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The NCC: Dutch court proceedings in English language

The Netherlands Commercial Court ('NCC') is moving ever closer to becoming a reality. The NCC bill was adopted by the House of Representatives on 8 March 2018 and is steadily...

Written on: 19 Jun 2018

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ICOs in Singapore: regulatory and consumer protection concerns

In Singapore, initial coin offerings (ICO) of digital cryptographic tokens are not directly regulated. The Singapore government has not issued legislation which is specifically targeted at ICOs. In February 2018,...

Written on: 6 Jun 2018

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Proposed Singapore Healthcare Services Bill: what are the key changes for healthcare providers?

The Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) has recently concluded a public consultation on the draft Healthcare Services Bill (HCS Bill), which is intended to replace the existing regulatory framework set...

Written on: 5 Jun 2018

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No standing to sue if assignment is merely of a bare right to sue, Singapore High Court rules

The Singapore High Court has ruled that a person who has been assigned by a copyright owner a mere right to sue for copyright infringement has no standing to commence...

Written on: 8 May 2018

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Greater protection for employees and gig workers

On 5 March 2018, the Singapore government introduced a raft of legislative changes which can be grouped into three broad themes: Expanded protections for employees; Introducing protections for gig workers;...

Written on: 25 Apr 2018

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Hong Kong Regulators take action against cryptocurrency exchanges

On 9 February 2017, just before the Chinese New Year holidays, the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) released a statement which, amongst other things, disclosed that the territory’s...

Written on: 5 Mar 2018

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Managing Personal Data in the Digital Economy

The Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) of Singapore launched a public consultation “Managing Personal Data in the Digital Economy” on the 27th of July 2017. In adapting to technological advancements,...

Written on: 25 Jan 2018

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Proposed payments services bill

On 21 November 2017, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS – the central bank of Singapore) launched a second public consultation on a proposed payment services bill. This proposed bill...

Written on: 25 Jan 2018

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Singapore PDPC issues public consultation relating to the NRIC numbers

Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission (“PDPC“) is seeking public feedback on its proposal to revise its Advisory Guidelines relating to the collection, use and disclosure of NRIC numbers (the “Revised...

Written on: 17 Nov 2017

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