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10 Common Causes of Conflicts Within Small Businesses (And How to Fix Them)
Business,Business Advice,Employment

Reading Time: 7 minutesHarsh truth When people extend their familiar or friendly relationship to a business environment, corporate trouble beckons, sometimes even disaster. A common scenario is that of family members, friends or fellow students starting a business with great ideas but without great (or any) legal agreements. As something turns sour, having insufficient (or no) contracts in […]

[Photos] Legal Technology Roadshow by The Law Society of Singapore
Events and Photo Gallery

Reading Time: 1 minutesAsiaLawNetwork participated in the Legal Technology Roadshow organized by the Law Society of Singapore at NTUC Centre.  Over the two-day roadshow, we met lawyers alongside other legal-tech related businesses who were curious to learn more about how legal technology is developing in Singapore and also networked and made new friends with other peers in the industry. […]

Competition Law (Part 1: Anti-Competitive Agreements)
Business,Business Advice,Competition Law,Startups

Reading Time: 8 minutesContinuing from the previous article, lawyer Jeremiah Chew from Ascendant Legal LLC talks about the first prohibited conduct of the 3-part series: anti-competitive agreements.  This guide is divided into the following 10 sections: What is the law on anti-competitive agreements? What is the purpose of this law? Examples of anti-competitive agreements in Singapore How does it affect […]

Financial Institutions: 3 Ways the Singapore Government Is Intensifying Anti Money Laundering Efforts
Business,Criminal and Litigation

Reading Time: 6 minutesSingapore’s reputation as a global financial centre makes it susceptible to cross-border money laundering activities. In response, the Singapore government has stepped its efforts to protect the system’s integrity, in three ways. This article is written by Shashi Nathan and originally published in The Business Times. The “Article in 60 Seconds” is contributed by Leanne Cheng. […]

A Lawyer Mum At Work (Vicki Heng)
Employment

Reading Time: 3 minutesVicki from Vicki Heng Law Corporation talks about starting her own law firm and balancing work with life at home. This article was originally published in Biz Events Asia. Vicki is a new lawyer joining AsiaLawNetwork — welcome! Legal Mind: Striking a Balance The eldest of three children in a middle-class family, I was brought […]

Tax Mitigation (Legal) vs Tax Avoidance (Illegal) – How to make sure you aren’t breaking a law.
Business,Business Advice,Startups

Reading Time: 7 minutesDeath and taxes As the old saying goes, there are only two constants in life – death and taxes. Whether you are a budding entrepreneur running your own business, or just an individual trying to cut down on expenses, minimizing taxes is a key objective we all pursue. Yet, it inevitably begs the question – […]

7 legal issues drone users need to know
Business,Business Advice

Reading Time: 15 minutesDrones are increasingly popular in Singapore –professional and even hobby photographers are using them to achieve camera angles never thought possible before. But while some may think the sky’s the limit for their new toys, there are laws regulating their use. This article is written by Ronald JJ Wong and originally published in Law Gazette. The […]

Banks need to adhere to Etridge Duties when dealing with vulnerable guarantors
Legal Updates

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe Article in 60 Seconds Vulnerable guarantors include spouses or family members who could be emotionally influenced by a creditor Banks need to adhere to the Etridge Duties or risk voiding the guarantee (see Sudha Natrajan v The Bank of East Asia Ltd [2016] SGCA 66) A checklist of 5 important steps in discharging Etridge […]

Why digital marketing matters to lawyers and how to get started
Business,Business Advice

Reading Time: 5 minutesOn 27th February 2017, the Singapore government announced the Tech Start for Law programme, a new S$2.8m scheme aimed at encouraging Singapore law firms, especially boutique practices to adopt technology solutions in digital marketing, practice management and online research. This first-of-its-kind initiative for the industry is an indication that Singapore law firms and lawyers must […]

3 Major Risks When You Transact or Invest in a Crypto-currency Like Bitcoin
Business,Business Advice,Cryptocurrency,Fintech,Startups

Reading Time: 14 minutesWhat is Bitcoin? How would the law characterise Bitcoin? Is it legal property? What are the plausible private law issues relating to Bitcoin? This article offers some thoughts addressing these questions. TechCrunch today reported that one bitcoin is now worth more than one ounce of gold for the first time ever. Amid all the sudden […]

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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