Curveball Series: Breach of Employment Contract – For Employers

Reading Time: 3 minutesWe do not like to think that our employees might divulge sensitive company information or make an exit en masse for a competing firm but the truth is, it happens. When it suddenly comes to light that an employee has breached their employment contract by sharing information with a competitor, been working towards their own […]

Conveyancing Gone Wrong – Sue, Mediate or Arbitrate?

Reading Time: 6 minutesWhen you deal with estate agencies and real estate matters, you might find yourself in disputes arising from the following issues: the amount of commission payable the work spectrum of the salesperson/ meeting of expectation/ service delivery (e.g. is the salesperson responsible for the turning on of the utilities when it is clearly stated on […]

Curveball Series: Being Sued for Breach of Contract

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe very seed of human civilisation was planted with the cherished notion of co-operation and in our daily interactions with others, we form oral or implied agreement with those around us. More recently, with the proliferation of “user agreements”, we find ourselves giving consent to organisations who seek to bind us legally with fine print […]

What to Negotiate For in a Singapore Expat Package

Reading Time: 3 minutesExpat packages are one of the reasons that executives originally considered taking positions overseas. It wasn’t seen as an attractive thing to be far from their home country, extended family and friends. What made these packages attractive were the seemingly endless perks that could include housing compensation, school fees for their children, paid trips to […]

Real Estate Investments in Southeast Asia: How Safe is Your Money?

Reading Time: 3 minutesHave you been reading up on the financial benefits of buying rental property in Southeast Asia? Are you thinking that the time is right to let your money earn more in these emerging markets? Maybe you’ve found a resort you’d like to invest in and you’re really close to picking up the phone to call […]

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Buying Land and Freestanding Homes in Thailand

Reading Time: 3 minutesBuying a condo, townhouse or apartment in Thailand is pretty straightforward for foreigners. In order to keep the real estate market moving, the government streamlined this process several years ago. Buying land or a freestanding home, on the other hand, is more complicated. It’s more complicated, particularly, because it’s not legal for foreigners to own […]

Singapore Income Tax Responsibilities for Expats

Reading Time: 2 minutesTaxes are one of the things that plays most heavily on people’s minds when they are thinking about moving abroad. Most people are well-versed in the tax laws of their own countries but know very little about tax laws in other jurisdictions. It’s quite normal to be unsure of what you will be responsible for, […]

A Guide to Hiring a Lawyer in Singapore

Reading Time: 3 minutesAs in all professions, there are varying standards to legal services. Competency of a lawyer does not only rest on the years of experience but could also depend on the exposure that a practitioner has in the specific area or industry. Like definitions of “reasonable” efforts, what constitutes “diligent” legal service to a client? Who […]

What Expats Need to Know About Property Rental in Singapore

Reading Time: 4 minutesMany expats look forward to moving to Singapore for it’s top-quality restaurants, international population and reputation as one of the cleanest and safest places in the world. While Singapore is known for it’s high quality of life, that quality comes with a price. The cost of living in this modern metropolis is notoriously high and […]

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A Primer To Buying A Condo or Apartment in Thailand

Reading Time: 3 minutesMany people dream of having a place to call their own in the bustling metropolis of Bangkok or one of the gorgeous Thai islands. It’s not hard to go through the purchasing process for a lovely Thai apartment, condo, duplex or townhouse. Just follow a few simple steps and your new keys could be in […]

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Five Things to Know About Retiring in Thailand

Reading Time: 3 minutesMany people dream of retiring to a peaceful Thai village or in a small town by the sea on a Thai island. Thankfully, Thailand is a place that encourages retirees by offering them a special visa.  Here we explain how to retire in Thailand and what steps to follow and what paperwork needs to be […]

Four Considerations Before Litigation: Sun Tzu’s Art of War

Reading Time: 4 minutesLitigation with its myriad outcomes closely resembles war. Many of us also hold on to a mistaken belief that our legal system always upholds justice – but on closer observation, we would realise that there are obstacles to winning a case, based purely on our sense of righteousness. Foolproof contracts may become void at the […]