Tag: Singapore Legal News

Singapore launches public consultation on online harms codes

Singapore’s Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) has launched a public consultation on two proposed codes of practice, a code of practice for online safety and a content code for social media services, which will impose requirements on social media services to ensure the online safety […]

Singapore publishes new financial guidelines to address business continuity

On 6 June 2022, following two rounds of consultations, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) published revised Guidelines on Business Continuity Management (BCM), updating the existing patchwork of primary and subsidiary legislation. This iteration of the guidelines (2022 Guidelines) introduces a slew of changes which are expected to […]

A lawyer helping facilitate trade and investment between Asia and Europe. An interview with Delphine Constantin

Delphine Constantin is the Founder and Managing Director of D Sy Law, where she helps facilitate trade and investment between Europe and Asia. In this interview with Asia Law Portal, she explains her practice and its network of offices and how she has adopted an innovative […]

ALITA Launches Annual Awards Recognising APAC Legal Innovation and Technology to be Presented at Techlaw.Fest on July 20 in Singapore

The Asia Pacific Legal Innovation and Technology Association (ALITA) has launched its second annual ALITA Awards, Asia Pacific’s first community-based legal innovation and technology awards. Finalists will be invited to the award ceremony in person at TechLaw.Fest’s Live opening on July 20 at Marina Bay Sands […]

Singapore Court of Appeal overturns High Court decision to set aside an award for excess of jurisdiction

Under Singapore law, the scope for judicial intervention in arbitration proceedings is narrowly circumscribed. In the recent case of CJA v CIZ [2022] SGCA 41, the Singapore Court of Appeal examined the principles to be considered when determining whether a tribunal has exceeded its jurisdiction. In […]

Singapore updates media and telecoms competition rules

To ensure that Singapore’s regulatory framework remains up to date with today’s ever- evolving technology and business landscape, the infocommunications and media regulator (IMDA) has issued a revised code of practice (the code) to govern fair competition and consumer protection in the broadcasting, newspaper and telecoms […]

SeedLegals hits £1bn in startup funding

LegalTech platform SeedLegals has reached a significant funding milestone, announcing it has closed over £1bn (1.25bn USD) in investments for its portfolio of startup customers. Some of the most exciting disruptors including Qured, Oddbox and dating app Thursday have used SeedLegals to expedite their rapid growth. […]

Singapore Monetary Authority to hold increased powers over technology risk management

The Singapore Financial Services and Markets Bill (FSM Bill) was moved for a second reading in Parliament on 4 April 2022. This follow-up alert focuses on the increased powers the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will have over technology risk management (TRM) under the FSM Bill.

Data-driven legaltech platform SeedLegals expands into Asia-Pacific to strengthen the flourishing startup ecosystem

Leading UK legaltech platform SeedLegals, today announced the launch of its platform and service in Asia-Pacific. SeedLegals brings their automated legal solutions to Singapore and Hong Kong-based startups and small businesses, enabling them to raise investment, provide ESOP share options to their team and grow their […]

Singapore announces sanctions against Russia

Singapore unveiled its sanctions against Russia on 5 March 2022. These focus on the control of exports of military and technological goods to Russia and financial measures against Russian banks, entities and activities. Authors: Hagen Rooke Leigh T. Hansson Calvin Chan Alexander Brandt Catriona Casha Michael J. Lowell Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian […]

SeedLegals on providing startups with automated legals and empowering legal talent: An interview with Hsiang Low, Head of Asia-Pacific, SeedLegals

SeedLegals is one of the hottest lawtech offerings – taking care of the legals for creating, running and funding startups. Hsiang Low, Head of Asia-Pacific at SeedLegals dives into the transformation of the legal sector, outlining how legaltech is paving new paths for legal services, building […]

How Oon and Bazul grew to become one of Singapore’s largest law firms.  An interview with Founding Partner Bazul Ashhab

Oon & Bazul has grown to become the largest conflict-free firm in Singapore. The firm is a large leading commercial practice and their lawyers are known for their ability to deliver high quality work as well as their commitment to helping clients achieve success. Given their […]

30 People to Watch in the Business of Law in Asia in 2022

The 2022 installment of 30 People to Watch in the Business of Law in Asia is the 8th consecutive annual annual list in the series. 2022 will see more legal innovators from throughout the region gain more attention from alternative sources of legal information including legal […]

Shruti Ajitsaria on building a culture of digital innovation in the legal sector

Shruti Ajitsaria is Partner and Head of FUSE, A&O’s tech innovation space.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, she outlines how technology is impacting the role of lawyers, how FUSE is serving as a catalyst for legal innovation in Asia, and the unique nature of […]

“I believe that representation is the key to making change”. Andrea Ng, Magic Circle finance lawyer, on Diversity and Inclusion in legal services

Recently relocated to Singapore, Andrea Ng specializes in leveraged acquisition finance at Allen & Overy.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, she discusses the importance of Diversity & Inclusion in legal services from her perspective of working within a Magic Circle law firm during her time in London.  She also discusses how […]

Jennifer Lim Wei Zhen on Singapore’s present and future role as a legal innovation hub

Jennifer Lim Wei Zhen is among the most active legal innovators in the Asia-Pacific region. Bilingual in English and Mandarin, Jennifer has worked at various leading law firms and was listed in Asia Law Portal’s Top 30 in the business of law to watch in 2019.  […]

Championing legal innovation for the region. An interview with Andrew Wong

Andrew Wong specializes in legal innovation initiatives for Dentons Rodyk. Based in Singapore, he sits on the steering committee of the Asia-Pacific Legal Innovation and Technology Association (ALITA) and is an editor at LawTech.Asia. In this interview with Asia Law Portal, he describes his legal innovation […]

The Asia-Pacific Legal Innovation and Technology Association launches the region’s first community-based legal innovation and technology awards

Today, the Asia-Pacific Legal Innovation and Technology Association (ALITA) launched the ALITA SOLIA Awards 2021, the Asia-Pacific’s first set of community-based legal innovation and technology awards. Powered by industry stalwarts such as Linklaters, the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC), Clifford Chance, the Singapore Academy of Law […]

The practice of entertainment and hospitality business law in Singapore. An interview with TAY Eu-Yen of Providence Law Asia LLC

TAY Eu-Yen is a lawyer and entrepreneur with 15 years of management experience in the entertainment and hospitality sectors, having co-founded The Butter Factory Group as well as Coterie Concepts. She is currently practising as of-counsel at Providence Law Asia LLC, and has established a niche […]

KorumLegal welcomes two new hires to fuel their growth ambitions

KorumLegal is excited to share that we have two new hires joining our HQ team. Natasha Norton joins as General Manager – Growth & North Asia and Janice Leung joins as Consultant Solutions Manager, as we expand our capabilities in Asia Pacific (APAC) and beyond. Natasha, […]

Maxwell Chambers Appoints New Chairman

Maxwell Chambers announced today the appointment of Mr. Daryl Chew as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Acclaimed as “one of the brightest” and “most highly regarded” partners in the Asia Pacific region by Who’s Who Legal, Mr. Chew brings more than 12 years of […]

Eugene Thuraisingam LLP welcomes new Counsel to spearhead its Corporate M&A practice

Eugene Thuraisingam LLP has hired Rachel Wong as a Counsel to spearhead their Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions practice area. Rachel joins the firm from Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee, Singapore Office. Rachel focuses on early stage companies as well as private mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in […]

Practicing energy, power and infrastructure law in Asia and current market challenges and opportunities. An interview with David Phua, Special Counsel, King & Wood Mallesons

Based in Singapore, David Phua has been practising law in the energy, power and infrastructure sector in Asia for over 10 years, in particular advising Asian and international clients on oil and gas (including LNG), power, mining and other natural resources projects and transactions.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, he details his […]

Practicing Corporate Real Estate Law in Singapore. An interview with Benjamin Tay, Partner, Rajah & Tann

Benjamin Tay is a corporate real estate Partner with Rajah & Tann in Singapore. Over the last 12 years, he has been involved in some of the largest and most significant commercial and industrial real estate transactions in the country.  In this interview with Asia Law […]

Building a trans-border Malaysia-Singapore law firm. An interview with Shamila Nair, Co-Founder, Peter Ong & Nair

Earlier this year, Shamila Nair co-founded Peter Ong & Nair, a law firm with a focus on trans-border Malaysia-Singapore legal issues for businesses and individuals. In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Shamila explains what inspired the founding of the firm, her practice specialisms, her interest […]

The importance of personal branding for lawyers. An interview with Daniel Lo

Daniel Lo is a Singapore-based private equity lawyer and a proud Canadian.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, he explains what inspired his career focus and why he enjoys working in-house. He also explains how he helps young lawyers plan a career path, his views […]

Mischon de Reya’s newly appointed Asia Managing Partner, Tahirah Ara, details the firm’s vision for the region

Tahirah Ara was recently appointed Managing Partner of the Singapore office of Mischon de Reya, the firm’s newly opened first office in Asia.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Ara explains the firm’s goals for Asia, and how it plans to compete in Singapore’s highly […]

Helping lawyers adapt to a changing legal career market. An interview with Shulin Lee, Co-founder, ANSA Search

In March 2016, Shulin Lee co-founded Singapore-based legal recruitment firm ANSA Search, along with Helen Ng.  In just a few short years – the firm has grown to more than 9 full-time professionals.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Lee explains the current market in […]

TechLaw.Fest 2020: Stars Align for Free Legal Tech Conference

TechLaw.Fest, Asia’s premier legal tech conference, has always benefited from stellar line-ups (2019’s edition notably boasted Sir Tim Berners-Lee as its keynote speaker). But this year, it takes advantage of COVID-19’s new normal to bring together its most impressive line-up of speakers yet, with headliners like […]

Withers hires senior disputes lawyer Chenthil Kumarasingam on the back of increased demand in dispute resolution

Withers has further developed its litigation and arbitration strengths in Asia with the hire of new partner Chenthil Kumarasingam and his team in Singapore, on the back of increased demand for dispute resolution services. Chenthil and his team join from Oon and Bazul LLP. Chenthil offers […]

Executing your law firm business development plans during the coronavirus outbreak

Like a hurricane that swept across the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed our lives. It is fair to say that most of our lives right now are different when compared to the start of 2020. Case in point: Most of you are probably reading […]

The unique value proposition of document automation platforms for law firms and the general counsel. An interview with Malik Anwar, Director of Asia operations, Clarilis

Legal technology business Clarilis recently opened an office in Singapore, appointing industry veteran Malik Anwar as Director of Asia operations. In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Anwar outlines the value proposition of document automation platforms to law firms and the general counsel, Clarilis’ future plans […]

The current state of legal innovation in Singapore. An interview with Josh Lee Kok Thong, Chairperson, Asia Pacific Legal Innovation and Technology Association (ALITA)

Josh Lee Kok Thong is Chairperson of the Asia Pacific Legal Innovation and Technology Association (ALITA). In this interview with Asia Law Portal, he provides his unique insights into the current state of legal innovation in Singapore and what’s in store for the future. Based in […]

Singapore’s first online personal legal services platform. An interview with Alvin T’ng, Founder, WillCraft

WillCraft (WillCraftNow.com) is Singapore’s first online personal legal services platform.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Founder Alvin T’ng explains what motivated WillCraft’s founding, its’ services offer, how it works with local law firms, how customers find the service, T’ng’s transition from legal practice to […]

More pathways could be opened to Singapore Bar – what does this mean for NewLaw?

Last week, Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon made an exciting announcement. An initiative that could revolutionise the legal profession in Singapore. CJ Menon called for there to be different routes into the Singapore Bar – whether that’s mid-career switchers from non-law backgrounds or students who study Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths […]

How legal business development and marketing is evolving in Asia. An interview with Roy Ang of Withers

Roy Ang is Head of Marketing and Business Development (Asia Pacific) at Withers. In this interview with Asia Law Portal, he explains the unique opportunities and challenges of the role, the differences between legal marketing in the private and public sectors, how he helped quadruple the […]

How elite law firm Withers KhattarWong LLP is navigating Singapore’s highly competitive legal market: An interview with Managing Partner Deborah Barker

After a lengthy collaboration and formal alliance between Withers LLP and the former KhattarWong LLP, Withers KhattarWong LLP came into being in early 2019. The alliance has created the second largest law firm in Singapore, offering a full range of legal services to corporations, institutions and […]