Proving Unreasonable Behaviour for a Divorce in Singapore

Getting a divorce under Singapore law is not as straightforward as simply asking or applying for one.  What must first be satisfied / proven by either spouse is that the marriage has broken down irretrievably to the point where they cannot be expected to live together anymore.   Under section 95(3)(b) of the Women’s Charter, […]

Getting a Divorce in Singapore

The Divorce process consists of two stages for both contested and uncontested Divorces in Singapore, including: Dissolution of marriageHere, the Court decides if the marriage has irretrievably broken down. If so, an Interim Judgment will be granted to dissolve the marriage legally. Ancillary MattersAt this point, the Court decides how the parties’ affairs, such as […]

Key Takeaways and What you need to know – Tripartite Committee on Workplace Fairness Final Report and upcoming Workplace Fairness Legislation

Come second half of 2024 (projected), Singapore will for the first time have a workplace fairness law.  Currently, Singapore’s laws do not deal with issues such as discrimination, grievance handling or fair employment practices.  Instead, what we currently have in place is the Tripartite Guidelines on Fair Employment Practices (the “TGFEP”) and the Fair Consideration […]

Terms of a formally written contract

The terms of a formally written contract are usually negotiated by the parties and agreed upon before the contract is executed. They are the specific provisions that outline the rights and obligations of the parties involved in the agreement and/or to the contract.   The terms of a contract may be express or implied, and […]

What is a Contract and do I need a formal written Contract?

In modern society, contracts are a fundamental aspect of private and business relationships, shaping the way we conduct business and interact with one another.   A contract is simply an agreement between two or more parties that contains the terms and conditions of the agreed transaction or contractual relationship.  For example, a contract could be […]

Breach of Contract

We enter into contracts as part of our everyday lives – for example, when we buy food from the hawker centre, when we subscribe to a streaming service, or when we sign up for a mobile / cellular data service / package.   Most of the time, breaches of contracts are obvious, such as failing […]

Harassment and Protection from Harassment

In the case of Malcomson Nicholas Hugh Bertram & Anor v Mehta Naresh Kumar [2001] 4 SLR 454, the Court observed that Singapore was one of the most densely populated countries in the world, and opined that “it will make for an intensely uncomfortable living environment if there is no recourse against a person who […]

Derivative Actions and Breach of Director’s duty

Derivative Action: Definition The Board of Directors have to duty to make management decisions in the best interests of the company.  Typically, such duties include decisions to commence legal action(s) to right a wrong suffered by the Company and recover losses resulting from such wrongdoing.   However, what happens when it is the directors themselves […]

Minority Oppression – Rights of Minority Shareholders

In almost all companies, there are multiple shareholders, and of those shareholders, there is likely a majority and a minority.  In an ideal but unrealistic setting, all shareholders share the same vision and are in full agreement on all issues of the Company.   Whatever the unanimous decision may be, the company would stand or fall […]