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Lawyer Feature: Shaun Leong, Partner, Eversheds Harry Elias who regularly advises on technology disputes details some tips to LegalTech Entreprenuers
Arbitration,Features,Lawyer Features,TechLaw

Reading Time: 9 minutesAsia Law Network had the opportunity to conduct an interview with Shaun Leong, Partner of the International Arbitration and Dispute Management Practice Group based in Eversheds Sutherlands’ Singapore office. Before his current role, he served as Magistrate and Registrar of the Supreme Court of Singapore and practiced international commercial disputes with the magic circle. Shaun has […]

SMU Lexicon: Lost Chance – Acceptance at last? A commentary on Armstrong, Carol Ann v Quest Laboratories Pte Ltd [2018] SGHC 66
Business,Tort Law

Reading Time: 12 minutesI.                   Introduction In the tort of negligence, damages are awarded if the claimant can establish that he has suffered loss.[1] While most claims for loss in the tort of negligence usually revolve around physical damage,[2] courts have recognised losses of a non-physical nature, including claims for pure economic loss or loss of genetic affinity.[3] Courts, […]

Cambodia: Legal Update November 2019
Cambodia,Legal Updates,Regional Law

Reading Time: 2 minutesTRUSTS SERVICE FEES FOR THE REGISTRATION OF TRUSTS, Prakas № 854 of the Ministry of Economy and Finance (“MEF”), 30 September 2019. The purpose of this Prakas is to determine the level of fees for the registration of trusts in Cambodia. The registration and renewal fees include administrative and annual certification fees, the respective amounts […]

SoSmall Series: Consider pooling resources with others
Legal Everyday,Small Law Firms

Reading Time: 2 minutesSoSmall Series: This series focuses to cover various technology topics for championing solo, small businesses and professionals in the legal industry.   A few months ago, I met a new law firm with two principals. They spent about US$100,000 renting and fitting out their place of business (even before they rendered their first bill). The […]

Lawyer Feature: Sonny Patel, Partner of Expatriate Law (Asia), an English solicitor sets up divorce and family law practice in Singapore for British expats
Divorce and Child Custody,Features,Lawyer Features,Personal

Reading Time: 5 minutesEnglish law firm Expatriate Law Ltd have announced the formation of their branch office in Singapore, ‘Expatriate Law (Asia) Pte. Ltd’. The branch office is a Foreign Law Practice approved by the Ministry of Law in Singapore and regulated by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority in England.  Expatriate Law (Asia) Pte. Ltd will provide English divorce […]

This Side of the Fence: #1 – The Charge
Criminal and Litigation,Legal Everyday,Personal

Reading Time: 4 minutesIn this monthly series, a young litigator shares insights into his work with accused persons, especially those facing the death penalty. Each edition will walk through a particular phase of the criminal litigation process. It is his fervent hope that one day, we can all learn to empathize with, and not just vilify, those accused of […]

Hong Kong: Can love be a defence to bribery and misconduct in public office?
Criminal and Litigation,Hong Kong,Personal,Regional Law

Reading Time: 4 minutesIntroduction The case HKSAR v Wilson Fung Wing-yip & Cheyenne Chan Ung-iok [2019] HKDC 1113 has caught much media attention. The unsuccessful prosecution on the defendants’ bribery charges raises the question of whether a romantic relationship can ever be used as a shield to defend a couple from bribery charges. Background On 28 September 2004, Ms Cheyenne […]

SMU Lexicon: Grab-Uber merger: observations and implications for Singapore’s competition regime
Business,Competition Law

Reading Time: 22 minutesI. Introduction For months on end in 2018, consumers were enthralled by the long and sustained competition between Uber and Grab – two ride-hailing giants that have been spearheading paradigm changes in the commerce landscape, massively disrupting the transport industry in the process. More importantly, consumers were benefitting heavily from the price war as both […]

Regional Law: ASEAN Employment Legal Update
Cambodia,Employment,Laos,Legal Updates,Myanmar,Regional Law,Thailand,Vietnam

Reading Time: 10 minutesDFDL’s Employment Practice Group is dedicated to advising clients on employment and labor issues and preparing human resources documentation that is compliant with local laws. Our employment team’s in-depth knowledge of the law and practices in the countries where we operate allows us to provide specialized, tailored, and practical advice on issues that arise in […]

SoSmall Series: Build Collaborative Relationships
Legal Everyday,Small Law Firms

Reading Time: 2 minutesSoSmall Series: This series focuses to cover various technology topics for championing solo, small businesses and professionals in the legal industry. Some months ago, I met a SoSmall regulatory services business owner who lamented about clients he had lost to others. A regulatory body had advertised a capacity/competency development scheme for his potential clients but […]

Lawyer Feature: Chooi Jing Yen, Partner of Eugene Thuraisingam LLP discloses that the intellectual challenge law presents is the reason why he is a lawyer
Criminal and Litigation,Features,Lawyer Features,Personal

Reading Time: 8 minutesWhat makes a successful civil litigator? For Mr Chooi Jing Yen, the newly promoted partner of Eugene Thuraisingam LLP, it is about enjoying the intellectual challenges that civil litigation bring to the table. Mr Chooi is a career litigator who has worked on civil and criminal cases at all Court levels. He is often lauded […]

SMU Lexicon: Amicus Briefs in the WTO: An Uneasy Compromise
Dispute Resolution,Regional Law

Reading Time: 16 minutesI. Introduction An amicus curiae means a “friend of the court” who, though not a party to a lawsuit, provides the court with information or a brief because of his strong interest in the dispute.[1] Since the Appellate Body (“AB”) of the World Trade Organisation (“WTO”) decided that panels may accept amicus curiae briefs in […]

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Lawyer Feature: Sonny Patel, Partner of Expatriate Law (Asia), an English solicitor sets up divorce and family law practice in Singapore for British expats

Reading Time: 5 minutesEnglish law firm Expatriate Law Ltd have announced the formation of their branch office in Singapore, ‘Expatriate Law (Asia) Pte. Ltd’. The branch office is a Foreign Law Practice approved by the Ministry of Law in Singapore and regulated by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority in England.  Expatriate Law (Asia) Pte. Ltd will provide English divorce […]

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Lawyer Feature: Shaun Leong, Partner, Eversheds Harry Elias who regularly advises on technology disputes details some tips to LegalTech Entreprenuers

Reading Time: 9 minutesAsia Law Network had the opportunity to conduct an interview with Shaun Leong, Partner of the International Arbitration and Dispute Management Practice Group based in Eversheds Sutherlands’ Singapore office. Before his current role, he served as Magistrate and Registrar of the Supreme Court of Singapore and practiced international commercial disputes with the magic circle. Shaun has […]

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