Tag Archives: Singapore

Singapore Considers Limiting Use of NRIC Numbers

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

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 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

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. […]

Fiji’s International Arbitration Act 2017

Fiji’s International Arbitration Act 2017

On 15 September 2017,Fiji passed the International Arbitration Act 2017 (the Act). The Act, which is based on the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on International Commercial Arbitration 1985 (incorporating the 2006 amendments) (Model Law), implements Fiji’s commitments under the Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards 1958 (New York Convention), […]

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​With over 40 years combined experience in litigation support, ediscovery and legal practice, Litigation Edge provides a unique one-stop solution for international law firms and litigation support service providers engaged in dispute matters in Asia. Litigation Edge is particularly very well regarded for the leading and pioneering role it has played in Singapore eDiscovery, since […]

AI Enters Singapore Law Firm

The WongPartnership is the first Singapore law firm to harness artificial intelligence and document automation. It is not only the financial sector that is facing technology challenges, the legal sector is also being infiltrated. As part of WongPartnership’s legal technology vision, the firm has deployed artificial intelligence (AI) and document automation technology to enhance and […]