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LATEST NEWS

 

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 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

CALLING ALL GOLFERS…. 

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

COMBATING TRANSNATIONAL CRIME: MUTUAL ASSISTANCE IN CRIMINAL MATTERS (AMENDMENT) BILL 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

 

SUPPORTING THE DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT: THE COPYRIGHT (AMENDMENT) BILL 2014
- 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

TRANSFORMING THE FAMILY JUSTICE SYSTEM: RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COMMITTEE FOR FAMILY JUSTICE
- 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



 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 
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How to Run an SOP Adjudication 

Date: Thursday, 5 February 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.

For more details or to register click HERE.

 


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Supported by: MCCAMASIS7 Revised

 

Two Women on Top (and a Man in Between): A Conversation about Work, Life and Everything on the Other Side of Woodlands 

 

Date: Thursday, 12 February 2015

Time: 6.00 - 8.00pm

Venue: Level 8, Viewing Gallery, Supreme Court Building

Speakers: 

Ms Dalvin Kaur - Regional Head of Legal, Maybank Investment Bank/ Maybank Kim Eng
Ms Chee Fei Meng - Head of Group Legal, Investment Banking & Capital Markets, CIMB Group

About this Seminar

Malaysia is home to some of the largest companies in the region and some of the largest in-house legal teams. What is in-house practice like across the Causeway? Is managing up, down and sideways that different from Singapore? What are the challenges and opportunities being a woman at the top in corporate Malaysia? This panel seeks to explore these and other (even more frivolous) issues from the perspective two women already at the top of their profession in Malaysia.
Moderated by Wong Taur-Jiun, President of the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association, this evening promises to shatter much of what we think of ourselves, as men, women, lawyers and little red dots.

For more details or to register click 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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Upcoming Events

Thursday, 08 Jan 2015
Time: 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Category: Networking Event

Thursday, 05 Feb 2015
Time: 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Category: Lunchtime Seminar

Monday, 16 Mar 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

Thursday, 28 May 2015 - Friday, 29 May 2015
Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Category: CCCM

Other Events

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