SMU Lexicon: Singapore’s Approach Towards Adopting the Multi-Factorial Approach in Insolvency Proceedings
Business,Insolvency,Investments,Legal Updates

Reading Time: 5 minutesIntroduction In cross-border insolvency, there are two contrasting approaches. On the one hand, there is the territorial approach, focused primarily on the interest of the local creditors.[1] On the other, there is the universal approach, where one court leads the administration of the insolvency proceedings, and other courts cooperate with the main action.[2] For the […]

The Remembrance and the Forgetting: Singapore’s Mental Capacity Act, Nine Years On
Legal Updates,Personal

Reading Time: 9 minutesIntroduction Like most developed nations, Singapore has a gradually aging population.[1] The proliferation of this new demographic profile raises a host of pressing issues, particularly that of rising incidences of dementia among the aged.[2] Given that many of those who might suffer from dementia will have accumulated considerable assets and are therefore at risk of […]

Singapore court recognised US bankruptcy proceedings as foreign main proceedings despite company being registered in Singapore
Legal Updates

Reading Time: 5 minutesIntroduction On 4 March 2019, the Singapore High Court (“Court”) in Re Zetta Jet Ptd Ltd and others (Asia Aviation Holdings Ptd Ltd, intervener) [2019] SGHC 53 handed down its judgment and granted full recognition of the US Bankruptcy Proceedings as a foreign main proceeding under the Singapore Model Law. Background Voluntary bankruptcy proceedings were filed against […]

Who is responsible if an AI diagnoses your disease wrongly? 
medical negligence,Personal

Reading Time: 6 minutesAs technology advances, Artificial Intelligence (AI) will play an increasingly greater role in both simple and complex tasks that humans were previously tasked to complete. The healthcare sector is no exception, with Clinical Decision Support (CDS) software unlocking the potential for hospitals to assess individual diagnoses while cutting costs. As the adoption of this technology into […]

คุณมีปัญหาเรื่องอำนาจปกครองบุตรข้ามแดนหรือไม่
Divorce and Child Custody,Personal

Reading Time: 1 minutesคุณสามารถหย่าที่ประเทศสิงคโปร์ในฐานะเป็นชาวต่างชาติได้หรือไม่ ถ้าสามารถทำได้คุณจะต้องคำนึงถึงประการใดบ้าง และมีอะไรจะเกิดขึ้นได้บ้าง ข้อสงสัยเหล่านี้จะได้รับคำตอบดังต่อไปนี้
ในปีค.ศ. 2015 มีรายงานกล่าวไว้ว่า 1 ใน 3 (หรือ 36 %) ของการสมรสที่ประเทศสิงคโปร์เป็นการสมรสระหว่างคนสิงคโปร์กับชาวต่างชาติ โดยมีชาวต่างชาติจดทะเบียนสมรสทั้งหมด 8562 คน

Identity theft: What can you do? What does it mean to have your identity taken?
Business,Cybersecurity,Data Protection,Personal

Reading Time: 5 minutesA recent survey by cyber security company McAfee found that only one in three Singaporeans ranked protecting their identity as their top cyber security priority. In today’s age of technology, people have become all the more vulnerable to cybercrimes, with identity theft being especially prevalent. Anyone can be a victim of identity theft, yet so […]

SMU Lexicon: The Protection of Contractual Interest – A Comparison between Singapore and Taiwan
Business,Legal Contracts,Legal Updates

Reading Time: 9 minutesIntroduction This paper will compare the contract laws of Singapore and Taiwan in the following areas: the extent to which contractual performance interest is protected; and how remedies of breach of contract are justified and awarded. Sources of contract law in Singapore and Taiwan  Singapore as a former British colony The law of contract in […]

Sale of Food in Singapore – What do you know?
Business,Business Advice

Reading Time: 8 minutesIn March 2018, an outbreak of Cantaloupe-listeria bacteria affected many rock melons imported into Singapore from Australia, and this resulted in a recall of the affected Australian rock melons. It was surprising that these affected rock melons had bypassed the rigorous system of agricultural checks in Australia, which had been commended by Singapore in August […]

A visual guide to the type of work passes in Singapore
Business,Employment,Legal Everyday

Reading Time: 4 minutesEmployers rely on foreign workers for various reasons – whether to answer the shortage of local workers or to fill specialised roles. The Ministry of Manpower reports 1.393 million foreign workers in Singapore as of December 2016. Employers who want to tap into foreign talent must apply for work passes. It can be a complicated […]