Writing Scathing Online Reviews – Can you get sued?

Reading Time: 3 minutesHave you ever had a meal at a restaurant or a hair-dye so bad that you were tempted to immediately jump on TripAdvisor, Burpple or other reviewing sites to write about that waitress who spilt hot tea on you and didn’t apologise, or the hairdresser who dyed your hair an entirely different shade from what […]

Single Fathers in Singapore – Overcoming Legal Obstacles

Reading Time: 8 minutesTypically, it is hard for fathers in Singapore to gain care and control over their children. This is not something new. However, it is something that is continuously fought over and spoken about. Firstly, according to the Ministry of Social and Family Development (“MSF”), there has been an increase in the rate of divorces in […]

Being bankrupt in Singapore – Should you declare?

Reading Time: 6 minutesFiling for bankruptcy is a serious and stressful decision to make. In such situations, debtors often seek advice on whether, and how they should go about resolving these debts. With the above in mind, this article aims to help you better understand your legal position before seeking a lawyer’s advice on what it means to […]

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Building a Sustainable Enbloc Sale Market: Keeping Expectations Realistic

Reading Time: 4 minutesAuthored by Kenneth Szeto and Benjamin Hong of Withers KhattarWong LLP Singapore was gripped with enbloc sale fever in the first half of 2018, a momentum that started gathering since early 2017, beginning with the Shunfu Ville transaction. The period witnessed the successful closing of several big ticket – near billion dollar – deals. We […]

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What do you need to know about Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) in Singapore?

Reading Time: 6 minutesIt’s not rare to keep valuable, or even potentially embarrassing information under wraps. In fact, it should be the norm. In early 2017, as the South Korean technology company, Samsung, began to roll-out its new Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, local online media outlet, Mothership, reported that a Singaporean man was asked to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement […]

A contract is, but just a click away

Reading Time: 7 minutesAvid shoppers will recognise the wonderful shopping bargains on Black Fridays, Cyber Mondays, 11.11 Singles Day and sales on 12.12. From e-retailers like Redmart to online marketplaces like Carousell, the convenience of the internet has indeed made it much easier for us to indulge in our occasional need for retail therapy. Online communication methods such […]

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Hong Kong Case Study: Applications of non-primary care parents to relocate abroad with their children

Reading Time: 3 minutesIntroduction There is a common perception that the application to remove a child permanently overseas is less likely to be successful if the non-primary care parent is the applicant. Indeed, the Court tends to maintain the current living arrangement of a child in order to avoid significant disruptions in his life. As such, the Court […]

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Do you need to recycle E-Waste in Singapore? What is E-Waste?

Reading Time: 5 minutesAs technology is rapidly advancing, we see more and more older electronic items disposed of after becoming obsolete.  Old TVs, refrigerators, air conditioners, are now seen to be picked up by “Karangoonis” or by public waste collectors (PWCs). However, more often than not, by taking a step forward in the technology world, we are actually […]

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Organ Trading in Singapore – Is it time to lift the ban?

Reading Time: 5 minutesOrgan trading is illegal In 2008,  prominent businessman Tang Wee Sung, then owner of the CK Tang departmental store was jailed for a day and fined $17,000 for trying to purchase a kidney. Organ trading is illegal in Singapore and banned by the Human Organ Transplant Act (HOTA). Despite various amendments to the law, organ […]

Can you apply for maintenance orders while still in a legal matrimonial relationship?

Reading Time: 3 minutesA common misconception that many have is that maintenance orders may only be made following divorce proceedings. However, did you know that you may apply for a maintenance order while still in a subsisting marriage? The table below summarises whom may apply for reasonable maintenance under Section 69 of the Women’s Charter. Maintenance for Applicant […]

ASEAN Employment Legal Update 2018 Q.4

Reading Time: 11 minutesDFDL’s Employment Practice Group is dedicated to advising clients on employment and labor issues and preparing human resources documentation that is compliant with local laws.  Our employment team’s in-depth knowledge of the law and practices in the countries where we operate allows us to provide specialized, tailored, and practical advice on issues that arise in […]