Startup Law Academy: Starting up a business in Singapore and its legal implications

Reading Time: 5 minutesDuring a panel discussion organized by Asia Law Network, with partners General Assembly, e27 and WeWork Beach Centre, Daniel Ho (Director, Summit Law Corporation), Lau Kah Mei (Managing Director, LKM Law Corporation), and Kelvin Tan (Director, Vicki Heng Law Corporation) shared their thoughts on starting a business in Singapore. What structure should I adopt for my […]

Australian Federal Budget 2018:2019 Guide for International Trade Professionals
Australian Federal Budget 2018/2019 Guide for International Trade Professionals

Reading Time: 4 minutesThere was a time when customs tariffs accounted for 80% of the Commonwealth Government’s revenue. While customs duty revenue may not make the headlines in 2018, there are still a number of interesting customs and trade takeaways from the 2018/19 budget. Single Window The Government will spend provide $10.5 million to transform and modernise Australia’s international […]

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Smart contracts – can code ever be law?

Reading Time: 16 minutesWe live in an age of disruption – and the legal industry is not immune. “Smart contracts” has been receiving particular attention, with its potential to bring about both efficiencies in legal work… and also new kinds of legal challenges. What are smart contracts and what can they achieve? We take a closer look at […]

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General Contract Drafting Questionnaire

Reading Time: 4 minutesEvery legal contract or agreement is different. But the general structure of most contracts is the same. I’ve come up with a General Contract Drafting Questionnaire to help people think about what to specify in their contracts. The general questionnaire structure is below. If you want to provide me with your questionnaire response for me […]

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A Guide to Initial Coin Offerings (Part 1 of 3)

Reading Time: 9 minutesThis is a three part series on Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). In this series, lawyer Wanhsi Yeong will cover: An introduction to Initial Coin Offerings Overview of the current regulation of Initial Coin Offerings in various jurisdictions Framework of Initial Coin Offerings In the first part of this series, WanHsi explains the characteristics, types, risks, […]

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Tax Deductions for Costs relating to Intellectual Property

Reading Time: 4 minutesTax deductions are available for costs incurred in the registration, acquisition and licensing of intellectual property. In an effort to support innovation and the secure commercialisation of intellectual property, the Singapore Budget 2018 (“2018 Budget”) has extended and enhanced certain aspects of the existing tax benefits for YA 2019 to 2025. Income Tax Act Registration […]

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Due Diligence Checklist For Buying A Business

Reading Time: 4 minutesStarting from scratch is not the only way to go. Most often, buying an existing company is less risky than setting up your own startup. Buyers can rely on the brand’s goodwill, steady customer base, key managers who are familiar with the business inside out. Buying the right business can make or break you. Buyers […]

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Common Pitfalls & How To Avoid Them In A Series Fundraising Round

Reading Time: 4 minutesCommon Pitfalls and Considerations in Fundraising It is important for a company to raise and maintain sufficient funds to meet day-to-day operational costs, as well as to plan for future growth and development. Funds can be acquired externally, from investors who show an interest in the company and wish to commit to an equity or […]

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Law firm leadership is key to the future – Part 3 of 3

Reading Time: 5 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. In our first article, he shared his thoughts about managing and growing a law firm and in the second article, he discussed the […]

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What Is Series Funding & Why You Need To Know Your ABCs

Reading Time: 4 minutesEnsuring that a company has adequate funds is an important and continuous process, and it is unlikely that one round of fundraising will be sufficient to grow and expand a business sufficiently. As such, many companies will need to carry out multiple rounds of fundraising and each round of investments will be different. Types of […]

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The legal advice that AI and fintech startups need

Reading Time: 6 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. Previously, we shared with you some legal advice that startups in e-commerce, sharing economy, and virtual reality need to know. In this article, two professionals share some legal insights (based on Singapore’s legal system) […]