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SMU Lexicon: An Old-New Dilemma: A Commentary on Heritage Preservation Laws in Singapore
Legal Updates

Reading Time: 13 minutesIntroduction In Singapore, three statutes offer general protection to tangible heritage: the Preservation of Monuments Act (“PMA”)[1] provides for the protection of historical sites and buildings through the National Heritage Board (“NHB”); the National Heritage Board Act (“NHBA”)[2] regulates archaeological investigations and the National Museum of Singapore and its collections; and the Planning Act (“PA”)[3] […]

Myanmar Legal Alert: Own a Condo in Myanmar
Myanmar,Regional Law,Uncategorized

Reading Time: 4 minutesOn 14 September 2018, the Ministry of Construction (“MOC”) issued Notification 227/2018 (the “Notification”) “Appointing Registrar and Opening Registration Office relating to Condominiums” as part of the implementation of the Condominium Law 2016 (“Condo Law”) and Condominium Rules Notification 267/2017 (“Condo Rules”). This welcome development establishes the long awaited condominium registration offices allowing developers to […]

Cambodia Tax Update: SME Tax Incentives Announced
Cambodia,Regional Law

Reading Time: 2 minutesSub-Decree No. 124 R.N.Cr.BK (“SD 124”) that came into effect on the 2nd of October 2018 has introduced important tax incentives for qualifying Small and Medium Enterprises (“SME’s”) operating in defined priority sectors in Cambodia. We have summarized the key points addressed by SD 124 below: SD 124 applies to Small and Medium Enterprises which […]

Guidance Letter from the Hong Kong Stock Exchange for listing applicants in the internet technology sector in Hong Kong
Business,Hong Kong,Regional Law

Reading Time: 6 minutesBackground The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Exchange”) published a Guidance Letter HKEX-GL97-18 (the “Guidance Letter”) on 6 July 2018 for listing applicants in the internet technology sector or that have internet-based business models (the “IT Sector”), setting out the Exchange’s approach towards such companies to facilitate their listing within the existing regulatory […]

Myanmar Tax Pocket Guide 2018
Legal Updates,Myanmar,Regional Law

Reading Time: 2 minutesDFDL Myanmar is pleased to announce the publication of the 2018 edition of the Myanmar Tax Pocket Guide. Written by DFDL’s tax experts, this comprehensive guide offers a clear and detailed insight on taxation laws and practices in Myanmar. While tax law can be notoriously difficult to decipher in emerging markets, DFDL offers a simplified […]

Cross Borders Series: Divorce Proceedings in Singapore as a Foreigner (Part 2 out of 2)
Divorce and Child Custody,Personal,Regional Law

Reading Time: 5 minutesWhat are some of the concerns you might have when it comes to cross border divorce? In a final part of the two part series, the practical concerns regarding where to divorce if you or your spouse is a foreigner are addressed. What If My Spouse and I Do Not Agree on the Place to […]

Cross Borders Series: Divorce Proceedings in Singapore as a Foreigner (Part 1 out of 2)
Divorce and Child Custody,Personal,Regional Law

Reading Time: 4 minutesCan you get divorced in Singapore as a foreigner? What are the implications and the practical considerations you will need to consider? All these concerns and more will be addressed. In 2015, it was reported that 1 in 3 marriages in Singapore (or 36%) is between a Singaporean and a foreigner. In absolute numbers in […]

Who pays the costs of implementing a website-blocking order in the context of trade mark infringement?
Legal Updates,Trade Marks

Reading Time: 4 minutesAs a follow up our previous articles, “Website Blocking Order – a Possible Remedy against Trade Mark Infringement on the Internet?“ and “English Court of Appeal Affirms Injunctions Against ISPs for Website Selling Counterfeits“, we now revisit the topic as the UK Supreme Court handed down its long-awaited judgement in Cartier International AG and others (Respondents) v British […]

SMU Lexicon: Is that indemnity form valid?
Legal Updates

Reading Time: 3 minutesDuring the school holidays, it is common for students to sign up for extra-curricular activities and it is equally common to be asked to sign an indemnity form. In a typical indemnity form, you agree to waive your right of legal action in the event of personal injury or death, arising from the negligence of […]

Varying Spousal Maintenance Orders in Singapore
Divorce and Child Custody,Legal Updates,Marriage

Reading Time: 4 minutesYou have an existing maintenance order against your spouse/ex-spouse. Your financial situation has changed. You would now like to change by increasing amount of money you receive. How do you go about doing this? Maintenance orders are orders made by the court to mandate the payment of maintenance between the married/divorced couple. Unlike the division […]

Hong Kong: Under what circumstances would the court allow an application for joint custody?
Divorce and Child Custody,Hong Kong,Regional Law

Reading Time: 4 minutesIn a recent matrimonial case XS對LB [2018] CHKEC 639, the Court dismissed the Husband’s application for joint custody of the son. The Court was of the view that granting the custody, care and control of the son to the Wife would be in the best interest of the son on grounds that the two parents had poor […]

Singapore Trade Marks – Guccio Gucci S.P.A Succeeds in Opposition Proceedings Against Guccitech Industries (Pte Ltd)’s Similar Trade Mark – Guccio Gucci S.P.A V Guccitech Industries (Pte Ltd) [2018] SGIPOS 1
Business,Intellectual Property,Trade Marks

Reading Time: 9 minutesIn a decision rendered by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), IPOS held that Guccio Gucci S.p.A’s opposition against Guccitech Industries (Private Ltd)’s trade mark application succeeded. (A) Who are the parties involved in this case? Guccitech Industries (Private Limited) (Applicant) Incorporated in Singapore in 2010 and is engaged in the business of designing […]


What happens to property that is left out of a will (residuary property)?

Reading Time: 5 minutesWriting a will is vital to ensuring that a person’s property and assets are distributed according to his/her wishes upon death. However, there are times when specific property or assets may be inadvertently left out of one’s will. This may occur, for example, when the person making the will (the “testator”) had not specifically provided […]


The Remuneration of Liquidators in Australia

Reading Time: 5 minutesIt is of little surprise that judicial consideration of the remuneration of liquidators remains a topic close to the hearts of all those in the insolvency industry, particularly at a time when the market is more competitive than ever. That the remuneration as well as costs and expenses must be “reasonable” is well established but […]

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