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Transferring assets between spouses with clarity and intention: CLT v CLS and another matter [2021] SGHCF 29
Divorce and Child Custody,Legal Contracts,Marriage,Properties and Real Estate,TLDR Case Summaries

Reading Time: 6 minutesWhat could happen to your wealth and assets if your marriage goes south? What if your spouse is instrumental in preserving your wealth? What happens to shares gifted by your father that are now worth S$11.7 million? Would you try to delay the inevitable and dangle the transfer of interest in a property to get […]

Feeding wildlife in Singapore is a lose-lose situation, say experts
Environment,Wellbeing

Reading Time: 3 minutesPeople who feed wild animals are being made to pay a pretty penny for their actions, as the authorities move to clamp down on behaviour that could escalate chances of human-wildlife conflict. Members of the nature community tell The Straits Times that this is a timely move, especially with Singapore’s greening efforts paying off and […]

S’pore to introduce new gambling laws that cover arcade games & claw machines
Esports,Gambling,Legal Updates,Wellbeing

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) will be amending the gambling legislation later this year to ensure that the laws and regulations remain effective in the face of evolving gambling products and business models. Amendments will be made to areas including the definition of gambling, social gambling, arcade games and claw machines, and online games. […]

A Guide to Listing a SPAC on the SGX (Part 2)
Business Advice,Equity,Funding,Investments,Legal Updates

Reading Time: 4 minutesSpecial Purpose Acquisition Companies (“SPACs“) are companies, at the point of their proposed listing on the Singapore Exchange (“SGX“), without an operating history, business or assets generating revenues. The listing is undertaken primarily to raise capital to acquire a business or businesses, as the case may be, and complete a business combination. In this article, […]

Providing perspective on the IP Waiver for COVID-19 vaccines: What is it & how does it work?
Business,Intellectual Property,TechLaw

Reading Time: 4 minutesAs per the Ministry of Health (MOH), 85 percent of the Singaporean population have received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, and 83 percent have received two vaccine doses as of Sept 26¹. This has met Health Minister Ong Ye Kung’s target, set on 26 July, expecting 80 percent of the Singaporean population to […]

A Guide to Listing a SPAC on the SGX (Part 1)
Business Advice,Equity,Funding,Investments,Legal Updates

Reading Time: 4 minutesSpecial Purpose Acquisition Companies (“SPACs“) are companies, at the point of their proposed listing on the Singapore Exchange (“SGX“), without an operating history, business or assets generating revenues. The listing is undertaken primarily to raise capital to acquire a business or businesses, as the case may be, and complete a business combination.  In this article, […]

The mathematics in dividing matrimonial assets: VJP v VJQ [2021] SGCA 82
Uncategorized

Reading Time: 6 minutesIt is an oft-repeated refrain in decisions on the division of matrimonial assets that the Court takes a ‘broad-brush’ approach. What this means is that the Court does not strictly require mathematical precision – where evidence is lacking, or where evidence is equivocal, the Court can exercise its discretion and make findings notwithstanding gaps in […]

James Ow Yong, Director of Kalco Law, believes that offenders can and should be rehabilitated holistically.
Know Your Lawyer (KYL),Lawyer Features

Reading Time: 5 minutesA few years ago, a young man was caught spraying expletives outside a HDB block. He was sentenced to probation, but the Prosecution found it too lenient a sentence. It was James’ first Magistrate’s appeal case. In the half a year during which this appeal took place, James – the young man’s representative – found […]

Prenuptial Agreements – the importance of being consistent.
Marriage

Reading Time: 5 minutesPrenuptial agreements are increasingly becoming more prevalent and commonly accepted by parties looking to set out how they intend to agree on financial settlement terms in the event of a divorce. Approaching the topic of preparing and executing a Prenuptial Agreement is always a sensitive topic that should be broached frankly and as an honest […]

Low Lih Jeng, Senior Consultant at Sage Mediation, embodies the value of service.
Know Your Lawyer (KYL),Lawyer Features

Reading Time: 6 minutes“I promise to do my best,” Judge Low says. These words are not spoken thoughtlessly. In fact, they stem from the Girl Guide Promise, the values of which have long been impressed upon Judge Low’s personal beliefs and value system. They speak of a lifetime of service – from mediating disputes in the State Courts, […]

10 things to know before entering into a Pre-Nuptial Agreement
Legal Everyday,Marriage,Uncategorized

Reading Time: 7 minutesA pre-nuptial agreement, or a “pre-nup” as they are commonly called, can be one of the most significant documents a couple signs together in anticipation of marriage. Time-stretched and stressed over wedding preparations, couples tend to routinely sign documents without batting an eyelash. These include purchasing a property together, paying hefty deposits to secure their […]

Consumer Protection for the Consumer: What to do when Businesses adopt Unfair Practices
Business,Consumer Law

Reading Time: 8 minutesIntroduction It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there. There are unethical businesses which will lie and take advantage of their customers just to make a sale. One example occurred way back in 2014, when an unsettling video of one Pham Van Thoai circulated on the net, which showed him crying and begging for a refund from […]

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transferring assets between spouses with clarity and intention in divorce
Transferring assets between spouses with clarity and intention: CLT v CLS and another matter [2021] SGHCF 29

Reading Time: 6 minutesWhat could happen to your wealth and assets if your marriage goes south? What if your spouse is instrumental in preserving your wealth? What happens to shares gifted by your father that are now worth S$11.7 million? Would you try to delay the inevitable and dangle the transfer of interest in a property to get […]

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transferring assets between spouses with clarity and intention in divorce
Transferring assets between spouses with clarity and intention: CLT v CLS and another matter [2021] SGHCF 29

Reading Time: 6 minutesWhat could happen to your wealth and assets if your marriage goes south? What if your spouse is instrumental in preserving your wealth? What happens to shares gifted by your father that are now worth S$11.7 million? Would you try to delay the inevitable and dangle the transfer of interest in a property to get […]

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