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What are Senior Counsel in Singapore?
Legal Updates

Reading Time: 6 minutesIntroduction to Senior Counsel What is a Senior Counsel? Senior Counsel (often referred to as “SCs”) have always been a fascinating class of the legal profession. When a lawyer is appointed a senior counsel (this is also known as taking the silk, he or she is symbolically recognized as being one of the best and […]

[Photos] Cyberbullying and Defamation Panel Discussion @ Collision 8
Events and Photo Gallery,Features

Reading Time: 2 minutesAsiaLawNetwork partnered with Collision 8, Ministry of Funny and the Singapore Kindness Movement to organize a panel event on cyberbullying and defamation at Collision 8 on 8 June 2017. This event was to discuss the increasingly relevant topic of cyberbullying and online defamation in the Internet age, and to share legal advice on what individuals […]

A checklist for victims of Cyberbullying or Online Defamation
Defamation,Personal

Reading Time: 6 minutesInformation technology and us  We live in a modern world where the use of information technology is essential for the success of businesses. An increasing number of businesses have a presence on social media and use a wide variety of online platforms to promote their products and services. However, while information technology has helped to […]

Lawyer Feature: Ushan Premaratne from Withers KhattarWong
Features,Lawyer Features

Reading Time: 3 minutesAreas that you specialize in and why you choose this practice area I specialize in dispute resolution and guide my clients through potential and actual legal disputes. I believe in achieving commercial solutions and through the offering of practical legal advice, I assist my clients to settle their disputes in an amicable and cost effective […]

Cyberbullying and Defamation in 2017 Singapore
Defamation,Personal

Reading Time: 8 minutesWhat is cyber-bullying? Cyber-bullying is simply defined as a form of verbal and written harassment through electronic mediums such as text messaging, websites and social media, among others. Victims find their reputations tarnished as “friends” write humiliating comments or post unflattering photos and videos that encourage an infinite number of participants to post derogatory insults, […]

Lawyer Feature: Srijit Jeshua Shashedaran from Netto & Magin LLC
Features,Lawyer Features

Reading Time: 2 minutesAreas that you specialize in and why you choose this practice area My firm is a full- service firm. We do a variety of matters. I have been involved in Construction disputes, Commercial & Company Law disputes, Divorce matters and Criminal matters. Practicing in a range of matters, gives me perspective and also deepens my […]

Lawyer Feature: Pratap Kishan from Ho Wong Law Practice LLC
Features,Lawyer Features

Reading Time: 3 minutesAreas that you specialise in and why you choose this practice area I handle a cross-section of civil and commercial litigation, matrimonial matters and criminal law. I also handle arbitration both in Singapore and International Arbitration.  I started out as a young lawyer many years ago wanting to specialise in criminal law, however I did […]

Termination of Employment Contracts – What you need to know
Business,Employment,Legal Contracts,Personal

Reading Time: 22 minutesWhen can an employer summarily dismiss an employee for misconduct? Can an employee sue under common law for an employer’s wrongful dismissal? Can an employee sue for a wrongful manner of dismissal? How does wrongful dismissal relate to the implied term of trust and confidence or an implied duty of good faith (if any)? This article […]

Know your rights as a professional
Business,Business Advice,Employment,Personal

Reading Time: 10 minutesTroubles in the workplace often arise when employees clash with their employers. These conflicts between employees and employers tend to be rooted in legal issues, such as a breach of the employment contract or the employee feeling that he has been wrongfully terminated by his employer. Lawyers Tan Cheow Hung (Director, Beacon Law Corporation) and […]

Defamation: A Guide to Bringing Claims and Avoiding Liability
Business,Defamation,Personal

Reading Time: 12 minutesIn today’s hyper-connected, social-media crazy world, anything we say can be easily propagated throughout the Internet. That means we are more vulnerable to defamation, while at the same time, more exposed to liability for defamation. How do we manage this? This article is written by Ronald JJ Wong from Covenant Chambers LLC  and originally published on […]

Planning to start a business or startup? Your Legal Questions Answered
Business,Business Advice,Startups

Reading Time: 13 minutesSo you have a unique and innovative business idea that you’d like to fully invest your time and energy in. But before realizing your entrepreneurship dreams, there’s still the legal aspects to take care of such as incorporating and preparing the legal documentation for your business. To help aspiring entrepreneurs, Samuel Ng (Director, BlackOak LLC) […]

Incorporating a Company under the Malaysian Companies Act 2016
Business,Business Advice,Malaysia,Regional Law

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe Companies Act 2016 and Companies Regulations 2017 (“new Act”) have mostly come into force as of 31 January 2017. The new Act aims to reduce the cost of doing business in Malaysia while increasing protection for stakeholders of a company. As part of this objective, the incorporation process for Malaysian companies has been simplified […]

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Are you a victim of sexual assault or harassment?

Reading Time: 7 minutesIf you are a victim of sexual assault or harassment, the first thing you should do is immediately tell someone you trust and go to make a police report. However, there is more you can do to secure justice for yourself against your attacker or harasser if the criminal process proves to be too daunting […]

Business

Indemnity provisions in contracts – are they that important?

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhat are indemnity provisions? Indemnity provisions, also known as “indemnities” or “indemnity clauses”, are commonly included in contracts to allocate risk between contracting parties. If properly included, the indemnifying party (the “indemnifier”) will be obliged to compensate the indemnified party for losses which may occur as a result of a specified event, sometimes referred to […]

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