THE LEGAL LANDSCAPE IN SINGAPORE:
UPDATES FOR CLIENTS
The Copyright Bill
The Copyright Bill is set to come into effect in November 2021 .
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Leasing of Retail Premises
A NEW CODE OF CONDUCT COMES INTO EFFECT ON 1 JUNE 2021
Is your business having difficulties with leasing issues? If you are either a landlord or a tenant and are experiencing any conflicts from dealing with other parties, a new Code of Conduct for Leasing of Retail Premises will come into effect on 1 June 2021. This code is designed to provide a framework for managing leasing issues.
Our firm has dedicated Corporate and Real Estate teams with the experience to assist our clients with navigating this new code of conduct and finding solutions which are in their best interests.
More information on this issue can be found in this article:
If you would like to talk to us about how we can assist you, please contact us at
A long-standing client of the firm, BreadTalk Group (breadtalk.com), a Food and Beverage Corporation with 11 brands and a presence in 17 international markets has teamed up with “First Street Teochew Fish Soup” to bring their signature dish to a wider market of foodies and fans. Banking lawyer Ho Seng Giap, a partner of Tito Isaac & Co LLP, along with members of the firm’s Corporate Practice, advised BreadTalk as well as drafted the various contracts and documents for the venture.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Should I Stay or Should I Go: A case study of Rex International Holding Ltd and another v Gulf Hibiscus Ltd
The case of Rex International Holding Ltd and another v Gulf Hibiscus Ltd  SGCA 59 was an appeal by the appellants against the decision of the High Court judge (the “Judge”) to lift a stay of proceedings previously granted on case management grounds.
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
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...
Tito Isaac & Co’s Justin Chan Featured as Panellist at the International Litigation Legal Conference Singapore, 2018
ILC (International Legal Council) held its first International Litigation Legal Conference last 15th and 16th October 2018. The 2-day event was held in The Fullerton Hotel at 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore. ILC provides a platform for legal professionals from all over...
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...
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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