Startups

Planning to start a business or startup? Your Legal Questions Answered

Reading Time: 13 minutesSo you have a unique and innovative business idea that you’d like to fully invest your time and energy in. But before realizing your entrepreneurship dreams, there’s still the legal aspects to take care of such as incorporating and preparing the legal documentation for your business. To help aspiring entrepreneurs, Samuel Ng (Director, BlackOak LLC) […]

Top 5 misconceptions start-ups have about patents in Singapore

Reading Time: 5 minutesContinuing from the previous IP article, patent attorney Chan Wai Yeng from Taylor Vinters Via LLC  talks about the top five misconceptions about patenting which startups should be aware of.  Intellectual property protection is an important consideration for most start-ups. The exclusive monopoly that comes with patents can help start-ups carve a niche in a crowded marketplace. […]

Payment Transaction Processing Framework-Introduction from Our Perspective (Part 1)

Reading Time: 10 minutesOn 14 November 2016 Bank Indonesia (“BI”), the Central Bank governing body in Indonesia, issued the Bank Indonesia Regulation No. 18/40/2016 concerning Framework of Payment Transaction Processing (Peraturan Bank Indonesia Nomor 18/40/2016 Tahun 2016 tentang Penyelenggaraan Pemrosesan Transaksi Pembayaran / “BI Regulation 18/2016”). We applaud the efforts made by BI to respond efficiently, swiftly and […]

Patent 101: Things you need to know before patenting

Reading Time: 9 minutesEureka! You have just created a great new product, UX, or developed an improved manufacturing process with significant reduction in production time. You know your invention has tremendous commercial value, and you are keen to share your idea with a potential business partner. But hold on for a minute. Before you disclose your invention to […]

Competition Law (Part 1: Anti-Competitive Agreements)

Reading Time: 8 minutesContinuing from the previous article, lawyer Jeremiah Chew from Ascendant Legal LLC talks about the first prohibited conduct of the 3-part series: anti-competitive agreements.  This guide is divided into the following 10 sections: What is the law on anti-competitive agreements? What is the purpose of this law? Examples of anti-competitive agreements in Singapore How does it affect […]

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 & 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 […]

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 […]