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Why you might consider making a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) when making your will
Personal,Wills, Probates and Trusts

Reading Time: 7 minutesThree pillars to a strong and happy family Unity. Harmony. Clarity. These are the three pillars of a strong and happy family. Even when the family faces a crisis, e.g. when a member loses his mental capacity or passes away, having a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) in addition to a Will ensures that the […]

Estate planning – Creating, preserving and distributing your estate in Singapore when you pass
Personal,Wills, Probates and Trusts

Reading Time: 5 minutesWhy do we need Estate Planning? Estate planning is not exactly a topic that anyone likes to talk about, given that it may be taboo as we are making plans based on the demise of a loved one or yourself. Or, we might think about it when we hear about or see someone going through difficulties due […]

What to do when conflicts arise between business partners
Business Advice

Reading Time: 6 minutesBusiness partner conflicts are common Conflicts between business partners aren’t uncommon. While most disagreements are typically quickly resolved with some discussion, there are some more serious disagreements that can threaten the partnership and therefore the whole business. These disagreements can potentially stall or damage the business. There are many reasons why conflicts arise between business […]

How to Resolve Parenting Conflicts Out of Court – Tips from a Matrimonial Lawyer
Divorce and Child Custody,Parenting Tips,Personal

Reading Time: 3 minutesParenting conflicts can arise from different parenting  styles  Quite often, conflicts in parenting style can lead to marital breakdown and at its worst, can manifest during the divorce process. It is clear that we are born and raised differently and no one shares the same childhood experience. It’s very rare to have parents agree completely […]

Ending a marriage that is less than three years
Divorce and Child Custody,Personal

Reading Time: 3 minutesMany reasons why marriages come to an end There are many reasons as to why a marriage comes to an end. According to the Singapore Department of Statistics Report, the top two main reasons for divorces in 2016 are “unreasonable behaviour” (53.5%) and “having lived apart or separated for three years or more” (42.5%). The […]

Lawyer Feature: Kelvin Tan from Vicki Heng Law Corporation
Features,Lawyer Features

Reading Time: 3 minutesAreas that you specialize in and why you choose this practice area My main areas of practice would be civil and commercial litigation. I also handle the usual family law matters like divorce, adoption and mental capacity act cases. Separately, we also have a corporate advisory practice largely for SMEs. I have always enjoyed litigation […]

A better way to get legal documentation for your startup
Business,Business Advice,Startups

Reading Time: 5 minutesEven one lawsuit can devastate the prospects of a startup “Fail Fast, Fail Often” is a popular mantra among entrepreneurs that is only half-true when it comes to the legal mistakes that startups make. Getting into legal trouble often results in the sudden dissolution or a slow death of a dream business as the startup’s […]

[Photos] Forming a Partnership with LadyBoss & Withers KhattarWong
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Reading Time: 2 minutesAsia Law Network partnered with LadyBoss Asia and Withers KhattarWong to host an event on Startup Edition: Forming Partnerships. We discussed how startups can leverage strategic and internal partnerships to charge their growth, and how to best structure these partnerships for success. We invited a great panel of experienced lawyers from our network of lawyers: Farhana […]

Competition Law (Part 2: Abuse of Dominance)
Business,Business Advice,Competition Law

Reading Time: 8 minutesContinuing from the previous article, lawyer Jeremiah Chew  from Ascendant Legal LLC talks about the second prohibited conduct of the 3-part series: abuse of dominance.  This guide is divided into the following sections: What is the law on abuse of dominance? What does it mean to be “dominant”? Examples of abuse of dominance How does it affect […]

Prenuptial Agreements in Singapore
Divorce and Child Custody

Reading Time: 7 minutesWhat is a prenuptial agreement? A prenuptial agreement (or ‘prenup’) is an agreement made before a marriage, which attempts to set out the distribution of assets in the event of a divorce. It is similar to a founders’ agreement in two respects—firstly, both are typically drafted prior to entering a partnership. Secondly, both involve preparing […]

Wills: What is the role of an executor and administrator in your will?
Wills, Probates and Trusts

Reading Time: 6 minutesIn his previous article on Wills and Probates, Lim Fung Peen from Yuen Law LLC talked about how to start transferring and distributing the assets of your deceased loved ones. This article reviews and demystifies the role of an executor or administrator in the distribution of a deceased individual’s assets. The role of an executor/administrator […]

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Why was McDonald’s “BIG MAC” trade mark revoked in Europe?

Reading Time: 4 minutesIntroduction In the European Union Intellectual Property Office’s (“EUIPO”) decision in Supermac’s (Holdings) Ltd v McDonald’s International Property Company, Ltd dated 11 January 2019, the EUIPO revoked McDonald’s rights in respect of the trade mark “BIG MAC”. The reason for the decision was that McDonald’s had failed to provide sufficient evidence to the EUIPO to prove that […]

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