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Fintech today – A look at Fintech regulatory environment, and what you need to know
Fintech,Legal Everyday

Reading Time: 8 minutesAmidst a worldwide pandemic that most of the global population had never experienced before, we are living through a period of significant change. We have had to adapt to a life of remote interaction, transacting with parties from the comfort of our own homes, and trusting our payments and information to the vast and limitless […]

Workplace anti-discrimination guidelines to be legislated in Singapore
Harassment,Legal Everyday,Personal

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn the August 2021 National Day Rally, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong stated that Singapore would be taking steps to enshrine into law the current workplace anti-discrimination guidelines. To date, there are only guidelines regarding fair treatment in the workplace by the Tripartite Alliance for Fair & Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP). Singapore does not currently […]

SMU Lexicon: Benefits of the Personal Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2020 to the Consumer
Legal Everyday,Legal Updates,Uncategorized

Reading Time: 5 minutesIntroduction This article explains how the Personal Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2020[1] (the “Amendment”) benefits the user in three areas: customer experience, safeguards, and transparency. Firstly, the Amendment improves the customer experience in two ways: (1) deemed consent by contractual necessity eliminates the hassle of clicking multiple checkboxes to express the user’s consent to the […]

SMU Lexicon: Fair Enough? An Examination of Existing Legal Limits on Prosecutorial Discretion
Legal Everyday,Properties and Real Estate,Single Mothers

Reading Time: 7 minutesIntroduction The story of Ms Parti Liyani is one of a harrowing journey through the criminal justice system, resulting in eventual victory, but at great cost. In March 2019, Ms Liyani stood trial for four theft-related charges and was found guilty of all four charges. On appeal, it was found that the Prosecution had led […]

When A Home Is Not A Home
Divorce and Child Custody,Legal Updates,Marriage,Personal

Reading Time: 9 minutesThe matrimonial home occupies a very special place in the family. During the marriage, it is the cradle of the family. It is where the family starts its day, and where it ends its day. It is where the family breaks bread, and it is where bonds are made. Accordingly, the matrimonial home also occupies […]

Changes to Singapore’s Copyright Act and what it means for ownership.
Business,Intellectual Property

Reading Time: 4 minutesIf you are a content creator based in Singapore, you may be interested to know about the amendments to the Copyright Act (CA). Effective from 21 November 2021, the new CA has caused a considerable change in the default ownership of copyright. This greatly affects content creators as they now have more ownership over their […]

Offence for anyone in Singapore to travel to Ukraine to take up arms; Legal ways to help
Legal Everyday,Personal

Reading Time: 5 minutesIt is an offence for any person in Singapore to travel or try to travel to Ukraine to take up arms in the conflict there, said the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday (March 10). The ministry said it is aware that the Embassy of Ukraine here has received calls from people expressing an […]

Cynthia Tang – the lawyer who set up a law firm to help SMEs in the midst of a pandemic.
Features,Know Your Lawyer (KYL),Lawyer Features

Reading Time: 3 minutesHow do you advise an Israeli high-tech company to balance its rapid expansion plans in Singapore with compliance with industry regulations? Cynthia Tang faced this dilemma at the Singapore EDB when advising MNCs expanding in Singapore. “Most times, the commercial stakeholders are focused on business expansion and see legal consideration as a constraint – a […]

Jonathan Foong, Managing Director of That.Legal LLC, on the past, present and future of That.Legal.
Know Your Lawyer (KYL),Lawyer Features

Reading Time: 5 minutesMr Jonathan Foong is the Managing Director of That.Legal LLC, a boutique law firm specialising in Intellectual Property (“IP”). He mainly handles non-contentious matters, which comprise two main areas. First, he looks after the IP portfolios of numerous clients (both local and foreign) – some of whom have trade marks, registered designs and/or patents in […]

Wang Lee Hom’s divorce – 6 ways it differs from usual divorce proceedings and key takeaways.
Divorce and Child Custody,Legal Updates,Personal

Reading Time: 8 minutesOn 15 December 2021, celebrity Mandopop singer Wang Lee Hom announced on social media that he and his soon-to-be ex-wife, Lee Jinglei, were getting divorced. This began a war of words between Wang and Lee, and even between their respective friends and family, that lasted about a week before Wang apologised publicly to Lee and […]

Parliament amends Women’s Charter to introduce divorce by mutual agreement option
Divorce and Child Custody,Legal Updates

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe Singapore Parliament amended the Women’s Charter on 10 January 2022, introducing a new Divorce by Mutual Agreement (DMA) reason in divorce proceedings. The change is meant to provide a more amicable option for couples to split up legally. The DMA reason adds a new route for couples to mutually agree that their marriage has broken […]

4 Common Types of Scams to Avoid
Consumer Law,Legal Everyday,Personal

Reading Time: 5 minutesNearly 470 OCBC Bank customers lost at least $8.5 million to a spate of SMS phishing scams last month. Other banks such as DBS and UOB recently warned of similar scams impersonating bank employees. Oftentimes, scammers are difficult to catch because many use cunning methods. They can immediately dispose of the fake websites, IP addresses, […]

Personal

Workplace anti-discrimination guidelines to be legislated in Singapore

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn the August 2021 National Day Rally, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong stated that Singapore would be taking steps to enshrine into law the current workplace anti-discrimination guidelines. To date, there are only guidelines regarding fair treatment in the workplace by the Tripartite Alliance for Fair & Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP). Singapore does not currently […]

Business

Fintech today – A look at Fintech regulatory environment, and what you need to know

Reading Time: 8 minutesAmidst a worldwide pandemic that most of the global population had never experienced before, we are living through a period of significant change. We have had to adapt to a life of remote interaction, transacting with parties from the comfort of our own homes, and trusting our payments and information to the vast and limitless […]

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