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7 legal issues drone users need to know

Reading Time: 15 minutesDrones are increasingly popular in Singapore –professional and even hobby photographers are using them to achieve camera angles never thought possible before. But while some may think the sky’s the limit for their new toys, there are laws regulating their use. This article is written by Ronald JJ Wong and originally published in Law Gazette. The […]

Why digital marketing matters to lawyers and how to get started

Reading Time: 5 minutesOn 27th February 2017, the Singapore government announced the Tech Start for Law programme, a new S$2.8m scheme aimed at encouraging Singapore law firms, especially boutique practices to adopt technology solutions in digital marketing, practice management and online research. This first-of-its-kind initiative for the industry is an indication that Singapore law firms and lawyers must […]

3 Major Risks When You Transact or Invest in a Crypto-currency Like Bitcoin

Reading Time: 14 minutesWhat is Bitcoin? How would the law characterise Bitcoin? Is it legal property? What are the plausible private law issues relating to Bitcoin? This article offers some thoughts addressing these questions. TechCrunch today reported that one bitcoin is now worth more than one ounce of gold for the first time ever. Amid all the sudden […]

What is Competition Law? Why Should Startups and Businesses Care?

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn this series, lawyer Jeremiah Chew from Ascendant Legal LLC introduces competition law in Singapore, what it is about, and takes you through an in-depth study into the various types of anti-competitive conduct in 3 articles to follow. This guide is divided into the following 8 sections: What is competition law? Why does it exist? Who […]

An updated & practical guide to schemes and grants for startups in Singapore for 2017

Reading Time: 12 minutesIn this article, lawyer WanHsi Yeong from ArrowGates LLC talks about funding and offers practical advice for existing and aspiring startup entrepreneurs. Funding is undeniably a priority for startups. Staying true to its renowned reputation as a business friendly hub, Singapore offers a myriad of schemes and grants to aid startups in growing and expanding their […]

Pro bono: Practical legal advice about startup fundraising from lawyer Yingyu Wang (as published on e27)

Reading Time: 9 minutesSound legal advice for covering your bases in accepting funding, intellectual property, co-founder arrangements, and more. This article was originally published on e27 HERE and you can find the video of the Facebook Live HERE. Lawyer Yingyu Wang shared practical tips about fund raising for start-ups during a Facebook Live Q&A with AsiaLawNetwork and partners […]

Borrowing from a moneylender – what you need to know

Reading Time: 7 minutesIn 2014, businessman Goh Meng Leong borrowed $350,000 from a licensed moneylender at an annual interest rate of 240 per cent. Over two years, Mr Goh paid back a total of $700,000 in instalments to ABK Leasing. However, even though Mr Goh had paid back twice the amount he had borrowed, he still owed the […]

Pro bono: Singapore lawyer Samuel Ng gives practical legal tips for startups

Reading Time: 8 minutesThis article was originally published in e27, one of our partners for our December series of Facebook Live Q&A focused on Startups. You can read the original article HERE. Let’s talk about Founder’s agreements — what do we need to know? A Founder’s agreement is the document that binds and governs the relationships between the […]

Pro Bono: Practical fintech startup legal advice from Lawyer WanHsi Yeong and Startupbootcamp fintech director Sam Hall

Reading Time: 7 minutesThis article was originally published in e27, one of our partners for our December series of Facebook Live Q&A focused on Startups. You can read the original article HERE. Here is some legal advice for startups in one of the most exciting and fast-changing industries in 2016 to 2017 Lawyer WanHsi  Yeong and Startupbootcamp FinTech […]

Shareholder Activism and How It May Affect Your Loans – A Practical Guide for Lenders

Reading Time: 6 minutesThis article is intended to guide lenders on the key issues to consider when dealing with a corporate with multiple shareholders. The relevance of shareholders when dealing with a company Company law dictates that there be a separation of ownership and control and distribution of powers within a company. Simply put, the shareholders are the […]

A Practical Guide to the Singapore Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA)

Reading Time: 9 minutesThere is probably a lot of personal data about you that has already been collected by commercial parties Today, vast amounts of your personal data can be collected and transferred to third party organizations. For example, data about your address, email, gender and age may be collected whenever you fill up your particulars in a sign-up […]

A Definitive and Practical Guide to the Regulatory Sandbox in Singapore

Reading Time: 13 minutesFinTech is on the rise globally There has been a surge in popularity and interest in FinTech all over the world. Not only are startups spearheading FinTech innovation, but many banks and financial institutions are also exploring the idea of FinTech and committing significant resources to it. FinTech also brings about new regulatory challenges However, […]