Category Archives: Singapore

Singapore Lawyers Warned Against Falsely Certifying Documents


Lawyers who falsely certify that they had witnessed the signing of a document, when in fact they had not, will be “visited with severe consequences”. The Court of Three Judges said this in written grounds released on Tuesday, explaining why it suspended a lawyer for 15 months over such “dishonest” conduct. In the judgment, penned […]

Singapore’s Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon elected president of ASEAN Law Association

Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon

Singapore’s Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon was elected president of the ASEAN Law Association (ALA) on Saturday (July 28), at elections held during the closing of ALA’s 13th general assembly. He will hold the position for three years. The ALA is a non-governmental organisation that brings together legal professionals across the ASEAN region. Source: The Straits […]

France-Singapore Road Map for Deepening Cooperation in Digital Innovation, Internet Governance and Cybersecurity 


Cooperation in Digital Innovation, Internet Governance and Cybersecurity 1. In the framework of the France-Singapore Year of Innovation in 2018, both countries are working to seek synergies and promote concrete partnerships between their innovation ecosystems. Both sides recognise the importance of pursuing and deepening institutional dialogue regarding digital technologies, Internet governance and cybersecurity cooperation. 2. […]

Is Singapore the Next Center for Legal Innovation?

legal innovation

The Singapore government is making a big push to promote legal sector innovation, fostering programs and initiatives that encourage the development of legal tech and other advancements in law. But in other parts of Asia, including Hong Kong, legal innovation has been largely left to the market. Lawyers say Singapore has made noticeable progress in legal […]

Singapore High Court Affirms Power to Order Attorneys’ Eyes Only Disclosure

Singapore High Court

The Situation: In a recent application to set aside a Singapore arbitral award, the Singapore High Court considered whether a tribunal could order one of the parties to disclose certain documents only to the other party’s counsel. This arrangement is known as an Attorneys’ Eyes Only (“AEO”) disclosure. The Result: The Singapore High Court held that […]

Singapore proposes to combine the Spam Control Act and the Do Not Call Law

Spam Control

Currently, the Do Not Call provisions regulate direct marketing messages that are transmitted by text, fax or call to phone numbers in Singapore while the Spam Control Act applies to bulk electronic messages sent for marketing purposes. The proposal further expands the reach to cover unsolicited marketing messages sent to instant messaging identifiers on social […]

Safe Singapore Tops World Law and Order Index

Law and Order

Law and Order Index from Gallup Research Singaporeans feel safer than residents of any other country in the world, a global study has found. Research firm Gallup says that 94 per cent of adults here feel safe walking alone at night, compared with the global average of 68 per cent. Singapore tops the list in the […]

Singapore Management University School of Law awarded significant AI research grant

AI - Artificial Intelligence Study at the Singapore Management University

The Singapore Management University (SMU) School of Law has been awarded a major grant of S$4.5 million from the National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Infocomm Media Development Agency (IMDA) to helm a five-year Research Programme on the Governance of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Use. SMU School of Law will also set up a […]

SMU team does Singapore proud by winning ICC Moot Court Competition

SMU ICC Moot Court

Mooters from the Singapore Management University (SMU) School of Law have been declared champions at the 2018 International Criminal Court ICC Moot Court Competition at the International Round held in The Hague, The Netherlands, from 27 May to 1 June. SMU made its debut only in the eighth edition of this competition in 2015, and […]

Singapore council to assess ethical use of AI, data

ethical use of AI (artificial intelligence)

The Singapore government is setting up an advisory council to assess the legal and ethical use of AI (artificial intelligence) and data as well as recommend policies and governance. This would help build “a trusted ecosystem” and ensure consumer confidence, as the country continued to develop its digital economy and new business models emerged, said […]

The role of technology in Singapore’s vision to be a global accountancy hub

The Accountancy Roadmap charts the direction for the sector over the next 5 to 10 years. It targets an annual growth of 5.6% to reach S$2.03 billion in nominal value-add and to create 2000 new PMET jobs by 2020. As reported earlier, accountancy is one of five key sub-sectors of the Professional Services Industry Transformation Map […]

Singapore: Amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code and Evidence Act – Impact on Investigations

Criminal Procedure Code

Criminal Procedure Code and Evidence Act Amendments On 19 March 2018, the Singapore Parliament approved a suite of new criminal justice reforms by way of amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code (“CPC“) and the Evidence Act (“EA“). The CPC provides the framework for criminal investigations and the procedure for criminal hearings, and the EA provides […]