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caronavirus impact on divorce

Impact of Coronavirus on Divorce & Child Custody in Singapore

The coronavirus pandemic has thrust the world into a period of fear and uncertainty. For divorced parents, these feelings are intensified. How can parents protect their children from potential exposure to the virus without violating a shared custody or visitation order? What if one parent believes a particular activity is safe for the children, but…...
divorce with children

How Will a Divorce Pan out With Children in the Picture?

Divorce can be made simple if uncontested, but what if there are children in the picture? A divorce is no longer just between the Husband and the Wife when there is a child, or children, from the marriage. Television programmes often depict divorcing parents who are undergoing a ‘messy’ divorce ‘fighting’ for their child in…...

Directors: Remuneration

Under Singapore corporate law, in the absence of express stipulation in the articles of association, the mere holding of the office of director without more does not entitle a director to remuneration. The law treats the director as trustee and equity forbids a trustee to make a profit out of his trust. The strict rule…...

Directors: Indemnity and Release of Duties

Relief given by company Under corporate law in Singapore, any provision (whether in the articles of association or in a contract or otherwise) indemnifying a director against any liability for negligence, default, breach of duty or breach of trust is void (section 172(1) of the Companies Act). However, the company may purchase D&O liability insurance…...

Appointment of Directors

Under Singapore corporate law, all companies are required to have at least 1 director who is ordinarily resident in Singapore (section 145(1)). Listed companies: Listed companies are required to have at least 3 directors because listed companies need an audit committee consisting of at least 3 directors The Company Act does not prescribe the manner…...

Civil Disputes Involving Copyright Infringement

If you are a performing artiste, writer or artist, this section may be relevant to you especially if you are embroiled in a civil dispute involving copyright infringement. What is copyright? Copyright is the right to deny others to copy your original work for the period of time. In Singapore, this right is granted vis-à-vis…...
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What is a Lasting Power of Attorney

In this article, we will be sharing some frequently asked questions by our clients in relation to a Lasting Power of Attorney. What is a Lasting Power of Attorney (referred to as ‘LPA’)? It is a legal document allowing a person who is 21 years or older (referred to as ‘donor’) to voluntarily appoint one…...
singapore citizenship law

Citizenship Laws in Singapore: How is Citizenship Acquired?

Article 15 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that everyone has a right to a nationality, and that no one shall be arbitrarily deprived of it. Indeed, citizenship is important, to the extent that some legal scholars have maintained that citizenship is a person’s basic right, or “the right to have rights”.…...
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Driving while under Influence of Drink or Drugs – Road Traffic Act (Chapter 276)

67 - 1) Any person who, when driving or attempting to drive a motor vehicle on a road or other public place — is unfit to drive in that he is under the influence of drink or of a drug or an intoxicating substance to such an extent as to be incapable of having proper…...
POHA

Protection from Harassment Act 2014

With the recent #MeToo Movement, more and more people are speaking out against the harassment that they have suffered. Victims of non-physical harassment may rely on the Protection from Harassment Act 2014 (POHA) to seek legal redress and obtain monetary compensation against the offender. What behaviour comes under the POHA? Intentionally causing harassment, alarm or…...