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[Part 1] Interview Feature with Ban Jiun Ean, Executive Director of Singapore Mediation Centre
Dispute Resolution,Mediation,Uncategorized

Reading Time: 6 minutesMr Ban Jiun Ean began his tenure as Executive Director of the Singapore Mediation Centre on 1 July 2019. “The Singapore Convention on Mediation is a watershed in the Singapore’s Alternative Dispute Resolution scene…we see online dispute resolution as a key part of the future.” In this 2-part series, a firm believer in the value […]

SMU Lexicon: The Impact of TFL Management v Lloyds Bank and Relfo v Varsanion Requirements of Enrichment and “At the Claimant’s Expense”
Business,Equity,Legal Contracts,Legal Updates

Reading Time: 20 minutesI. Introduction Under the seminal House of Lords decision of Banque Financiere de la Cite v Parc (Battersea), a claimant can make a claim in unjust enrichment if the following elements are shown:[1] The defendant has been enriched; The enrichment was at the claimant’s expense; The enrichment was unjust; and There are no defences. The […]

Interview Feature with Ms Zing Yang, Chief Financial Officer, Asia Law Network
Business,Business Advice,techlaw.fest

Reading Time: 4 minutesZing Yang along with “Venture Capital in the Legal Tech Space” panellists at TechLaw.Fest 2019 Asia Law Network’s Content Manager sits down with Zing Yang, Asia Law Network’s Chief Financial Officer and moderator for TechLaw.Fest 2019’s Venture Capital in the Legal Tech Space talk that took place on 5 September 2019 at the Sands Expo […]

Hong Kong: Protection for employers against team move (Part II): Springboard Injunction
Business,Employment,Hong Kong,Regional Law

Reading Time: 5 minutesIntroduction If a senior employee abuses his power and uses his senior position to exert his influence over his subordinate or junior employees to foment their resignations to join a new employer (often the employer’s competitor) or misuses the employer’s confidential information that only senior employees have access to, and uses such information to negotiate […]

Harassment Complaints: What Companies Should Know & Do
Business,Business Advice,Harassment,Personal

Reading Time: 7 minutesIn early March 2019, Parliament announced that the Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP) would provide more resources to help both employees and employers tackle workplace harassment[1]. Although not widely discussed, harassment does take place in Singaporean workplaces. It is important to understand that workplace harassment can affect anyone; whether male or […]

Hong Kong: Claiming damages in addition to setting aside void disposition in insolvency
Business,Hong Kong,Insolvency,Regional Law

Reading Time: 5 minutesIntroduction Section 284 of the Insolvency Act 1986, which is the equivalent of section 42 of the Bankruptcy Ordinance (Cap. 6), provides that where a person is adjudged bankrupt, disposition of property made by that person in the period from the day of the presentation of the petition to the vesting of the bankrupt’s estate […]

Hong Kong: Protection for employers against team move (Part I): Non-solicitation clause
Business,Employment,Hong Kong,Regional Law

Reading Time: 5 minutesIntroduction A “team move” is an expression used to describe the situation in which a number of employees of the same employer resign to work for a new employer. This is in contrast with the departure of a single employee or the departure of more than one employee for different reasons. In this employment newsletter […]

SMU Lexicon: The Doctrine of the ultra-hazardous act after Ng Huat Seng
Employment,Personal,Uncategorized

Reading Time: 11 minutesIntroduction In November 2017 the Singapore Court of Appeal narrowed the scope of “ultra-hazardous activity” under Singapore tort law through the case of Ng Huat Seng v Munib Mohammad Madni, and clarified (in obiter) the scope of activities which may fall within the doctrine of the ultra-hazardous act.[1] An ultra-hazardous act was first defined by […]

Lawyer Feature – Arvin Lee from Wee Swee Teow & Co.
Features,Lawyer Features

Reading Time: 13 minutesEver wondered what does it takes to be an international arbitration practitioner in one of the oldest law firms in Singapore? Asia Law Network had the privilege of interviewing Mr Arvin Lee, Partner and Arbitrator at Wee Swee Teow LLP, to get a firsthand understanding of the intricacies within international arbitration. Arvin takes a problem-solving approach […]

Hong Kong: A glimpse of hearing at Hong Kong’s Trade Marks Registry
Business,Hong Kong,Intellectual Property,Regional Law

Reading Time: 5 minutesIntroduction Whilst trade mark infringement and passing-off are common areas of dispute in the courts in Hong Kong these days, contentious matters arising from or in connection with trade mark registration, such as opposition to registration, request for a declaration of invalidity in respect of a registered trade mark which did not qualify for registration […]

What is the role of cyber insurance in data protection?
Business,Cybersecurity,Data Protection,Insurance

Reading Time: 14 minutesINTRODUCTION As our world becomes ever more digitalised and data-driven, cyberattacks and data security breaches have surfaced as prominent threats to businesses and individuals alike. The increasing emergence of threats originating in the digital space has rendered the conduct of business more complex by necessitating the urgent adoption of new cybersecurity and data protection measures. […]

Second Edition of TechLaw.Fest Addresses Challenges Surrounding Data Access and Control, Data Security, 5G, and the Role of Data in Commerce
TechLaw,techlaw.fest

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe second edition of TechLaw.Fest will continue to cast a spotlight on the state of Asia’s legal innovation and in particular examine issues surrounding data – among them – responsible data use, its access and control, security and 5G, and the role of data in commerce. The two-day event will be opened by Minister for Law and Home Affairs, Mr […]

Personal

Harassment Complaints: What Companies Should Know & Do

Reading Time: 7 minutesIn early March 2019, Parliament announced that the Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP) would provide more resources to help both employees and employers tackle workplace harassment[1]. Although not widely discussed, harassment does take place in Singaporean workplaces. It is important to understand that workplace harassment can affect anyone; whether male or […]

Business

[Part 1] Interview Feature with Ban Jiun Ean, Executive Director of Singapore Mediation Centre

Reading Time: 6 minutesMr Ban Jiun Ean began his tenure as Executive Director of the Singapore Mediation Centre on 1 July 2019. “The Singapore Convention on Mediation is a watershed in the Singapore’s Alternative Dispute Resolution scene…we see online dispute resolution as a key part of the future.” In this 2-part series, a firm believer in the value […]

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