21 January 2019
As the legal industry becomes increasingly digitized, will-writing has emerged as a popular target for disruption. This centuries-old tradition of dictating how estate assets are to be distributed to beneficiaries through careful and bespoke drafting is now giving way to online automated document generation.
Post date. Edit this to change the date post was posted. Does not show up on published site. 21/1/2019
19 December 2018
*Updated 21 February 2019
Singapore's financial regulatory agency – the Monetary Authority of Singapore ("MAS") – released "A Guide to Digital Token Offerings" (the "Guide") on 30 November 2018.
The Guide is the primary piece of regulatory guidance by the MAS that focuses on the application of Singapore's existing financial regulatory framework to digital token issuance (in certain contexts, digital token issuances may be referred to as "initial coin offerings" or "ICOs").
The Guide follows MAS's earlier clarification on 01 August 2017 that securities laws apply equally to digital tokens that constitute products regulated by securities laws, and an earlier and less comprehensive version of the Guide released on 14 November 2017.
Notably, the Guide contains eleven (11) case studies setting out various scenarios in which tokens are offered by companies, and how securities laws may apply in each. This comprehensive analysis offered by the MAS provides much-needed confirmation on how organizations ought to proceed when issuing digital tokens.
This article highlights some of the key clarifications provided by the Guide.
Post date. Edit this to change the date post was posted. Does not show up on published site. 19/12/2018
26 July 2018
This article provides an overview of the Cybersecurity Act 2018 (the "Act"), which is expected to come into force in the second half of 2018. More importantly, the article sets out where you may be regulated under the Act.
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07 May 2018
This is an expansive and wide-ranging topic, so I will provide as simple an overview as I can of cryptocurrency, the blockchain, and its existing regulatory framework in Singapore.
The common question - is cryptocurrency good or bad, and should I invest in it?
For many, this will be the underlying question that piques your interest in cryptocurrencies. Unfortunately, it is an extremely tricky question to answer because, as lawyers are so fond of saying – it depends.
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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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11 January 2017
On 20 December 2016, the Personal Data Protection Commission (“PDPC”) released updated advisory guidelines (the “Guidelines”) in relation to Photography, Video and Audio Recordings, including where such photographs and recordings are made with the use of drones.
Post date. Edit this to change the date post was posted. Does not show up on published site. 11/1/2017
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