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联合早报(Lainhe Zaobao): 追债“踩过界” 当心得不偿失
August 16, 2021

Lianhe Zaobao 15 August 2021 说法识法 上门捣乱、披麻戴孝、穿着印有追债对象照片的衣服游街…… 追债新招数屡见报端,一些做法公然“踩过界”,得由警方介入调查。 在借钱给身边人时,应留意哪些事项,以保障追讨权利? 若要聘请追债员或循民事途径追回欠款,又可能出现哪些情况? 本期《说法识法》邀请合盛律师事务所(Farallon Law Corporation)董事经理董智豪律师, 以及I.R.B.律师事务所合伙人张永文律师,讲解合法追债途径及相关注意事项。 追债员不享有任何特权,他们一样得奉公守法。这些年来持续有追债公司职员使出收账新花样,受访律师认为,拟定新法律有助对付非法追债招数。 内政部长兼律政部长尚穆根今年4月书面答复议员的国会询问时,透露内政部正考虑制定新的法律管制追债公司及其职员,并在适当的时候公布详情。 尚穆根说,目前已有法律保护债务人免受追债人的骚扰和恐吓等不合理或非法举动。 比方说,追债人若涉及伤人或威胁行为,可依照《刑事法典》面对刑事制裁。防止骚扰法令也为骚扰行径提供刑事制裁和民事补救。 如果向别人借钱的一方遇到这类行为,应报警并由警方展开调查,或者可考虑在防止骚扰法令下申请保护令,阻止追债人的骚扰行为。 确实应制定新法律…

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What is the CAD
June 25, 2021

The Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) is a highly specialised and competent elite unit of the Singapore Police Force that reports…

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What is Corruption
June 25, 2021

Corruption is the acceptance or agreement to accept, from any person, any gratification as an inducement or reward for the…

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The CAD and Offences Under the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act
June 25, 2021

The Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act (“CDSA”) is the primary legislation which criminalises laundering…

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Cryptocurrency Scams
June 25, 2021

Cryptocurrencies are not legal tender in Singapore. They do not have intrinsic value and are often subject to sharp price…

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CAD Has Called Me to Attend an Interview. What Should I Do?
June 25, 2021

Singapore is a well-established international business hub and the Commercial Affairs Department (“CAD”) works to clamp down abuses to our…

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Today Online: Innocent Until Proven Guilty? Not Necessarily So In Society’s Eyes
June 24, 2021

By Louisa Tang SINGAPORE — Mr Tan Kah Heng had banked on his newly opened bubble tea shop to help pay…

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Notice of Arbitration
July 15, 2020

Commencing Arbitration Proceedings: Notice of Arbitration A Notice of Arbitration is a document that signifies a party’s intention to refer…

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Service Out of Jurisdiction & Setting Aside Service for Irregularities
July 15, 2020

What is Service – A General Overview The word “service”, in the legal context, refers to the delivery of the…

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Summary Judgment Or Order 14 Proceedings
July 15, 2020

What is Summary Judgment or Order 14 proceedings? When a person has been sued (i.e. a defendant) and has: Entered…

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COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
May 26, 2020

General Enquiries   Is Farallon Law still operational? Yes, we are still operational. Depending on Singapore Government directives, all or…

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Garnishee Proceedings In Singapore – A Lawyer’s Guide
June 5, 2019

What Are Garnishee Proceedings? In Singapore, when a creditor obtains a favourable judgment against a debtor, and the debtor refuses to…

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Startups: Taking In Your First Investment
May 28, 2019

The Process After a company is incorporated, the founders would typically look to obtain funding to bring their ideas to…

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Amendment Of Company Constituition
May 28, 2019

What is a company constitution? After the introduction of the Companies (Amendment) Act 2014, a company's memorandum and articles of…

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Incorporation Of A Startup Company
May 28, 2019

When founders decide to develop their ideas and turn them into a commercial venture, the first step would be to…

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Thinking Like A Venture Capitalist
May 28, 2019

“If your business had no risk, you could go get a bank loan and call it a day. VCs like…

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Restrictive Covenants In Employment Contracts
May 28, 2019

“Restrictive covenants” are common clauses found in an employment contract where the employee (also known as the “Covenantor”) agrees with…

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Employment Contracts In Singapore – A Complete Guide
May 28, 2019

A contract of service is an agreement that's typically created by a law firm in Singapore. that's entered into between…

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Enforcing Court Orders & Judgments In Singapore: A Quick Guide
March 18, 2019

What is a Court Order and What is a Court Judgment? A court order is usually the result of a…

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Case Note: Ridgewood Properties Group Ltd
January 24, 2019

CLAIMANTS (1) RIDGEWOOD PROPERTIES GROUP LIMITED (2) RIDGEWOOD (CLERKENWELL) LIMITED (3) GOLDEN LIMITED (4) HAMLET LIMITED (5) REDWAY LIMITED DEFENDANTS…

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Writ Of Summons Singapore – A Complete Guide
December 21, 2018

Introduction To The Writ Of Summons The writ of summons is a significant legal document in Singapore civil proceedings. It…

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Civil Litigation Lawyer In Singapore – Read This Before Going To Court
November 21, 2018

What Is Civil Litigation? Civil Litigation refers to the process of taking legal action against another party to pursue a…

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Various Courts in the Singapore Legal System
November 14, 2018

Various Courts in the Singapore Legal System The Singapore Court system consists of several courts to handle cases of varying…

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Tips On Choosing A Civil Litigation Lawyer In Singapore
November 3, 2018

There are many civil litigation lawyers in Singapore. Finding any civil litigation lawyer is not difficult. However, finding a good…

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Top Litigation Lawyers In Singapore
November 3, 2018

Top Litigation Lawyers in Singapore Where can you find the top litigation lawyers in Singapore? While it is true that…

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Benefits of Hiring a Law Firm for Debt Collection in Singapore
October 29, 2018

One stressful and challenging experience for businesses or individuals is collecting debt. That’s because you need to ensure you collect…

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A Quick Guide To Engaging A Reliable Lawyer In Singapore
October 18, 2018

If you have never engaged a lawyer in Singapore, you will be faced with a myriad of choices and you…

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Commercial Debt Collection And Recovery In Singapore Explained
October 3, 2018

The avoidance of a legal obligation to pay for a good or service occurs frequently in the marketplace. If your…

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Tutor In O-Level Cheating Case Threw Away Phone, Says Cops Threatened Her
August 16, 2018

Private tutor Fiona Poh Min, who is currently on an O-level cheating trial, told the court she had disposed of…

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O-Level exam cheating case: One of our reported cases
August 4, 2018

1 August 2018 Today Online By Louisa Tang SINGAPORE – In the ongoing trial of tuition centre principal Poh Yuan…

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Shareholders’ Disputes in Singapore
July 17, 2018

Shareholders’ Disputes commonly occur in Singapore companies. One of the main reasons is because the shareholders have disagreed on how…

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Employee Share Option Schemes in Singapore(ESOS): How do they work?
May 15, 2018

An employee share option scheme, employee stock option scheme, or employee stock option plan (ESOS or ESOP) of a Singapore…

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Defamation in Singapore: A Quick Overview
April 24, 2018

Defamation is a statement that injures a third party’s reputation. The tort of defamation includes both libel (written statements) and slander (spoken statements). The term “libel” is…

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The Pride: Singapore Woman Accused Ex Boyfriend Of Sexual Assault
March 29, 2018

Written by Marilyn Peh   The Pride It was a post that seemed to fall right in line with the…

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The Pride Interview: Don’t end up in jail for what you post on Facebook
March 2, 2018

Facebook Defamation has its consequences Mar 01, 2018 Written by Brenda Neo With stricter laws being considered to curb fake…

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Letter of Demand Singapore – A Quick Guide & Explanation
February 4, 2018

What is a Letter of Demand? A letter of demand is a letter from a Singapore law firm setting out…

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3 Ways To Legally Avoid Co-founder Conflicts
January 24, 2018

At the start, things seem rosy. A few people come together with a brilliant idea to start a business that…

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Mediation in Singapore
November 21, 2017

Mediation is a dispute resolution process whereby parties and their lawyers involve a neutral third party to act as a…

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Franchising and Franchise Agreements in Singapore
October 4, 2017

What is a Franchise? Franchising is simply a method for successful business owners to expand their business and/or to sell…

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Passing On Assets Held In Singapore If You Reside Outside Singapore
September 26, 2017

With Singapore’s status as an international financial centre and its traditional role as an open port city, there are an…

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Directors’ Duties in Singapore: A Quick Guide
August 20, 2017

Directors of Singapore companies play important roles and responsibilities in the company. Do you know what they are? Having been…

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Minority Shareholder Oppression in Singapore
August 1, 2017

Minority oppression of shareholders in Singapore occurs when the majority shareholders in a company take action that unfairly prejudices the minority.…

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Straits Times: Actor Edmund Chen & Marketing Consultant Settle Defamation Suits
July 21, 2017

21 July 2017 Elena Chong Court Correspondent SINGAPORE - The defamation suits between local celebrity Edmund Chen and a public…

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Facebook and Social Media Defamation in Singapore
January 28, 2017

Our boutique civil litigation law firm in Singapore has recently been engaged by defendants in relation to social media defamation lawsuits…

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Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act (Cap 50A) of Singapore
July 19, 2016

The Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act If you have been arrested or charged for offences relating to the Computer Misuse and…

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Casino Control Act of Singapore
July 16, 2016

Almost weekly, at our law firm in Singapore, we get questions regarding the Casino Control act. Here's a brief explanation.…

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Intestate Succession Act Singapore
March 1, 2016

When a person dies without a will, the authorities in effecting a distribution of the Estate of the deceased, will apply…

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ChannelNewsAsia: 4 Turkish Nationals Jailed For Cheating At RWS Casino
October 7, 2015

By Vanessa Paige Chelvan SINGAPORE: Four Turkish nationals were on Wednesday (Oct 7) sentenced to between 12 weeks' and six…

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