Reading Time: 8 minutesForeign domestic maids have become an integral part of Singapore’s society, playing a crucial role in supporting families by providing domestic care and services. This is especially so given Singapore’s rapidly ageing population and increasing participation of women in the workforce. Unfortunately, multiple instances of abuse against domestic maids have been reported over the past […]
Singapore’s latest push as a restructuring and insolvency hub – Amendments to SICC rules
Reading Time: 3 minutesSingapore has earned a budding reputation as a hub for debt restructuring and insolvency in Asia, with its transparent legal system and judicial expertise. This growth can also be attributed to enduring efforts to innovate and reform. To enhance Singapore as a forum of choice in international restructuring and insolvency proceedings, the Rules of Court […]
M&A Transactions: Noteworthy Points When The Legal Framework Changes
Reading Time: 6 minutesGV Lawyers would like to introduce the legal article of Mr. Tran Thanh Tung, a Partner of GV Lawyers titled “M&A transactions: Noteworthy points when the legal framework changes” published on Saigon Times dated 20 January 2021. (TBKTSG Online) – As opposed to the Competition Law 2004, there has been a major change in the […]
Sharing Economy: A Piece Of The 4th Industrial Revolution Or A New Form Of Workers-Squeezing?
Reading Time: 5 minutesGV Lawyers is pleased introduce an article written by our Associate Lawyer Tran Huu Tien titled “Sharing economy – a piece of the 4th industrial revolution or a new form of workers squeezing” posted on website of Vietnam Lawyers Online on 10 December 2020. (LSVN) – Recently, a tax policy newly enacted has been attracting […]
Hong Kong: Protection for employers against team move (Part III): The Interplay between restrictive covenants and springboard injunction
Reading Time: 6 minutesIntroduction In our August employment newsletter, we discussed the UK case QBE Management Services (UK) Ltd v Dymoke & Others  IRLR 458, where the employer successfully obtained, among other things, a 12-month springboard injunction against its former employees and their financial backer from starting a new competing business venture. Springboard injunction is a short term injunction […]
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 […]
Hong Kong: Can love be a defence to bribery and misconduct in public office?
Reading Time: 4 minutesIntroduction The case HKSAR v Wilson Fung Wing-yip & Cheyenne Chan Ung-iok  HKDC 1113 has caught much media attention. The unsuccessful prosecution on the defendants’ bribery charges raises the question of whether a romantic relationship can ever be used as a shield to defend a couple from bribery charges. Background On 28 September 2004, Ms Cheyenne […]
Regional Law: ASEAN Employment Legal Update
Reading Time: 10 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 […]
SMU Lexicon: Amicus Briefs in the WTO: An Uneasy Compromise
Reading Time: 16 minutesI. Introduction An amicus curiae means a “friend of the court” who, though not a party to a lawsuit, provides the court with information or a brief because of his strong interest in the dispute. Since the Appellate Body (“AB”) of the World Trade Organisation (“WTO”) decided that panels may accept amicus curiae briefs in […]
Hong Kong: Enforcing a claim tainted with illegality – the Hong Kong position after the UK Supreme Court Decision in Patel
Reading Time: 8 minutesIntroduction Illegality defence is a legal doctrine which prevents a claimant from pursuing a claim if it arises in connection with some illegal act on the part of the claimant. Such doctrine is underpinned by the principle that one should not be able to benefit from his or her own wrongdoing. The English Supreme Court […]
Australia: Andrew Douglas, Managing Principal of FCW Lawyers addresses why wellbeing in law firms has to be a top priority.
Reading Time: 5 minutesThe fourth Regional Law Firm Management Forum organised by The Australasian Legal Practice Management Association (ALPMA) is happening in Singapore on 18 October 2019 at the Mandarin Oriental. Leading up to the forum, ALN had the opportunity to conduct an email interview with one of the speakers, Mr Andrew Douglas, the Managing Principal of FCW […]
Vietnam Tax Update: New Law on Tax Administration – Key Takeaways
Reading Time: 6 minutesThe new Law on Tax Administration No. 38/2019/QH14 (“LTA” or “new Law”) was passed by the National Assembly in June 2019 will become effective from 1 July 2020. New provisions relating to electronic invoices and electronic documents take effect from 1 July 2022. We summarize below some of the salient features of the new Law. […]