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Withers LLP
Since its enactment in 1967, the Companies Act of Singapore has undergone several reviews to ensure that the corporate regulatory regime is robust and supports Singapore's growth as a global hub for business and investors.
Dentons
On 10 March 2017, an urgent bill was passed, with all three readings done in a single Parliament sitting on the same day.
Jones Day
A director of a company before a witness who attests that director's signature.
Withers LLP
On 23 March 2017 the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) released a consultation paper and accompanying draft legislation proposing the introduction of the Singapore Variable Capital Companies (S-VACC) regime.
Dentons
Electronic commerce has gained significant popularity globally in recent years. As the internet became more familiar, and traditional biased attitude towards bricks-and-mortar retail shops fade, more businesses begin to embrace e-commerce...
Dentons
The subject of Dual Class Shares (DCS) has given rise to much debate in the context of public listed companies.
Clyde & Co
The recent judgment of the Singapore High Court in BLY v BLZ & Another [2017] SGHC 59 is of particular importance to users of arbitration in Singapore.
Dentons
Should digital downloads, streaming services and online purchases from foreign entities be subject to goods and services tax (GST) in Singapore? How about off-premise cloud computing?
Marks & Clerk
In patent infringement proceedings, a successful plaintiff can elect either damages or an account of profits as compensation.
Clyde & Co
There are certain key legislative amendments to the Companies Act (Cap 50) of Singapore which will take effect from 31 March 2017.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
In a move widely seen as an attempt to further enhance Singapore's status as a business-friendly destination, Parliament recently passed the Companies (Amendment) Bill 2017...
Shook Lin & Bok
Asset or fund management specialists who are serious and passionate about their profession want to thrive in an environment where the laws and regulations are clear, business friendly and progressive.
Jones Day
The PDPC noted that personal data of members was accessible through a simple search on the organization's website.
Dentons
The Companies Bill was passed by Parliament on 10 March 2017, and subsequently the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) announced that the changes to the Companies Act...
Jones Day
The Commission imposed a financial penalty of S$10,000 for violating the Personal Data Protection Act of 2012.
Jones Day
The wine company was ordered to conduct a security audit and patch website vulnerabilities.
Clyde & Co
Recently, we reviewed the Singapore High Court decision of TMT v The Royal Bank of Scotland [2017] SGHC 21 in which an arbitration agreement that designated an inapplicable arbitral institution...
Shook Lin & Bok
Although small in population, Singapore is one of the most data rich countries in the world, with residents' nine-character personal IDs containing information including their income...
Dentons
In recent years, it has become increasingly commonplace for commercial parties involved in complex commercial transactions to include an arbitration clause as their chosen dispute resolution mechanism...
Jones Day
If the court grants a moratorium order, the Act provides that the debtor-company must provide certain financial information to creditors to allow them to assess the feasibility of a proposed scheme.
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Shook Lin & Bok
The Singapore High Court considered the status of security interests in commingled stock and whether the said security interests survived commingling.
WilmerHale
The Singapore International Arbitration Centre ("SIAC") recently published a new set of Investment Arbitration Rules ("the Rules" or "the SIAC IA Rules"), which entered into force on 1 January 2017.
Dentons
The Constitution Amendment Bill for Goods and Services Tax (GST) has been approved by The President of India and the GST council have decided to enforce GST from 1st July 2017.
Withers LLP
Last Friday, the Singapore Government announced stamp duties changes and new measures relating to Singapore residential properties that come into effect on 11 March 2017.
Clyde & Co
TMT Co., Ltd ("TMT"), a Liberian ship-owning company, opened a trading account with the Royal Bank of Scotland plc ("RBS") in 2007.
Dentons
Purchases of residential properties in Singapore by companies attract Additional Buyer Stamp Duty (ABSD) of 15% rate in addition to usual Buyer Stamp Duty (BSD) of up to 3%.
Dentons
Often, joint investments in real property present potential pitfalls, especially if the parties are closely related to each other and dispense with the formalities of proper records...
Dentons
In negotiating the terms of a sale and purchase agreement, whether for a transfer of shares or business assets of a company, a purchaser will often have to rely on the results of its due diligence...
Shook Lin & Bok
The permissibility of DCS structures is a matter of considerable public debate. On one hand, there is the risk that shares with multiple votes can be used to severely undermine minority interests.
Crowe Horwath
How can Singapore adapt and thrive in a rapidly changing world? Addressing this question was one of the main focuses of this year's Budget Statement.
Gowling WLG
The Trade Mark and Patent Registries of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has announced a series of fee revisions that will take effect from 1 April 2017.
Shook Lin & Bok
The Ministry of Finance ("MOF") and the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority ("ACRA") have invited public feedback to proposed amendments to the Companies Act by 13 January 2017.
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