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The importance of Will drafting and the Intestate Succession Act”

The importance of Will drafting and the Intestate Succession Act” Property in Singapore is extremely valuable, and much confusion can arise out of figuring out whose property belongs to whom after someone is recently deceased. Often, a person makes a Will to specify how the property and assets should be managed or distributed after his … Continue reading The importance of Will drafting and the Intestate Succession Act”

Which Business Structure Should You Choose? Company, Partnership or Sole Proprietorship?

In 2016, 64,937 new businesses were set up in Singapore. Of these, many were probably small-medium enterprises (SMEs) – businesses that have annual sales of not more than S$100 million, or employ less than 200 workers. Indeed, the Singapore Government recently recognised that SMEs, making up 99% of businesses, are at the heart of the … Continue reading Which Business Structure Should You Choose? Company, Partnership or Sole Proprietorship?

Tips on drafting a great Shareholder’s Agreement

Shareholder’s Agreement is an important starting point for many startups and SMEs Many people decide to go into business at some point in their lives. The number of startups continue to burgeon the world over. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) make up 99% of all Singapore’s enterprises and account for about half of Singapore’s GDP. … Continue reading Tips on drafting a great Shareholder’s Agreement

Did you know? Organ donation is compulsory for Singaporeans and PRs!

If you suffer from kidney failure, and you need a new kidney, you may need to wait nearly a decade before you can get a donor. Based on statistics released by the Ministry of Health in 2016, while the number of people on the waiting list for a kidney transplant has decreased to 276 in … Continue reading Did you know? Organ donation is compulsory for Singaporeans and PRs!

10 Frequently Asked Questions on the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA)

Question 1: Can I take a photograph of a specific person for my firm’s marketing purposes without getting his consent? No, because among other obligations, the data protection provisions in the PDPA would require the photographer to first obtain consent from the individual before taking the photograph. “Personal data” is defined to mean data, whether … Continue reading 10 Frequently Asked Questions on the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA)

Maternity Leave & Paternity Leave in Singapore

In recent years, Singapore has established a more robust system of maternity and paternity leave to support young parents in the workforce. This came in the form of longer paternity leave and the introduction of shared parental leave for working fathers, as the Government explores new ways to encourage young couples to have babies. Singapore … Continue reading Maternity Leave & Paternity Leave in Singapore