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    07:19 PM Lee Pey Woan (Associate Professor, Singapore Management University) and Rachel S Chin (Singapore Management University)

    Amendments to the Companies Act – Audit Exemption for Small Companies

    The first phase of legislative amendments introduced by the Companies (Amendment) Act 2014 took effect on 1 July 2015. Of these amendments, the most significant is arguably the introduction of the “small company”, which replaces the exempt private company for purposes of audit exemption. This article considers the features of this new regime and illustrates its application to existing as well as n...

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    02:56 AM Goh Yihan (Associate Professor, Singapore Management University)

    Summary of Speeches at the Opening of the Legal Year 2015

    The Opening of the Legal Year the Legal Year 2015 saw the usual three speeches by the Attorney-General, the President of the Law Society, and the Chief Justice. But perhaps the only thing usual was the fact that three speeches were made; indeed, on the 50th anniversary of Singapore’s national independence, the speeches were not of the usual mould. Instead, they were contemplative of the lessons dr...

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    11:37 AM Alvin See and Yip Man (Assistant Professors, Singapore Management University)

    Opening of Legal Year 2015: A Year for Pushing Boundaries

    5 January 2015 marked the Opening of the Legal Year 2015. From the speeches made by the Attorney-General, the President of the Law Society, and the Chief Justice, the 50th year of Singapore’s independence is going to be a glorious year of pushing boundaries. This entry highlights specifically three legal developments in Singapore following the Opening of the Legal Year 2015: the appointment of Sen...

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    12:54 AM Yip Man (Assistant Professor, Singapore Management University)

    Protection from Harassment Act 2014: Offences and Remedies

    The Protection from Harassment Act 2014 (“Act”), together with two accompanying subsidiary legislations, came into effect on 15 November 2014. The Act is a culmination of a concerted ministerial effort to bring about legislative change to the laws governing harassment. Bringing together the background to the Act, its general structure and its specific provisions, this entry aims to highlight essen...

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    01:37 AM Pasha Hsieh (Assistant Professor, Singapore Management University)

    The ASEAN Economic Community and the Legal Services Market

    This entry discusses the prospective liberalisation of the legal services market of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The goal of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is to transform ASEAN into a “single market and production base,” which aims to substantially remove restrictions on services sectors by 2015. ASEAN governments have also called for the “progressive liberalisation o...