27 September 2018

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Bill to amend Companies Act to exempt shipowner’s lien from section 131 registration requirement passed

Capital Markets

New Bill tabled to establish legal framework for VCC (S-VACC) tailored for CIS


CCCS and KPPU sign MoU on enforcement cooperation of competition law

CCCS provides guidance on competition assessment of airline alliance agreements

Corporate / M&A

Singapore Court of Appeal sets out framework governing oppression claims featuring personal wrongs against shareholder as well as corporate wrongs against company

Singapore Court of Appeal considers circumstances where appropriate to find parent company liable for inducing subsidiary’s breach of contract

Financial Regulatory

MAS issues Circular on controls and disclosures to be implemented by licensed securities-based crowdfunding operators

MAS consults on draft Notice on Cyber Hygiene for financial institutions

Public Policy

Key insights on initiatives and developments following National Day Rally 2018

Restructuring & Insolvency

Insolvency, Restructuring and Dissolution Bill introduced to unify personal and corporate insolvency laws into new omnibus Act


Bill to amend Stamp Duties Act to levy stamp duty on electronic records passed

Bill to amend Income Tax Act tabled to implement tax changes in Budget Statement 2018 and other changes

White Collar & Investigations

MinLaw conducts public consultation on recommendations for reform of Penal Code: Key changes impacting corporations

MinLaw proposes new AML/CFT regime for precious stones and metals dealers


Cybersecurity Act 2018 operative from 31 August 2018 to protect critical information infrastructure against cybersecurity threats

Provisions in Mental Capacity Act on professional donees and professional deputies in force from 1 September 2018

Singapore Court of Appeal expands on principles of Wrotham Park damages, including its conceptual basis, qualifying criteria and assessment of such damages

English Court of Appeal holds documents and materials from internal investigations covered by legal professional privilege

Regional News


Malaysian Sales Tax Act and Service Tax Act in force on 1 September 2018

Malaysian Land Public Transport (Amendment) Bill passed, not yet in force


Myanmar DICA issues standard criteria for provision of education services further to opening of sector to foreign investment


International Comparative Legal Guide to Business Crime 2019: Singapore chapter

The Restructuring Review: Singapore chapter

The Merger Control Review: Singapore chapter

Globalisation, Governance and Disruption

Personal Data and Customer Information in the Age of FinTech

Wrotham Park Damages - Principles and Practical Issues

Singapore Academy of Law Annual Review: Intellectual Property Law