Professional Services/Legal

Joel Seow joins Linklaters as partner

He is set to spur the establishment of an investment funds practice. 

Joel Seow joins Linklaters as partner

He is set to spur the establishment of an investment funds practice. 

Singapore legal industry sees highest number of departures

Thanks to the Great Resignation, burnout, and generation gap, The Law Society of Singapore said.

SG IP registration process now more streamlined

The Parliament approved the changes on 12 January.

Redesigning job key to address challenges in accountancy sector

This is due to the changing aspirations of young professionals and the digitalisation shift.   

SG Copyright Act to come into force

The Act will strengthen the rights of creators and performers.

SAP and Temasek Polytechnic add four new skill-based courses

370 mid-career job seekers are expected to benefit from this. 

High time for MAS to amplify investigative powers: law firms

The proposed amendment will strengthen MAS’ power in multiple acts.

GuocoLand, OCBC, Doxa to develop digital platform for dev’t projects transactions

This will be ready by October and will be piloted through Meyer Mansion.

Estate Agents Act amendments takes effect 30 July

The amendments include higher penalties for erring property agencies or agents. 

Hiring activity increased in June: Indeed

Job postings were 35.6% higher than 1 February 2020. 

Gov’t OKs wage increases, annual bonus for L&E technicians

Around 1,300 lift and escalator technicians will be covered by the Lift & Escalator Progressive Wage Model.

GuocoLand partners with local enterprises for digitalisation

The group eyes to implement more than 20 projects over the next two years in line with its digitalisation drive.

80% of workers go to office amidst lockdown to process invoices: survey

This is despite the support of their workplaces towards paperless initiatives (77.8%) and remote working (66.8%).

OCBC launches comprehensive sustainability training

The second phase OCBC Future Smart Programme has an investment of S$30 million over the next three years.

What are the key features of the new Copyright Bill?

If passed, the bill will be operationalised in November 2021.

Public feedback sought on amendments to Companies, LLPs Acts

The government is proposing four key amendments to transparency and beneficial ownership of companies and limited liability partnerships.

MAS seeks enhancement of investigative powers 

This includes the power for MAS to enter premises without prior notice or a court warrant.