23 April 2020
The COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 (“the Temporary Measures Act") was passed in Parliament on 7 April 2020. The relevant provisions providing for temporary relief for inability to perform contracts (“the temporary relief provisions”) commenced on 20 April 2020. On 20 April 2020 itself, the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Temporary Relief for Inability to Perform Contracts) Regulations 2020 (“the temporary relief regulations”) was also enacted.
Below are 12 insights on the temporary relief provisions and the temporary relief regulations which we hope will be helpful to readers.
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18 April 2020
P. Sivakumar and Elizabeth Winy
The COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the various measures taken by the Singapore government to prevent the further spread of the virus in Singapore, has had a significant impact on employers and employees in Singapore.
This article aims to provide some guidance on some of the various rights and duties of employers and employees during this time, as well as the various employment-related legislation and advisories issued by the government in light of the pandemic. This article does not cover every advisory issued and you are encouraged to check here as well as the websites of the relevant ministries for advisories pertaining to your particular areas of business.
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17 April 2020
*Updated caa 15 November 2020
The Singapore government has implemented a series of support measures under the Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) Act (“the Act”). The Act was passed by the Singapore Parliament on 7 April 2020 and is aimed at providing relief to both businesses and individuals during the Covid-19 outbreak.
In this article, we shall look at what the Act means for landlords and tenants.
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21 March 2019
The Payment Services Act 2019 ("PSA") combines the 2006 Payment Systems (Oversight) Act ("PS(O)A") and the 1979 Money-Changing and Remittance Businesses Act ("MCRBA"), and aims to unify payment services regulation under a coherent and comprehensive regulatory framework.
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03 April 2018
Commercial software development contracts (otherwise known as software service agreements) have some unique considerations that other commercial contracts may not have. This is a brief primer on some key issues that you should think about when entering into such a contract, whether you are the software developer (the "Developer") or the client looking to onboard the software (the "Client").
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28 February 2018
Foo Soon Yien
Most companies in Singapore usually include non-compete provisions or restrictive covenants in their contracts of employment. This is especially so when they have a legitimate interest to protect.
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6 September 2017
In a commercialised economy such as Singapore, there are a plenty of large scale construction project opportunities available. The most common method of awarding such projects is through the process of competitive tenders. This generally refers to the process of governmental organisations or other institutions inviting bids for projects within a specified time-limit.
The awarding of projects is generally seen as positive for the successful tenderer. However, one must consider the potential pitfalls in dealing with such contracts.
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