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Lawyer Feature – Ronald JJ Wong from Covenant Chambers LLC
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Reading Time: 3 minutesAreas that you specialize in and why you choose this practice area I practise in commercial litigation, and corporate advisory and transactions. I practise in these areas because there is great satisfaction in intellectually engaging many different areas of law which apply in a myriad of circumstances, while serving people to try and achieve just […]

Managing the Risks of Using Robo-Advisors
Legal Updates

Reading Time: 7 minutesAfter assessing the unique characteristics and risks posed by digital advisers, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has set out several specific expectations that the board and senior management of the digital adviser must address. This article details the key aspects of the MAS proposal. This article is written by Eric Chan  from Shook Lin […]

Dividing Matrimonial Assets in a Divorce in Singapore
Divorce and Child Custody,Personal

Reading Time: 5 minutesDividing assets in a divorce is often contentious Splitting assets during divorce proceedings are often contentious and a challenge, regardless whether it’s a sum of $5,000 or $50 million. It’s natural that both sides would want to preserve as much of their assets as they can in a fair way.  The court typically has final […]

Cyberbullying and online defamation in Singapore – advice from 3 Lawyers
Business,Defamation,Harassment,Personal

Reading Time: 7 minutesAs we become more interconnected through the internet and social media, we become much more vulnerable to becoming victims of cyberbullying and online defamation. Being deemed liable for a seemingly harmless comment that you have made online is also more likely than you think. Lawyers Pratap Kishan (Director, Ho Wong Law Practice LLC), Ushan Premaratne […]

What are Senior Counsel in Singapore?
Legal Updates

Reading Time: 6 minutesIntroduction to Senior Counsel What is a Senior Counsel? Senior Counsel (often referred to as “SCs”) have always been a fascinating class of the legal profession. When a lawyer is appointed a senior counsel (this is also known as taking the silk, he or she is symbolically recognized as being one of the best and […]

[Photos] Cyberbullying and Defamation Panel Discussion @ Collision 8
Events and Photo Gallery,Features

Reading Time: 2 minutesAsiaLawNetwork partnered with Collision 8, Ministry of Funny and the Singapore Kindness Movement to organize a panel event on cyberbullying and defamation at Collision 8 on 8 June 2017. This event was to discuss the increasingly relevant topic of cyberbullying and online defamation in the Internet age, and to share legal advice on what individuals […]

A checklist for victims of Cyberbullying or Online Defamation
Defamation,Personal

Reading Time: 6 minutesInformation technology and us  We live in a modern world where the use of information technology is essential for the success of businesses. An increasing number of businesses have a presence on social media and use a wide variety of online platforms to promote their products and services. However, while information technology has helped to […]

Lawyer Feature – Ushan Premaratne from Withers KhattarWong
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Reading Time: 3 minutesAreas that you specialize in and why you choose this practice area I specialize in dispute resolution and guide my clients through potential and actual legal disputes. I believe in achieving commercial solutions and through the offering of practical legal advice, I assist my clients to settle their disputes in an amicable and cost effective […]

Cyberbullying and Defamation in 2017 Singapore
Defamation,Personal

Reading Time: 8 minutesWhat is cyber-bullying? Cyber-bullying is simply defined as a form of verbal and written harassment through electronic mediums such as text messaging, websites and social media, among others. Victims find their reputations tarnished as “friends” write humiliating comments or post unflattering photos and videos that encourage an infinite number of participants to post derogatory insults, […]

Lawyer Feature – Srijit Jeshua Shashedaran from Netto & Magin LLC
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Reading Time: 2 minutesAreas that you specialize in and why you choose this practice area My firm is a full- service firm. We do a variety of matters. I have been involved in Construction disputes, Commercial & Company Law disputes, Divorce matters and Criminal matters. Practicing in a range of matters, gives me perspective and also deepens my […]

Lawyer Feature – Pratap Kishan from Ho Wong Law Practice LLC
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Reading Time: 3 minutesAreas that you specialise in and why you choose this practice area I handle a cross-section of civil and commercial litigation, matrimonial matters and criminal law. I also handle arbitration both in Singapore and International Arbitration.  I started out as a young lawyer many years ago wanting to specialise in criminal law, however I did […]

Termination of Employment Contracts – What you need to know
Business,Employment,Legal Contracts,Personal

Reading Time: 22 minutesWhen can an employer summarily dismiss an employee for misconduct? Can an employee sue under common law for an employer’s wrongful dismissal? Can an employee sue for a wrongful manner of dismissal? How does wrongful dismissal relate to the implied term of trust and confidence or an implied duty of good faith (if any)? This article […]

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Who is responsible if an AI diagnoses your disease wrongly? 

Reading Time: 6 minutesAs technology advances, Artificial Intelligence (AI) will play an increasingly greater role in both simple and complex tasks that humans were previously tasked to complete. The healthcare sector is no exception, with Clinical Decision Support (CDS) software unlocking the potential for hospitals to assess individual diagnoses while cutting costs. As the adoption of this technology into […]

Business

HONG KONG: Trademarks with vulgar meaning may be invalidated in the PRC

Reading Time: 4 minutesIntroduction On 3 February 2019, the Higher People’s Court of Beijing Municipality (“Beijing High Court”) handed down its judgment and determined that the trademark “MLGB” had a vulgar meaning, was of low style, and may endanger the socialist morality; and therefore shall be invalidated in accordance with Article 10(8) of Trademark Law of the People’s […]

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