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Regional Update: Thailand’s 2019 Power Development Plan: What to Expect

Reading Time: 3 minutesDFDL Thailand, Bangkok | Expected in early January, Thailand’s forthcoming amended Power Development Plan (PDP) will set the course for nationwide power system development and operation over the coming years. The amended document will represent the first major update to Thailand’s PDP since 2015’s version, which in turn came three years after its predecessor. Each version […]

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What do you need to know about Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) in Singapore?

Reading Time: 6 minutesIt’s not rare to keep valuable, or even potentially embarrassing information under wraps. In fact, it should be the norm. In early 2017, as the South Korean technology company, Samsung, began to roll-out its new Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, local online media outlet, Mothership, reported that a Singaporean man was asked to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement […]

A contract is, but just a click away

Reading Time: 7 minutesAvid shoppers will recognise the wonderful shopping bargains on Black Fridays, Cyber Mondays, 11.11 Singles Day and sales on 12.12. From e-retailers like Redmart to online marketplaces like Carousell, the convenience of the internet has indeed made it much easier for us to indulge in our occasional need for retail therapy. Online communication methods such […]

Sale of Food in Singapore – What do you know?

Reading Time: 8 minutesIn March 2018, an outbreak of Cantaloupe-listeria bacteria affected many rock melons imported into Singapore from Australia, and this resulted in a recall of the affected Australian rock melons. It was surprising that these affected rock melons had bypassed the rigorous system of agricultural checks in Australia, which had been commended by Singapore in August […]

The Polo/Lauren Company, L.P. v Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club Ltd

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 […]

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Commercial Leases vs Retail Leases in Australia

Reading Time: 3 minutesDo you know if your business has a commercial or a retail lease? Were you aware there is a difference between the two? If not, don’t stress. Many of our clients are in the same boat. A lease is an agreement that sets out the rights and obligations of the tenant and the landlord of […]

4 Tips to Protect Your Business From Being Sued
4 Tips to Protect Your Business From Being Sued in Australia

Reading Time: 3 minutesGetting sued might be something that you think will never happen to you. Maybe you’re right. But what if it did? Are you doing all the right things to protect everything you’ve worked for? Small businesses can often be a target for being sued because people assume that they’ll settle rather than go through a […]

What If Your Business Partner Died Tonight?
Australia: What If Your Business Partner Died Tonight?

Reading Time: 2 minutesIt’s something most people never think about. And fair enough, it’s not a pleasant thing to ponder. But the reality is that if you’re in business with other people it’s wise to put in place a Buy / Sell Agreement. Buy / Sell Agreements require the ‘surviving’ partner or partners to buy out the other […]

Wake up call for Contract Service Providers in Australia

Reading Time: 2 minutesWhat’s it all about? In an important decision by the Federal Court, the long standing exception to redundancy entitlements based on the “ordinary and customary turnover of labour” has come under the spotlight and will no doubt be the new benchmark relied upon by employee organisations to demand redundancy when service contracts aren’t renewed and where a […]