Category Archives: Singapore

Behind Singapore’s meteoric rise as a top blockchain hub

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“To stay competitive, Singapore has been trying to stay ahead of the technology curve,” says Soh Siow Meng, Asia technology market analyst at GlobalData. “This often means making regulatory changes to facilitate the adoption of new technologies, providing funding support where appropriate, and working with various education and industry bodies to develop the right talent.” […]

Minister Vivian Balakrishnan on 7 major tech trends and Singapore’s regulatory approach

“Technology revolution is inevitable. It is foolish to stand in the way of progress and pretend that there is no downside or need for regulation”, said Minister Balakrishnan. At a legal technology conference held in Singapore, Minister-in-Charge of the Smart Nation initiative Dr Vivian Balakrishnan iterated Singapore’s regulatory approach to major technology trends. Minister Balakrishnan […]

Singapore Mediation Highlight:  Telecommunications and Media

Singapore has embraced mediation as an alternative dispute resolution method, including recent amendments to law and proposed process enhancements for the mediation of employment claims and telecommunications and media disputes. Organisations should consider updating their contracts and equipping key representatives with mediation skill sets to stay current and prepared for the growing wave of mediation […]

A Pragmatic Stay Of Proceedings: The High Court Declines Jurisdiction Under Its Insolvency Regime In Favour Of Overlapping Arbitral Proceedings

In a recent decision Takenaka Corporation v Tam Chee Chong and another [2018] SGHC 51, Justice Aedit Abdullah granted a stay of proceedings under the Arbitration Act of Singapore (Cap 10, 2002 Rev Ed) (the “Arbitration Act“), for an appeal against the judicial managers’ rejection of a creditors’ proof of debt pursuant to Section 75 of the […]

Singapore’s consumer watchdog announces studies on data portability and online travel booking

Singapore’s consumer watchdog announces studies on data portability and online travel booking

In collaboration with the Personal Data Protection Commission, CCCS will study consumer protection, competition and personal data protection implications of introducing a data portability requirement in Singapore. The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) has announced two new market studies into the online travel booking sector and data portability. These initiatives were revealed by […]

Singapore Introduces Deferred Prosecution Agreements

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Under the recently enacted Criminal Justice Reform Act, Singaporean law now enables prosecutors to enter into Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) with corporates. This means prosecutors may choose not to pursue charges on the condition that the suspected corporate agrees to measures such as the payment of financial penalties, the implementation of appropriate compliance regimes and […]

Venio Systems Enters Asia Market With Litigation Edge Partnership

Venio Systems Enters Asia Market With Litigation Edge Partnership

Washington, D.C. and Singapore – 06 April 2018: Venio Systems (“Venio”), a worldwide leader in unified eDiscovery and litigation support software, today announced a partnership with Litigation Edge, Asia’s Premier Litigation Support, Paper & Electronic Discovery Specialists. Venio Systems announced the new partnership with Litigation Edge during the 2018 TechLaw.Fest conference in Singapore.  Organized by the Singapore Academy of […]

Law firms are riding the digital wave in Singapore

Launching the first legaltech accelerator is only the beginning of the industry’s digital shift. Allen & Gledhill retains the top spot in the Singapore Business Review’s 25 Largest Law Firms with 386 legal professionals last year, compared to 372 in 2016, followed by Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP with 366 legal professionals in 2017, a […]