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17 March 2014
SPEECH BY SCCA PRESIDENT AT THE "SINGAPORE IN-HOUSE LEGAL SUMMIT 2014" ON 12 MARCH 2014
It is a privilege to be able to speak to you on this occasion as President of the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association.
Today I’d like to talk about Great Expectations. I’d like to share with you briefly 3 thoughts on how expectations of us, as in-house counsel, have changed.
4 March 2014
SINGAPORE ACADEMY OF LAW
POST-QUALIFICATION OVERSEAS ATTACHMENTS 2014-2015
The Singapore Academy of Law (“the Academy”) is offering up to 4 overseas attachments of between 4 to 12 weeks (“Attachments”) at Essex Court Chambers and Fountain Court Chambers for the financial year 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015.
a) be members of the Academy; and
b) have between 3 to 10 years of post-qualification work experience as at 1 January 2014.
Applicants with an interest in commercial litigation and/or arbitration are preferred.
Click here to download the application form. Alternatively, you may obtain a print copy from:
Singapore Academy of Law
1 Supreme Court Lane
The closing date for the applications is 4.00pm on Monday, 31 March 2014.
28 January 2014
Reproduced with the kind permission of Australian Corporate Lawyers Association
IN-HOUSE INDEPENDENCE NOT THE TEST FOR PRIVILEGE, COMMENTS BY AUSTRALIAN JUDGE
In the recent Australian Federal Court case of Archer Capital 4A Pty Ltd as trustee for the Archer Capital Trust 4A v Sage Group plc (No 2)  FCA 1098, comments by his Honour Justice Michael Wigney give new hope to in-house counsel that the dominant purpose, not independence, is the question to be answered in claims of privilege READ MORE.
INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN ONLINE SURVEYS
1) Plain Laws Understandable by Singaporeans
The Legislation and Law Reform Division of the Attorney-General’s Chambers has today launched a public online survey on legislation as part of our “Plain Laws Understandable by Singaporeans” Project to improve and modernise the Singapore Statute Book. The survey seeks to better understand the needs, preferences and expectations of makers and users of legislation so that we can better draft legislation. We would be pleased if you and your members could participate in the survey as we believe that the legal profession has a unique perspective to comment on how the drafting and presentation of our written laws could be improved.
2) Type of IP courses which IP Academy should organise
The IP Academy is conducting a survey on the IP training needs of legal professionals. The purpose of this survey is to find out more information on the types of training courses that would be relevant and of interest to legal professionals.
Respond to this survey by 22 November (The survey will take about 5mins to complete.)
4 November 2013
SPEECH BY SCCA PRESIDENT AT LEGAL WEEK CORPORATE COUNSEL FORUM (22 Oct 2013)
Today I thought I'd share a little story from my day job as head of legal for a bank.
Not too long ago, one of my staff lawyers came to talk to me about a proposed transaction for a very big client of ours. The client had asked our bank to take over a standby letter of credit (which is in essence a bank guarantee) that was originally issued by another bank out of another jurisdiction in favour of the client's customer. Key relationship, simple transaction, good money. The question was why READ MORE.
SCCA 1st Thursdays Networking Drinks
The monthly networking night will be held next month on 8th May at:
“8 Stanley Street”, from 7-9pm.
Members and in-house legal counsel only. Happy Hour on Beers and Soft Drinks @ $10+ on CASH BAR basis!
“8 Stanley Street” - an “invigorating by day, refreshing by night watering hole that rejuvenates the working crowd after a long day of work with decently prices wines, beers and spirits".
Please register your interest ONLINE.
See you there!
Masterclass: Drafting, Negotiating and Executing Cross-Border Outsourcing Contracts
Date : Session 1: 18 March 2014, Session 2: 16 April 2014
Time : 12.00-2.00pm
Venue : TBC
Speaker : Mr. Azmul Haque
As global and Asian corporations embark on standardising, modernising or improving business processes and technology systems across multiple jurisdictions, multi-million dollar outsourcing contracts need to be negotiated or re-negotiated. A well-drafted contract is often the key to a successful outsourcing relationship – one that clearly defines the rights, liabilities, and expectations of both the vendor and the customer.
This 2-part Masterclass, presented by Azmul Haque, will cover the fundamentals of formulating multi-country outsourcing contracts in the APAC region.
The Masterclass is aimed at legal practitioners, in-house counsel or business professionals at either customer or vendor companies who deal with IT, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) or telecom outsourcing contracts, and provides insights for handling the entire outsourcing process, from structuring and vendor selection through to contract drafting, negotiations and exit.
For more details and to register for Part 1, please CLICK HERE.
For more details and to register for Part 2, please CLICK HERE.
Running an efficient In-house Corporate Counsel team: challenges and opportunities
Date : Thursday, 24 April 2014
Time : 12.00-2.00pm
Venue : Intellioffices, Level 3, 146 Robinson Road, Singapore 068909
Speaker : Dr Andrew Chester, PhD, BSc, Iken Business Ltd
In-house legal teams face their own particular challenges when it comes to operating efficiently, and proving their value to internal customers. Unlike private legal firms, which can charge by the hour as work expands, in-house teams need to deliver within a fixed annual budget while still being flexible and adaptable, and able to handle whatever comes up for their organisation.
So what constitutes best practice in managing or working within an in-house corporate counsel team? Two common factors are common in the most successful in-house legal and corporate counsel teams – the ability to work smartly, and being able to demonstrate proven value for money. This talk will highlight and explore some key “must-haves” for the most efficient and effective in-house corporate counsel teams, drawing on the speaker’s experience working with over 100 in-house legal teams, large and small, in both the business and government sectors.
Dr Andrew Chester PhD, BSc, is Chief Executive of Iken, a market-leading in-house legal software supplier, which is now established in Singapore. Dr Chester has been working with corporate counsel teams for over 20 years, specialising in improving business processes and project management systems.
For more details and to register, please CLICK HERE
TMT Disputes Framework
Date : Thursday, 8 May 2014
Time : 12.00 - 2.00pm
Venue : TBC
Speakers : Mr Peter Bullock
Mr Bryan Tan
A holistic look into the considerations that go into decision-making before commencing a major TMT dispute and while conducting the dispute. A general counsel will not be only concerned with the running of the case but also with its impact on the rest of the ongoing business and other regulatory obligations.
For more details and to register CLICK HERE