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Straits Times / 25 Jun 2019

Allied Tech gets another time extension for AGM, Q1 results

On June 14, Allied Tech appointed PwC as an independent special auditor, as directed by SGX's regulatory arm, to investigate the circumstances surrounding certain transactions, including the placing of the missing funds with JLC Advisors.

Business Times / 24 Jun 2019

Singapore well-placed for Russia resurgence in Asia

Rajah & Tann's Francis Xavier with Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev at the 8th St Petersburg International Legal Forum in May 2018. Mr Xavier says Russians are now casting their gaze East too.

Straits Times / 20 Jun 2019

Can fake news law counter AI challenge?

The rise of deepfakes shows how AI is a game changer. The Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act is a starting point to fight it. But there are other tools, too.

Straits Times / 19 Jun 2019

Fatal crash: Family of late director sues for over $1m

Mr Keane's brother and administrator of his estate has filed a claim against taxi driver Ko Ngak Phweng and part-time driver Tan Yeow Kim for damages and the loss suffered by his parents from their negligence.

Straits Times / 19 Jun 2019

Deadline for Hyflux-Utico deal extended

Hyflux is in talks with at least seven investors for a potential cash infusion and had told the court that it planned to enter into a binding term sheet with one of them by mid-June.

Business Times / 14 Jun 2019

Jeffrey Ong faces 8 more charges; CAD receives new reports

The fresh accusations are the result of three more clients of JLC Advisors having filed reports with the Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) over allegedly unauthorised transactions involving S$16 million in their funds held with the boutique law...
Straits Times / 14 Jun 2019

Illegal for lawyers to reward referrers: Forum

Under the Legal Profession (Professional Conduct) Rules, lawyers are not permitted to reward the referrer by the payment of any commission or other form of consideration.

Business Times / 07 Jun 2019

JLC Advisors' partner Jeffrey Ong faces S$6m cheating charge

JLC Advisors managing partner Jeffrey Ong said via video link on Thursday that he hoped that the next mention date could be earlier, in response to the prosecution's request that his remand be extended by another week for police...
Business Times / 04 Jun 2019

Singapore Academy of Law launches legaltech accelerator

GLIDE will not only aim to help both local and international legaltech startups to scale, but also hone intrapreneurship of in-house legal capabilities by facilitating co-creation of legal technology solutions: COO Paul Neo

Business Times / 04 Jun 2019

When poor governance meets liberal rules

Even before the latest saga, trouble was arguably already coming to Allied Technologies, given its poor corporate governance and liberal Catalist rules. SGX should consider introducing a process where every action and actor is subjected to close...
Business Times / 03 Jun 2019

Drew & Napier adding lawyers Siraj Omar, Christopher Chong

Siraj Omar SC has more than two decades of experience in dispute resolution, while construction law specialist Christopher Chong has represented clients at all levels in the Singapore courts and in international and domestic arbitrations.

Straits Times / 30 May 2019

Defamation law could deter whistle-blowers: Forum

While the defamation law is in place to ensure public orderliness, it deters whistle-blowers because the balance of power is tilted towards whoever has the means to engage a more capable lawyer.

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