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Update: COVID-19 legislation

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LEGAL UPDATES: COVID-19 (TEMPORARY MEASURES) ACT 2020 – KEY CONSIDERATIONS FOR COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS Misa MITSUGI, Juen Yi FAN Businesses and operations around the world are currently at an unprecedented standstill with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Singapore has not been spared. In an effort to provide some temporary reprieve for businesses in Singapore, the...

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Law Reform: Violence in the Home

Family and Juvenile Courts

Singapore (27 February 2019) – Amendments are proposed to the Protection from Harrassment Act (“POHA”). These are in addition to the review of the Singapore Penal Code. The focus is on violence against a person in an intimate or close relationship with the perpetrator. Says Mr Lee Terk Yang, Director of Flint & Battery LLC, “The amendments criminalises...

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CPF Retirement Sum

Central Provident Fund (CPF)

15 October 2018, PAYOUTS UNDER CPF RETIREMENT SUM SCHEME – In the 2018 Budget Debate, the topic of CPF contributions for older workers were raised for debate. It was reported that the current rates for such older workers were set in 1988 and were never reviewed. During the debate: It was suggested that the progressively decreasing contribution rates allow private companies to remain...

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Economic Substance Law

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1 February 2019 – ECONOMIC SUBSTANCE LAW As at 1 January 2019, certain legal entities carrying on relevant activities are required by the newly effective Economic Substance Law to demonstrate adequate economic substance in the Cayman Islands. Any company, LLC or LLP registered or incorporated in the Cayman Islands should be aware of this legislation and consider how it may be...

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Divorce, separation, etc.

Family and Juvenile Courts

21 November 2018 (Singapore) – Mr Lee Terk Yang, Director of Flint & Battery LLC, answers some common but often misunderstood questions regarding a difficult area of family life: divorce and separation. Q1: What is the difference between separation and divorce? A separation is not the same as a divorce.  The key difference between separation and divorce is that when...

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General Data Protection Regulation

EU / GDPR

1 September 2018 (Singapore) – QUICK NOTES ON THE EU GDPR The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (“EU GDPR”) is the EU’s strong response to “new challenges for the protection of personal data”. This response is based on the principle that natural persons should have control of their own personal data and that there should be strong enforcement for the protection of this...

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General Data Protection Regulation

EU / GDPR

16 May 2018 (Singapore) – UPCOMING EUROPEAN UNION (EU) GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR) On 27 April 2016, the European Council and Parliament on 27 April 2016 adopted GDPR, the successor to Directive 95/46EC. The GDPR applies directly in all EU Member States from its effective date, 25 May 2018. It repeals and replaces Directive 95/46EC and Member State implementing...

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