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Know Your Lawyer: Mark Teng, Executive Director at That.Legal LLC, on why he is That. lawyer.
Intellectual Property,Know Your Lawyer (KYL),Lawyer Features

Reading Time: 4 minutesMark is many things – it would be much easier if I started with what Mark is not. For starters, Mark is not your average lawyer. He is not a meek acceptor of his status quo and is certainly not a follower. “There’s a certain opportunity in the market right now, and I want to […]

SMU Lexicon: Surviving Flow-down Liability for Liquidated Damages: A Guide for Subcontractors
Business Advice,Uncategorized

Reading Time: 7 minutesIntroduction The construction sector in Singapore was valued at S$33.4 billion in 2019.[1] This booming industry is expected to remain strong in 2020, due to the increasing complexity in the design of buildings, such as the rising emphasis on prefabrication technology.[2] Construction projects are complex, and require many different skills and expertise. Any one contractor […]

SMU Lexicon: The Basics of Bankruptcy in Singapore
Bankruptcy

Reading Time: 7 minutesMoney, money, money, must be funny, in the rich man’s world.[1]  Introduction For a potential bankrupt, the notion of “money” is far from funny. Indeed, it is his very lifeblood – the source of both his worry and glee. To bring some assurance and clarity to persons who may have concerns about imminent bankruptcy, this […]

Know Your Lawyer: Cephas Yee, Partner at Aquinas Law Alliance, deems creative problem solving essential for effective lawyering.
Know Your Lawyer (KYL),Lawyer Features,Uncategorized

Reading Time: 5 minutesCephas vividly remembers a time when he acted on behalf of a wealthy businessman. His business partner had backed out of the deal at the last minute. Upset, the businessman had engaged Cephas to help him recover his monetary losses from the other party. However, after taking the case, Cephas got the feeling that it […]

SMU Lexicon: Product Liability In Singapore — Knowing Your Rights As A Consumer
Consumer Law,Personal

Reading Time: 6 minutesIntroduction Imagine that it is haze season, and you buy an air-purifier to help you and your family through the days of smoke ahead. However, only a few days after its purchase, the air-purifier stops working. To make things worse, the seller refuses to provide a refund. As a consumer, what legal recourse do you […]

SMU Lexicon: Winning but not Winning — Sharing Lottery Winnings In The Event of a Divorce (BOI v BOJ [2019] 2 SLR 114)
Divorce and Child Custody,Legal Everyday

Reading Time: 6 minutesIntroduction Striking the lottery usually calls for celebration. However, for lottery winners who have not had quite the same fortune in their marriage and are contemplating a divorce, perhaps the celebrations should not start just yet. In the recent decision of BOI v BOJ (“BOI”),[1] the apex court clarified that lottery winnings received during a […]

Know Your Lawyer: Angelia Thng, Partner at Braddell Brothers, On Imposter Syndrome And Fear Of The Unknown
Know Your Lawyer (KYL),Lawyer Features,Uncategorized

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhen Angelia’s boss first told Angelia that he wanted to promote her to the role of Partner, her first response was, “Are you crazy?” Although she had already been an Associate at Braddell Brothers for more than four years by that point, Angelia still didn’t feel ready to assume the responsibility of being a partner. […]

SMU Lexicon: Doxxing in Singapore – Laws and Remedies
Harassment,Personal

Reading Time: 7 minutesIntroduction In an Internet-empowered age, it is increasingly common for public disputes and ungracious behaviour to be dealt with by a ferocious online mob. Often, social justice is exacted through online vigilantism and doxxing. Doxxing occurs when a person publishes the personal or identifying information of others online.[1] Doxxing results in grave consequences. Information posted […]

Know Your Lawyer: Adrian Tan, Partner at TSMP, On Why The Law Is A Society’s Operating System
Know Your Lawyer (KYL),Lawyer Features

Reading Time: 5 minutesNovelist, stand-up comedian, friend-for-hire — these are all names that Adrian Tan has been known by. However, his most profitable gig might actually be moonlighting as a lawyer.  It is in his capacity as a lawyer that I am interviewing him today. At 3 o’clock, he waltzes into the conference room at TSMP with his […]

SMU Lexicon: Damages For Defamation — How Are They Assessed?
Defamation,Legal Everyday

Reading Time: 6 minutesIntroduction Rome wasn’t built in a day, but it sure burned in one. No wonder then, that defamation is treated seriously – a person’s reputation takes ages to build, yet a single incident, a statement in a newspaper, a remark in a magazine, or even a seemingly innocuous comment online is enough to ruin it. […]

SMU Lexicon: An Overview of Defamation
Defamation,Legal Everyday

Reading Time: 9 minutesThis article was co-authored by Samantha Ee and Sonia Elizabeth Rajendra, students from Singapore Management University, School of Law (Class of 2021). Introduction Of all the weapons man could invent, the most terrible – and the most powerful – was the word.[1] In today’s digital era, statements made on social media can be easily shared, […]

Know Your Lawyer: Clarence Lun, Managing Director of Fervent Chambers LLC, Is A Protector Of Reputations
Defamation,Know Your Lawyer (KYL),Lawyer Features,Uncategorized

Reading Time: 5 minutesHere’s something that you probably didn’t know about Clarence Lun: he used to be an elite runner.  Clarence once ran at the highest echelons of distance running and hoped to one day represent Singapore. But while a serious knee injury might have dashed his SEA Games dreams, he remains deeply involved in the sporting world—albeit […]

Personal

Prenuptial Agreements – the importance of being consistent.

Reading Time: 5 minutesPrenuptial agreements are increasingly becoming more prevalent and commonly accepted by parties looking to set out how they intend to agree on financial settlement terms in the event of a divorce. Approaching the topic of preparing and executing a Prenuptial Agreement is always a sensitive topic that should be broached frankly and as an honest […]

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