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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. […]

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What constitutes acceptance of a contract?

Reading Time: 5 minutesAn agreement isn’t valid until someone else agrees to it! A contract is needed to enforce the terms of an agreement between two or more parties, and to compel the other party to uphold their end of the bargain. In general, for a contract to be considered legally binding, four key elements should be present: […]

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Employment Contracts for Singaporeans & PRs: What You Should Know

Reading Time: 6 minutesWhat is an employment contract? An employment contract is a legally binding document between your employer and you. Also known as a ‘Contract of Service’, it governs your relationship with your employer, and where applicable, the Employment Act sets out your basic terms and conditions of employment, as well as the rights and responsibilities of employer […]

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Tips on drafting a great Shareholder’s Agreement

Reading Time: 6 minutesShareholder’s Agreement is an important starting point for many startups and SMEs Many people decide to go into business at some point in their lives. The number of startups continue to burgeon the world over. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) make up 99% of all Singapore’s enterprises and account for about half of Singapore’s GDP. […]

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Contract Essentials for a Business in Singapore

Reading Time: 6 minutesYou run a business or are self-employed. You just closed a deal with a customer. You need to whip up a contract to seal the deal. You also need to tie-up with a supplier to cater to this deal you just made with your customer. Now you are wondering how best you can bind both […]

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What are Distribution Agreements in Singapore?

Reading Time: 6 minutesThe nature of distribution Distribution is an arrangement through which the distributor buys goods from a manufacturer or wholesaler and resells them on its own behalf. This is a common relationship in business and warrants some examination if you are either a distributor, manufacturer or wholesaler. Distribution differs from a mere re-sale In a mere […]

Termination of Employment Contracts – What you need to know

Reading Time: 22 minutesWhen can an employer summarily dismiss an employee for misconduct? Can an employee sue under common law for an employer’s wrongful dismissal? Can an employee sue for a wrongful manner of dismissal? How does wrongful dismissal relate to the implied term of trust and confidence or an implied duty of good faith (if any)? This article […]