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Unreasonable Behaviour in Divorce Under Singapore Law
Divorce and Child Custody,Personal

Reading Time: 9 minutesUnreasonable Behaviour, it seems, is the basis frequently cited by women when applying for a divorce According to the Department of Statistics Singapore, out of the 3,437 divorce proceedings filed under the Women’s Charter in 2016 where the plaintiff was a woman, 58.6 per cent of the filings cited “unreasonable behaviour” as the key reason […]

MAS Consultation Paper on Proposed Requirements on Execution of Customers’ Orders
Business,Legal Updates

Reading Time: 2 minutesOn 20 November 2017, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”) issued a consultation paper inviting comments on its proposal to formalise its expectations of execution of customers’ orders by capital markets services licence holders, banks, merchant banks, and finance companies that conduct the regulated activities of dealing in securities, trading in futures contracts, leveraged foreign […]

Senior Lawyer Feature – Lee Ee Yang from Covenant Chambers LLC
Features,Lawyer Features

Reading Time: 4 minutesIn this Senior Lawyer feature, we interview Lee Ee Yang, Managing Director of Covenant Chambers LLC.  Ee Yang has a broad-based practice that can be traced to his stint in one of the big four law firms in Singapore during his early years of practice. He adds value to both individual and corporate clients by applying his […]

Advance Medical Directive: Make Your Decisions on Death
Personal,Wills, Probates and Trusts

Reading Time: 6 minutesThe Story in 60 Seconds If you are above the age of 21 and are of sound mind, you might consider making an Advance Medical Directive (“AMD”). This is a document that will inform professionals and other parties involved in your healthcare that you do not want extraordinary life-sustaining treatment to prolong your life in the event […]

Separation in Divorce
Divorce and Child Custody,Personal

Reading Time: 5 minutesSeparation is the biggest reason cited by men when filing for divorce According to the Department of Statistics Singapore, out of the 2,068 filings for divorce under the Women’s Charter in 2016 where the plaintiff was a man, 49.2 per cent of the filings cited “lived apart or separated for three years or more” as […]

Tendering Your Resignation
Employment

Reading Time: 4 minutesIt’s sure tempting to tender your resignation with a bang Come on, admit it, we’ve all fantasised at some point about quitting your job, and tendering your resignation with such unmitigated gall and audacity, that you walk out of that door while your supervisor and colleagues stare at you slack-jawed in amazement. But it is not […]

Employment Contracts for Singaporeans & PRs: What You Should Know
Employment

Reading Time: 6 minutesWhat is an employment contract? An employment contract is a legally binding document between your employer and you. Also known as a ‘Contract of Service’, it governs your relationship with your employer, and where applicable, the Employment Act sets out your basic terms and conditions of employment, as well as the rights and responsibilities of employer […]

Asia Law Network’s Quick Consult Service Wins Bronze Award
Press Releases

Reading Time: 2 minutesAsia Law Network’s Quick Consult awarded at SITF 2017 SINGAPORE, 26 October 2017 – Asia Law Network’s Quick Consult service was awarded Bronze in the Best innovative Infocomm Product/Solution in the Digital Services Category at the Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF) Awards 2017. The SiTF Awards provides recognition to innovative ICM Application / Solution which […]

Ancillary Matters (Part 1) – We are the world, we are the children: child rights issues in divorce
Divorce and Child Custody,Personal

Reading Time: 7 minutesDivorce happens frequently in Singapore due to a host of reasons: quarrels, adultery, separation, desertion, unreasonable behaviour, domestic violence etc. This article aims to help parties understand their rights concerning the ancillary matters that need to be resolved when a divorce occurs. Ancillary matters (“Ancillary Matters”) include the following: Child custody, care and control, access […]

Competition Law (Part 3): Mergers & Acquisitions
Business,Competition Law

Reading Time: 8 minutesIn the last part of the series of article on Competition Law, lawyer Jeremiah Chew from Ascendant Legal LLC shares more about how competition law regulates mergers and acquisitions.  This guide is divided into the following sections: How does competition law regulate mergers? What is considered a “merger”? How does the Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) assess […]

Personal

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4 Common Types of Accident Claims in Singapore

Reading Time: 3 minutesIf you are injured in an accident and it was not your fault that the accident happened, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. This is to recover your losses, such as loss of income when you are unable to work and damage to your possessions. But, what are the situations in […]

Business

business man and woman shaking hands over a table with 2 cups of coffee (What constitutes acceptance of a contract)
What constitutes acceptance of a contract?

Reading Time: 5 minutesAn agreement isn’t valid until someone else agrees to it! A contract is needed to enforce the terms of an agreement between two or more parties, and to compel the other party to uphold their end of the bargain. In general, for a contract to be considered legally binding, four key elements should be present: […]

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