Strategising Digital Transformation and Training Data-literate Teams for Business of Tomorrow

Reading Time: 3 minutesIn the wake of COVID-19 comes a shower of government-led incentives to accelerate digital transformation in the business world, including the highly anticipated Distance Business Programme with funding worth HK$500 million. While the epidemic as a driving force is a most unfortunate and costly one, it does urge decision makers, especially of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME), […]

Christopher Huang, Managing Director of CHP Law, shares the unique impetus behind setting up his own law firm

Reading Time: 10 minutesChristopher is the Managing Director of CHP Law. As a corporate and tax lawyer, he focuses primarily on deal structuring, fund raising, and mergers and acquisitions. In doing so, he is an exponent of advice that reflects practical commerciality and tax sensitivity.    He speaks to us about some of the values and behaviours he […]

Withers strengthens international arbitration and litigation practice in Asia with the hire of Shaun Leong, FCIArb 

Reading Time: 2 minutesInternational law firm Withers has further strengthened its international arbitration and litigation practice in Asia with the hire of new partner Shaun Leong, FCIArb, in Singapore, as demand for commercial disputes resolution services continues to grow.  Shaun is an international arbitration specialist with more than a decade of experience in complex cross border commercial disputes […]

Wong & Partners wins accolades at the ALB Malaysia Law Awards 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutesKuala Lumpur, 17 August 2020 – Wong & Partners, a member firm of Baker McKenzie International is proud to announce that our partners and Firm have won several awards at the recent Asian Legal Business (ALB) Malaysia Law Awards 2020. This year’s Awards ceremony was held virtually on 14 August 2020, due to Covid-19 restrictions. […]

Rajkumar Mannar, Senior Associate of CHP Law, discusses what common misconceptions the public have on lawyers

Reading Time: 5 minutesCome join us as Asia Law Network sits with Rajkumar Mannar, Senior Associate at CHP Law to discuss common misconceptions about lawyers and the change in his area of practice.   CHP Law is a young, mid-sized law firm that engages in corporate and commercial advice, regulatory work, local and international dispute resolution, funds work, […]

Withers hires senior disputes lawyer Chenthil Kumarasingam on the back of increased demand in dispute resolution

Reading Time: 2 minutesInternational law firm Withers has further developed its litigation and arbitration strengths in Asia with the hire of new partner Chenthil Kumarasingam and his team in Singapore, on the back of increased demand for dispute resolution services. Chenthil and his team join from Oon and Bazul LLP. Chenthil offers a broad range of dispute resolution […]

Yes, Prime Minister? A commentary on R (on the application of Miller) v The Prime Minister [2019] UKSC 41

Reading Time: 14 minutes  Introduction In a referendum held on 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. Since then, the government’s attempts to initiate the withdrawal process have not only been fraught with political disagreement and delays, but have also prompted several constitutional law challenges.   On 24 September 2019, the UK Supreme […]

Lawyer Feature: Viviene Sandhu, Partner in Clifford Law, shares how she admires the Obamas, and how she takes pride in mentoring aspiring lawyers.

Reading Time: 5 minutesViviene is an experienced advocate of more than 21 years who has represented clients in all areas of civil litigation, with a primary focus on insurance and family law. Viviene has handled a broad spectrum of cases ranging from simple cases to complex and contentious matters at all levels of the Singapore Court hierarchy. From […]

SMU Lexicon: Updating and Rectifying the Constitution: Wong Souk Yee v Attorney-General

Reading Time: 6 minutesI.   Introduction The High Court in the recent matter of Wong Souk Yee v Attorney-General[1] introduced techniques of statutory interpretation heretofore absent from Singapore constitutional law. In interpreting Article 49(1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore[2] (“the Constitution”), Chua Lee Ming J (“Chua J”), faced with a seemingly conflicting provision in s 24(2A) […]

[Part 1] From Legal to Creative Industry…Ban Jiun Ean, Executive Director of Singapore Mediation Centre

Reading Time: 6 minutesMr Ban Jiun Ean began his tenure as Executive Director of the Singapore Mediation Centre on 1 July 2019. “The Singapore Convention on Mediation is a watershed in the Singapore’s Alternative Dispute Resolution scene…we see online dispute resolution as a key part of the future.” In this 2-part series, a firm believer in the value […]

SMU Lexicon: The Doctrine of the ultra-hazardous act after Ng Huat Seng

Reading Time: 11 minutesIntroduction In November 2017 the Singapore Court of Appeal narrowed the scope of “ultra-hazardous activity” under Singapore tort law through the case of Ng Huat Seng v Munib Mohammad Madni, and clarified (in obiter) the scope of activities which may fall within the doctrine of the ultra-hazardous act.[1] An ultra-hazardous act was first defined by […]

Myanmar Legal Alert: Own a Condo in Myanmar

Reading Time: 4 minutesOn 14 September 2018, the Ministry of Construction (“MOC”) issued Notification 227/2018 (the “Notification”) “Appointing Registrar and Opening Registration Office relating to Condominiums” as part of the implementation of the Condominium Law 2016 (“Condo Law”) and Condominium Rules Notification 267/2017 (“Condo Rules”). This welcome development establishes the long awaited condominium registration offices allowing developers to […]