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Singapore Corporate Counsel Association


18 Nov 2014

Volunteers Required

The Young Members’ Chapter (Professional Affairs Committee of the SAL) [“YMC”] will be conducting a half-day workshop on practical skills for effective legal practice. We understand the objective is to give undergraduates an appreciation of how to engage with clients and provide legal service that is efficient, “user-friendly” and useful for the client. This would include typical aspects of the solicitor-client relationship such as effectively obtaining proper instructions, approaching the issue with a commercial and practical viewpoint (as opposed to a purely theoretical mindset) and advising the client in a problem-solving manner.

Students will be broken into teams to work through a hypothetical contract dispute. They will role-play as junior lawyers: the first meeting with the client to take instructions, processing and identifying what the client requires and reporting to their supervising partner the relevant issues, client’s objectives and proposed approach to conduct the case. At the end of the workshop, students will be given critical feedback on their performance.

YMC has approached SCCA for volunteers to help plan and facilitate the workshop given that the thrust of the workshop is cultivating an appreciation of the client’s needs. Volunteers can help facilitate the workshop by role playing as clients as well as supervising partners. The likely time commitment involved for the workshop itself would be 3-4 hours, most likely on a Saturday morning. Please email Ms Smitha Menon This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to volunteer.




8 Oct 2014

Feedback to MAS Consultation Papers on Outsourcing - Submissions by Bird & Bird and SCCA

On 30 September 2014, the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association organized a dialog session for financial institutions and vendor organizations to discuss and identify common key feedback points on MAS's proposals to raise the outsourcing risk management practice standards of financial institutions.
Following the dialog session which was led by ATMD Bird & Bird, this document was prepared to set out the feedback points which were raised and discussed at the session for MAS's informational and discussion purposes.
Although the proposed Guidelines and Notice on Outsourcing apply across all types of outsourcing and is not limited to IT outsourcing, this paper discusses MAS's proposals in the context of technology outsourcing, particularly in the context of shared services and cloud computing services, to illustrate some of the concerns of both financial institutions and their service providers. Read the feedback to MAS HERE


12 August 2014


As SCCA occasionally gets invited to participate in golf events, we would like to compile a list of golfer members who may be interested in playing for SCCA in such events.  If this description fits you, please reply and indicate your interest to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  We look forward to hearing from you.


1 August 2014

- A note from Indranee Rajah S.C., Senior Minister of State for Law

The amendments to the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act (MACMA) passed by Parliament at the July 2014 sitting will enhance mutual legal assistance and international cooperation between Singapore and foreign states in the fight against transnational crime. READ MORE


- A note from Indranee Rajah S.C., Senior Minister of State for Law

The digital revolution has opened up opportunities but also poses challenges for creative industries. A 2012 survey ranked Singapore 12th out of 38 countries in terms of number of downloads of infringing content per internet user. A 2013 survey showed that 74% of our youth aged 19-24 consume copyright infringing material. Parliament passed the Copyright (Amendment) Bill in July 2014. READ MORE

17 July 2014

- A note from Indranee Rajah S.C., Senior Minister of State for Law

As all family lawyers know, family cases are far less about legal issues than they are about emotional ones. Clients who are otherwise rational and logical can, in family disputes, take intransigent positions on matters which, viewed objectively, should never be brought to court but end up being litigated anyway due to the inability to separate the legal issues from the emotional ones. READ MORE




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[DATE CHANGED] Managing the Outsourcing Process
Date           :  Thursday, 26 November 2014
Time          :  12.00 - 2.00pm
Venue       :  TBC
Speakers :  Mr Anthony Fielding                     
                      Mr Bryan Tan

Outsourcing is a process most legal counsels will need to grapple with. Navigating the challenges of the outsourcing processes from initial tender stage to negotiations with preferred suppliers and beyond! We will consider some of the key issues during the outsourcing lifecycle including: How to pick between suppliers? What are the key areas for negotiation with suppliers? What regulatory, and in particular data protection, issues are important? How to get the best out of an outsourced supplier during the term of the contract?

For more details and to register CLICK HERE



Singapore’s legal industry: The way forward – A Talk by Ms Indranee Rajah,Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Law and Ministry of Education

Date     : 19 November 2014
Time     : 18.00 - 20.30pm
Venue   : Rodyk & Davidson LLP, 80 Raffles Place, #33-00 UOB Plaza 1, Singapore, 048624
Speaker: Ms Indranee Rajah - Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Law and Ministry of Education

The event is jointly organised by the SCCA Peers Committee and SIAC.


It is an exciting time for Singapore’s legal industry. New legislation, such as the Protection from Harassment Act and the Family Justice Act; new institutions like the Family Courts, the Singapore International Commercial Court, Singapore International Mediation Centre and the Singapore International Mediation Institute; and a new regulatory framework for the profession with the amended Legal Profession Act, are transforming our legal landscape.

Senior Minister of State for Law and Education Ms Indranee Rajah is one of Singapore’s first women Senior Counsel, and was a partner at Drew & Napier LLC before she gave up her practice for her current role in 2013. Moving from practice to the executive, Ms Rajah now guides policy that will shape the wider legal environment in the years to come.

At this forum we ask Ms Indranee Rajah to speak to young professionals in their 20s and 30s seeking to define themselves and their legal careers. She will share some insight about the new developments that the Law Ministry is championing and what fresh opportunities our young legal professionals can expect in the future. In sharing some anecdotes from her experience both in practice, as well as a politician and a policy maker, that they may carve out a meaningful career in a broader legal environment that continues to evolve and innovate.

Admission is Free for SCCA Members!

More details HERE.


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Current Trends in Korean Labor and Privacy Law
Date        :  Thursday, 4 December 2014
Time         :  12.00 - 2.00pm
Venue      :  Intellioffices, Level 3, 146 Robinson Road, Singapore 068909
Speakers :  Young-Seok Ki - Partner, Shin & Kim (Korea)
    Michael Chang - Senior Foreign Attorney, Shin & Kim (Korea)
This seminar will discuss recent court decisions and regulatory changes that may potentially affect foreign companies that conduct business in Korea.  In particular, the speakers will examine
•           the scope of ordinary wage;
•           discrimination against non-regular employees;
•           restriction on employee working hours;
•           the mandatory retirement age; and
•           appropriate labor union activity. 
We will examine the relevant regulations involving data protection in Korea and discuss recent key incidents.  In particular, we will cover
•           the duty to take safety measures;
•           restrictions on the transfer of personal data out of Korea; and
•           the damages and punishment resulting from breach.

 For more details or to register click HERE



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