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Lawyer Feature with Shobna from Dentons Rodyk
Features,Lawyer Features

Reading Time: 7 minutesMarch is International Women’s month and celebrates women from all walks of life. Here at Asia Law Network, we continue to highlight these amazing women who have walked different journeys clocked various achievements, and are willing to share their experiences. And the pleasure is all ours when Shobna a Partner with Dentons Rodyk took time […]

Australia: Value: am I getting it from my litigation lawyer?
Australia,Business,Business Advice,Criminal and Litigation,Regional Law

Reading Time: 3 minutesEvery director or general counsel responsible for managing litigation is tasked with achieving better outcomes for less. In essence, the task is to achieve better value for your company’s litigation spend. However, you can’t achieve better value without an objective sense of what value looks like – how do I know when I am getting good value […]

A Guide to protect your IP in Singapore (A Patent is not always the answer!)
Business,Business Advice,Intellectual Property

Reading Time: 8 minutesIntellectual property (IP) can be an extremely valuable asset to your business – in fact, for some, it is the main asset driving their businesses. This is because owners of IP can exercise their rights to exclude competitors from using their IP or to exploit their IP commercially. While many businesses might be familiar with […]

5 Times when the Non-Compete Clauses in your Employment Contract Probably Aren’t Enforceable
Business,Business Advice,Employment,Legal Contracts,Personal

Reading Time: 3 minutesNon-compete clauses are quite common in employment contracts for certain industries in Singapore. They typically seek to restrict an employee’s right to engage in a similar occupation with a competitor for a period of time after the termination of the employment contract. However, what many employers who include such clauses are not aware of is […]

Commentary: Deferred Prosecution Agreements in Singapore
Business,Intellectual Property,Legal Updates

Reading Time: 7 minutes(A) DPA in Singapore? In a 16 January 2018 Business Times article, it was reported that Minister for Home Affairs and Law K Shanmugam announced that there is a possibility of Deferred Prosecution Agreements (“DPAs”) being offered in Singapore to corporations if they abide by specific requirements. Mr Shanmugam said at the Modernising Criminal Justice: […]

Hong Kong: HKEx published its latest review of corporate governance practices and updated its guidance material on ESG reporting
Business,Business Advice,Hong Kong,Regional Law

Reading Time: 8 minutesIntroduction On 16 November 2018, The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Exchange”) published the findings of its latest review of listed issuers’ corporate governance practices and updated its guidance material on environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) reporting. Latest review of listed issuers’ corporate governance practices Since the introduction of the Corporate Governance Code […]

Australia: It’s true – time really will kill all (M&A) deals
Australia,Business,Business Advice,Regional Law

Reading Time: 2 minutesIt’s long been said that time will kill all deals. That has never been more true. The global uncertainties brought on by the Trump trade war with China and Brexit, coupled with tightening credit conditions in Australia, have started to really bite private business transactions. Often these risks don’t have a direct impact on a particular business. But, […]

SMU Lexicon: Getting to the Root of the Problem: Written Representations to the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods
Legal Updates

Reading Time: 24 minutesIntroduction It is acknowledged that deliberate online falsehoods present a real and pressing danger in today’s world. As set out in the Ministry of Communications and Information and Ministry of Law’s Green Paper on “Deliberate Online Falsehoods: Challenges and Implications” (“Green Paper”), the impact of online falsehoods can be significant.[1] However, the motivations that drive […]

Australia: Hiring casual employees – a warning issued to employers by the Federal Court
Australia,Business,Employment,Regional Law

Reading Time: 5 minutesDetermining whether to classify employees as casual or permanent is a significant decision for any employer. When making such a determination, employers must give consideration to the nature and continuity of work to be undertaken by the employee and the viability of paying casual loading – an amount typically 25% higher than an employee’s base […]

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Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions answered by a Personal Injury Lawyer

Reading Time: 5 minutesWould the employer be liable for the employee’s injuries if the employee is prohibited from being employed in Singapore? If an employee is prohibited from being employed in Singapore but sustains injuries, then the employer would still be liable for the employee’s injuries since Singapore’s public policy is to protect workers at the workplace. This […]

Business

AUSTRALIA: Do you have a loan from your company?

Reading Time: 3 minutesDivision 7A of the Tax Assessment Act 1936 aims to prevent companies from avoiding tax by distributing tax-free profits to shareholders and associates through payments, loans and forgiven debts. A division 7A loan can include an advance of money, a provision of credit, a payment made by a company for a person, on their behalf or at […]

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