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Startups — How to work with lawyers at each stage of funding
Business,Business Advice,Cryptocurrency,Fintech,Funding,Startups

Reading Time: 6 minutesStartups need to adjust how they work with lawyers as they grow, scale and expand. How can lawyers help startups meet their changing legal needs? Lawyers Ronald JJ Wong (Associate Director, Covenant Chambers LLC) and Patrick Dahm (Consultant, Samuel Seow Law Corporation) educated startups and shared crucial tips on how startups can work with lawyers […]

The ‘Refinancing’ Tactic: How a licensed moneylender bent the rules to their advantage
Criminal and Litigation

Reading Time: 4 minutesIn July this year, the Straits Times reported a case involving a woman who was pressured by a licensed moneylender to renew her loan 16 times, obliging her to repay far more than what she owes. Using the woman’s case as an example, we discuss the ‘refinancing’ tactic used by more opportunistic moneylenders to overcharge their borrowers […]

Lawyer Feature: Chia Yong Yong from Chia Yong Yong Law Corporation
Features,Lawyer Features

Reading Time: 3 minutesAreas that you specialize in and why you choose this practice area I am a corporate lawyer, with particular interest in applying a holistic approach to the development of businesses, whether they be start-ups, SMEs or larger corporations. My 30-over years of experience in a broad spectrum of legal practice, and recent years in the […]

[Photos] How to Engage A Lawyer Depending on your Stage of Startup Funding @ NUS Enterprise
Events and Photo Gallery,Features,Funding

Reading Time: 2 minutesAsiaLawNetwork partnered with NUS Enterprise and e27 to organize a panel discussion on how startups can work with lawyers depending on their stage of funding on 6th July 2017. This event was for startups to ask experienced lawyers their questions on how they can engage lawyers to meet their legal needs as they progress through […]

Lawyer Feature: Samuel Yuen from Yuen Law LLC
Features,Lawyer Features

Reading Time: 3 minutesAreas that you specialize in and why you choose this practice area Depending on who you ask, I am specialising variously in Corporate law, securities and fundraising laws, M&A work or Intellectual Property laws.  I recall, as a young undergraduate, intentionally seeking to train only at law practices that would allow me to ‘cross practice’.  […]

[Photos] Tech + Law = NewLaw @ General Assembly
Events and Photo Gallery,Features

Reading Time: 2 minutesAsiaLawNetwork partnered with ZHIANT and General Assembly to organize a Meetup group discussion on the impact of legal technology at General Assembly on 11 July 2017. Lawyers, law students, developers and individuals from various professions gathered to discuss disruptive legal technologies, a survey of new jobs for lawyers and who will be employing them. We […]

Patent Strategies for Startups
Fintech,Startups

Reading Time: 7 minutesStartups generally worry that acquiring a patent is prohibitively expensive As discussed in the first patent article, the cost of patenting is high and generally several order of magnitudes higher than the cost of acquiring other IP rights such as trade mark and industrial design rights. A cohesive patent strategy can yield significant competitive advantage […]

Lawyer Feature: Ronald JJ Wong from Covenant Chambers LLC
Features,Lawyer Features

Reading Time: 3 minutesAreas that you specialize in and why you choose this practice area I practise in commercial litigation, and corporate advisory and transactions. I practise in these areas because there is great satisfaction in intellectually engaging many different areas of law which apply in a myriad of circumstances, while serving people to try and achieve just […]

Managing the Risks of Using Robo-Advisors
Legal Updates

Reading Time: 7 minutesAfter assessing the unique characteristics and risks posed by digital advisers, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has set out several specific expectations that the board and senior management of the digital adviser must address. This article details the key aspects of the MAS proposal. This article is written by Eric Chan  from Shook Lin […]

Dividing Matrimonial Assets in a Divorce in Singapore
Divorce and Child Custody,Personal

Reading Time: 5 minutesDividing assets in a divorce is often contentious Splitting assets during divorce proceedings are often contentious and a challenge, regardless whether it’s a sum of $5,000 or $50 million. It’s natural that both sides would want to preserve as much of their assets as they can in a fair way.  The court typically has final […]

Cyberbullying and online defamation in Singapore – advice from 3 Lawyers
Business,Defamation,Harassment,Personal

Reading Time: 7 minutesAs we become more interconnected through the internet and social media, we become much more vulnerable to becoming victims of cyberbullying and online defamation. Being deemed liable for a seemingly harmless comment that you have made online is also more likely than you think. Lawyers Pratap Kishan (Director, Ho Wong Law Practice LLC), Ushan Premaratne […]

Personal

The Remembrance and the Forgetting: Singapore’s Mental Capacity Act, Nine Years On

Reading Time: 9 minutesIntroduction Like most developed nations, Singapore has a gradually aging population.[1] The proliferation of this new demographic profile raises a host of pressing issues, particularly that of rising incidences of dementia among the aged.[2] Given that many of those who might suffer from dementia will have accumulated considerable assets and are therefore at risk of […]

Business

Myanmar Legal Update: New Set of Interest Rates for Microfinance Institutions

Reading Time: 2 minutesAmong recent developments happening in the banking and finance sector, the Microfinance Business Supervisory Committee (“MBSC”) issued Directive 1/2019 (the “Directive”). This Directive lays down a new set of interest rates which shall be followed by all microfinance institutions operating in Myanmar. Under the new Directive, the interest rate for microfinance loans shall be charged […]

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