Legal Updates & Publications

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Legal Updates

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  • Enhancements to the Protection from Harassment Act

    14 June 2019

    The Protection from Harassment Act was enacted in 2014 to protect victims of harassment by giving them a range of criminal and civil remedies against harassment, and civil remedies for false statements of facts.

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  • ACRA issues Registrar’s Interpretation No. 1 of 2019

    13 June 2019

    The Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (“ACRA”) has issued Registrar’s Interpretation No. 1 of 2019 (“Interpretation”) on the alteration of constitution with respect to objects of company under section 33 of the Companies Act (“CA”) and th...

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  • Hong Kong and Singapore sign MOU to strengthen cooperation in Personal Data Protection

    04 June 2019

    Hong Kong's and Singapore's data protection authorities, on 31 May 2019, signed a memorandum of understanding (“MOU”) to strengthen cooperation in personal data protection in the two jurisdictions. As part of the enhanced cooperation, Hong Kong and S...

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  • DrewTech Series Chapter 2: Employees, technology and a legal hangover - bring your own problems?

    04 June 2019

    This update discusses a recent trend in work places – bringing your own device, and the tension between an employer’s concerns to protect confidential and sensitive data as well as an employee’s personal data, and the employee’s privacy concerns. It ...

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  • SICC adopts Chinese law in joint venture dispute

    31 May 2019

    In the recent case of Bachmeer Capital Limited v Ong Chih Ching [2019] SGHC(I) 07, the Singapore International Commercial Court (“SICC”) heard a dispute between joint venture partners (which included Singaporean, Chinese nationals and a Russian) to ...

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  • Implied contract arising from acting on SWIFT message

    31 May 2019

    In the recent case of Malayan Banking Berhad v Barclays Bank PLC [2019] SGHC(I) 04, the Singapore International Commercial Court found that where a bank sent a Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication MT 103 STP Single Customer Cre...

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  • PDPC issues Public Consultation and updates to Guides

    24 May 2019

    We highlight the key points from the Personal Data Protection Commission’s latest Public Consultation on Data Portability and Data Innovation Provisions, and the new Guide on Active Enforcement and Guide to Managing Data Breaches 2.0.

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  • Breach of employment contracts: Restraints of trade and the importance of proving damages

    23 May 2019

    In HT SRL v Wee Shuo Woon [2019] SGHC 96, the Singapore High Court held that an ex-employee had breached his employment agreement and his implied duty of good faith and fidelity by engaging in the business of a competitor during his employment. Howev...

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  • Joint tenant’s interest exigible to writ of seizure and sale

    03 May 2019

    In Ong Boon Hwee v Cheah Ng Soo and another [2019] SGHC 65, the Singapore High Court considered whether a joint tenant’s interest in immovable property is exigible to a writ of seizure and sale. In this latest decision, the High Court answered this q...

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  • Round-up of recent Employment Law updates

    02 May 2019

    We have provided a round-up discussing four recent developments in Singapore’s employment landscape. To find out more about how it may affect your business, please read the legal update.

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