The COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 was urgently passed in the Singapore Parliament yesterday (7 April 2020). If your business has been affected by COVID-19, consider if you may seek temporary relief under the new law or object to another party relying on such relief. If your organisation requires the conduct of meetings (e.g., Annual General Meetings), take note of alternative arrangements for the conduct of meetings which would be compliant with circuit breaker and other measures.
Should a contract for an alleged cybersquatter to transfer a domain name to a purchaser be held illegal or unenforceable for being contrary to public policy? The Singapore High Court in this case involving Grabtaxi Holdings Pte Ltd answered “Yes”.
Finding herself pregnant, single, and homeless all in a short span of time, Amelia* was worried about the legal and financial uncertainties ahead of her. Should she abort her pregnancy? Can she give the child up for adoption? How will she afford to raise the child on her own? In this article, Stacey Lopez sheds light on the issues Amelia faces by spelling out the options unwed mothers have and the decisions they have to make.
The outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (now designated by the World Health Organization as COVID-19), continues to dominate the news and capture our attention. In the first few days after the first reports of cases in Singapore, long queues formed outside retailers such as Guardian and Watsons as ordinary citizens tried to purchase surgical […]
The current outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), or the Wuhan coronavirus, as it is more commonly known, has sparked alarm and concern cross the globe. The number of persons infected have surpassed that of SARs, with no signs of abating. Given how contagious the virus appears to be, health authorities around the world […]
Updated 20 January 2020 The Payment Services Act (“PSA”) will commences on 28 January 2020. MAS has issued the Guidelines on Licensing for Payment Service Providers, Guideline No: PS-G01 (18 December 2019) and specimen forms for PSA. Summary of Considerations for Payments Service Providers If you provide any service, incidental to your core business or […]
In recent times, there has been a noticeable rise in reported “outrage of modesty” and “insult of modesty” cases. This has been identified as a key concern for the authorities, who have been noted to state that they will be working closely with “stakeholders and the community to prevent and deter” such cases. While such […]
We responded to the invitation for feedback under the Public Consultation on Recommendations submitted by the Committee to Review and Enhance Reforms in the Family Justice System by the Ministry of Law and the Ministry of Social and Family Development. In our work with various social service agencies (“SSAs”) in Singapore, Covenant Chambers LLC has received several […]
The Court of Three Judge’s decision in Singapore Medical Council v Soo Shuenn Chiang  SGHC 250 clarifies that the inquiry a doctor should undertake when faced with a request for a patient’s confidential medical information is context-specific In a welcome move for the medical profession, the Court of Three Judges set aside the Singapore […]
AVA Investigating Pet Boarding Facility Platinium Dogs Club for Mistreatment All pet owners have one thing in common: the fear of leaving your beloved pet in the hands of another whom you have no visibility or control over whilst being away. The common consensus also suggests that traditional pet boarding facilities prioritise safety by being […]