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Singapore: Deferred prosecution agreements
The Singapore government is looking to introduce deferred prosecution agreements as part of a slew of proposed changes to the Criminal Procedure Code.
Singapore: Vicarious Liability and Insurers
The Decision in Ong Han Ling v American International Assurance Co Ltd ...
Singapore: Recent Developments in Trade Mark Enforcement
In recent times, Singapore’s undisputed position as a global leader in shipping and intellectual property has come under substantial challenge ...
Singapore: CIFG Special Assets Capital I Ltd (formerly known as Diamond Kendall Ltd) v Ong Puay Koon and others and another appeal [2017] SGCA 70
The central issue in the appeal was whether CIFG could claim the entirety of its losses against each of the Initial Shareholders jointly and severally.
The Assistant Registrar’s Role in the Judicial Hierarchy
The decision in Peter Low LLC provides the latest judicial pronouncement on the role and position of an Assistant Registrar in the judicial hierarchy ...
Singapore High Court issues guidance on grant of super priority
On 8 November 2017, in Re Attilan Group Ltd [2017] SGHC 283 (“Re Attilan”), the Singapore High Court took its first steps towards building a corpus of jurisprudence on the grant of super priority ...
Singapore News
The T-shaped lawyer
Peter Connor explains how you can become more creative, innovative, collaborate more with your business colleagues and add more value for your organisation.
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)