Shannon Ker
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I have a never-say-die attitude and am always willing to go the extra mile to meet your needs. My time with various firms has exposed me to a variety of clients, from individuals to corporate clients. As a result, I have done in-depth legal research regarding privacy and cyber-security, intellectual property as well as employment laws in Singapore. I have also developed written skills and an eye for detail while drafting numerous contracts. My attachment with an in-house legal counsel has further helped me to understand commercial concerns from the company’s point-of-view. I also have experience writing wills. In this area especially, I believe in the importance of having a ‘personal touch’ in each lawyer-client relationship to inspire a sense of trust and confidence that your needs will be met. My goal is to deliver individualized legal solutions for you, and I believe that I have the requisite skills and knowledge to do this well. I graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Warwick in Coventry, United Kingdom. There, I was mainly involved in the Warwick Polo Club and held the role of Public Relations Officer of the Warwick Singapore Society. Having had a wonderful internship experience with Via Law Corporation in August 2016, I was very eager to return as a trainee solicitor in August 2018. My areas of experience include: Cyber-security matters, Commercial matters, Copyright matters, Contract drafting, Wills. I assure you that your confidence in me is well-placed as I will carry out each task conscientiously and with a spirit of excellence. One thing you probably didn’t know about me is that I’ve tried my hand at both horse-riding and polo, although, I have a long way to go before I can say I’m any ‘good at it’!

An Intellectual Property Law perspective on Open Source Software Licences
Business,Business Advice,Intellectual Property

Reading Time: 4 minutesIntroduction Open source software generally describes software with publicly available source codes, which third parties can access, modify and re-distribute. In comparison, the source codes of closed source software are not disclosed to the public or disclosed only in limited circumstances, and on strict obligations of confidentiality. By being freely available and constantly tested by […]

Changes to Singapore’s Goods and Services Tax Regime – What do you need to know?
Business,Business Advice,Legal Updates

Reading Time: 4 minutesIntroducing Overseas Vendor Registration and the Reverse Charge Mechanism. In October 2018, the Goods and Services Tax Act was amended so that Goods and Services Tax (“GST”) in Singapore will extend to imported services from 1 January 2020 onwards. Starting from 1 January 2020,[1] GST will be introduced on imported services via: an Overseas Vendor […]