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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.

Business Times / 27 May 2019

Missing lawyer resigns from directorships

JLC Advisors managing partner Jeffrey Ong Su Aun remains incommunicado, but has been contacting companies to tender his resignation as their independent director.

Straits Times / 26 May 2019

Pofma: Too powerful or not enough?

Fake news can kill. The Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (Pofma) deserves citizens' support. But the Government needs to demonstrate it will be scrupulous in using it.

Straits Times / 24 May 2019

Drug mule on death row gets stay of execution

Pannir Selvam Pranthaman, 31, applied for his death sentence to be stayed on the basis that he intends to mount a legal challenge against the rejection of his clemency petition to President Halimah Yacob.

Business Times / 24 May 2019

Should there be a scheme to fund class actions by minorities?

The development of a scheme to help fund class-action suits in India call attention to minority shareholders' rights and access to justice in Singapore, and begs the question of why a similar scheme has yet to be considered here.

Straits Times / 24 May 2019

Lawyer at centre of saga

Mr Jeffrey Ong Su Aun advises the boards of several public companies listed in Singapore and Hong Kong.

Straits Times / 23 May 2019

Watchdog begins public consultation on data law changes

The proposed data portability provision will give individuals greater control over their data, and enable greater access to more data by organisations to "facilitate data flows and increase innovation", said the PDPC.

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Straits Times / 24 May 2019

Lawyer at centre of saga

Mr Jeffrey Ong Su Aun advises the boards of several public companies listed in Singapore and Hong Kong.

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