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    01:25 PM Eunice Chua, Assistant Professor, Singapore Management University School of Law

    Deferred Prosecution Agreements in Singapore?

    On 15 January 2018, Minister for Law and Home Affairs K Shanmugam said at a dialogue organised by the Law Society that deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) could be introduced in Singapore as part of proposed changes to the criminal justice system. DPAs are agreements by the prosecutor to suspend prosecution of a corporate entity if it complies with specific conditions. If the corporation fails ...

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    04:16 PM Kent Chen Sixue (SMU School of Law)

    ASEAN Law Conference 2017

    The ASEAN Law Conference, which took place from 7 to 8 December 2017 ,was organised by the Centre for Cross-Border Commercial Law in Asia of Singapore Management University (SMU) School of Law. The Conference convened by Associate Professor Pasha Hsieh of SMU and Professor Bryan Mercurio of the Chinese University of Hong Kong brought together distinguished academics, government officials and pract...

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    04:10 PM Victor Looi (LLB, BBM(Finance), Singapore Management University)

    The Use of Similar Colour Schemes, Layouts, and Allegedly Deceptive Geographical References in Trade Marks

    In the recent decision of Morinaga Nyugyo Kabushiki Kaisha (Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd.) v. Starbucks Corporation D/B/A Starbucks Coffee Company [2017] SGIPOS 18, the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore explored two intriguing issues concerning trade mark opposition proceedings: whether a trade mark proprietor can oppose the registration of a later competing mark because the latter shar...

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    07:06 AM Tan Chong Huat (Managing Partner & Co-Head of Private Wealth, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing) and Benjamin Szeto (Partner & Deputy Head, Private Wealth Practice, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing)

    Correcting misconceptions about meaning of ‘offshore’

    In early November this year, a number of high profile individuals were named in information released by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.  Questions relating to transparency have been raised on their use of or connection with offshore structures or investments in the latest information breach labelled as the Paradise Papers. Following the Panama Papers debacle last year, t...

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    05:38 PM Amelia Chew (LawTech.asia, NUS) and Jerrold Soh (alt+Law, NUS)

    The Future of Law Conference 2017: Charting the Converging Paths of Law and Technology

    Jointly organised by the Centre for Cross-Border Commercial Law in Asia at the Singapore Management University (SMU) School of Law and Osborne Clarke, the inaugural Future of Law Conference that took place from 26 to 27 October 2017 brought together leading academics and practitioners from around the world to tackle issues at the intersection of law and technology. This article provides but a snip...