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S’pore to introduce new gambling laws that cover arcade games & claw machines

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) will be amending the gambling legislation later this year to ensure that the laws and regulations remain effective in the face of evolving gambling products and business models. Amendments will be made to areas including the definition of gambling, social gambling, arcade games and claw machines, and online games. […]

A Guide to Listing a SPAC on the SGX (Part 2)

Reading Time: 4 minutesSpecial Purpose Acquisition Companies (“SPACs“) are companies, at the point of their proposed listing on the Singapore Exchange (“SGX“), without an operating history, business or assets generating revenues. The listing is undertaken primarily to raise capital to acquire a business or businesses, as the case may be, and complete a business combination. In this article, […]

A Guide to Listing a SPAC on the SGX (Part 1) Asia Law Network
A Guide to Listing a SPAC on the SGX (Part 1)

Reading Time: 4 minutesSpecial Purpose Acquisition Companies (“SPACs“) are companies, at the point of their proposed listing on the Singapore Exchange (“SGX“), without an operating history, business or assets generating revenues. The listing is undertaken primarily to raise capital to acquire a business or businesses, as the case may be, and complete a business combination.  In this article, […]

A Summary of “The Rule Of Law” by Tom Bingham: Part 2

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn Part 2 of this summary of “The Rule of Law” by Tom Bingham, we will look at the remaining 4 out of 8 of his 8 principles that explore the rule of law more thoroughly. If you haven’t already, read Part 1 here. Fifth, the law must afford adequate protection of fundamental human rights. […]

A Summary of “The Rule Of Law” by Tom Bingham: Part 1

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn this summary of “The Rule of Law” by Tom Bingham, we will look at 4 out of 8 of his 8 principles that explore the rule of law more thoroughly and break down the general concept of it.  First, the law must be accessible and so far as possible intelligible, clear and predictable.  This […]

Press Release: Withers appoints Joel Shen as Partner as part of Withers tech Asia expansion

Reading Time: 2 minutesInternational law firm Withers has further strengthened its Withers tech Asia and Singapore corporate practice with the promotion of technology and venture capital specialist Joel Shen to Partner in Singapore amidst growing momentum in fintech and venture capital investments across Southeast Asia. Joel specialises in advising technology companies, funds and private investors from set-up, funding, […]

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From Bill to Law: Singapore’s Legislative Process

Reading Time: 2 minutesOn Monday (1 February 2021), the Electronic Transactions (Amendment) Bill was tabled for a second reading in Parliament. The Bill aims to amend the Electronic Transactions Act to be more aligned to the UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic Transferable Records adopted by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) on 13 July 2017.  […]

The Welfare of the Child is Paramount: How An Adoption Order Passed Without Consent Of Biological Parents

Reading Time: 4 minutesThis article was written by Shriveena Naidu and Philippa Hewitt from Withers KhattarWong. The cornerstone of family law in Singapore is that the welfare of the child is paramount.  This was reiterated in the recent decision of Re B [2020] SGFC 46 (“Re B“). In Re B, the Family Court in Singapore made the surprising […]

The burning question – the effect of Far East Square Pte Ltd v Yau Lee Construction (Singapore) Pte Ltd on non-SIA contracts and terminated contracts

Reading Time: 5 minutesThis article is co-written by Ms. Danna Er and Ms. Nur Liyana Kamaludin. I.            Introduction In Far East Square Pte Ltd v Yau Lee Construction (Singapore) Pte Ltd [2019] SGCA 36 (“Far East Square”), the Court of Appeal held that a payment claim submitted after the issuance of the architect’s Final Certificate would be invalid regardless […]

Notes from the Bar – who bears the loss of cyber fraud?

Reading Time: 5 minutesCyber fraud and the hacking of email accounts is an increasingly common occurrence nowadays.  The shipping and international trade industries, where large sums of money are regularly remitted, has become an increasingly attractive target for cyber fraudsters.  The question that arises where there is cyber fraud and monies are intercepted while in transit between payor […]

A Bank Can Be Liable If It Acts On The Fraudulent Instructions Of A Customer – The Singularis Saga

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe UK Supreme Court (“UKSC”) in Singularis Holdings Ltd (In Official Liquidation) v Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Ltd [2019] UKSC 50, recently upheld the decisions of the Court of Appeal (“CA”) and High Court (“HC”) in finding that a bank had breached its Quincecare duty of care owed to a company who was the bank’s […]

Cambodia: Legal Update November 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutesTRUSTS SERVICE FEES FOR THE REGISTRATION OF TRUSTS, Prakas № 854 of the Ministry of Economy and Finance (“MEF”), 30 September 2019. The purpose of this Prakas is to determine the level of fees for the registration of trusts in Cambodia. The registration and renewal fees include administrative and annual certification fees, the respective amounts […]