Section 377a Appeals Dismissed By The Court Of Appeal

Tan Seng Kee v Attorney-General & Ors [2022] SGCA 16 1. Introduction These three appeals brought by Mr Johnson Ong Ming (“Mr Ong”), a disc-jockey and producer, Dr Roy Tan Seng Kee, a retired general practitioner, and Mr Bryan Choong, a former executive of LGBT non-profit organisation Oogachaga. Eugene Thuraisingam, Suang Wijaya, Johannes Hadi, and Joel Wong were part of […]

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PDLegal expands its International Arbitration and China Practices with the appointment of Cathryn Neo

PDLegal LLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Cathryn Neo as partner to bolster the firm’s International Arbitration and China Practices. Prior to joining PDLegal LLC, Cathryn practised in the Dispute Resolution team of a leading UK international law firm in Singapore. Cathryn has a broad commercial disputes practice with experience in international arbitration, […]

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Can An Employer Summarily Terminate An Employee’s Employment For Breaches Of His Or Her Employment Contract, Whilst The Employee Is Whistleblowing?

Uday Mehra v L Capital Asia Advisors, L Capital (HK) Limited, Ravi Thakran & Nauman Hasan [2022] SGHC 23* 1. Introduction The Singapore High Court recently issued its judgment in Uday Mehra v L Capital Asia Advisors, L Capital (HK) Limited, Ravi Thakran & Nauman Hasan (“Uday Mehra v L Capital Asia Advisors and Ors”). The judgment contains important […]

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What is a Conditional Fee Agreement?

Authors: Venetia Tan and Lim Shu-Yi. Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) – what’s this?  A conditional fee agreement allows the client to agree with their Singapore lawyer that their lawyer’s fees be payable only upon certain milestones. It could also mean that the client enjoys a discounted rate until the client successfully recovers their claim amount. […]

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Legal Update, Marine: The Sevilla Knutsen [2022] Sghc 20 – Damage To Coral Reefs In The Federated States Of Micronesia

THE SEVILLA KNUTSEN [2022] SGHC 20 PDLEGAL LLC was instructed by P&I Club Assuranceforeningen Skuld to act for the Owners of the vessel Sevilla Knutsen. The Sevilla Knutsen [2022] SGHC 20 appears to be the first reported decision in the Singapore courts involving the assessment of loss arising from damage to coral reefs. Background: On […]

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Court Of Appeal: Defence Of Diminished Responsibility Can Apply Even If Murder Is Premeditated

Ahmed Salim v Public Prosecutor [2022] SGCA 6* 1. Introduction Should a person who has planned and carried out a murder be allowed to argue that a mental disorder had diminished his responsibility for the crime? This was the question that the Court of Appeal was faced with in the recent case of Ahmed Salim v Public […]

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Summary of MAS’ Guidelines on Provision of Digital Payment Token Services to the Public

Authors: Quek Li Fei and Yeo Tun Zen On 17 January 2022, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”) issued a new set of guidelines titled “Guidelines on Provision of Digital Payment Token Services to the Public [PS-G02]” (the “Guidelines”) setting out MAS’s expectation that digital payment token service providers, (including payment institutions, banks and other financial […]

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Jason Pang

Associate Partner,
KNAV

CNPLaw Business Guide Series: Debt and equity financing

While there are various Singapore government grants available to Singapore-incorporated companies, not every company will qualify for such grants or find them sufficient for its growth or working capital. In such case, funding from investors becomes a necessity, whether it is from the infamous 3Fs (friends, family and fools) or venture capitalists. This article examines […]

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Listing Framework for Special Purpose Acquisition Companies

This article provides a brief background as to what a SPAC is, and focuses on the key features of the SGX’s SPAC framework. For more details, please refer to the Response Paper and the Consultation Paper. Please also refer to our previous publication entitled “SPACs in Singapore” for a summary of the proposals put forth […]

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Boosting equity financing for high-growth enterprises

At the Singapore Exchange (“SGX“) Securities Market Open on 17 September 2021, SGX announced that together with the Ministry of Trade & Industry (“MTI“), EDB Investments (“EDBI“), the Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS“) and Temasek Holdings Limited (“Temasek“), it will be releasing a package of initiatives to attract high-growth enterprises to raise capital in Singapore’s […]

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Cryptocurrencies & fintech regulatory update in Southeast Asia (Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand)

Purpose of the FATF Travel Rule This article updates a previous article published in CNP Update on 23 May 2020 on the regulatory approach to cryptocurrency and digital assets in Southeast Asia, in particular, in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Please click here to find out more.

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