How To Select A Lawyer?– What Checks Should I Make?

Reading Time: 1 minutesIn our “How To Select A Lawyer” series, we will be covering what points you should take note of when looking for a lawyer. Asia Law Network is home to an extensive list of lawyers across all areas of law. Our premier Quick Consult service allows you to speak to a lawyer at a flat fee, to clarify your […]

How To Select A Lawyer?– Top Tips On Selecting A Lawyer

Reading Time: 1 minutesIn our “How To Select A Lawyer” series, we will be covering what points you should take note of when looking for a lawyer. Asia Law Network is home to an extensive list of lawyers across all areas of law. Our premier Quick Consult service allows you to speak to a lawyer at a flat fee, to clarify your […]

Cannabis is now legal in Thailand for medical use and research

Reading Time: 5 minutesWhat do investors need to know about it? The latest amendment to the Narcotics Act, effective as of 18 February 2019, allows only the distribution and possession of cannabis for study and medical purposes and in limited quantities. The use or possession of cannabis for purposes other than the ones mentioned above is still prohibited […]

Intellectual Property Commentary: The Lost Beat

Reading Time: 3 minutesBeats Electronics, LLC lost its opposition in Singapore against the registration of LG’s mark for “QuadBeat” applied for in Class 9 for various goods, including “Audio Receivers; Headphones; Earphones; Headphones with microphone function; Headsets”. In the opposition, Beats Electronics, LLC relied on nine of its registered trademarks, including the word “BEATS” for a range of […]

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Myanmar Legal Alert: The Myanmar Companies Law, Changes Related Party Transaction Landscape

Reading Time: 6 minutesThe Myanmar Companies Law (“MCL”), with a view to promote corporate governance and transparency has defined related parties and come up with compliance requirements for related party transactions which is one of the distinct features of the new law. The changes which have been introduced to the MCL affects the general financing between related parties […]

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Changes to the Employment Act (2018 and beyond): What you need to know

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe Employment Act (EA) is Singapore’s main labour law which provides the basic terms and working conditions for all employee. On 5th March this year, the Ministry of Manpower announced plans to expand the fundamental coverage of the EA. This was a response to a fast-changing workforce where the number of PMETs (professionals, managers, executives […]

I’m a foreign worker in Singapore. Where can I seek help?

Reading Time: 6 minutesLegal help for foreigners in Singapore: The Story In 60 Seconds While foreigners may not qualify for legal aid in Singapore, there are still a few avenues for legal assistance. One key element in this support is a free legal clinic, where you may have a brief consultation with a lawyer for little or no […]

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Reckless Riders: What To Do If You Get Hit By A Personal Mobility Device (PMD)

Reading Time: 5 minutesLast year, between January and September, there were 30 accidents involving Personal Mobility Devices (PMDs) and pedestrians, out of a total of 110 accidents involving PMDs. Commonly ridden on footpaths, PMDs are able to travel swiftly and silently at high speeds. The consequences of a PMD collision can be severe. In September last year, a […]

Do you know what is a Writ of Summons?

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhat is a Writ of Summons (WOS)? A writ is “an order issued by a legal authority with administrative or juridicial powers, typically a court.”[1] Essentially, it refers to a document that has legal force and legal consequences, if not complied with. A “writ of summons” is a type of writ and is issued to […]

What can you do if you have been scammed online in Singapore?

Reading Time: 8 minutesThe present situation in Singapore Within this year itself, scams have hit 1,491 cases and a total of 102 people island-wide are under investigation for their alleged scams. The number of scams in Singapore has been skyrocketing. With the help of popular applications such as WeChat and Carousell, it has become easier for fraudsters to […]