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Recent Significant Developments to Third-Party Funding in Singapore’s Arbitration Landscape
Third-party funding is increasingly prevalent globally in both litigation and arbitration ...
What should you do when a director gets arrested?
On December 6, 2016, Pacific Radiance Limited, a company listed on the mainboard of the Singapore Exchange announced that an executive director had been arrested by the Singaporean authorities on suspicion that he had committed an offense under the Prevention of Corruption Act ...
What’s new about the SIAC Investment Arbitration Rules 2017?
With the introduction of the Investment Arbitration Rules 2017, the SIAC is now the first private arbitral institution to cater separately to investment and commercial arbitrations ...
Recent Significant Changes to the Corporate Regulatory and Restructuring Regime in Singapore
In an effort to ensure Singapore’s corporate regulatory regime continues to stay robust and to strengthen Singapore’s status as a leading global financial hub, the Companies (Amendment) Act 2017 (“CAA 2017”) was passed by Parliament on 10 March 2017 ...
Singapore: a snapshot of employment changes in 2014
The Singapore Parliament has rolled out a number of employment-related legislative changes.
Security of payment under FIDIC contracts: more secure, for now
The High Court of Singapore recently handed down an important judgment in relation to the enforceability of Dispute Adjudication Board (DAB) decisions under the FIDIC forms of contract.
Singapore News
Lucien Wong leaves Allen & Gledhill to become Singapore AG
Singapore has appointed Allen & Gledhill’s Lucien Wong, one of the city-state’s most prominent private practice lawyers, as attorney-general. ...
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing merges with Vietnamese law firm PBC Partners
Singaporean law firm RHT Taylor Wessing recently announced its intention to merge with PBC Partners in order to expand its oversight of the ASEAN Economic Community. According to the firm, ...
RPC's Singapore JLV with Premier Law goes live
RPC's joint law venture (JLV) with leading firm Premier Law went live on May 1, doubling the firm's size in Singapore ...
Merger to create one of the world's largest New Law businesses spanning Europe, Asia and Australia
Lawyers On Demand (LOD) and AdventBalance announced that they will merge in a deal which will see the creation of one of the world's largest New Law businesses ...
King & Wood Mallesons opens in Singapore
King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) is now officially open for business in Singapore, with the firm’s new office opening in the Ocean Financial Centre …
Singapore Articles and Reports
Employment Special Report
Throughout Asia, 2007 may be remembered as a year of significant labour law reform. While amendments may be symptomatic of the strength of the region’s economy as a whole, the changes are unique to the realities of the nations who have enacted them.
Finance Special Report 2008
Off the back of an extraordinary year of growth, modest economic expectations in the year to come are the current trend. Asian-Counsel provides a regional overview in addition to special features on Islamic finance in Japan, recent developments in Malaysian securities law and regulations and Islamic banking and finance regulations in the United Arab Emirates.
Life Sciences Special Report
Offering huge potential for expansion and returns, almost every active economy in Asia is making efforts to actively develop a niche in the life sciences industry. In ‘Asia’s winning formula’ Asian-Counsel discusses how countries are positioning themselves to carve out niches in this area of living jurisprudence. The report also features expert articles focussing on particular developments in China, Japan, India and Singapore.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
This month in Asian-Counsel, our most comprehensive survey of ADR across Asia to date, with contributions from leading practitioners in four jurisdictions. In the current economic climate, avoiding lengthy and costly legal proceedings is as important as ever . . .
A SEA of change?
In this month’s cover feature, we look at trends in the role and composition of in-house teams across South-East Asia (SEA). In addition, Dr Le Net and Chau Huy Quang of AGZI LCT Law Firm provide an overview of opportunities for PPP and infrastructure development and M&A in Vietnam.
Restructuring & Insolvency Special Report
In this month’s cover feature, we take a look at the reasons why in-house counsel need to stay alert to restructuring and insolvency trends, and talk to experts from around the region about the practical considerations which should be taken into account when advising clients in the current climate.
Singapore In-House Insights
Banking on change
Managing Director and Head, Group Legal and Secretariat at DBS Bank Sue Lynn Koo discusses her career trajectory, the importance of out-of-the-box thinking and how technology is both a blessing and a curse for her role. She also gives advice to external counsel she wishes she'd heard when she was one, and reveals the best advice she's ever been given.
Shooting the breeze
Asian-Counsel sits down with Carlo van den Akker, General Counsel for Asia with NXP Semiconductors Singapore Pty Ltd, to discuss everything from hidden microphones and toasting moutai to why, when it comes to obtaining legal services, he would rather be a big fish in a smaller pond.
Covering all bases
A remarkable career has seen General Counsel Chua Lee Ming of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation Pte Ltd spend time as a coroner, magistrate, public prosecutor, and private practitioner. We speak to him about his decision to move in-house twelve years ago.
International aspirations
From London to Cyprus, New Delhi to Singapore. We speak to Evangelos Apostolou, Vice President and Chief Counsel with BT Global Services, about his path to the top and the realities on the in-house role in today’s climate.
Singapore In-House Handbook & Directory
Singapore Chapter (including firm directory)