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Myanmar Legal Alert: The Myanmar Companies Law, Changes Related Party Transaction Landscape

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe Myanmar Companies Law (“MCL”), with a view to promote corporate governance and transparency has defined related parties and come up with compliance requirements for related party transactions which is one of the distinct features of the new law. The changes which have been introduced to the MCL affects the general financing between related parties […]

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Changes to the Employment Act (2018 and beyond): What you need to know

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe Employment Act (EA) is Singapore’s main labour law which provides the basic terms and working conditions for all employee. On 5th March this year, the Ministry of Manpower announced plans to expand the fundamental coverage of the EA. This was a response to a fast-changing workforce where the number of PMETs (professionals, managers, executives […]

I’m a foreign worker in Singapore. Where can I seek help?

Reading Time: 6 minutesLegal help for foreigners in Singapore: The Story In 60 Seconds While foreigners may not qualify for legal aid in Singapore, there are still a few avenues for legal assistance. One key element in this support is a free legal clinic, where you may have a brief consultation with a lawyer for little or no […]

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Reckless Riders: What To Do If You Get Hit By A Personal Mobility Device (PMD)

Reading Time: 5 minutesLast year, between January and September, there were 30 accidents involving Personal Mobility Devices (PMDs) and pedestrians, out of a total of 110 accidents involving PMDs. Commonly ridden on footpaths, PMDs are able to travel swiftly and silently at high speeds. The consequences of a PMD collision can be severe. In September last year, a […]

Do you know what is a Writ of Summons?

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhat is a Writ of Summons (WOS)? A writ is “an order issued by a legal authority with administrative or juridicial powers, typically a court.”[1] Essentially, it refers to a document that has legal force and legal consequences, if not complied with. A “writ of summons” is a type of writ and is issued to […]

What can you do if you have been scammed online in Singapore?

Reading Time: 8 minutesThe present situation in Singapore Within this year itself, scams have hit 1,491 cases and a total of 102 people island-wide are under investigation for their alleged scams. The number of scams in Singapore has been skyrocketing. With the help of popular applications such as WeChat and Carousell, it has become easier for fraudsters to […]

Free Legal Clinics in Singapore

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe Story In 60 Seconds Contrary to popular belief that there are no sources for legal assistance for the needy, there are actually avenues for legal assistance. One key element in this support is a free legal clinic, where you may have a brief consultation with a lawyer for little or no cost. With the […]

Adoption in Singapore: How does it work?

Reading Time: 7 minutesAdoption provides an avenue for people to raise and nurture a child to adulthood. Every year, about 300 to 400 adoption applications are filed. However, the numbers have been dwindling recently. This could be due to the administrative processes that some people may find tedious or complicated. Therefore, I will be simplifying Singapore’s adoption law […]

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Guide to Bail in Singapore

Reading Time: 8 minutesIntroduction We have all seen TV shows like Suits and How to Get Away with Murder, where bail is mentioned by lawyers and policemen when an individual gets arrested. What we know from these shows is that bail is an amount of money someone pays for an individual to be released from prison. However, this […]

Lawyers in the Pro Bono Movement: Nathan Colless, Volunteer Co-ordinator, Hong Kong Centre for Pro Bono Service Ltd.

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn this feature, we speak to Nathan Colless, a volunteer co-ordinator at the Hong Kong Centre for Pro Bono Service Ltd (“the Centre”). Established in 2014, the Centre is an independent non-profit organization whose mission is to assist and empower the impoverished, distressed or vulnerable in Hong Kong, who are marginalized or disadvantaged due to a lack […]

Workplace bullying: Know your rights and remedies

Reading Time: 8 minutesWorkplace bullying is more common than you think It is often said that the office is a second home. This is especially so in Singapore, where long hours of work is a norm. A 2016 survey conducted by Roffey Park (a leadership institute based in Singapore and the UK) revealed that Singaporean employees spend even […]

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ควรปรึกษาทนายเพิ่มอีกดีไหม (Second opinion for legal advice – should you get one?)

Reading Time: 1 minutesสมมุติว่าคุณเพิ่งไปขอคำปรึกษาด้านกฎหมายจากเพื่อนหรือคนในครอบครัวที่เผอิญเป็นทนาย หรือคุณอาจจะไปจ้างทนายมาเพื่อขอคำแนะนำเกี่ยวกับเรื่องบางอย่าง และตอนนี้อีกฝ่ายก็ตอบกลับมาเรียบร้อย คุณได้รู้ข้อมูลเท่าที่คุณจำเป็นต้องรู้แล้ว และคุณก็ทราบดีแล้วด้วยว่าหลังจากนี้คุณมีทางเลือกอะไรที่สามารถทำได้บ้าง แล้วทีนี้คุณยังควรจะต้องหาความคิดเห็นที่สองเพิ่มอีกหรือเปล่า? Ok! You’ve just gotten some legal advice from a lawyer. They might be a friend or family member who is a lawyer, or a lawyer that you have engaged and paid to give you legal advice. You are now equipped with your options and information to make your decision […]