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On Friday morning, the Legal and IPR Committee discussed about undeclared offshore accounts. Partner at Withers LLP Seth Cohen presented on the legal implications and changing dynamics of undeclared offshore accounts.  During the engaging discussion, Seth has also explained why the US Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service has shifted their focus beyond Switzerland.

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October 2015:

 

Dynamics of Global Competition Law Enforcement, Daniel Colgan, DLA Piper

September 2015:

 

Independent Accommodation Providers

 

What This Could Mean for Singapore’s Hotel/Tourism Industry, Jia Jih Chai, Airbnb, Mark Meaney, Conrad Centennial Hotel, Bryan Tan, Pinsent Masons

June 2015:

 

New Investment and Enterprise Laws in Vietnam,

 

Brian Ng, Rajah & Tann

May 2015:

 

Navigating Your Route through Sanctions Regimes, Sarah Masters and Michael Collett, 20 Essex Street

February 2015:

 

A Look at Alternative Dispute Resolution in Singapore, Michael Lee, International Centre for Dispute Resolution, Loong Seng Onn, Singapore Mediation Centre, Lim Seok Hui, Singapore International Arbitration Centre and Singapore International Mediation Centre, Chan Leng Sun, Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow

 

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The Legal Affairs and IPR Committee initiated our first Balestier Series event of 2016. On January 13, Singapore Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon described Singapore’s remarkable efforts to develop into a judicial hub that serves to encourage investment and commerce throughout the region. Hosted in the Supreme Court of Singapore, this session illuminated the full spectrum of dispute resolution options available here, including the newly inaugurated Singapore International Commercial Court.

With Singapore quickly becoming a world leader in Alternative Dispute Resolution, the committee hosted a panel presentation by leading ADR experts to share services and resources available to individuals and companies.

 

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Participating organizations included:

  • International Centre for Dispute Resolution
  • Singapore Mediation Centre
  • Singapore International Arbitration Centre
  • The Singapore International Mediation Centre

 

We will regularly update the blog after interesting meetings and share upcoming events and interesting information related to legal affairs. We hope the information benefits you and we welcome your feedback on the new look.

 

Stay tuned and look out for our next blog post!

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Legal and IPR Committee

The Committee monitors significant legal developments in Singapore, Southeast Asia, and the United States as they affect U.S. business interests in the region and Asian investments in the United States. The committee conducts seminars and speaker programs to increase awareness of major legal issues; it also serves as a focus for the interests of Singaporean and international law firms practicing in Singapore and the region.
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Geoffrey Grice

Geoffrey Grice

Intelligent Energy

Michael Lee

Michael Lee

International Centre for Dispute Resolution

Steven Liew

Steven Liew

APCO Worldwide

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