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Conveyancing – What is it?
Personal,Properties and Real Estate

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhat is conveyancing? Simply said, conveyancing relates to the legal process of transferring the right of ownership of a property from one person, or entity, to another. However, this process can be greatly varied due to the different types of properties available and laws governing the process in each instance. Different buyers and sellers, with […]

Fraud Auditing, Investigation and Forensic Accounting
Business,Business Advice

Reading Time: 4 minutesAnyone who has read the autobiography of Frank Abagnale, “Catch Me if You Can” (also adapted into a film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks) would be surprised by the ease conmen find weaknesses in controlled processes. By the tender age of 21, Frank Abagnale had already defrauded banks of 2.5 million via bad cheques […]

Curveball Series: Sudden Death of Key Man
Business,Insurance Claims

Reading Time: 3 minutesImagine if your business suddenly lost its founder, CEO, CFO or top-grossing salesperson due to their sudden death. A sad and pretty devastating idea, isn’t it? The passing of an important figure within a small or medium enterprise (SME) can be especially debilitating. It might be the kind of thing that keeps you up at […]

Curveball Series: Breach of Employment Contract – For Employers
Business,Employment

Reading Time: 3 minutesWe do not like to think that our employees might divulge sensitive company information or make an exit en masse for a competing firm but the truth is, it happens. When it suddenly comes to light that an employee has breached their employment contract by sharing information with a competitor, been working towards their own […]

Conveyancing Gone Wrong – Sue, Mediate or Arbitrate?
Personal,Properties and Real Estate

Reading Time: 6 minutesWhen you deal with estate agencies and real estate matters, you might find yourself in disputes arising from the following issues: the amount of commission payable the work spectrum of the salesperson/ meeting of expectation/ service delivery (e.g. is the salesperson responsible for the turning on of the utilities when it is clearly stated on […]

Curveball Series: Being Sued for Breach of Contract
Employment,Personal

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe very seed of human civilisation was planted with the cherished notion of co-operation and in our daily interactions with others, we form oral or implied agreement with those around us. More recently, with the proliferation of “user agreements”, we find ourselves giving consent to organisations who seek to bind us legally with fine print […]

What to Negotiate For in a Singapore Expat Package
Immigration and Citizenship,Personal

Reading Time: 3 minutesExpat packages are one of the reasons that executives originally considered taking positions overseas. It wasn’t seen as an attractive thing to be far from their home country, extended family and friends. What made these packages attractive were the seemingly endless perks that could include housing compensation, school fees for their children, paid trips to […]

Real Estate Investments in Southeast Asia: How Safe is Your Money?
Business,Business Advice,Properties and Real Estate,Regional Law

Reading Time: 3 minutesHave you been reading up on the financial benefits of buying rental property in Southeast Asia? Are you thinking that the time is right to let your money earn more in these emerging markets? Maybe you’ve found a resort you’d like to invest in and you’re really close to picking up the phone to call […]

Why You Need a Local Lawyer
Features,Hiring A Lawyer

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhen you move abroad, you might think that continuing to use your lawyer back at home will suit all of your needs. Maybe you think, “Hey, I’m just moving abroad for a year or two and don’t want to get involved with another lawyer.” Maybe you just don’t know why you would need one. Sooner […]

Personal

When Employees Leave: Confidentiality and Non-compete Clauses

Reading Time: 7 minutesI.               Introduction When good employees leave, there is often a risk that they will join a competitor or set up a competing business. If you are the employer, the employment contract might protect your interests through a confidentiality clause preventing the employee from using or disclosing confidential information. It might also have a non-compete clause […]

Business

When Employees Leave: Confidentiality and Non-compete Clauses

Reading Time: 7 minutesI.               Introduction When good employees leave, there is often a risk that they will join a competitor or set up a competing business. If you are the employer, the employment contract might protect your interests through a confidentiality clause preventing the employee from using or disclosing confidential information. It might also have a non-compete clause […]

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