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Tag Archives: Singapore

The Singapore Mediation Convention: enforcement of international settlement agreements

Singapore Mediation Convention

On 26 June 2018, the final drafts for a convention on the enforcement of international settlement agreements resulting from mediation and the corresponding model law were approved at the 51st Session of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). Proposals were endorsed for a signing ceremony to be held in Singapore in August […]

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 […]

Singapore FLIP Tech Demo: CaseRoom by Litigation Edge

CaseRoom by Litigation Edge

DESCRIPTION The Singapore Future Law Innovation Programme (FLIP) presents CaseRoom by Litigation Edge, a game-changing evidence review and management service for your everyday cases! CaseRoom by Litigation Edge – Hosted Evidence Review Platform for Everyday Cases Electronic review platforms provide a wealth of benefits to the litigator. Such tools are currently only used in very document intensive cases. […]

FS-ISAC, Singapore to collaborate on cybersecurity initiatives

cybersecurity

The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) and Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) have inked an agreement to jointly conduct cybersecurity exercises and exchange insights on the current threat landscape. The partnership would span three years and “enhance security threat intelligence sharing” between the two organisations, which would better enable Singapore to […]

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

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why the EU General Data Protection Regulation will affect businesses across Asia-Pacific

General Data Protection Regulation

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation will take effect on May 25. Here’s what Asian organisations should know. Ahead of the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on May 25 across European Union (EU) countries, a new whitepaper has found that businesses in Asia-Pacific will also be affected by the ruling. The GDPR […]