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Top 5 misconceptions start-ups have about patents in Singapore
Business,Business Advice,Fintech,Startups

Reading Time: 5 minutesContinuing from the previous IP article, patent attorney Chan Wai Yeng from Taylor Vinters Via LLC  talks about the top five misconceptions about patenting which startups should be aware of.  Intellectual property protection is an important consideration for most start-ups. The exclusive monopoly that comes with patents can help start-ups carve a niche in a crowded marketplace. […]

What freelancers and self-employed need to know about the law in Singapore
Business,Business Advice,Employment

Reading Time: 11 minutesWhat must freelancers know about the legal implications of working in a gig economy? And from the perspective of employers, what do they have to consider when employing freelancers? Lau Kah Hee (Partner, Derrick Wong & Lim BC LLP) and Kang Yixian (Partner, Donaldson and Burkinshaw LLP) shared tips about freelance work during ‘Legal for […]

Getting legal help is not as difficult or expensive as you think
Features,Hiring A Lawyer

Reading Time: 4 minutesGetting legal help is like pulling teeth, right? Most people think that it’s expensive, inconvenient and difficult to get a lawyer. Indeed, there seems to be no easy and straightforward method to choose a lawyer out of the 4,885 legal practitioners in 863 law firms in Singapore. Many are also intimidated at the prospect of […]

Pursuing Legal Action on Behalf of a Company
Business,Business Advice,Criminal and Litigation

Reading Time: 11 minutesWhat can a shareholder or company member do if the company has a claim against a third party but the directors of the company fail, neglect or refuse to commence action to pursue that claim? What if the claim is against the company’s directors for breach of directors’ or fiduciary duties? Or what if the […]

[Photos] Legal Advice for Professionals & Freelancers
Events and Photo Gallery,Features

Reading Time: 2 minutesAsiaLawNetwork partnered with the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association, NTUC and the Singapore Human Resources Institute to host an event for professionals and freelancers on 19 April, 2017 at NTUC Centre at One Marina Boulevard. The topic was to share legal advice in a rapidly changing workplace for professionals as: It is increasingly common to change […]

INDONESIA: Payment Transaction Processing Framework-Introduction from Our Perspective (Part 1)
Fintech,Indonesia,Regional Law

Reading Time: 10 minutesOn 14 November 2016 Bank Indonesia (“BI”), the Central Bank governing body in Indonesia, issued the Bank Indonesia Regulation No. 18/40/2016 concerning Framework of Payment Transaction Processing (Peraturan Bank Indonesia Nomor 18/40/2016 Tahun 2016 tentang Penyelenggaraan Pemrosesan Transaksi Pembayaran / “BI Regulation 18/2016”). We applaud the efforts made by BI to respond efficiently, swiftly and […]

Patent 101: Things you need to know before patenting
Business,Business Advice,Fintech,Startups

Reading Time: 9 minutesEureka! You have just created a great new product, UX, or developed an improved manufacturing process with significant reduction in production time. You know your invention has tremendous commercial value, and you are keen to share your idea with a potential business partner. But hold on for a minute. Before you disclose your invention to […]

Eyes wide open – How useful and enforceable are pre-nuptial agreements in Singapore?
Divorce and Child Custody,Personal

Reading Time: 7 minutesSigning an agreement to establish how your assets will be distributed in the event of a divorce may sound like a good idea, but will it work? This article discusses the usefulness of a pre-nuptial agreement, and whether you should get one. This article is written by Sharanjit Kaur and Suzanne Kingston from Withers KhattarWong and […]

Art or Vandalism? Where Art meets the Law in Singapore
Legal Everyday

Reading Time: 9 minutesArt collides with the law Two of the most talked about artworks in Singapore had appeared overnight to surprise both members of the public and public authorities. In a bold move, the artists of both artworks had bypassed the process of obtaining official permission to display their work in public. Their public artworks have since […]

Lawyer Feature: Tan Cheow Hung from Beacon Law Corporation
Features,Lawyer Features

Reading Time: 4 minutesAreas that you specialise in and why you choose this practice area The greater part of my experience has been in Dispute Resolution. I have represented clients in a diverse range of civil and commercial disputes; including shareholders’ and partnership disputes, employment disputes, defamation proceedings, construction disputes, banking disputes and tortious claims.  In recent years, […]

Personal

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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