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SMU Lexicon: Protection from the Peeping Tom – Interpreting the New Offence of Voyeurism
Legal Everyday,Personal

Reading Time: 18 minutesIntroduction A series of voyeurism incidents on university campuses in 2019,[1] as well as recent news of Telegram chat groups set up to share obscene images,[2] have highlighted the prevalence of these offences[3] and the need for the law to catch up. Following the passing of the Criminal Law Reform Act 2019,[4] such situations will […]

SMU Lexicon: Airplane Accidents – Understanding your rights under Article 17(1) and 21(1) of the Montreal Convention
Legal Everyday,Personal,Personal Injury

Reading Time: 8 minutes“People who board planes are not afraid of flying. They are afraid of not flying.” – Winne Micah. Introduction October 29, 2018. Flight 610, Lion Air smashes into the Java Sea off Indonesia, killing all 189 souls aboard.[1] This is swiftly followed by Flight 302, Ethiopian Airlines, which crashes in Bishoftu, Ethiopia.[2] Again, no survivors […]

Lunch With A Lawyer: Janna Wong, Associate At Heng, Leong and Srinivasan LLC
Know Your Lawyer (KYL),Lawyer Features,Uncategorized

Reading Time: 6 minutesWhen I reached out to Janna over email to request an interview, Janna suggested that we meet here, at The Malayan Council on Winstedt Road. When our meeting finally rolls around, I dig into a decadent slice of ondeh-ondeh cake, and start Janna off with the all-time favourite question of law school admissions panels everywhere: […]

A New Year, A New Set of Arbitral Rules: A Summary of the Key Changes Introduced in the 2021 ICC Arbitration Rules
Uncategorized

Reading Time: 8 minutesIntroduction 2021 has brought hope and new changes. Such new changes also extend into the international arbitration world. At the start of the new year, the International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC“) implemented the 2021 Arbitration Rules (“2021 ICC Rules“), which applies to cases filed from 1 January 2021 onwards. The 2021 ICC Rules is a […]

Know Your Lawyer: Joshua Tan, Partner at Aquinas Law Alliance, Believes That Law Is A Business
Business Advice,Know Your Lawyer (KYL),Lawyer Features

Reading Time: 6 minutesLaw is a business.  This is one of the first things Joshua shares with me, just three minutes into our interview.  Two or three decades earlier, this matter-of-fact utterance would have raised eyebrows and blood pressures, and sent senior lawyers within earshot spewing diatribes in defence of the sanctity of the legal profession.  But to […]

M&A Transactions: Noteworthy Points When The Legal Framework Changes
Business Advice,Legal Contracts,Regional Law,Vietnam

Reading Time: 6 minutesGV Lawyers would like to introduce the legal article of Mr. Tran Thanh Tung, a Partner of GV Lawyers titled “M&A transactions: Noteworthy points when the legal framework changes” published on Saigon Times dated 20 January 2021. (TBKTSG Online) – As opposed to the Competition Law 2004, there has been a major change in the […]

Sharing Economy: A Piece Of The 4th Industrial Revolution Or A New Form Of Workers-Squeezing?
Employment,Regional Law,Vietnam

Reading Time: 5 minutesGV Lawyers is pleased introduce an article written by our Associate Lawyer Tran Huu Tien titled “Sharing economy – a piece of the 4th industrial revolution or a new form of workers squeezing” posted on website of Vietnam Lawyers Online on 10 December 2020.  (LSVN) – Recently, a tax policy newly enacted has been attracting […]

Press Release: Withers appoints Joel Shen as Partner as part of Withers tech Asia expansion
Legal Updates,TechLaw,Uncategorized

Reading Time: 2 minutesInternational law firm Withers has further strengthened its Withers tech Asia and Singapore corporate practice with the promotion of technology and venture capital specialist Joel Shen to Partner in Singapore amidst growing momentum in fintech and venture capital investments across Southeast Asia. Joel specialises in advising technology companies, funds and private investors from set-up, funding, […]

How Do I Represent Myself In A Criminal Case—And Should I Do It?
Legal Everyday

Reading Time: 9 minutesImagine that you’ve found yourself in a sticky situation: you’ve been arrested for a crime. Shoplifting, arson—maybe even vandalism. As you’re sitting in the interrogation room, one thought flashes across your mind: you need to get a lawyer.  But it’s possible that you might also have considered a very radical alternative—DIY justice. Maybe you’ve just […]

Why The Language of the Law Is So Convoluted: It’s A Feature, Not A Bug
Legal Everyday

Reading Time: 7 minutesDense, convoluted and utterly impenetrable to the layperson. One need only cast one’s eyes upon the Penal Code’s six-line, 102-word definition of ‘cheating’ to understand why this is the common perception of most legal documents.  It seems intuitive that having laws isn’t very helpful if the only way you can understand them is by taking […]

Know Your Lawyer: Why Sarah-Mae Thomas, Managing Director of Sarah-Mae Thomas LLC, Is Singapore’s Elle Woods
Divorce and Child Custody,Know Your Lawyer (KYL),Lawyer Features

Reading Time: 10 minutesJust three weeks before Part A of the Singapore Bar exams, Sarah-Mae received a note from the Ministry of Law. Her application to be exempted from taking the exams had been rejected. To move back to Singapore to be with her family, Sarah-Mae had written essays, submitted letters of recommendation and sent in her CV […]

From Jan 2023, GST To Be Imposed On All Imported Goods Purchased Online
ICYMI,Uncategorized

Reading Time: 2 minutesOn 16 February 2021, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat announced that from 1 Jan 2023, GST will be levied on “imported low-value goods and business-to-consumer (B2C) imported non-digital services”.  The announcement means that from Jan 2023, all goods imported via air or post will be subject to GST. This would […]

Personal

SMU Lexicon: Protection from the Peeping Tom – Interpreting the New Offence of Voyeurism

Reading Time: 18 minutesIntroduction A series of voyeurism incidents on university campuses in 2019,[1] as well as recent news of Telegram chat groups set up to share obscene images,[2] have highlighted the prevalence of these offences[3] and the need for the law to catch up. Following the passing of the Criminal Law Reform Act 2019,[4] such situations will […]

Business

Know Your Lawyer: Joshua Tan, Partner at Aquinas Law Alliance, Believes That Law Is A Business

Reading Time: 6 minutesLaw is a business.  This is one of the first things Joshua shares with me, just three minutes into our interview.  Two or three decades earlier, this matter-of-fact utterance would have raised eyebrows and blood pressures, and sent senior lawyers within earshot spewing diatribes in defence of the sanctity of the legal profession.  But to […]

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