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Lijun Chui, Counsel with Clifford Chance Asia and one of Singapore’s most influential lawyers in 2018 shares how technology improves the productivity of law firms
Features,TechLaw,techlaw.fest

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn March 2017, the Law Society of Singapore launched the SmartLaw Recognition Scheme which recognises the efforts of local law practices that adopt technology to enhance their productivity and business capabilities. Since its inception, more than 50 firms have earned the recognition as a SmartLaw legal practice. At the TechLaw.Fest 2019, we had a chance […]

SMU Lexicon: The validity of “No Oral Modification” clauses and the UKSC decision in Rock Advertising Limited v MWB Business Exchange Centres Limited [2018] UKSC 24
Business,Legal Contracts

Reading Time: 10 minutes      I. Introduction The recent UK Supreme Court’s (“UKSC”) decision in Rock Advertising Limited v MWB Business Exchange Centres Limited was highly anticipated. Modern litigation rarely raises new fundamental issues in the law of contract; this case, however, dealt with two.[1] Moreover, the preceding Court of Appeal (“COA”) judgement had left the law relating […]

Australia: Andrew Douglas, Managing Principal of FCW Lawyers addresses why wellbeing in law firms has to be a top priority.
Australia,Lawyer Features,Legal Everyday,Wellbeing

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 […]

“Help! I Just Got Scammed Online Over My Holiday Bookings.”
Consumer Law,Legal Everyday,Personal

Reading Time: 5 minutesPlanning your next getaway soon? A recent survey conducted by computer security software company, McAfee, revealed that nearly one in three Singaporeans had a history of being scammed or came close to being swindled when booking a holiday online[1]. Asia Law Network sits down with Viviene Sandhu, a litigation lawyer from Clifford Law, to understand […]

Lawyer Feature: Ken Chia, Associate Principal of Baker McKenzie shares the importance of leveraging technology to lawyer better.
Features,Lawyer Features,TechLaw,techlaw.fest

Reading Time: 5 minutesTechnology is ubiquitous in our everyday lives, and it is certainly gaining its foothold in the legal industry. Extensive efforts by the Singapore Academy of Law and the Ministry of Law to promote the adoption of legal technology, such as the publication of the Legal Technology Vision in 2018 and the recent TechLaw.Fest, are showing […]

SMU Lexicon: Case Commentary of Ochroid Trading v Chua Siok Lui
Business,Legal Contracts

Reading Time: 14 minutesIntroduction Where a contract is illegal, the contract is void and the courts will not enforce the contract.[1] Despite the simplicity of the foregoing logic, the concept of illegality in contract law – often used as a defence mechanism in lawsuits – has long vexed students and practitioners alike. As Lady Justice Gloster in Patel v […]

Vietnam Tax Update: New Law on Tax Administration – Key Takeaways
Business,Regional Law,Vietnam

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. […]

SoSmall Series: Beware of Contracts Bought Online
Legal Everyday,Small Law Firms,TechLaw

Reading Time: 3 minutesSoSmall Series: This series focuses to cover various technology topics for championing solo, small businesses and professionals in the legal industry. I am meeting more and more technology companies which have one objective: replace the lawyer! I am generally wary of technology companies that tell me their end goal is to replace a lawyer. Unlike […]

Lawyer Feature: Simon Tan, Managing Director of Attorneys Inc Emphasizes Why Lawyering Needs to Be Multi-Dimensional in Current Times
Features,Lawyer Features

Reading Time: 6 minutesTucked in a small corner of Raffles Place, Attorneys Inc serves people from all walks of life. Asia Law Network sat down with Simon Tan, Managing Director of Attorneys Inc Limited Law Corporation, who shared his aspirations for the company and drew us closer to the heart of lawyering. Simon was called to the Singapore […]

SMU Lexicon: Ah Boys to Men: Training Deaths and Accountability
Business,Military Law

Reading Time: 14 minutesI.              Introduction Croesus might have been mistaken when he commented that “in peace, sons bury fathers, but in war fathers bury sons”.[1] Training accidents do occur, and soldiers pay the ultimate price. On 18th April 2018, Corporal (“CPL”) Dave Lee, a full-time National Serviceman (“NSF”), succumbed to heat injury following his fast march.[2] Since then, […]

Hong Kong: Tripartite MOU on accessing the audit working papers for compliance
Business,Hong Kong,Regional Law

Reading Time: 4 minutesIntroduction Enforcements against corporate fraud and misfeasance have always been top priorities for the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong (the “SFC”).  In investigating the business affairs and conduct of a listed issuer, audit working papers of the listed issuer are crucial for the SFC to gain a thorough understanding of the business and […]

[Part 2] Ban Jiun Ean shares about his return to the legal industry
Dispute Resolution,Features,Mediation

Reading Time: 7 minutes“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 the previous issue of Ban Jiun Ean’s interview, he shared with us his reasons for studying law and his motivations to move to the creative industry. Read on […]

Personal

This Side of the Fence: #1 – The Charge

Reading Time: 4 minutesIn this monthly series, a young litigator shares insights into his work with accused persons, especially those facing the death penalty. Each edition will walk through a particular phase of the criminal litigation process. It is his fervent hope that one day, we can all learn to empathize with, and not just vilify, those accused of […]

Business

SMU Lexicon: Grab-Uber merger: observations and implications for Singapore’s competition regime

Reading Time: 22 minutesI. Introduction For months on end in 2018, consumers were enthralled by the long and sustained competition between Uber and Grab – two ride-hailing giants that have been spearheading paradigm changes in the commerce landscape, massively disrupting the transport industry in the process. More importantly, consumers were benefitting heavily from the price war as both […]

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