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Guide to Data Privacy: Considerations for Companies (Part 2 of 2)

Reading Time: 8 minutesIn this two part series, Lawyer Yeong WanHsi discusses the various data protection regimes which have been implemented across the globe, the types of protection that they provide and  the legal considerations which companies should bear in mind. In the second part of this series, WanHsi elaborates on the various data privacy policies and data […]

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Guide to Data Privacy: Primer (Part 1 of 2)

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn this two part series, Lawyer Yeong WanHsi discusses the various data protection regimes which have been implemented across the globe, the types of protection that they provide and  the legal considerations which companies should bear in mind. In the first part of this series, she compares the European Union’s GDPR with Singapore’s PDPA and […]

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What is a Buy or Sell Agreement?

Reading Time: 3 minutesA Buy/Sell Agreement (often called a Business Succession Agreement or Buyout Agreement) is a contract that allows for the future payout or sale of your business interests to your business partner(s) upon the occurrence of a trigger event. Typical trigger events include the death or disablement of one of the business partners. Buy/Sell Agreements are […]

The new Significant Controllers Register – Revealing Beneficial Ownership of Companies

Reading Time: 5 minutesIntroduction Following the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau’s (“FSTB”) consultation conclusion published in April 2017 regarding the enhancement of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing regulation in Hong Kong, the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622 of the Laws of Hong Kong) is amended with effect from 1 March 2018 (the “New Requirements”), which requires companies incorporated […]

Start Strong, Choose the Right Business Structure for Your Startup
Start Strong, Choose the Right Business Structure for Your Startup

Reading Time: 3 minutesThinking of starting a business? One of the first administrative steps is to decide upon your business structure. The business structure you choose will impact upon your startup costs, how much tax you pay, your personal liability, your control over the business and ongoing administrative expenses. Start on the right foot by seeking legal advice. […]

Top 5 Legal Mistakes to Avoid When Marketing
Top 5 Legal Mistakes to Avoid When Marketing

Reading Time: 3 minutesSo, you’re a small business owner and you want to increase your inbound leads? You turn to website development, social media, digital marketing or print or radio ads. That’s fantastic and really exciting. But there are legal pitfalls you could fall into and we’d like to help you avoid them so you can get on […]

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Taxation in Singapore: Issues and concepts applicable to social enterprises/small businesses

Reading Time: 4 minutesNobody likes taxes. Over 190,000 companies paid tax in Singapore in 2016, for gross tax receipts of S$1.36 billion. As a social enterprise or SME owner, dealing with taxes often causes headaches, especially when you need every cent to pay the bills or grow your business. Fortunately, the Singapore tax regime is one of the […]

Commercial Leases in Victoria. What Tenants Need To Know
Commercial Leases in Victoria: What Tenants Need To Know

Reading Time: 2 minutesRetail commercial leasing can be a complex area. Here is a guide to help you understand the key factors that may affect you and your business when you sign a retail lease. What is a Retail Lease? A retail lease is a type of commercial lease that relates to retail premises. Retail leases in Victoria […]

Alternative Funding with the Hive

Reading Time: 6 minutesIn November 2017, Asia Law Network  organised a panel discussion on Alternative Funding with the Hive. Paul Ong (Associate Director of Innoven Capital), Sherroy (“Roy”) Ong (co-founder of ArrowGates LLC) and Spencer Yang (Head of Asia, Unikrn) shared their thoughts and experiences with rising funding trends. The session was moderated by Grace Chen, Co-founder of […]

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Two Tier Board and Register of Controllers and Nominee Directors

Reading Time: 3 minutesBoard of Directors – Emergence of the Two Tier Board Recent developments have seen the emergence of the two tier board and the increase of the independent director role. Independent and non-executive directors are commonly found in listed companies.  Listed companies appear to have the budgets and the depth of business necessary to support the […]

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PIXEL MESH – Intellectual Property Issues for Online Content Creators, Game Developers and Tech Innovators

Reading Time: 10 minutesDuring a panel discussion organized by Asia Law Network and PIXEL, Adrian Kwong (managing director of Consigclear LLC), Jeremiah Chew (senior associate at Ascendant Legal) and Deitrich Mohan (Game room and 3Bode media) discussed intellectual property issues surrounding the gaming and media industry. The panel answered a range of questions, from broad categories of: Basic […]

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What is a Commissioner for Oaths?

Reading Time: 7 minutesA Commissioner for Oaths may sound like an obscure, highly legalized term that one sometimes hears but never really understands. On the contrary, a Commissioner for Oaths plays a rather simple role – he facilitates the making of oaths or affirmations by persons (who are referred to as “deponents”) which accompany the statements that they […]