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Upcoming Event: Navigating Fair Employment Practices Across the Employee Life Cycle in Singapore

In today’s challenging business landscape, ensuring fairness in employment practices is essential for remaining an attractive employer and achieving long-term success. Join our experts to explore the intricacies of fair employment practices in Singapore throughout the employee life cycle. In a conversation moderated by Ryme Dembri, Founder at ValuAscend, our speakers Astrid CIPPE, Counsel at LPA …

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LPA Singapore is pleased to announce the appointment of Chin Hiang Wu as Of Counsel

LPA Singapore is pleased to announce the appointment of Chin Hiang Wu as Of Counsel, with effect from 1 February 2024. Chin Hiang has been a member of the Singapore Bar since 2014, and is an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore. He joined our Singapore office in 2019 as Associate to reinforce our …

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Non-compete clauses in Singapore: Between the development of guidelines and the debate on a potential ban

The Tripartite partners (Ministry of Manpower (“MOM”), National Trades Union Congress, and Singapore National Employers Federation) are currently crafting guidelines on non-compete clauses in employment contracts, sparking speculation on a potential ban akin to the United States. The Tripartite partners aim to shape norms and offer employer guidance, but an outright ban seems unlikely. Common …

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New Bill to strengthen measures against misuse of companies

In order to provide stronger oversight to weed out illicit corporate activities, Singapore has adopted a whole-of-government approach to combat money laundering and terrorism financing. Under the proposed Corporate Service Provider Bill (the “Bill”), targeted to be passed in early 2024, the proposed legislative amendments seek to address the risks presented by the misuse of …

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Proposed changes to companies act on digital meetings and minority protection

On 6 February 2023, the Ministry of Finance (“MOF”) and the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (“ACRA”) issued their responses to key feedback received on proposed amendments to the Companies Act 1967 (“CA”) with respect to:  Facilitating digital general meetings and digital board meetings  The current version of the CA does not contemplate the ability …

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LPA Singapore is celebrating its five-year anniversary!

LPA Singapore was officially launched in June 2018 by our two founding partners Arnaud Bourrut Lacouture and Bérengère Roig. From a team of two, we have grown to twelve: one of the key factors behind our success has been the exceptional talent that fuels our firm. Initially focused on serving clients in M&A and transactional business, our firm has gradually …

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LPA Singapore is pleased to announce the arrival of Sabrine Cazorla Reverre as Of Counsel to develop the Family and Wealth department

We are delighted to announce the arrival of Sabrine Cazorla Reverre, who joins our LPA Singapore team as Of Counsel to manage and develop the Family and Wealth planning department. With nearly 15 years of residency in Singapore, Sabrine is a Foreign lawyer specializing in family and inheritance law. She provides advice on family law …

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Upcoming changes to Employment Pass eligibility requirements in 2023

In order to enhance Singapore’s workforce quality and diversity, two major changes have been applied to the eligibility requirements for employees currently working or aiming to work in Singapore under an EP. Those changes will come into effect from 1 September 2023. Overview of changes to EP eligibility Candidates must pass a two-stage eligibility framework: To …

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