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Franchising and Franchise Agreements in Singapore

Oct 04, 2017

What is a Franchise? Franchising is simply a method for successful business owners to expand their business and/or to sell and distribute goods and services through a licensing relationship.  In franchising, franchisors (a person or company that grants the license to a third party for the conducting of a business under their marks) not only […]

Passing on assets held in Singapore if you reside outside Singapore

Sep 26, 2017

With Singapore’s status as an international financial centre and its traditional role as an open port city, there are an increasing number of non-Singaporeans who have worked in Singapore for several years and have accumulated assets whether in the form of money in bank accounts, securities such as shares and bonds or real property such […]

Directors’ Duties in Singapore

Aug 20, 2017

Directors of Singapore companies play important roles and responsibilities in the company. Do you know what they are? 1. Maximising Shareholder Value The first is to maximise shareholder value in the company (having regard to interests of other stakeholders). This means acting in the best interests of the company at all times, not acting in […]

Minority Oppression in Singapore

Aug 01, 2017

Minority oppression of shareholders in Singapore occurs when the majority shareholders in a company take action that unfairly prejudices the minority. It most commonly occurs in Private Limited companies, because the lack of a public market for shares leaves minority shareholders particularly vulnerable, since minority shareholders cannot escape mistreatment by selling their shares and exiting the […]

Crowdfunding in Singapore

May 17, 2017

With the increase in crowdfunding, are there any loopholes in the current charity laws which could lead to abuse? The Charities Act requires fund raisers to provide accurate information including the name of the charity or the person to which the donation will be given, the purpose for which the donation will be used, and whether any commercial […]

Stored Value Facilities in Singapore

May 10, 2017

A Stored Value Facility (SVF) is a form of prepaid electronic cash or card that an issuer can provide to its users or subscribers.  An example of a SVF is EZ-Link Card, NETS CashCard, PayPal or WeChat.  Users generally do not require Personal Identification Numbers (PINs) or signatures but may access their account through the […]

Protection from Harassment in Singapore (Fact Sheet)

Mar 25, 2017

The Protection from Harassment Act 2014 (POHA) as applied from the following State Courts handout:

Facebook and Social Media Defamation in Singapore

Jan 28, 2017

We have recently been engaged by defendants in relation to social media defamation lawsuits commenced in Singapore. When posting on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Youtube or on your personal blog, you need to be careful about what you post, especially if your posts are accessible to the general public and have not been made private or […]

Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act (Cap 50A) of Singapore

Jul 19, 2016

The Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act Section 5 of the Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act (CMCA) (Cap.50) of Singapore provides as follows: Unauthorised modification of computer material 5.—(1)  Subject to subsection (2), any person who does any act which he knows will cause an unauthorised modification of the contents of any computer shall be guilty of an offence […]

Casino Control Act of Singapore

Jul 16, 2016

  The Casino Control Act (Cap. 33A) (CCA) was crafted to “make provision for the operation and regulation of casinos and gaming in casinos; to establish the CRA, to provide for its functions and powers…”. It draws reference from similar statutes overseas including the Casino Control Act 1991 (Australia, Victoria), the Gambling Regulation Act 2003 […]

Singapore Litigation Lawyer – How to Obtain the Best Outcome

Apr 18, 2016

  Let’s talk about obtaining the best outcome during your engagement of your Singapore litigation lawyer. How can you assist that Singapore litigation lawyer in working with or against the other side so that you can arrive at the best possible outcome for you or your company in relation to the dispute? As you may be aware, if you […]

Various Courts in the Singapore Legal System

Mar 23, 2016

Various Courts in the Singapore Legal System The Singapore Court system consists of several courts to handle cases of varying scope and gravity. This article will provide a short summary of these different courts. Cases that involve a value of claim above S$250,000 are handled by the High Court. In criminal cases, the High Court […]

Divorce in Singapore

Mar 21, 2016

If you are seeking a Divorce, you’ll need to be able to prove one or more of the following: Adultery – Your spouse has committed adultery and you find it impossible to live with him/her. Unreasonable Behavior – Your spouse has acted in a way that you cannot reasonably be expected to live with him/her. […]

Intestate Succession Act

Mar 01, 2016

When a person dies without a will, the authorities in effecting a distribution of the Estate of the deceased, will apply the following rules: Rule 1 If an intestate dies leaving a surviving spouse, no issue and no parent, the spouse shall be entitled to the whole of the estate. Rule 2 If an intestate dies […]

Legal Profession (Amendment) Act 2014

Nov 24, 2015

On 18 November 2015, the amendments under the Legal Profession (Amendment) Act 2014 and the relevant subsidiary legislation to modernise Singapore’s regulatory framework for lawyers and law practices came into operation.   The key changes under this new regulatory framework are as follows:   a. Common professional disciplinary framework for all lawyers. The existing professional […]

Corruption

Nov 01, 2015

The word “corruption” has its roots in the Latin word “corruptus” that means “to break” (see Colin Nicholls QC et al, Corruption and the Misuse of Public Office, (Oxford University Press, 2nd Ed, 2011) at p 1). This allusion to the “break of confidence” by agents or office holders pithily captures the corrosive effect that […]

Criminal Case by Farallon Law: Casino Cheating

Oct 08, 2015

On 21 August 2015, four Turkish nationals arrived in Singapore with the ambitious plan of cheating the Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) casino. One of the accused was represented by Farallon Law, while the other three elected to go without representation. Our client weas identified as the masterminds behind the operation. Their plan involved having one distract […]

Engaging a Criminal Lawyer in Singapore

Aug 09, 2015

Let us assume that you have been called up by the police to assist with investigations, or you have been arrested and charged with a crime. The first thing you must do is engage a Singapore qualified criminal lawyer to represent you and advise you of your rights. It would be ideal if you could […]

Commercial Debt Collection in a Nutshell

Aug 03, 2015

The Problem of Bad Debts The avoidance of a legal obligation to pay for a good or service occurs frequently in the marketplace. If your company has sold goods or provided services but have not been paid, you are not alone. Unfortunately in the current global economic climate, this situation of customers not paying up […]

Criminal Law: The Moneylenders’ Act and the Lending of ATM Cards

Jun 04, 2015

Under the Moneylenders’ Act (Revised Edition 2010)(Cap. 188) of Singapore (the “Act”), when a bank account or ATM card of any person is used to facilitate moneylending by an unlicensed moneylender, that person is presumed to have assisted in the carrying on the business of unlicensed moneylending. – First-time offenders found guilty of assisting in the […]