20 July 2020

Criminal Investigation In Singapore

The investigation process in Singapore; power of police vis-a-vis witnesses;, power of police vis-a-vis the accused in an arrestable officence; and practical points to note for a person facing investigation.

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14 July 2020

Silence Is Golden:
When Does This Hold True During Investigations?

In Singapore, there is a statutory right against self-incrimination. A person being investigated need not say anything that may expose him to a criminal charge, penalty or forfeiture. However, at the same time, a person should state a defence as soon as possible, such as at the point in time of investigations, otherwise an adverse inference may be drawn from raising a defence at a later stage.

In this article, we discuss the law on the right against self-incrimination and the law on when an adverse inference may be drawn against a person staying silent. We also provide a list of practical considerations when a person is being investigated in deciding whether to remain silent.

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23 June 2020

How to Make Your Contracts Pandemic-Proof

Its about minimizing liability in a COVID-19 world

Six months after it announced its arrival to the world, COVID-19 continues to have a devastating impact on life around the globe. Singapore is no exception, with virtually no sector of the economy spared as measures to curb the virus has interfered with the ability of businesses to meet their contractual obligations. In the wake of these global lockdowns and Singapore’s circuit-breaker, businesses are scrutinizing the terms of their contracts and agreements to find ways to minimize their liability for non-performance. This article highlights issues that parties may consider before entering into new contracts, or in seeking to amend existing contracts, in light of the pandemic.

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20 May 2020

What is Dead May Never Die:
Reviving Struck Off Companies and Stay of Winding Up

During economic downturns, it is unsurprising that businesses may be forced to shut, and the company consequently struck off or wound up. More persistent entrepreneurs may start new companies and new businesses when the economy recovers. Is this cycle really necessary? Is there no way for the entrepreneurs to resurrect the existing company where much goodwill has accumulated?

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5 June 2020

Tito Isaac & Co LLP advises on
S$55.8 Million Asset Acquisition by Kimly Limited

Tito Isaac & Co LLP’s corporate department was recently engaged by Jin Wei Food Holdings Pte Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the SGX Catalist-listed company, Kimly Limited, to advise on the acquisition of a portfolio of food outlet properties comprising, restaurant units, coffee shop leases, coffee shop units and industrial canteen units, for a total purchase consideration of S$55.8 million.

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First ever Grounds of Decision on Voluntary Arrangements

On Friday, 10 May 2019, The Court of Appeal handed down a judgment with grounds of decision on voluntary arrangements.  View the Grounds of Decision in PDF format (1MB) by clicking on the link below ... Voluntary Arrangements

Common Issues Faced by Purchasers

Purchasing of a private property is a big-ticket item and may not commonly be dealt with in detail. We would like to share some of the common issues that potential purchasers, like yourself, may encounter. When you have found your ideal home on the resale market, in...

New Partner in Vietnam

26 July 2018 marked a significant milestone in our history and journey. We have inked a Memorandum of Understanding between our firm and ATIM Law Firm from Vietnam, a well-established and highly regarded full services law firm, to formally collaborate, partner and...

SmartLaw Recognition by the Law Society of Singapore

We are indeed happy to announce that our firm has been recognised as a SmartLaw Singapore Law Practice by the Law Society. The SmartLaw recognition is awarded to law firms that have adopted technology to improve its work and to increase its productivity. Our firm has...

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