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Some dispute cases to be offered free mediation

The SGUnited Mediation Initiative will allow the court to identify and refer suitable cases to the SMC. Only cases referred by the Supreme...

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Straits Times / 01 Jun 2020

Some dispute cases to be offered free mediation

The SGUnited Mediation Initiative will allow the court to identify and refer suitable cases to the SMC. Only cases referred by the Supreme Court will qualify for free mediation under the initiative.

Straits Times / 29 May 2020

Executors of woman's will liable to pay son $87k

A district judge has held that two women, who became co-executrices of a dying woman's will in 2003 to fulfil her wishes, are liable to pay about $87,000 from the estate to her now-adult son.

Straits Times / 29 May 2020

Man accused of cheating firm in Covid-19-related scam

A man suspected of defrauding an overseas distribution firm of more than US$646,000 (S$917,000) was charged yesterday with one count of cheating, in one of the biggest scams related to the Covid-19 outbreak here.

Straits Times / 28 May 2020

Will global IP system block access to vaccine?

No, it won't. The intellectual property system permits enough flexibility to protect the public good during health emergencies. Don't use the myth of intellectual property blocking access to tear down the global IP system.

Straits Times / 27 May 2020

Family justice framework can be enhanced: Forum

First, we must decisively move away from using the legal system as the primary and foremost channel for resolving family conflict. Taking the legal route often means increased acrimony, which cannot be conducive to repairing frayed family ties.
Straits Times / 22 May 2020

Law Society rolls out $1m relief package for members

The society, in a package exceeding $1 million, is also reducing advertising fees on its online directory, and providing free job advertisements on its career portal and free accredited webinars it runs to help members fulfil their practising...
Business Times / 22 May 2020

Settling the (tax) score after the fall

In a post-pandemic world where losses (rather than profits) for many businesses could be pervasive, the time may not be ripe now to bulldoze through BEPS 2.0 measures.

Business Times / 13 May 2020

Hin Leong's Ocean Tankers granted interim JM

Court documents show Ocean Tankers is exposed to potential claims estimated at US$2.07b involving bills of lading it had issued in relation to HLT's trades.

Straits Times / 07 May 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic and the imminent legal epidemic

A slew of legal problems will arise in the months ahead, as contracting parties reassess their business agreements. Global business centres like Singapore need to prepare for this legal tsunami.

Straits Times / 06 May 2020

Sofa maker HTL files for insolvency protection

The previously public-listed company, which has more than 5,000 employees worldwide, is seeking judicial management after DBS Bank issued a legal demand for full repayment under its banking facilities.

Straits Times / 06 May 2020

Sisters lose suit against sisters over firms worth $120m

All four sisters inherited shares in four companies set up by their father. Three of the companies held properties, including 56 units in a mixed commercial and residential development in River Valley Road.

Business Times / 06 May 2020

Singapore corporate tax regime: What's ahead?

As companies try to find new ways to tackle the pandemic and limit disruptions to businesses and supply chains, they must not lose sight of the looming international tax changes that could majorly affect multinational enterprises.

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Straits Times / 07 May 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic and the imminent legal epidemic

A slew of legal problems will arise in the months ahead, as contracting parties reassess their business agreements. Global business centres like Singapore need to prepare for this legal tsunami.

Straits Times / 06 May 2020

Sisters lose suit against sisters over firms worth $120m

All four sisters inherited shares in four companies set up by their father. Three of the companies held properties, including 56 units in a mixed commercial and residential development in River Valley Road.

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