Tag Archives: Singapore

Four Law Firms Granted Temporary Extensions for Singapore License

Gibson Dunn, Jones Day, Linklaters and Sidley Austin have failed to deliver on promises; Singapore’s government has given them two more years to meet expectations.   Source: Four Law Firms Granted Temporary Extensions for Singapore License, as Performance Has ‘Fallen Short’ | International | The American Lawyer

Singapore CFOs see data security, privacy as top challenges in corporate reporting: EY poll

Managing data security and privacy are the top challenges chief financial officers (CFOs) in Singapore say they face in corporate reporting, as developments in data handling stir uncertainty among global and Singapore CFOs alike. The global survey of more than 1,000 CFOs also found 63 per cent of Singapore finance chiefs say concerns over security […]

Singapore urged to take lead in ethics code for arbitration

Former attorney-general V. K. Rajah wants Singapore to take the lead in forging an international ethics code for arbitration practice. He said such a move would help the country at a time when it has become the top venue in Asia for dispute resolution. He told the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators recently that Singapore has […]

Singapore Considers Limiting Use of NRIC Numbers

With the aim of protecting data privacy, the government of Singapore is considering taking steps to greatly reduce the use of the National Registration Identity Card numbers for verifying consumers’ identities. The NRIC number is a unique identifier that the government assigns to each Singapore resident. It’s often used as a required document or identifier […]

Woodsford Litigation Funding’s Singaporean beginning

Woodsford Litigation Funding appoints ex-Enyo Law associate as Asia managing director and opens an office in Singapore. Corporate clients in Asia seeking to access litigation funding as a part of their dispute resolution financing options have a new source of advice to turn to, with last month’s announcement that third-party funder Woodsford Litigation Funding has […]

Singapore offers world’s most powerful passport

When it comes to global travel, not all passports are created equal. But which one rules them all? According to the Passport Index, that honor now belongs solely to Singapore thanks to a recent decision by Paraguay to remove visa requirements for passport holders of the Asian city-state. Developed by international residence and citizenship advisory […]

Reed Smith Expands in Singapore With Energy Hire

Reed Smith has hired a new energy and natural resources partner in Singapore. Bree Miechel joins from Simmons & Simmons, where she led the southeast Asia infrastructure practice as of counsel. She advises governments, sponsors, lenders, contractors and suppliers on infrastructure projects tendering and contract documentation. Last year, she acted for Japan’s Mitsubishi Corp. and Tokyo Electric […]

U.K.’s Woodsford Litigation Funding Enters Singapore Market

London-based Woodsford Litigation Funding Ltd. has opened its first Asian office in Singapore—the second litigation funder to announce the launch of an office there in the past two weeks. Woodsford’s new outpost, opened only three months after the firm opened a U.S. office in Philadelphia, is headed by managing director Charlie Morris, who has relocated from London. […]