How do you prove you have no criminal record in Singapore?

Reading Time: 4 minutesSo, you are migrating, adopting a child or getting employed/educated in a different country. You have been requested to produce evidence of a clean criminal record in Singapore. How best would one go about proving a clean criminal record? In such circumstances, it would be best to obtain a document known as a “Certificate of […]

Hong Kong: Employment dispute concerning payment of contract-end gratuity arising from inappropriate statements made at forum

Reading Time: 6 minutesIntroduction Previously in “Can an Employer Consider an Employee’s Work Performance in Deciding Whether to Pay Contract-end Gratuity to the Employee?”, the application of a contractual term in relation to whether gratuity payment can be subject to the employer’s opinion of an employee’s “satisfactory completion” of an employment contract is discussed in light of the […]

MYANMAR: New Gambling Law Permits Casinos to Operate in Myanmar

Reading Time: 3 minutesFollowing several discussions on significant changes being proposed in Myanmar in relation to the gambling landscape, the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Myanmar parliament) finally enacted The Gambling Law (“GL”) on 7 May 2019. The enactment of the GL heralds positive news for investors looking to invest in the “casino” business as the legal avenues for operating such establishments […]

A Guide To Becoming A Singaporean Citizen

Reading Time: 5 minutesSingapore is known for many great things, top-in-the-world education, clean streets, brilliant infrastructure/city planning, great food among countless others. These things are what attract many foreigners to its shores where many eventually fall in love with the country and wish to become a citizen. However, how does one accomplish that? Eligibility for Citizenship Firstly, one […]

香港:警务人员可搜查市民的手机吗?

Reading Time: 1 minutes简介
手机私隐一直备受公众关注。随着科技进步,手机成为方便工作的好工具。我们利用智能手机的互联网、即时通讯、电邮等各种功能沟通、分享数码文件及照片,以及完成各种工作。

近期原讼法庭在一宗司法复核案件Sham Wing Kan v Commissioner of Police [2017] HKCU 2725审理了一个重要问题——警务人员是否有权在没有手令的情况下搜查及审查被捕人士身上的手机及其他个人数码通讯设备上的数码内容?

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Cambodia Legal Alert: Certain Foreign Organizations and Agencies Exempt From Implementation of Prakas 442 and 443

Reading Time: 2 minutesFollowing the issuance of Prakas 442 on the Payment of Wages dated 21 September 2018 and Prakas 443 on Seniority Payments dated 21 September 2018, the ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (“MLVT”) issued official Guideliens 044/19 on the Implementation of Prakas 442 and 443 for Personnel of Foreign Missions, Agencies of the United Nations […]

Vietnam Legal Update: Draft Amendment to Labour Code

Reading Time: 3 minutesOn 28 April 2019, the Ministry of Labour – Invalids and Social Affairs published a draft law amendment to the Labour Code (the “Draft Amended Labour Code”). A considerably substantive amendment, this Draft Amended Labour Code is comprised of 17 chapters and 221 articles. This amendment will be officially submitted to the National Assembly at […]

VIETNAM: Compulsory social insurance payment has left foreign employees awaiting guidelines

Reading Time: 4 minutesThis article was first published on the Sai Gon economic times on 15 November  2018. After a long period of waiting, the Government issued Decree No. 143/2018/ NĐ-CP detailing the Law on Social Insurance (SI) and the Law on Labour Safety and Hygiene (LSH) with respect to compulsory SI for employees who are foreign citizens working […]

ASEAN Employment Legal Update

Reading Time: 9 minutesDFDL’s Employment Practice Group is dedicated to advising clients on employment and labor issues and preparing human resources documentation that is compliant with local laws.  Our employment team’s in-depth knowledge of the law and practices in the countries where we operate allows us to provide specialized, tailored, and practical advice on issues that arise in […]

VIETNAM: Legal issues surrounding the collection of a deceased person’s sperm

Reading Time: 5 minutesThis article was first published on nguoiduatin.vn as of 30/12/2018. The case where Ms. Vong Ngoc Huyen requested the receipt of her biological son’s sperm that is being stored at Tu Du hospital for her daughter-in-law’s in-vitro fertilization has raised multiple legal issues such as: may sperm be considered an asset? Does sperm belong to moral rights […]

香港:如何避免婚前资产纳入离婚程序?

Reading Time: 1 minutes香港的楼价持续高昂,有能力自置物业组织爱巢的年轻情侣或新婚夫妇并不多,因此近年出现一种现象,就是子女婚后与伴侣跟其中一方的父母同住,或者由父母「资助」子女置业的首期。

在离婚案件中,如何判断婚前资产的真正实益拥有人,往往是个棘手的问题。在YKYM v YMCT [2013] HKEC 487一案中,家事法庭就需要裁断双方在伦敦的婚姻居所究竟是母亲送给儿子和媳妇共同享有结婚礼物,还是只是交由他们以信托形式代她持有。

HONG KONG: What can you do if a camera in a taxi or hailed car captures your private actions and the video goes viral?

Reading Time: 5 minutesIntroduction Video cameras have been installed inside some taxi and hailed car compartments in Hong Kong for security and safety purposes. They would record the video images of the passengers. Some unscrupulous drivers might share or upload the recorded video clip online to social media or sell the clip to a media company without any […]