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How to draft your terms and conditions for your website

Reading Time: 5 minutesWhat are the terms and conditions of your website? If your website is designed to invite visitors to buy the available services and products you provide online, you should have the terms and conditions appear on your website.  Visitors will be interested to consider the terms and conditions first before deciding to use your services […]

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The Employment Act in Singapore Simplified – What You Need to Know as an Employer

Reading Time: 10 minutesWhat is the Employment Act?  The Employment Act (Cap 91, Rev Ed. 2016) (“the Employment Act”) authoritatively prescribes the minimum standard of employment terms for applicable employees in Singapore. In order to avoid prosecution, employers must know whether the Employment Act applies to their employees, and if applicable, how the Employment Act applies exactly. While […]

A visual guide to the type of work passes in Singapore

Reading Time: 4 minutesEmployers rely on foreign workers for various reasons – whether to answer the shortage of local workers or to fill specialised roles. The Ministry of Manpower reports 1.393 million foreign workers in Singapore as of December 2016. Employers who want to tap into foreign talent must apply for work passes. It can be a complicated […]

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Singapore Smart Nation – How the law is changing with big plans for Big Data

Reading Time: 4 minutesSingapore has set course towards building a Smart Nation that is driven by big data, and changes in the law and regulations are pertinent to that end. Singapore’s Prime Minister first announced the government’s vision to become the world’s first Smart Nation in November 2014. Since then, Singapore has been revising its legal and regulatory […]

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Protecting your Graphical User Interface (GUI)

Reading Time: 8 minutesProtecting your Graphical User Interface (GUI) – what are your options? Whether in relation to gaming, communication, payment, or even an amalgamation of multiple functions, technology companies are leveraging on the use of mobile applications (“apps”) to reach a massive audience of smartphone users. A critical factor determining public reception to an app is its […]

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A Breakdown of InsurTech Regulations in Singapore

Reading Time: 14 minutes#1   InsurTech – What is it? The word ‘InsurTech’ is a portmanteau of the words ‘Insurance’ and ‘Technology’. Essentially, it is the use of technology to innovate and facilitate efficiency and cost-savings in all areas of the insurance industry. InsurTech is seeking to disrupt the insurance industry Just as we are witnessing a radical […]

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Singapore’s New Cybersecurity Bill: Key Takeaways

Reading Time: 6 minutesThe Cybersecurity Bill was released for public consultation by the Ministry of Communications and Information as well as the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (“CSA”). What is the Cybersecurity Bill? It is a draft of the proposed Cybersecurity Act which is expected to be passed by Parliament by the end of this year or the […]

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Structuring successful partnerships for your startup

Reading Time: 10 minutesPartnering with a partner in a mutually beneficial strategic partnership can be valuable to any startup to charge their growth. It is important to structure these partnerships to safeguard the interest of both sides, especially when it is a deeper partnership where more there might be more confidential information being exchanged. At the same time, […]

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What to do when conflicts arise between business partners

Reading Time: 6 minutesBusiness partner conflicts are common Conflicts between business partners aren’t uncommon. While most disagreements are typically quickly resolved with some discussion, there are some more serious disagreements that can threaten the partnership and therefore the whole business. These disagreements can potentially stall or damage the business. There are many reasons why conflicts arise between business […]

A better way to get legal documentation for your startup

Reading Time: 5 minutesEven one lawsuit can devastate the prospects of a startup “Fail Fast, Fail Often” is a popular mantra among entrepreneurs that is only half-true when it comes to the legal mistakes that startups make. Getting into legal trouble often results in the sudden dissolution or a slow death of a dream business as the startup’s […]

Competition Law (Part 2: Abuse of Dominance)

Reading Time: 8 minutesContinuing from the previous article, lawyer Jeremiah Chew  from Ascendant Legal LLC talks about the second prohibited conduct of the 3-part series: abuse of dominance.  This guide is divided into the following sections: What is the law on abuse of dominance? What does it mean to be “dominant”? Examples of abuse of dominance How does it affect […]

Startups — How to work with lawyers at each stage of funding

Reading Time: 6 minutesStartups need to adjust how they work with lawyers as they grow, scale and expand. How can lawyers help startups meet their changing legal needs? Lawyers Ronald JJ Wong (Associate Director, Covenant Chambers LLC) and Patrick Dahm (Consultant, Samuel Seow Law Corporation) educated startups and shared crucial tips on how startups can work with lawyers […]