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A Guide To Becoming A Singaporean Citizen
Immigration and Citizenship,Personal

Reading Time: 5 minutesSingapore is known for many great things, top-in-the-world education, clean streets, brilliant infrastructure/city planning, great food among countless others. These things are what attract many foreigners to its shores where many eventually fall in love with the country and wish to become a citizen. However, how does one accomplish that? Eligibility for Citizenship Firstly, one […]

香港:警务人员可搜查市民的手机吗?
Hong Kong,Personal,Regional Law

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手机私隐一直备受公众关注。随着科技进步,手机成为方便工作的好工具。我们利用智能手机的互联网、即时通讯、电邮等各种功能沟通、分享数码文件及照片,以及完成各种工作。

近期原讼法庭在一宗司法复核案件Sham Wing Kan v Commissioner of Police [2017] HKCU 2725审理了一个重要问题——警务人员是否有权在没有手令的情况下搜查及审查被捕人士身上的手机及其他个人数码通讯设备上的数码内容?

Insider Guide to Legal in Singapore: 13 – 14 May 2019
Events and Photo Gallery

Reading Time: 2 minutesAsia Law Network together with the Law Society of Singapore, the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association and our Australian Counterparts, AlphaCreates and ASEAN Legal Tech Association, co-hosted the 2-day event. The event saw lawyers from Singapore and within the region visiting some of Singapore‘s  companies and law firms to exchange ideas, share progress and fostered relationships between countries. Participants also […]

Cambodia Legal Alert: Certain Foreign Organizations and Agencies Exempt From Implementation of Prakas 442 and 443
Business,Cambodia,Employment,Legal Updates,Personal,Regional Law

Reading Time: 1 minutesFollowing the issuance of Prakas 442 on the Payment of Wages dated 21 September 2018 and Prakas 443 on Seniority Payments dated 21 September 2018, the ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (“MLVT”) issued official Guideliens 044/19 on the Implementation of Prakas 442 and 443 for Personnel of Foreign Missions, Agencies of the United Nations […]

Parties to arbitration in Hong Kong can apply for interim measures in Mainland China
Business,Hong Kong,Regional Law

Reading Time: 3 minutesBackground Under the Hong Kong’s existing Arbitration Ordinance (Cap. 609), the parties to arbitral proceedings in other places, including Mainland China, may apply to the courts of Hong Kong for interim measures. However, under the Arbitration Law and Civil Procedure Law of Mainland China, only parties to arbitrations seated in Mainland China and administered by […]

Tech-celerate for Law: Get on track with technology adoption
Events and Photo Gallery

Reading Time: 2 minutesTech-celerate for Law is an initiative by the Law Society of Singapore, the Ministry of Law, Enterprise Singapore and the Info-communications Media Development (IMDA). Building on the success of the Tech Start for Law Programme, Tech-celerate for Law prepares Singapore Law Practices (SLPs) for future disruptions beyond baseline technology adoption, empowering SLPs to focus on […]

Vietnam Legal Update: Draft Amendment to Labour Code
Business,Employment,Personal,Regional Law,Vietnam

Reading Time: 3 minutesOn 28 April 2019, the Ministry of Labour – Invalids and Social Affairs published a draft law amendment to the Labour Code (the “Draft Amended Labour Code”). A considerably substantive amendment, this Draft Amended Labour Code is comprised of 17 chapters and 221 articles. This amendment will be officially submitted to the National Assembly at […]

INDONESIA: Inter-State Letters Rogatory and Delivery of Court Documents
Business,Business Advice,Indonesia,Regional Law

Reading Time: 2 minutesOn 20 February 2018, the Supreme Court and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (“MFA”) concluded a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the Handling of Requests for Technical Assistance in Civil Matters (“2018 MOU”). This new MOU replaces the previous MOU signed on 13 February 2013 (“2013 MOU”). Unlike the 2013 MOU, the 2018 MOU is supported with […]

VIETNAM: Compulsory social insurance payment has left foreign employees awaiting guidelines
Employment,Personal

Reading Time: 4 minutesThis article was first published on the Sai Gon economic times on 15 November  2018. After a long period of waiting, the Government issued Decree No. 143/2018/ NĐ-CP detailing the Law on Social Insurance (SI) and the Law on Labour Safety and Hygiene (LSH) with respect to compulsory SI for employees who are foreign citizens working […]

HONG KONG: Can an internal non-legal representative of a litigant be a member to a confidentiality ring?
Business,Business Advice,Data Protection,Hong Kong,Regional Law

Reading Time: 4 minutesIntroduction Taching Petroleum Company Limited (“Taching”) and Shell Hong Kong Limited (“Shell”) have respectively sold industrial diesel oil to Meyer Aluminium Limited (“Meyer”) and sue for the diesel oil purchase price. In its defence, Meyer argued that Taching and Shell have colluded to fix the price or exchanged price information in breach of the First […]

VIETNAM: Draft Decision 3 and Vietnam’s Solar Future from July 2019
Alternative Energy,Business,Regional Law,Vietnam

Reading Time: 2 minutesOn 12 April 2019, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam (the “MOIT”) released a new draft Decision (the “Draft Decision 3”) that will replace Decision No. 11/2017/QD-TTg issued by the Prime Minister of Vietnam dated 11 April 2017 (“Decision 11”) on mechanisms to encourage the development of solar power projects in Vietnam. Introducing […]

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A Guide To Becoming A Singaporean Citizen

Reading Time: 5 minutesSingapore is known for many great things, top-in-the-world education, clean streets, brilliant infrastructure/city planning, great food among countless others. These things are what attract many foreigners to its shores where many eventually fall in love with the country and wish to become a citizen. However, how does one accomplish that? Eligibility for Citizenship Firstly, one […]

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Cambodia Legal Alert: Certain Foreign Organizations and Agencies Exempt From Implementation of Prakas 442 and 443

Reading Time: 1 minutesFollowing the issuance of Prakas 442 on the Payment of Wages dated 21 September 2018 and Prakas 443 on Seniority Payments dated 21 September 2018, the ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (“MLVT”) issued official Guideliens 044/19 on the Implementation of Prakas 442 and 443 for Personnel of Foreign Missions, Agencies of the United Nations […]

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