Ming Jie Soo
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Ming Jie was a former public servant who is passionate about the arts and culture. She likes anything and everything witty, which partly explains her cross over to law. “A great joke trumps any well-reasoned argument because it is easier to convince people than make them laugh”, or so she claims. Having said that, she truly believes in the power of law and the impact it can make on people's lives. She aspires to be a great wordsmith and a respectable lawyer.

SMU Lexicon: Further amendments to the Companies Act: Annual General Meeting and Annual Returns Filing Requirements
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Reading Time: 6 minutesIntroduction In 2017, the Companies Act[1] (“CA”) underwent another round of reform. Among the new legislative changes are the modifications of the statutory requirements for the annual general meeting (“AGM”) and annual returns (“AR”) filing.[2] These modifications should minimise the regulatory burden on companies in two ways.[3] Firstly, there will be new and more straightforward […]

SMU Lexicon: Looking for Creativity in Telephone Directories: Global Yellow Pages
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Reading Time: 5 minutesIntroduction In Global Yellow Pages Ltd v Promedia Directories Pte Ltd (“Global Yellow Pages”),1 the Court of Appeal (“CA”) clarified the extent of copyright protection afforded to databases. In doing so, the CA considered issues of copyright subsistence and infringement for compilation of factual material, providing guidance on the nature of copyright protection in Singapore. […]

SMU Lexicon: An Old-New Dilemma: A Commentary on Heritage Preservation Laws in Singapore
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Reading Time: 13 minutesIntroduction In Singapore, three statutes offer general protection to tangible heritage: the Preservation of Monuments Act (“PMA”)[1] provides for the protection of historical sites and buildings through the National Heritage Board (“NHB”); the National Heritage Board Act (“NHBA”)[2] regulates archaeological investigations and the National Museum of Singapore and its collections; and the Planning Act (“PA”)[3] […]