 3

Reading Time: 4 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. Being a lawyer and managing a law firm are two different spectra and requires different sets of skills. 83% of law firms in […]

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Workplace Safety, Injuries, & The Law: A Practical Guide – Part Three

Reading Time: 6 minutesGiven the broad scope of this subject on workplace safety, workplace injuries, and the law, this guide will be presented in three parts, each addressing one of the following key areas: What is the employer’s “Golden Rule” in the context of workplace safety; Is it sufficient for employers to follow industry-wide practices for employee safety […]

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How to start a tech startup in Singapore, according to a lawyer

Reading Time: 5 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. For a successful startup journey, it’s crucial to get the foundation right, especially in the ideation and seed stages. If you’re starting a startup in Singapore, here are some legal considerations to […]

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Taking stock on Dual Class Shares discussions in Singapore

Reading Time: 10 minutesSingapore and Hong Kong recently revived the discussion on dual-class share (“DCS”) structures in order to accommodate listing of new economy companies in industries such as information technology and life sciences. Singapore is considering a proper framework for listings of companies with DCS structures. The underlying current of the discussion on the DCS structures revolves […]

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MAS Proposes Changes to AML/CFT Requirements for Licensed Money-Changers and Remittance Businesses

Reading Time: 3 minutesOn 16 January 2018, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS“) issued a consultation paper inviting comments on its proposal to amend anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (“AML/CFT“) requirements imposed on licensed money-changers and remittance businesses. MAS intends to implement these measures by issuing a new notice that would prohibit issuance of bearer […]

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My product has a copycat. What should I do?

Reading Time: 5 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. It has been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. However, product owners probably wouldn’t agree. Having your competitor copy your product can lead to a range […]

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Workplace Safety, Injuries, & The Law: A Practical Guide – Part Two

Reading Time: 4 minutesGiven the broad scope of this subject on workplace safety, workplace injuries, and the law, this guide will be presented in three parts, each addressing one of the following key areas: What is the employer’s “Golden Rule” in the context of workplace safety; Is it sufficient for employers to follow industry-wide practices for employee safety […]

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Four things to know about Singapore’s Proposed Cybersecurity Act

Reading Time: 3 minutesOn 8 January 2018, the Government introduced in Parliament for first reading of the long expected Cybersecurity Bill (the “Bill”). Here are four things to know about the proposed new legislation. #1    The role and powers of the Commissioner for Cybersecurity (the “Commissioner”) The Commissioner is given broad statutory responsibilities for overseeing and promoting […]

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

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 […]