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Copyright Law In Singapore: A Brief Overview

Reading Time: 6 minutesA Brief History of Singapore’s Copyright Law Singapore’s modern copyright law started on 10 April 1987, when the Copyright Act passed by Parliament on 26 January 1987 commenced. It was passed as a result of pressure from America (US). In comparison with Bahamas, another country which had to amend its copyright laws due to US […]

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Cryptocurrency regulation – now and the future

Reading Time: 9 minutesA burgeoning popularity of cryptocurrency Widespread usage of the Internet has resulted in the emergence of various new technologies which have altered the way society functions, affecting both human relationships and commerce. In our previous article, we had discussed financial technology – also known as fintech. Recently, there has been a lot of news regarding […]

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What constitutes acceptance of a contract?

Reading Time: 5 minutesAn agreement isn’t valid until someone else agrees to it! A contract is needed to enforce the terms of an agreement between two or more parties, and to compel the other party to uphold their end of the bargain. In general, for a contract to be considered legally binding, four key elements should be present: […]

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How copyright applies to AI-generated works

Reading Time: 7 minutesThis article is written by Benita Lau from Taylor Vinters Via LLC and published with Tech in Asia and Asia Law Network. You can read the article on Tech in Asia here.  Introduction Historically, artificial intelligence was distinguished from the human by the capacity of the latter for imagination, creativity and sensitivity. However, as computer-generated literature and artwork continue […]

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Company Retrenchment Exercises: What Employers Ought to Do

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 […]

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[Photos] Alternate Funding with the Hive

Reading Time: 1 minutesAsia Law Network recently partnered with the Hive for an event on Alternate Funding. Moderated by Grace Chen, Co-founder of Startuup Asia, the following panellists shared their experience with alternate funding such as initial coin offerings (ICO), venture debt and more. Sherroy Ong (Roy), Co-founder of Arrow Gates LLC Paul Ong, Associate Director of Innoven Capital […]

MAS Consultation Paper on Proposed Requirements on Execution of Customers’ Orders

Reading Time: 2 minutesOn 20 November 2017, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”) issued a consultation paper inviting comments on its proposal to formalise its expectations of execution of customers’ orders by capital markets services licence holders, banks, merchant banks, and finance companies that conduct the regulated activities of dealing in securities, trading in futures contracts, leveraged foreign […]

A Guide to Legally Using Images from The Internet

Reading Time: 10 minutesHave you ever downloaded an image from the internet to use in your presentation? Or perhaps, re-posted the image in your personal social media account, or used it as a cover picture for a blog post? Myth: If it’s online, it’s free. Many people think that anything that can be found on the internet is […]

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Employment Contracts for Singaporeans & PRs: What You Should Know

Reading Time: 6 minutesWhat is an employment contract? An employment contract is a legally binding document between your employer and you. Also known as a ‘Contract of Service’, it governs your relationship with your employer, and where applicable, the Employment Act sets out your basic terms and conditions of employment, as well as the rights and responsibilities of employer […]

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Competition Law (Part 3): Mergers & Acquisitions

Reading Time: 8 minutesIn the last part of the series of article on Competition Law, lawyer Jeremiah Chew from Ascendant Legal LLC shares more about how competition law regulates mergers and acquisitions.  This guide is divided into the following sections: How does competition law regulate mergers? What is considered a “merger”? How does the Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) assess […]

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Tips on drafting a great Shareholder’s Agreement

Reading Time: 6 minutesShareholder’s Agreement is an important starting point for many startups and SMEs Many people decide to go into business at some point in their lives. The number of startups continue to burgeon the world over. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) make up 99% of all Singapore’s enterprises and account for about half of Singapore’s GDP. […]