Lau Kah Hee
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Kah Hee is actively involved in commercial litigation, arbitration, as well as immigration law, employment law, corporate compliance and governance. He also has experience advising and acting for various parties in contractual, commercial, corporate, banking, property, employment and financial, investment related disputes. In the areas of corporate compliance, Kah Hee's practice includes bank fraud investigation, defence against government/regulatory investigations and white collar criminal matters. Kah Hee has experience in contentious tax matters, and given his dual qualification as both an Attorney as well as a Chartered Certified Accountant, he has developed a deep interest in tax litigation and advisory work, and has published in the area of tax avoidance.

Need a guide to wind up your private company?
Business,Business Advice

Reading Time: 6 minutesIn theory, companies enjoy perpetual succession. In reality, however, companies usually do not last forever. A company with the most optimistic business prospects is still subject to business risk, and may not anticipate cash flow problems. In 2017 alone, 168 Singapore companies were wound up and placed in compulsory liquidation.[1] More recently, bike sharing operator […]

What is the difference between paid up and authorised capital?
Business,Business Advice,Regional Law,Startups

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn 2006, Singapore abolished the concept of authorised capital. This streamlined and simplified the evaluation process for investors to evaluate companies. The distinction between authorised and issued share capital can at times be misleading. However, the removal of the concept of authorised capital has made it much easier for companies to distinguish between the two […]

What Is A Breach Of Contract? What Can You Do About It?
Business,Legal Contracts

Reading Time: 7 minutesThere are plenty of agreements that you may make throughout your lifetime. But if the party with whom you form the agreement does not fulfill his/her obligations, or fulfills them in an unsatisfactory manner, does the law afford you any recourse? It depends – is there even a contract in the first place? Contracts are […]

Starting a restaurant or food & beverage (F&B) business in Singapore – licenses, agreements and other legal requirements
Business,Business Advice,Legal Contracts

Reading Time: 7 minutesFood – a part of Singapore’s DNA Singaporeans have always had a love affair with food. One of the favourite pastimes of Singaporeans is seeking out and dining at new and exciting establishments. We are home to a plethora of cuisines, with authentic Indian, Chinese, Malaysian, Thai, Indonesian and other South East Asian eateries aplenty. […]

Company Retrenchment Exercises: What Employers Ought to Do
Business,Business Advice

Reading Time: 6 minutesRetrenchment is sadly unavoidable Retrenchment is sadly unavoidable in today’s modern world. Singapore’s economy is constantly in flux: workers are under tremendous pressure to increase productivity and improve their employability by learning useful future skills, while employers must continuously find ways to stay one step ahead of their competitors and/or technological disruption. Even when they […]

A guide to Singapore’s Lemon Law – The law protecting consumers in Singapore
Business,Legal Everyday,Personal

Reading Time: 8 minutesWhat is a lemon law? Lemon laws are consumer protection laws that provide remedies to consumers who have been given defective goods. The name dates back to the 1960s when new cars with several manufacturing defects were referred to as “lemons”, and laws were passed to combat a proliferation of said cars. Over the years, […]

Proving Adultery in Divorce Under Singapore Law
Divorce and Child Custody,Personal

Reading Time: 6 minutesThe Story In 60 Seconds Adultery is defined as the voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and someone who is not his/her spouse. Irretrievable breakdown of marriage is the sole ground for divorce in Singapore You can file for divorce on the ground of irretrievable breakdown of marriage (on account of adultery) if your […]

When Do I Need a Criminal Lawyer?
Criminal and Litigation

Reading Time: 4 minutesEvery year, about 12,000 people face criminal charges in court without a criminal lawyer. While it is not compulsory to be represented by a lawyer, it may be useful to hire a lawyer given the difficulties of self-representation and the potentially serious consequences of a criminal conviction. What is a criminal lawyer? All practising lawyers […]

Tax Mitigation (Legal) vs Tax Avoidance (Illegal) – How to make sure you aren’t breaking a law.
Business,Business Advice,Startups

Reading Time: 7 minutesDeath and taxes As the old saying goes, there are only two constants in life – death and taxes. Whether you are a budding entrepreneur running your own business, or just an individual trying to cut down on expenses, minimizing taxes is a key objective we all pursue. Yet, it inevitably begs the question – […]