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23 Mar

Addendum to JTJB Legal Update March 2015

ADDENDUM  As an addendum to our legal update dated March 2015, we set out certain key revisions to the Companies Act applicable to foreign companies. (1)    Fewer agents required Currently, a minimum of 2 agents, natural persons and resident in Singapore, are required when a foreign company is registered in Singapore, for acceptance of service

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16 Mar

Legal Update March 2015

UPCOMING REVISIONS TO THE COMPANIES ACT  On 8 October 2014, the Companies (Amendment) Bill 2014 (the “Bill”) was passed by Parliament, and on 1 December 2014, the Bill was gazetted as the Companies (Amendment) Act 2014. The Companies (Amendment) Act 2014 seeks to introduce various revisions to the existing Companies Act when it comes into

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27 Feb

JTJB News February 2015

JTJB Seminar On Protecting Your Company’s Data: Legal & Technical Measures     JTJB’s first Seminar of 2015 was conducted on Thursday 26th February 2015 by JTJB’s new Head of Corporate Compliance and Data Protection, KK Lim on the topic, “Protecting Your Company’s Data: Legal & Technical Measures”. Mr. Shaun Lee from Stone Forest IT Pte

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13 Feb

Legal Update February 2015

IS PROTECTING YOUR CUSTOMERS’ DATA REALLY THAT IMPORTANT? In the movie “Black Hat”, a convicted prisoner was freed from prison to help to apprehend a hacker who had destroyed a nuclear plant. The real reason behind all these was to manipulate the stock market involving millions of dollar by members of the underworld. For those

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30 Jan

JTJB News January 2015

JTJB’S NEW DEPUTY MANAGING PARTNER                           We are delighted to announce the appointment of John Sze as Equity Partner and Deputy Managing Partner with effect from 1 January 2015. John started his legal career with JTJB as a pupil in 2003. He has moved up

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15 Jan

Legal Update January 2015

FORMATION OF THE SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL COURT At the opening of the legal year on 5 January 2015, the Singapore International Commercial Court (“SICC”) was officially launched by the Chief Justice of Singapore, Mr Sundaresh Menon. The launch of the SICC aims to further promote Singapore as a neutral forum for international dispute resolution, alongside

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31 Dec

JTJB News December 2014

JTJB GO KART CHALLENGE 2014 JTJB hosted our very first Go Kart Challenge on 5th December 2014, Friday at Kartright Speedway. A total of 10 teams participated in the Challenge; 8 corporate teams and 2 JTJB teams made up of JTJB partners Dato’ Jude P Benny and John Sze and senior management personnel from various

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15 Dec

Legal Update December 2014

THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF FAMILY JUSTICE IN SINGAPORE A comprehensive review of the Family Justice system was conducted in 2013 and 2014 through the formation of a Review Committee and an extensive public consultation exercise. The Committee’s key recommendations have been adopted and were implemented through the enactment of the Family Justice Act. These include:

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28 Nov

JTJB News November 2014

  JTJB PARTICIPATES IN THE ASIA PACIFIC MARITIME AND OFFSHORE CONFERENCE 2014 JTJB’s Managing Partner K Murali Pany was a member of the Maritime Arbitration Panel at the Asia Pacific Maritime and Offshore Conference 2014 held on 30th October 2014. The Panel was chaired by Mr. Lee Wai Pong, Executive Director of Singapore Chamber of

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14 Nov

Legal Update November 2014

AN OVERVIEW OF THE LASTING POWER OF ATTORNEY The Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) has received widespread attention from the public lately due to two high profile legal tussles.  One case was between former China tour guide Yang Yin and the niece of wealthy widow Madam Chung Khin Chun, 87, over her estimated $40 million

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