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Crossing the Rubicon in Cross-Border Disputes – When is an arbitration agreement repudiated? Why this is important? Can a party to an arbitration agreement commence court action? Would doing so prejudice his rights to commence or continue... [More]
Introduction In 2018, Parliament amended the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (the “SOP Act”). The link to the amendment can be found here. Although not in effect yet, all parties in the building and... [More]
The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (“IPOS”) shall be closing the Supplementary Examination Route (“SE”) following 1 January 2020 to ensure that all Singapore-granted patents satisfy local patentability requirements. Currently, the SE enables... [More]
Introduction The use or grant of IP rights are at risk of contravening competition laws (a) where licencing agreements that may amount to anti-competitive agreements, and (b) where the grant of IP rights enable rights-holders to abuse their... [More]
Update on the Singapore Convention on Mediation to be signed in Singapore on 7 August 2019.  Introduction On 6 and 7 August 2019, the signing ceremony and conference for the United Nations Convention on International Settlement... [More]
What to do in a motor accident? A comprehensive practical guide to motor accident claims in Singapore As part of our commitment to increase public access to practical legal knowledge, we have put together this comprehensive and practical... [More]
Adjudications under the SOP Act and Performance Bonds: Can Progress Claims be Made to Recover Performance Bond Proceeds Only?  Introduction The High Court gave valuable guidance on whether adjudications under the Building and... [More]
This issue was brought to the forefront in a recent case, Public Prosecutor v Jurong Country Club [2019] SGHC 150.  Jurong Country Club (“JCC”) was charged under the Central Provident Fund Act, Chapter 36 (“CPFA”) for failing to pay... [More]
Update on the New Guides Issued by the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) of Singapore on 22 May 2019  Introduction On 22 May 2019, the Personal Data Protection Commission and the Singapore Business Federation co-organised a... [More]
The Payment Services Act has been passed and (“PSA”) aims to regulate all payment services and payment service providers in Singapore. Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”) has recently closed the consultation for the accompanying regulations. Moving... [More]