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Requirements for Paying Out Redundancies in Australia

Reading Time: 3 minutesEnsuring that redundancies proceed as smoothly as possible can be a difficult exercise. In this, our final article in our three part series on redundancy, we discuss the requirements around paying out redundancies. ​After having firstly decided to implement redundancies, and successfully established who will be made redundant, it is important to ensure that the correct process […]

Having Child Custody Issues Across the Border?

Reading Time: 8 minutesSingapore is an extremely diverse country with people from all over the world living and working here. With slightly over half the current population actually being born in Singapore, it’s not surprising that 2 in every 5 marriages registered in Singapore in 2008 were between Singaporeans and foreigners. No statistics are available on the number […]

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The Commerical Leasing Do’s and Dont’s in Australia

Reading Time: 3 minutesAlmost every business has at least one lease. Leasing is a major overhead often not very well understood by business tenants. Learn how to get more out of your lease from the below do’s and don’ts. Do’s of Commercial Leasing Do shop around It goes without saying that it is worthwhile to hunt around for […]

Cheated as a Consumer in Singapore?

Reading Time: 6 minutesGetting “cheated” by errant retailers can be a frightening experience. Under the Penal Code, the punishment for cheating is incarceration for a term which may extend to 3 years, or a fine, or both. In one of the illustrations provided in the Penal Code, a person is guilty of cheating if he puts a counterfeit […]

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 […]

Non-disclosure of conflicts of interest may be a crime in Hong Kong – procurement staff beware

Reading Time: 4 minutesIn both public and private sectors, employees of different levels might be empowered to make decisions on engagement of suppliers and contractors etc. It might be very tempting for such employee to procure contracts to be awarded to entities which he or his family members have interests. However, if no proper declaration of interest was […]

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What will happen to my HDB flat after I get a divorce?

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe Department of Statistics Singapore has noted that divorce rates in 2016 were at a 10-year high. If you are currently undergoing divorce proceedings, we understand that it is a difficult process. One of your biggest concerns might be what would happen to your HDB flat after your divorce, given that it is likely to be […]

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Hong Kong: How should the damages in fatal cases be assessed?

Reading Time: 4 minutesIntroduction In the recent judgment of Kan Wai Ling and others v Kan Chi Fai [2018] HKCFI 1024, the plaintiffs are the co-administratrices of the estate of the deceased who sustained fatal injuries in a traffic accident. The Court has decided on, among other things, (i) how the award for loss of dependency should be assessed; (ii) […]

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Building and Construction: How Do Performance Bonds Work?

Reading Time: 4 minutesDid you know that performance bonds date all the way back to 2,750 BC? One might be surprised by the longevity of the performance bond, but this underlines its commercial usefulness, particularly in the context of building and construction. Although it may seem complicated and technical to most people at first blush, the performance bond […]

Myanmar Tax Alert: Myanmar Passes The 2018-2019 Union Tax Law

Reading Time: 4 minutesOn 25 September 2018, the Union Parliament (“Pyidaungsu Hluttaw”) enacted the 2018-2019 Union Tax Law (“2018-2019 UTL”) which provides clarity on the transition period regarding the change in the tax year of reporting along with tax rates and exemptions applicable to certain goods and services in Myanmar. For State-owned enterprises (“SOEs”), the 2018-2019 UTL is effective […]