How to choose a mediator?
Business,Business Advice,Criminal and Litigation,Mediation

Reading Time: 6 minutesMediation – an alternative to Court litigation that is gaining traction When a serious dispute arises, the common response is to instruct lawyers immediately and to take the battle straightaway into the Courtroom. This may be the preference of many who have no faith that the dispute can be resolved. In recent times however, disputants […]

5 Tips when Considering Dispute Resolution Clauses
Business

Reading Time: 4 minutesLike newlyweds, disputes are typically far from the minds of commercial parties at the time of brokering a deal. Excitement about the commercial possibilities typically overshadow any concerns that disputes might arise in the future. Inexperienced commercial parties often leave dispute resolution clauses to the last minute when negotiating a contract and accept without thought […]

What to do when conflicts arise between business partners
Business Advice

Reading Time: 6 minutesBusiness partner conflicts are common Conflicts between business partners aren’t uncommon. While most disagreements are typically quickly resolved with some discussion, there are some more serious disagreements that can threaten the partnership and therefore the whole business. These disagreements can potentially stall or damage the business. There are many reasons why conflicts arise between business […]

Payment Transaction Processing Framework-Introduction from Our Perspective (Part 1)
Fintech,Regional Law

Reading Time: 10 minutesOn 14 November 2016 Bank Indonesia (“BI”), the Central Bank governing body in Indonesia, issued the Bank Indonesia Regulation No. 18/40/2016 concerning Framework of Payment Transaction Processing (Peraturan Bank Indonesia Nomor 18/40/2016 Tahun 2016 tentang Penyelenggaraan Pemrosesan Transaksi Pembayaran / “BI Regulation 18/2016”). We applaud the efforts made by BI to respond efficiently, swiftly and […]

10 Common Causes of Conflicts Within Small Businesses (And How to Fix Them)
Business,Business Advice,Employment

Reading Time: 7 minutesHarsh truth When people extend their familiar or friendly relationship to a business environment, corporate trouble beckons, sometimes even disaster. A common scenario is that of family members, friends or fellow students starting a business with great ideas but without great (or any) legal agreements. As something turns sour, having insufficient (or no) contracts in […]

Curveball Series: Should I Sue? (6 general considerations)
Criminal and Litigation,Personal

Reading Time: 3 minutesMany people are sometimes in situations so frustrating that we feel compelled to sue someone else for putting them through a maelstrom of anger, fear, frustration and shock. This could range from slander to unfair and unethical business practices. However, once you get down to it, you really need to ask yourself 6 questions to […]

The Bunga Melati 5 – The Saga Ends
Criminal and Litigation,Legal Updates

Reading Time: 6 minutesThis article comes courtesy of Shook Lin & Bok LLP. One of the leading and full-service commercial law firms in Singapore with a strong Asian presence and global reach. They have close to a century of rich legal heritage with a number of partners who are eminent lawyers in their respective areas of expertise. They […]

Seagate Technology International v Vikas Goel [2016] SGHC 12 – Obtaining a Judgment on the Merits in Singapore for the Purpose of Enforcement Overseas
Criminal and Litigation,Legal Updates

Reading Time: 4 minutesThis article comes courtesy of Shook Lin & Bok LLP. One of the leading and full-service commercial law firms in Singapore with a strong Asian presence and global reach. They have close to a century of rich legal heritage with a number of partners who are eminent lawyers in their respective areas of expertise. They […]

When is a contract for the sale of goods not a contract for the sale of goods?
Legal Updates

Reading Time: 8 minutes  This article comes courtesy of Shook Lin & Bok LLP. One of the leading and full-service commercial law firms in Singapore with a strong Asian presence and global reach. They have close to a century of rich legal heritage with a number of partners who are eminent lawyers in their respective areas of expertise. […]

Conveyancing Gone Wrong – Sue, Mediate or Arbitrate?
Personal,Properties and Real Estate

Reading Time: 6 minutesWhen you deal with estate agencies and real estate matters, you might find yourself in disputes arising from the following issues: the amount of commission payable the work spectrum of the salesperson/ meeting of expectation/ service delivery (e.g. is the salesperson responsible for the turning on of the utilities when it is clearly stated on […]

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 […]