MAS Consults on Proposed New Securities and Futures Regulations 2017

23 June 2017

MAS consults on proposed new Securities and Futures (Offers of Investments) (Shares, Debentures and Business Trusts) Regulations 2017 The Securities and Futures (Amendment) Act 2017 (“SF(A)”), passed in Parliament on 9 January 2017, introduces a wide array of amendments to the Securities and Futures Act (“SFA”). To support the implementation of the legislative amendments, the […]

Key Updates to Singapore Employment Law in 2017

23 June 2017

Introduction Singapore’s employment laws have seen a number of changes in 2017. A summary of the key updates and changes is set out below. Mandatory retrenchment notification A new requirement on mandatory retrenchment notifications by employers took effect on 1 January 2017. Businesses that employ more than 10 employees are required to notify the Ministry […]

Happy Eid from ZICO

22 June 2017

We wish you a blessed and wonderful Eid al-Fitr from all of us at ZICO Law.   May this Eid al-Fitr bring all of your loved ones closer together.

Dr Sok Siphana Honoured at Financial Times Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers Awards 2017

20 June 2017

Dr Sok Siphana, Managing Partner at SokSiphana&associates (a member of ZICO Law) was named as one of the Financial Times’ top 10 most innovative lawyers at the fourth FT Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers awards held on 1 June 2017 in Hong Kong. Among 400 individual submissions from 68 different law firms, Dr Siphana has been recognised […]

ZICO Law Vietnam Talks Tech Transfer

20 June 2017

In the article LESI 2017’s Augmented Reality, Asia IP discusses the increase of the number of artificial intelligence-related patent applications. Countries such as China, Japan and the US, with the most AI related patent applications, have lifted such development to a national strategic level. Phuc Nguyen, partner at ZICO Law Vietnam, discussed the key issues […]

IP Alert | Singapore | Impending changes to the Singapore Registered Designs Act

7 June 2017

The Registered Designs (Amendment) Bill (the “Bill”) was tabled for the first reading on 3rd April 2017 following a review of Singapore’s registered design regime that was conducted by the Ministry of Law and the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore. The Bill was read for the second time on 8th May 2017. The proposed amendments […]