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  1. Legal news
    09 April 2020
    COVID-19: Singapore has ordered the closure of all "non-essential" business premises, how can MNCs in Singapore maintain operations?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/covid-19-singapore-has-ordered-the-closure-of-all-non-essential-business-premises

    On 3 April 2020, the Ministry of Trade and Industry in Singapore (“MTI”) announced an unprecedented order requiring all non-essential business premises to close effective 7 April 2020.

  2. Legal news
    16 January 2020
    Singapore Regulatory Update: Healthcare Services Bill
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/singapore-regulatory-update-healthcare-services-bill

    The Healthcare Services Bill (the "Bill") was passed on 6 January 2020, replacing the Private Hospitals and Medical Clinics Act ("PHMCA"), which was last amended in 1999. The Bill seeks to strengthen the safeguards for ...

  3. Legal news
    14 June 2019
    Singapore court: failure to call witness no reason to set aside arbitration award
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/singapore-court-failure-to-call-witness-no-reason-to-set-aside-arbitration-award

    This arbitration analysis examines the Singapore High Court's decision in BVU v BVX that an arbitration award would not be set aside on the basis of public policy or fraud simply because the successful party had failed ...

  4. Legal news
    14 June 2019
    Singapore Court: setting aside a portion of an arbitral award (BAZ v BBA)
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/singapore-court-setting-aside-a-portion-of-an-arbitral-award-baz-v-bba

    This arbitration analysis examines the Singapore High Court’s decision in BAZ v BBA and the implications of having a portion of an international arbitration award set aside as being contrary to a country’s public policy ...

  5. Legal news
    10 May 2019
    Fake news law passed in Singapore: Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/singapore/fake-news-law-passed-in-singapore-protection-from-online-falsehoods-and-manipulation-act

    Hot on the heels of France and Germany, Singapore is the latest country to jump on the bandwagon of countries which have enacted fake news laws.

  6. Legal news
    11 June 2019
    Cybersecurity & Singapore - Overview of Cybersecurity in Singapore
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/cybersecurity-and-singapore--overview-of-cybersecurity-in-singapore

    Recently, the Singapore public health system was hit by a major cyber attack compromising the personal data of an astonishing 1.5 million patients. As a result of this cyber attack of "unprecedented scale and ...

  7. Legal news
    06 June 2019
    Court of Appeal renders decision on counterfeit goods in transit, and liability for trade mark infringement
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/ip-legal-update-court-of-appeal-renders-decision-on-counterfeit-goods-in-transit

    The Singapore Court of Appeal has clarified that liability for trade mark infringement can be established notwithstanding the fact that the infringing goods were merely in transit and never intended for entry into the ...

  8. Legal news
    21 April 2020
    COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 Update: Applicable Duration and Regulations to Obtain Temporary Contractual Relief in Singapore
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/covid-19-temporary-measures-act-2020-update-applicable-duration-and-regulations

    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
    06 February 2020
    The Payment Services Act of Singapore
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/the-payment-services-act-of-singapore

    The payment services landscape globally and in Singapore has transformed considerably in recent years. In adapting to these changes, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) promulgated the Payment Services Act (PS ...

  10. Legal news
    08 June 2018
    Regulatory Changes for Medical Devices in Singapore
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/singapore/regulatory-changes-for-medical-devices-in-singapore

    On 22 May 2018, the Health Sciences Authority (the "HSA") issued a press release announcing changes to the regulatory process for medical devices ("MDs").