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  1. Twobirds news
    17 April 2020
    Bird & Bird advises AI-powered health analytics start-up Biofourmis in Hong Kong to monitor and understand effects of COVID-19

    International law firm Bird & Bird has advised health analytics start-up Biofourmis with the deployment of its AI-driven remote monitoring platform to observe patients in Hong Kong who are diagnosed with or suspected to ...

  2. Legal news
    02 April 2020
    A cure for COVID-19? – Don’t make the claim unless it is true.

    Preferred summary The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has led to a scramble for pharmaceutical and medical devices which can prevent or treat COVID-19 infections. Currently there is no vaccine or treatment for COVID-19 ...

  3. Legal news
    06 March 2020
    Further guidance to Hong Kong listed companies in light of the outbreak of COVID-19

    Further to our last article in which we discussed that the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“SEHK”) and the Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) issued the Joint Statement in Relation to Results Announcements ...

  4. Legal news
    17 April 2020
    COVID-19: A breakdown of the stricter measures introduced to combat the coronavirus in Singapore during the Circuit Breaker period (7 April 2020 to 4 May 2020) and financial assistance available for Employers

    In an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, the Singapore government announced nation-wide "circuit-breaker" measures on 3 April 2020. The COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Control Order) Regulations 2020 ("COVID-19 ...

  5. Legal news
    01 April 2020
    Temporary Relief for Inability to Perform Contractual Obligations due to the COVID-19 Situation in Singapore

    The COVID-19 pandemic and associated public health measures imposed by government around the world has had unprecedented and unforeseeable impact, including supply chain disruptions and manpower shortages, undermining ...

  6. Legal news
    31 March 2020
    COVID-19 Employment Update: Prevention of Loss of Jobs - Government Wage Grants for Singapore Employers and other Relief

    Singapore announced a supplementary budget to help businesses cope with the impact of COVID-19. Such measures also include, sector specific support for businesses in Aviation, Tourism, Land Transport, Maritime and Arts ...

  7. Legal news
    25 March 2020
    COVID-19 Employment Update: Heightened Workplace Safety Requirements in Singapore

    W.e.f. from 20 March 2020, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) requires companies to put in place safe distancing measures to reduce physical interactions amongst employees.

  8. Legal news
    21 April 2020
    COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 Update: Applicable Duration and Regulations to Obtain Temporary Contractual Relief in Singapore

    Following our previous article (COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020: Legal circuit breaker), a number of regulations were introduced on 20 April 2020 which sets out the relevant details and processes for a party ...

  9. Legal news
    14 April 2020
    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 ...