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  1. 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 ...

  2. Legal news
    09 June 2020
    Singapore: COVID-19 - Antitrust and Competition Concerns

    COVID-19 has disrupted all manner of businesses, requiring unprecedented coordinated action amongst the entirety of supply chains. Many companies face immediate challenges of low demand due to government-imposed ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Legal news
    30 April 2020
    COVID-19: Understanding the Job Support Scheme in Singapore

    The Singapore government has introduced the Job Support Scheme (JSS), which provides all employers with wage subsidies to help cope with salary costs during the pandemic. The JSS generally involves 4 pay-out dates ...

  5. Legal news
    29 April 2020
    Singapore: COVID-19 & 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.

  6. Legal news
    13 May 2020
    Singapore Public Procurement and Challenges to Tender Awards

    This article explores the legislation that governs procurement by the Singapore government and its agencies, and, explores situations where a tender award decision should or should not be challenged.

  7. Legal news
    14 May 2020
    Updates to the Tripartite advisory on managing excess manpower and responsible retrenchment and further guidelines on COVID-19

    1. Tripartite advisory on managing excess manpower and responsible retrenchment 2. National Wages Council 2020/2021 Guidelines (W.e.f 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2021) 3. Mandatory Notifications on Cost-Saving ...

  8. Legal news
    30 March 2020
    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 ...

  9. Legal news
    20 July 2020
    Singapore: Venture Capital Funding Negotiations during and post COVID-19 - ASEAN Focus

    Senior Foreign Legal Counsel, Joon Kee Bahng recently contributed an ASEAN focused article on venture capital funding negotiations during and post COVID-19 which was published in the July 2020 version of VC Discovery ...

  10. Legal news
    21 July 2020
    Singapore: Brands Revamped – The Migration to the Virtual World

    Out of sight, out of mind – the fear of being forgotten in the midst of intermittent lockdowns has become very real, especially for "brick-and-mortar" brands which were hitherto unknown in the online space.