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A Guide to Bankruptcy and Debt Recovery in Singapore
Bankruptcy

Reading Time: 7 minutesIntroduction For some, a man is only as good as his word. There is logic in this, given that creditors (also known as moneylenders) often worry about whether borrowers will repay their debts. Debt recovery, after all, can be a tedious and frustrating process. Creditors may often receive no response despite calling, e-mailing, and sending […]

Eugene Lim, founding Principal of Taxise Asia LLC and technopreneur, on how he fell into tax accidentally.
Know Your Lawyer (KYL),Lawyer Features,Taxation,TechLaw,Uncategorized

Reading Time: 6 minutesEugene starts his day at around 8 in the morning, just in time to catch the companies in the West Coast before they end work. Then, he checks in with his associates at WTS Taxise. “Especially in this Covid-19 period, it’s important to ensure that everyone is coping well,” Eugene says. In the afternoon, he […]

Gillian Tan, Of Counsel of That.Legal, believes that working from home as a new mother is empowering.  
Know Your Lawyer (KYL),Lawyer Features,Trade Marks,Uncategorized

Reading Time: 4 minutesIf there is one good thing that arose out of the COVID-19 pandemic, it would be that it has significantly changed the way businesses, including law firms, work. Under the rules as at the date of writing, work from home (“WFH”) is the default mode in Singapore since disaster struck in late in 2019. While […]

An Employers’ Guide to CPF Contributions
Legal Everyday

Reading Time: 7 minutesIntroduction Central Provident Fund (“CPF”) is sometimes referred to as “Calculate, Pay or get Fined” by Singaporean employers. This is because the Central Provident Fund Act requires them to contribute to their employees’ CPF accounts or get fined for failure to do so.[1] If you are an employer, you may have questions about such contributions. […]

The role of culture on divorce, and its impacts on how a divorce proceeding is handled.
Divorce and Child Custody,Marriage

Reading Time: 5 minutesDivorce is far from a simple or straightforward matter. The considerations are often multifarious, but one intangible yet omnipresent aspect is none other than culture. From customs to communication methods, culture finds itself underpinning our beliefs, values and decision-making process for significant life events, such as divorce. In this article, we will examine the role […]

Debt Management Plans: A Practical Solution for Debt-Laden Individuals
Bankruptcy,Business,Uncategorized

Reading Time: 6 minutesIntroduction How does one achieve financial freedom? One typical answer may be to spend below our means. Unfortunately, some of us may already be beyond the point of no return, with interest causing a seemingly-unstoppable spiral into bankruptcy.[1] Still, there is still hope for individuals who are unable to pay off their debts. Various repayment […]

Commentary on Model and Artist’s Legal Tussle: Are my image rights as a model in a photograph protected from commercial use in Singapore?
TechLaw

Reading Time: 7 minutes  In late March 2021, local model Duan Mei Yue and artist Allison Low found themselves in a legal tussle that made it all the way into mainstream media.[1] Low had referenced a photo of Duan’s for her artwork that bore a high resemblance to the latter’s likeness, allegedly without Duan’s permission. The artwork was […]

Enforcement of Verbal Contracts and Evidential Issues
Legal Contracts,Uncategorized

Reading Time: 6 minutes Introduction Suppose Adam agrees verbally to purchase oranges from a supplier, Ben, for Adam’s business. Adam finds out the very next day that another supplier, Cindy, can provide those oranges at a lower cost. Being a shrewd businessman, Adam no longer wishes to purchase them from Ben. He calls up Ben to inform him of […]

Enforceability of Non-Standard Form Contracts
Business Advice,Legal Contracts

Reading Time: 6 minutesIntroduction Electronic communications are omnipresent. Apart from texting our friends via apps like Telegram or WhatsApp, and discussing work through emails, we also transact using electronic means – for example, by buying items off Taobao, Shopee, or Lazada, just one of the many e-commerce platforms available. This article discusses whether agreements formed over messaging apps […]

Personal

When A Home Is Not A Home

Reading Time: 9 minutesThe matrimonial home occupies a very special place in the family. During the marriage, it is the cradle of the family. It is where the family starts its day, and where it ends its day. It is where the family breaks bread, and it is where bonds are made. Accordingly, the matrimonial home also occupies […]

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