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Category Archives: Singapore

Reed Smith hires Daniel Perera in Singapore

Reed Smith Singapore

Reed Smith has announced the appointment of Daniel Perera as a partner in its energy and natural resources group working in the firm’s Singapore office. Perera joins from Norton Rose Fulbright and has experience in Southeast Asia, having been in Singapore since 2010. From 2012, he spent three years as senior in-house counsel with a […]

Singapore Outranks Hong Kong as Preferred International Arbitration Seat, Study Says

Singapore has over the past three years surpassed Hong Kong in popularity as an international arbitration seat, according to a recent study. A report released jointly by the School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary University of London and the U.S. firm White & Case found Singapore to be the third most preferred arbitration seat globally, after […]

Singapore ties with United States, North Korea make city-state summit site

North Korea - United States Summit in Singapore

Singapore’s diplomatic ties with North Korea and its relative proximity made the Southeast Asian city-state a natural choice for the historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump announced in a tweet Thursday the two leaders will meet in Singapore on June 12. The city is “a great location” […]

Singapore International Arbitration Centre Announces Appointment of New Court Vice President

Singapore International Arbitration Centre

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Prof Lucy Reed as a Vice President of the SIAC Court of Arbitration with effect from 29 June 2018. Prof Reed succeeds Mr John Savage QC, who previously served as a member of the SIAC Board of Directors from 2009 to 2017, […]

Clifford Chance to launch new Asia support and innovation hub in Singapore

Clifford Chance (CC) is launching a ’best delivery and innovation’ hub in Singapore that will service the whole Asia-Pacific region. The centre, the firm’s first such hub in Asia, is supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board, a government agency that helps promote the city-state as a global centre for businesses and investments. CC already has similar hubs in London, New […]

Enhanced practical guidance on data protection offered in Singapore

The Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) has published plans for new legislation on unsolicited commercial messages, and is also consulting on whether existing exceptions to the need for consent for the collection, use and disclosure of personal data under the country’s Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) need to be updated. The proposals are open to […]

College of Law partners with Law Society of Singapore

The College of Law has inked a partnership with the Law Society of Singapore. The two organisations will collaborate on education and training programs for legal professionals in Singapore. The first in a wide array of courses the partnership will work on is a series of subjects about ASEAN law. Gregory Vijayendran, president of the […]

ICC Case Management Team begins operations in Singapore

International Chamber of Commerce ICC

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has inaugurated a new case management office in Singapore. This was done in pursuant to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Singapore Ministry of Law in June 2017. The Singapore office signifies ICC’s fourth case management team outside of Paris, and the second in Asia. The other case […]

Blockchain-based technology for secure digital signatures wins legal tech hackathon in Singapore

Singapore Legal Technology

A team using a blockchain-based technology to provide a cost-effective, reliable and secure system for conducting and recording transactions online won a legal technology hackathon organised by the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL). The hackathon was a held as part of a regional legal tech forum, the TechLaw.Fest 2018 held from 4-6 April 2018. The […]

Singapore Commission Proposes Amendments To Competition Act 

The Bill: The Singapore Parliament passed a bill giving the Competition Commission of Singapore (or CCS) regulatory powers over consumer protection. The expanded body is now (effective 1 April 2018) called the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (or CCCS), and it will adopt its consumer protection functions in the second half of 2018. The […]

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

Minister-in-Charge of the Smart Nation initiative Dr Vivian Balakrishnan

“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 GCs Eyeing Higher Impact, Chief Executive Roles, Report Finds

Singapore

Singapore-based GCs are seeing the fruits of their labor more than they did five years ago, according to a new report. In their first joint Singapore General Counsel Report, global law firm CMS and the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association revealed that 18 percent of general counsel respondents in Singapore said they think their current work is […]