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Singapore Corporate Counsel Association

LATEST NEWS

29 Jan 2015

RENEWAL OF SCCA INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP: 1 MARCH 2015 - 28 FEBRUARY 2016
 
The renewal exercise for the next membership year has commenced.  Membership renewal fees remain at S$150 and the joining fee for new members remain at S$200 per membership term.  
To renew, please follow the 3 simple steps below:
 
  1. Login HERE with your Username and Password and read the Renewal Instructions.
  2. Go to the “Membership Renewal” tab in the centre column, select “I am renewing my membership” and your preferred payment mode for your renewal fees. You must complete this step to activate the renewal process.
  3. Update your Personal Info/Company Info if any recent changes, and then Click Update.
You will then be brought to a Thank You page with payment options, either by cheque, bank transfer, Internet banking or online credit card (via PayPal).  
 
Renew your membership by 13 Feb 2015, and you stand a chance to win a complimentary ticket worth S$1,750 to the “Asia Pacific Regional Forum Conference: Borderless Asia (18-20 March 2015)”! 

28 Jan 2015

SCCA Launches New Corporate Membership Scheme on 1 March 2015- A Cost Effective Investment for your Organisation!

An SCCA Corporate Membership offers a structured Learning Framework that could be used as a cost-effective baseline training program.

Corporate Members already enjoy:

  • 20+ complimentary lunchtime seminars per year (lunch included)!
  • Weekly email updates from SCCA on latest activities and annoncements.
  • Preferential rates to seminars, workshops and conferences by leading companies, professional bodies and law firms on topics important to in-house counsel.
  • Access to Members’ Only Resources including a peer-recommended External Lawyer Database, seminar materials, articles and consultation papers.
  • and much much more!

With the new scheme, Corporate Members will enjoy additional membership privileges:

  1. Bring a non-lawyer colleague. SCCA lunchtime seminars could be of interest and relevance to employees who are not lawyers. Under the new Scheme, each Corporate Nominee may bring a colleague to attend a lunchtime seminar for free (usual fee S$50 nett per seminar). This colleague may be from any department, team or unit within the same organisation.
  2. 2 complimentary postings in our Employer Job Classifieds per year worth $300.
  3. Flexibility to add or change Corporate Nominees up to 5 or 10 (depending on membership tier) on a complimentary basis within the relevant membership period.

With effect from 1 March 2015, the annual Corporate Membership fees are S$1,200 for organisations with up to 5 Corporate Nominees and S$1,800 for organisations with 6-10 Corporate Nominees.*

In addition, SCCA will offer discounted rates for Corporate Members who apply for 3 years and 5 years:

  1. 10% for 3 years
  2. 15% for 5 years.

Download our Corporate Membership brochure HERE.

To apply for Corporate Membership, please apply online HERE.


13 Jan 2015

Invitation for an Inaugural SCCA Banking & Financial Services Chapter Meeting

Following the success of its seminar on outsourcing for financial institutions in 2014, the SCCA Banking & Financial Services Chapter will hold its inaugural meeting on Tuesday, 20 January 2015, at 6.30pm. The Chapter will use this opportunity to plan its calendar year and solicit members' feedback on its future activities and work. If you are keen to be a member of this Chapter or attend this meeting, please do e-mail the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  


8 Jan 2015

Congratulations to Chua Lee Ming!

The Board of Advisors, General Committee, Secretariat and Members of the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association wish to extend their heartiest congratulations to Mr Chua Lee Ming on his appointment as a Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court of Singapore from 1 February 2015.

Mr Chua is a founding member of the SCCA. His long (and long suffering) tenure as Vice-President ended in June 2014 but remains an active General Committee Member. During his tenure as VP, he forged new frontiers for in-house counsel in Singapore by initiating the SCCA Code of Conduct and lobbying for the codification of in-house legal privilege.

SCCA is honoured to have had Mr Chua as a comrade. Mr Chua’s appointment to judicial office marks a new beginning after his distinguished career as General Counsel to GIC (Government of Singapore Investment Corporation). He is an inspiration to all in-house counsel in Singapore. 


4 Dec 2014

Speech by Wong Taur-Jiun, President, SCCA at SCCA¹s Appreciation Dinner & Launch of In-house Counsel Learning Framework 3 December 2014

In 1952, renowned science fiction writer Issac Asimov published a short story entitled ³What If". A couple travelling on a train was able to look at various permutations of what their lives could have been, on what we would now described as a tablet computer.

I remember reading that story when I was young boy, thoroughly fascinated by all that could have been because of the choices we make or do not make.

I¹m sure you've done that sort of speculation before. Hands up those who have thought this thought before. READ MORE  


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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to volunteer.


Click HERE for more.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

1st Thursdays Networking

Bitters & Love - 5 March, 6:30 to 9:00 pm

    Bitters & Love is a specialty cocktail bar where the mixologists can either make             your favorites or, as they’d prefer, surprise you with a concoction made based on         your choice of spirit and suggestion of sweet, citrus, sour, or spicy.  

    Special prices for SCCA on CASH BAR basis:
           - $10 net for beer / house wine / house sangria
           - 10% discount on all cocktails
                                                  - Piper Heidsieck Champagne at $100 net per bottle

Members and in-house legal counsel only. Please register your interest ONLINE.

Bitters & Love
36 North Canal Road
Only a short walk from Clarke Quay or Raffles Place MRT station
Map: http://www.bittersandlove.com/ 

 

 


SAL

 

        Singapore Legal Career Forum 2015

Date: Friday, 13 March 2015
Time: 6.00 - 8.00pm
Venue: Supreme Court Level 8 Viewing Gallery

       This inaugural Singapore Legal Career Forum 2015 is jointly organised by the SAL PAC Young Members' Chapter and the SCCA PEERS Sub-Committee. The Forum seeks to explore the changing role of lawyers in Singapore's evolving legal landscape.

     The Forum will facilitate open dialogue, providing young lawyers, students, or even current practitioners considering a mid-career switch with the unique opportunity to conference with presenters and seek more information about their areas of interest. More importantly, it will provide insights to the new roles and challenges that have come with the changes in the legal landscape.

        SCCA members enjoy a discounted rate. 

More details HERE!  

 

 

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Current Foreign Investment and Tax Issues in India 

Date: Monday, 16 March 2015
Time: 12.00 - 2.00pm
Venue: Intellioffices, Level 3, 146 Robinson Road, Singapore 068909
Speakers: Akil Hirani - Head of the Transactions Practice and Managing Partner, Majmudar & Partners, International Lawyers, India

About this Seminar

• Foreign Investment and Policy Reforms under the Modi government
• Tax Reforms and the impact of Budget 2015, including the progress on GST
• Practical Considerations when investing in India
• Enforcement of Contracts
• Anti-corruption issues

For more details or to register click HERE

 

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NEW DATE! How to Run an SOP Adjudication 

Date: Thursday, 16 April 2015
Time: 12.00 - 2.00pm
Venue: Intellioffices, Level 3, 146 Robinson Road, Singapore 068909
Speakers: Boon Tat Yeo - Partner, MPillay

About this Seminar

The intention is to give an introduction to the Security of Payment legislation and look at both payment issues and the adjudication process from a practical perspective, in order to provide guidance for parties who find themselves involved in contracts and disputes which are covered by the legislation. The speaker will identify and discuss issues and problems commonly faced by parties under the Security of Payment legislation, and ways to mitigate them. He will also review the development of the adjudication process since its inception in 2005. The speaker will end with a general overview of the Singapore International Commercial Court which was launched in January 2015.

For more details or to register click HERE.  


 

 
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Upcoming Events

Thursday, 05 Mar 2015
Time: 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Category: Networking Event

Monday, 16 Mar 2015
Time: 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Category: Lunchtime Seminar

Thursday, 16 Apr 2015
Time: 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Category: Lunchtime Seminar

Monday, 25 May 2015 - Wednesday, 27 May 2015
Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Category: CCCM

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 - Thursday, 28 May 2015
Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Category: CCCM

Thursday, 09 Jul 2015
Time: 09:00 - 12:30
Category: CCCM

Thursday, 23 Jul 2015
Time: 09:00 - 12:30
Category: CCCM

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