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Offence for anyone in Singapore to travel to Ukraine to take up arms; Legal ways to help
Legal Everyday,Personal

Reading Time: 5 minutesIt is an offence for any person in Singapore to travel or try to travel to Ukraine to take up arms in the conflict there, said the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday (March 10). The ministry said it is aware that the Embassy of Ukraine here has received calls from people expressing an […]

Cynthia Tang – the lawyer who set up a law firm to help SMEs in the midst of a pandemic.
Features,Know Your Lawyer (KYL),Lawyer Features

Reading Time: 3 minutesHow do you advise an Israeli high-tech company to balance its rapid expansion plans in Singapore with compliance with industry regulations? Cynthia Tang faced this dilemma at the Singapore EDB when advising MNCs expanding in Singapore. “Most times, the commercial stakeholders are focused on business expansion and see legal consideration as a constraint – a […]

Jonathan Foong, Managing Director of That.Legal LLC, on the past, present and future of That.Legal.
Know Your Lawyer (KYL),Lawyer Features

Reading Time: 5 minutesMr Jonathan Foong is the Managing Director of That.Legal LLC, a boutique law firm specialising in Intellectual Property (“IP”). He mainly handles non-contentious matters, which comprise two main areas. First, he looks after the IP portfolios of numerous clients (both local and foreign) – some of whom have trade marks, registered designs and/or patents in […]

Wang Lee Hom’s divorce – 6 ways it differs from usual divorce proceedings and key takeaways.
Divorce and Child Custody,Legal Updates,Personal

Reading Time: 8 minutesOn 15 December 2021, celebrity Mandopop singer Wang Lee Hom announced on social media that he and his soon-to-be ex-wife, Lee Jinglei, were getting divorced. This began a war of words between Wang and Lee, and even between their respective friends and family, that lasted about a week before Wang apologised publicly to Lee and […]

Parliament amends Women’s Charter to introduce divorce by mutual agreement option
Divorce and Child Custody,Legal Updates

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe Singapore Parliament amended the Women’s Charter on 10 January 2022, introducing a new Divorce by Mutual Agreement (DMA) reason in divorce proceedings. The change is meant to provide a more amicable option for couples to split up legally. The DMA reason adds a new route for couples to mutually agree that their marriage has broken […]

4 Common Types of Scams to Avoid
Consumer Law,Legal Everyday,Personal

Reading Time: 5 minutesNearly 470 OCBC Bank customers lost at least $8.5 million to a spate of SMS phishing scams last month. Other banks such as DBS and UOB recently warned of similar scams impersonating bank employees. Oftentimes, scammers are difficult to catch because many use cunning methods. They can immediately dispose of the fake websites, IP addresses, […]

HSA seizes biggest haul of over $2m worth of e-vaporisers and related components
Consumer Law,Personal Injury,Wellbeing

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has seized more than $2 million worth of e-vaporisers and related components after an operation conducted on October 11 2021. It is the largest seizure of tobacco products by the HSA, in terms of the volume and street value of the e-vaporisers, the authority added. The authority said it acted […]

A Guide to Understanding a Variable Capital Company (VCC)
Business,Funding,Investments,Taxation

Reading Time: 4 minutesThis Guide provides an outline of the key aspects of a Variable Capital Company (“VCC“) and its related framework. The VCC is a novel fund structure in Singapore that permits many collective investment schemes to be housed under the canopy of a single corporate entity. Where sub-funds are concerned, VCCs allow them to be segregated […]

Levelling the Playing Field between the Prosecution and the Defence: Steps in the Right Direction
Legal Everyday,Legal Updates,Properties and Real Estate

Reading Time: 8 minutesDeveloped by Herbert Packer, the Crime Control Model and Due Process Model espouse different ideologies in criminal justice. The former prioritises efficient crime suppression in the interests of public order, while the latter emphasises the primacy of individual rights in relation to the state. While Singapore’s criminal justice regime incorporates characteristics of both, historically, experts […]

Transferring assets between spouses with clarity and intention: CLT v CLS and another matter [2021] SGHCF 29
Divorce and Child Custody,Legal Contracts,Marriage,Properties and Real Estate,TLDR Case Summaries

Reading Time: 6 minutesWhat could happen to your wealth and assets if your marriage goes south? What if your spouse is instrumental in preserving your wealth? What happens to shares gifted by your father that are now worth S$11.7 million? Would you try to delay the inevitable and dangle the transfer of interest in a property to get […]

Feeding wildlife in Singapore is a lose-lose situation, say experts
Environment,Wellbeing

Reading Time: 3 minutesPeople who feed wild animals are being made to pay a pretty penny for their actions, as the authorities move to clamp down on behaviour that could escalate chances of human-wildlife conflict. Members of the nature community tell The Straits Times that this is a timely move, especially with Singapore’s greening efforts paying off and […]

S’pore to introduce new gambling laws that cover arcade games & claw machines
Esports,Gambling,Legal Updates,Wellbeing

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. […]

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SMU Lexicon: Reversing a Bankrupt’s Transfer

Reading Time: 8 minutesIntroduction Let’s say you are an investor. You enter a joint investment with a friend and lend him $100,000. Sadly, the joint venture fails, and to make matters worse, your friend has gone bankrupt and transferred half of your money to his wife. Can you get your money back? Unfortunately, once he is declared bankrupt, […]

Business

SMU Lexicon: Reversing a Bankrupt’s Transfer

Reading Time: 8 minutesIntroduction Let’s say you are an investor. You enter a joint investment with a friend and lend him $100,000. Sadly, the joint venture fails, and to make matters worse, your friend has gone bankrupt and transferred half of your money to his wife. Can you get your money back? Unfortunately, once he is declared bankrupt, […]

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