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A Guide to Affidavits

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhat is an affidavit? If you’ve always been curious about this odd-looking, strange-sounding word, you’re probably in good company! After all, the word ‘affidavit’ would hardly be used outside of legal proceedings! To put it simply, an affidavit, or what is sometimes also called a witness statement, is a written statement of the facts in […]

A Guide to Sub-Contracts in the Building and Construction Industry

Reading Time: 4 minutesIn 2018, the construction demand in Singapore was projected to increase to up to $31 billion. This growth of the building and construction industry in Singapore is accompanied by an increasing complexity in the design and architecture of the buildings, such as the increasing emphasis on high-rise greenery coverage. This means that it is likely […]

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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 […]

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Governing Law & Contracts: Why You Should Never Forget It!

Reading Time: 4 minutesContractual disputes can flare up at any time Contracts are everywhere in our lives – from employment contracts to taking out a bank loan – we consent to the terms and conditions of the agreements we sign, and we are bound to honour each agreement to the best of our abilities. But occasionally, there will […]

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Coworking Spaces and Letter of Demand

Reading Time: 3 minutesCoworking Spaces: A Brief Tour The rise of the cowork space signals a change in the tide relating to commercial work space and a fresh look at traditional working methods. We would like to take you on a brief tour of the cowork space landscape in Singapore. It is useful to note that the cowork […]

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Void or Voidable Contracts: What’s The Difference?

Reading Time: 7 minutesIn some circumstances, a contract can be nullified. In general, for a contract to be considered legally binding, it should fulfil four key characteristics: A clear agreement between all the relevant parties on what is offered, and a clear acceptance of the offer; Consideration – i.e. something of value that is given in exchange for […]

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Administrative Contract under Thai Law: Procedure and remedy in an event of breach

Reading Time: 7 minutesIntroduction: Why do administrative contracts matter? In countries with a Dual Court System (e.g. France, Germany and Thailand) the type of courts are divided into: (1) the court which has the competent jurisdiction over disputes arising out of private matters and (2) the court which has the competent jurisdiction over disputes arising out of public […]

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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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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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What Is A Breach Of Contract? What Can You Do About It?

Reading Time: 7 minutesThere are plenty of agreements that you may make throughout your lifetime. But if the party with whom you form the agreement does not fulfill his/her obligations, or fulfills them in an unsatisfactory manner, does the law afford you any recourse? It depends – is there even a contract in the first place? Contracts are […]

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Starting a restaurant or food & beverage (F&B) business in Singapore – licenses, agreements and other legal requirements

Reading Time: 7 minutesFood – a part of Singapore’s DNA Singaporeans have always had a love affair with food. One of the favourite pastimes of Singaporeans is seeking out and dining at new and exciting establishments. We are home to a plethora of cuisines, with authentic Indian, Chinese, Malaysian, Thai, Indonesian and other South East Asian eateries aplenty. […]