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Guide to PDPA Assessment Tool for Organisations (PATO) Part II

The 9 Data Protection Obligations The Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) was enacted in October 2012 to govern the collection, use and disclosure of personal data. Following the amendments made to the Personal Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2020, the PDPA has established nine data protection obligations that an organisation ought to act in compliance with….

Guide to PDPA Assessment Tool for Organisations (PATO) Part I

The 9 Data Protection Obligations The Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) was enacted in October 2012 to govern the collection, use and disclosure of personal data. Following the amendments made to the Personal Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2020, the PDPA has established nine data protection obligations that an organisation ought to act in compliance with….

Re-Align Framework – Renegotiation of Contracts

The Re-Align Framework announced by the Ministry of Law on 10 December 2020 will allow small and micro businesses significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to renegotiate certain types of contracts with their counterparties (the “other party”). If parties are unable to successfully renegotiate, the framework provides for the termination of the contract.   When…

Applying for an Urgent Injunction – Monies transferred to hacker’s bank account as a result of fraud

An injunction is a legal remedy that compels a party to perform or refrain from performing certain acts. An article reflective of the information pertaining to injunctions may be found here; https://singaporelegaladvice.com/law-articles/types-of-injunctions-in-singapore/ In December 2020, Silvester Legal LLC represented a Middle Eastern company for the application of an injunction to freeze a Singapore based bank…

Updates to the Personal Data Protection Act

The Personal Data Protection (Amendment) Bill 2020 was passed on 2 November 2020. As compared to when the PDPA first came into force in 2014 giving organisations a generous grace period, the updates to the PDPA have no grace period and require organisations to immediately comply upon its enactment by gazette. Silvester Legal will explore…

Businesses would do well to budget for increased legal costs post Covid 19

Many SME businesses used to see legal fees paid to law firms for reviewing contracts as unnecessary business expenses. A dollar saved on such unnecessary costs is a dollar more for profits. Then, there is also the view that paying for lawyers to draft contracts may not add much value since many contracts are based…

Even during good economic times, there are best practices employer’s should adhere to when terminating an employee’s contract.

Due to weak economic performance stemming from events such as the Covid-19 pandemic, employers may have to consider retrenching or making employees redundant. A retrenchment exercise is a difficult endeavour even in good times. To assist, we highlight the legal obligations employers have during such an exercise.

This week, we continue to look at governmental resources offered to companies internationalising and entering foreign markets, through the Global Innovation Alliance.

In this series, we look at resources offered by the Singapore Government to assist companies aiming to internationalise and enter foreign markets. There are a number of resources offered: Enterprise Overseas Centres; Market Readiness Assistance (MRA) Grant Plug & Play Network (PPN) Global Innovation Alliance