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การได้รับความช่วยเหลือทางด้านกฎหมายนั้นยากเย็นเป็นอย่างมาก (Getting legal advice is no longer difficult)
Features,Legal Everyday

Reading Time: 1 minutesไม่ว่าคุณจะจ้างทนายความเป็นครั้งแรกหรือจะปรึกษาเพิ่มเติมเกี่ยวกับทางเลือกด้านกฎหมายในประเทศไทยอาจจะเป็นเรื่องที่ยาก นอกเสียจากคุณจะมีเพื่อนสนิทหรือสมาชิกครอบครัวเป็นทนายความ การหาคำแนะนำด้านกฎหมายนั้นถือได้ว่าเป็นเรื่องที่ยุ่งยากมากที่เดียว Whether you’re hiring a lawyer for the first time or seeking a second opinion about your legal options, getting legal help in Thailand can be a daunting experience. Unless you have very close friends or family members who are lawyers, finding legal guidance can be agitating. Introducing Quick Consult — now you […]

MAS Consults on Draft Notice for Product Notification Regime
Business,Legal Updates

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”) has issued a consultation paper on 22 May 2018, inviting comments on a proposed new Notice on Listing, De-listing or Trading of Relevant Products on an Organised Market of an Approved Exchange or a Recognised Market Operator Incorporated in Singapore (“Notice”). The Notice sets out the notification regime for […]

Smart contracts – can code ever be law?
Business,Business Advice,Cryptocurrency,Fintech,Startups

Reading Time: 16 minutesWe live in an age of disruption – and the legal industry is not immune. “Smart contracts” has been receiving particular attention, with its potential to bring about both efficiencies in legal work… and also new kinds of legal challenges. What are smart contracts and what can they achieve? We take a closer look at […]

General Contract Drafting Questionnaire
Business,Business Advice,Legal Contracts

Reading Time: 4 minutesEvery legal contract or agreement is different. But the general structure of most contracts is the same. I’ve come up with a General Contract Drafting Questionnaire to help people think about what to specify in their contracts. The general questionnaire structure is below. If you want to provide me with your questionnaire response for me […]

How Much Does it Cost to Register a Trademark in Australia?
Australia,Business,Intellectual Property,Regional Law

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe cost of registering a trademark depends upon what category your business falls under and the exact products or services you require your trademark protected in relation to.  It’s widely recommended you use a trademark professional who can not only reduce the risk of added expenses but give you the peace of mind you’re giving […]

[Photos] Scaling your Startup and Fundraising Options
FB Live Q&A,Features

Reading Time: 2 minutesAsia Law Network recently partnered with General Assembly, Latrobe University and Legally Yours for an event on ‘Scaling your Startup and Fundraising Options’. Moderated by Karen Finch, CEO of Legally Yours, the following panelists shared their experience and answered questions on the types of business structures suited for scalability and investment, legal tips on what to watch out for […]

Guide to trade marks and trade mark registration (Part 1 of 2)
Business,Intellectual Property

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn a two-part series, lawyer Jeremiah Chew shares more about trade marks and trade mark registration in Singapore. In the first part of this series, Jeremiah answers some common questions regarding trade marks. Interested to find out what a trade mark is and what you can do with a registered trade mark? Read on to […]

The One Clause That Makes Contracts with Chinese Suppliers Unenforceable
Australia,Business Advice,Regional Law

Reading Time: 3 minutesIf business dealings were predictable and everything went perfectly, we wouldn’t need contracts. Often a contract is signed and buried in a drawer only to be seen again if the parties are in dispute. When that time comes your contract is worthless if it not enforceable. Too often we are seeing that one clause results […]

Prenups – the next big thing in Singapore
Divorce and Child Custody,Personal

Reading Time: 5 minutesContrary to popular belief, marital agreements are not as uncommon or far-fetched as they may seem to be. But what are nuptial agreements? Why are they getting increasingly popular? Pre-nuptial agreements The days leading up to the big day are passing in a rush. Amidst all the ordering of flowers and fussing over choices of […]

A Guide to Initial Coin Offerings (Part 1 of 3)
Business,Business Advice,Cryptocurrency,Fintech,Startups

Reading Time: 9 minutesThis is a three part series on Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). In this series, lawyer Wanhsi Yeong will cover: An introduction to Initial Coin Offerings Overview of the current regulation of Initial Coin Offerings in various jurisdictions Framework of Initial Coin Offerings In the first part of this series, WanHsi explains the characteristics, types, risks, […]

How Long Does an Australian Trademark Last?
Australia,Business,Intellectual Property,Regional Law

Reading Time: 6 minutesThe ideal option for protecting your brand is to register a trademark. Trademark registration goes a long way in protecting your brand name or other distinctive sign (such as a logo, business name, distinct packaging get up) in respect of your goods or services from potential infringers, as well providing you legal protection.  If you’re […]

Australian Border Force 2018 Customs Compliance Priorities
Australia,Legal Updates,Regional Law

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe Australian Border Force (ABF) has released a statement setting out its compliance priorities for 2018. While each importer and exporter will have its own unique risk areas, the statement by the ABF highlights the areas that should be given closest attention. In relation to revenue related claims, the following are the areas that will be given […]

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Photograph of a smiling lawyer in a black suit -- getting a second opinion on legal advice
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 […]

Business

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Startup Law Academy: Partnership agreements and exit strategies

Reading Time: 4 minutesDuring a panel discussion organized by Asia Law Network, with partners General Assembly, e27 and WeWork Beach Centre, Samuel Yuen (Managing Director of Yuen Law LLC), Too Xing Ji (Senior Associate at BMS Law LLC) and Jace Koh (Founder, U Ventures Pte Ltd), shared their thoughts on the essential agreements needed to protect a startup. […]

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