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  1. Legal news
    20 April 2021
    2021 M&A Outlook for Singapore and South East Asia: Emerging Patterns in M&A Agreements
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/singapore/2021-m-and-a-outlook-for-singapore-and-south-east-asia-new-emerging-patterns-in-m-and-a-agreements

    The world has lived through just more than a year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Much has changed in our daily lives: the people we interact with, in our homes, and in our consumption, work and recreational patterns. The M&A ...

  2. Legal news
    14 April 2020
    COVID-19: Alternative arrangements for meetings for SGX listed companies
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/covid-19-alternative-arrangements-for-meetings-for-sgx-listed-companies

    In our earlier article on COVID-19: Pointers and Updates for SGX listed companies, we had outlined the guidance issued by SGX RegCo, ACRA and MAS on the holding of general meetings. We had also noted that legislation ...

  3. Legal news
    09 April 2020
    Singapore: Supplementary Budget 2020 –The Resilience Budget and Solidarity Budget
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/singapore-supplementary-budget-2020-the-resilience-budget-and-solidarity-budget

    The Singapore government announced a grand supplementary budget less than a month after the regular annual budget to combat the destabilising effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on its economy. Also termed the Resilience ...

  4. Legal news
    06 July 2020
    Singapore: Not All Doom and Gloom - Guide to Directors’ Duties in the Post-COVID-19 Era
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/not-all-doom-and-gloom-guide-to-directors-duties-in-the-post-covid-19-era

    On 15 June 2020, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)' poll of 23 economists and analysts indicates that Singapore’s economy will likely shrink by 11.8% in Q2 2020 on a year-on-year basis. Overall, GDP is estimated ...

  5. Legal news
    03 June 2020
    Singapore: Legal M&A strategy in the post-COVID-19 world
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/singapore-legal-m-and-a-strategy-in-the-post-covid19-world

    Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) can be a useful tool for corporations seeking to navigate the new normal following COVID-19. Consider the example of 2008's great recession, companies that undertook strategic M&A during the ...

  6. Legal news
    30 March 2020
    COVID-19: Pointers and Updates for SGX listed companies
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/covid-19-pointers-and-updates-for-sgx-listed-companies

    As a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, various safe distancing, stop work orders, lockdowns and quarantine measures have spread across the globe. Many businesses have been adversely and severely ...

  7. Legal news
    29 April 2020
    Singapore: COVID-19 & Corporate Governance: Telecommuting, Meetings and Security during the New Normal
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/singapore-covid19-and-corporate-governance-telecommuting-meetings-and-security-during-the-new-normal

    With the disruption and uncertainty caused by COVID-19, organisations need to be aware of the heightened cybersecurity risks and take measures to protect their organisation and workforce while working remotely.

  8. Legal news
    14 April 2020
    SGX RegCo Introduces Measures to Support SGX-Listed Companies Amidst COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/sgx-regco-introduces-measures-to-support-sgxlisted-companies-amidst-covid1

    Singapore has introduced a slew of measures to cushion the impact of COVID-19 on businesses and the economy. In addition to three stimulus packages comprising more than S$60 billion dollars, the Singapore government had ...

  9. Legal news
    27 April 2020
    COVID-19: Holding shareholders’ meetings for private limited companies in Singapore during elevated safe distancing period
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/covid19-holding-shareholders-meetings-for-private-limited-companies-in-singapore

    In line with safe distancing requirements to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the Singapore Government has enacted certain measures to assist companies in holding their general meetings. This article outlines the ...

  10. Legal news
    23 April 2020
    "Signing" by email and other virtual means (including NSW amendments on 22 April) in Australia
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/signing-by-email-and-other-virtual-means-including-nsw-amendments-on-22-april-in-australia

    As a result of governmental responses to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many companies have their employees working from home. This combined with "social distancing" creates substantial difficulties in executing ...