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Kei-Jin Chew receives top accolade from the Law Society of Singapore
Kei-Jin Chew, partner in Norton Rose Fulbright and the managing director of Ascendant Legal, the Formal Law Alliance (FLA) law firm with Norton Rose Fulbright in Singapore, has been conferred with this year’s C C Tan Award by the Law Society of Singapore. This is the highest award presented by the Law Society and recognises the recipient’s virtues of honesty, fair play and personal integrity.
Singapore Employment Law Update september 2022
The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has recently announced several enhancements to the work pass regime to strengthen Singapore’s position as a global hub for talent.
Electronic signature law: A global guide
As many of us are adapting to homeworking across the globe, bringing deals to a close and executing documents remotely has never been more pertinent.
Singapore employment and labour guide
As a global business hub, Singapore is the preferred choice for many multinational corporations which operate in the Asia-Pacific region. An important issue that these corporations must deal with is employment and labour laws and regulations.
Recent case law developments in Singapore’s restructuring and insolvency laws show balancing between pro-rehabilitation policies and pro-creditor policies
Singapore continues to develop its status as an upcoming international hub for debt restructuring.
Singapore Employment Law Update: April 2022
The Singapore Ministry of Manpower (MOM) announced several changes to the S Pass and Employment Pass (EP) regimes in relation to the hiring of foreign employees.
Keeping with the times: CCCS updates competition guidelines and issues guidance note for businesses
The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) recently issued a guidance note for businesses to provide a clearer conceptual framework as to how the CCCS will analyse and evaluate cases, and revised several of its guidelines.
Global brochure: Law around the world
Norton Rose Fulbright provide the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 3,700 lawyers and other legal staff based in Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa.
Withholding evidence on the ground of Common Law Public Interest Immunity in Singapore
The Singapore High Court recently confirmed in Mah Kiat Seng v Attorney-General  SGHC 202 (Mah Kiat Seng) that the common law doctrine of public interest immunity remains part of Singapore law and was not superseded by the enactment of the Evidence Act (Cap. 97) (EA) in 1893.
Singapore to enshrine workplace anti-discrimination laws
On 29 August 2021, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced that the Government will enact new laws to formally enshrine the Tripartite Guidelines on Fair Employment Practices (“TAFEP Guidelines”) into statute.
Kei-Jin Chew recognised in Who's Who Legal: Southeast Asia 2021
Kei-Jin Chew, managing director of Ascendant Legal, is recognised as being among Southeast Asia’s leading business lawyers and experts in Arbitration and Litigation in Who's Who Legal: Southeast Asia 2021.
MAS Consultation – Proposed amendments to impose requirements on financial institutions conducting unregulated business
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) issued a consultation paper on 2 July 2021 seeking views on various proposals, including to introduce powers to enable the MAS to impose requirements on certain financial institutions conducting unregulated business.
Ascendant Legal recognised as Recommended Firm in Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2021
Ascendant Legal is delighted to be ranked in Benchmark Litigation’s Asia-Pacific 2021.
Singapore: Competition law fact sheet
Our Asia Competition Law fact sheets provide insights into the main competition law regimes across Asia.
Ascendant Legal and Norton Rose Fulbright are registered as a Formal Law Alliance
In 2018, Ascendant Legal LLC entered into a Formal Law Alliance (FLA) with global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright.
Blog series: Animal, Vegetable, Token
This blog series has been named after the classic children’s categorisation game where one player names an object and the other player has to categorise it as an animal, vegetable or mineral.
Singapore team advises consortium on combination of Singlife and Aviva’s Singapore businesses for SG$3.2bn
Norton Rose Fulbright worked together with Latham & Watkins advising a consortium, led by Singapore Life (Singlife) and TPG, on the combination of Singlife with Aviva Singapore for SG$3.2bn (approximately. US$2.4bn).
Norton Rose Fulbright wins Central Banking ‘Technology Advisor of the Year’ Award
Norton Rose Fulbright has been named ‘Technology Advisor of the Year’ at Central Banking Journal’s third annual Fintech & Regtech Global Awards for advising on the world’s first consumer-ready central bank digital currency (CBDC).
Ascendant Legal enhances dispute resolution offering with new director
Ascendant Legal today announced that Edgar Chin has joined the Singapore law practice as director. This addition will further bolster the dispute resolution capabilities of Norton Rose Fulbright in Si...