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Is it Time to Hire a Lawyer?
Features,Hiring A Lawyer

Reading Time: 3 minutesSometimes there are situations in life that spiral out of control. Sometimes, as much as you might like to, you can’t reach an agreement with another party. Sometimes you might need to employ the help of a skilled, trained attorney. It happens to all of us at some point. It might be a property judgement, […]

A Guide to Hiring a Lawyer in Thailand
Regional Law,Thailand

Reading Time: 3 minutesIf you have recently moved to Thailand, are setting up a company in the country or have other legal business there, you are likely thinking about hiring a lawyer in Thailand. It can be daunting to choose the right legal services provider from among the dozens of large firms and hundreds of smaller firms in […]

A Guide to Hiring a Lawyer in Singapore
Bankruptcy,Features,Hiring A Lawyer,Personal

Reading Time: 3 minutesAs in all professions, there are varying standards to legal services. Competency of a lawyer does not only rest on the years of experience but could also depend on the exposure that a practitioner has in the specific area or industry. Like definitions of “reasonable” efforts, what constitutes “diligent” legal service to a client? Who […]

What Expats Need to Know About Property Rental in Singapore
Immigration and Citizenship,Personal,Tenants and Landlords

Reading Time: 4 minutesMany expats look forward to moving to Singapore for it’s top-quality restaurants, international population and reputation as one of the cleanest and safest places in the world. While Singapore is known for it’s high quality of life, that quality comes with a price. The cost of living in this modern metropolis is notoriously high and […]

A Primer To Buying A Condo or Apartment in Thailand
Personal,Properties and Real Estate,Regional Law,Thailand

Reading Time: 3 minutesMany people dream of having a place to call their own in the bustling metropolis of Bangkok or one of the gorgeous Thai islands. It’s not hard to go through the purchasing process for a lovely Thai apartment, condo, duplex or townhouse. Just follow a few simple steps and your new keys could be in […]

Four Considerations Before Litigation: Sun Tzu’s Art of War
Criminal and Litigation,Personal

Reading Time: 4 minutesLitigation with its myriad outcomes closely resembles war. Many of us also hold on to a mistaken belief that our legal system always upholds justice – but on closer observation, we would realise that there are obstacles to winning a case, based purely on our sense of righteousness. Foolproof contracts may become void at the […]

The Five Steps to Setting Up a Company in Thailand
Business,Business Advice,Regional Law,Startups,Thailand

Reading Time: 3 minutesForming a company in Thailand provides many benefits. Under the auspice of your company you can hire employees, buy property and conduct business. The requirements of setting up a company in Thailand are not hard and can be accomplished within a week or two if you have the correct paperwork at hand. The process of […]

#LiveLaughLoveLaw – An interview with Andrew Ong
Features,Lawyer Features,Regional Law

Reading Time: 2 minutes#LiveLaughLoveLaw is a series of interviews brought to you by Asia Law Network in association with the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association, a professional body that connects the Singapore In-house community. In the first of our interviews, we feature Mr. Andrew Ong, Head of Legal at KONE Pte Ltd, which primarily supplies elevators and associated services, […]

Curveball Series: Advance Medical Directive (AMD)
Personal,Regional Law,Wills, Probates and Trusts

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe Curveball Series was created with helping readers in stressful and emotional situations caused by unpredictable events that are life-changing. As much as we do not wish to lose control over our decision-making ability, there are multiple ways we could lose autonomy over choices we presently exercise without a second thought. In some situations, we […]

An introduction to the Knowledge Archive
Business,Business Advice,Legal Everyday,Legal Updates,Regional Law

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe Knowledge Archive is written and built with different users in mind. Although the initial focus is on law and the legal industry in Singapore, the articles will expand into other professional areas as our platform develops. Some readers may seek to further their understanding of certain topics before seeking professional assistance. Other readers come […]

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Living Organ Donation in Singapore

Reading Time: 6 minutesWhat do you need to know if you want to donate your organ?  Compared to other countries, Singapore has a fairly low combined organ transplant rate Last year, the Ministry of Health revealed that the national public education campaign on organ donation, “Live On” – which was first launched in 2008 – appeared to have […]

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The Court of Final Appeal’s ruling on the right to dependent visas for same-sex couples in Hong Kong

Reading Time: 4 minutesIntroduction In our October 2017 newsletter, we discussed the judgment of the Court of Appeal (the “CA”) in QT v Director of Immigration CACV 117/2016, where the decision of the Court of First Instance (the “CFI”) was reversed and the CA held that the Director of Immigration’s refusal to grant dependant visa to an expatriate in a same-sex […]

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