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Sports Law

The commercial nature of sports means that they have a requirement for legal representation. We advise a wide range of clients, ranging from large organizations to individuals and player / agents at a local and international level. GJC provides services such as: Drafting and negotiation of the full range of commercial agreements including management agency,…...

Deed of Reconciliation

A Deed of Reconciliation can be executed between parties who have the intention to save their marriage. Parties agree on the terms and conditions necessary for them to work on. The Deed of Reconciliation is designed to set out what a couple intends to happen to any divorce proceedings when they decide to make another…...

Adoption

The Adoption of Children Act (Cap. 4, 2012 Rev. Ed.) governs the adoption of infants in Singapore. Article: How to adopt a child from the People’s Republic of China. This is a legal process where parental rights over a child are conferred to the applicants, whom one or both are not the natural parents of…...

Why everyone should have a will

Making a Will and Why Everyone should make one. Click here to download pdf...

What if the deceased’s will does not provide for me?

When a deceased’s will or the intestacy law does not adequately provide for the deceased’s dependents, the deceased’s dependents may apply to the court for a maintenance order in hopes of altering the distribution of the deceased’s estate. You qualify as a dependent if you are a spouse, an unmarried daughter, an infant son, or…...

Laws of Intestacy in Singapore

In the absence of a will, your estate will be distributed in accordance to Singapore’s Intestate Succession Act. This does not apply if you are of Islamic faith. According to Section 7 of the Intestate Succession Act, the priority of distribution is as follows: (1) Spouse, children (2) Parents (3) Siblings (4) Grandparents (5) Aunts…...

The Role of an Executor of a Will in Singapore

Their role in relation to the Testator and Beneficiaries As the maker of the will, you would be known as the “testator” and the people who would inherit or benefit under your will are called “beneficiaries”. You must also appoint one or more “executor(s)” who would perform two important roles: He or she would administer…...

Employment Contracts: Confidential Information/Trade Secrets

During the signing of employment contracts, employers may request for employees to sign a separate agreement which governs the protection of confidential information and/or trade secrets that the employee has handled during the course of his/her work. Further information can be gleaned through consultation with a commercial lawyer. Would such a clause be enforceable against…...