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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.
1 October 2013
"GOING IN-HOUSE: THE EARLY YEARS”
This event attracted an audience of about 120 young practitioners, in-house corporate counsel and students to the Supreme Court Auditorium on 11 July 2013. The panel of distinguished speakers touched on topics relevant to in-house legal counsel and those considering a career in-house.
For the benefit of those who were unable to attend the forum, the organising committee has put together some select questions and answers below capturing key points arising from the forum. “
Q: How is in-house life different from practice? READ MORE
23 September 2013
A LAWYER FOR ALL SEASONS - SCCA HOSTS THE IN-HOUSE COUNSEL WORLD SUMMIT
The Singapore Corporate Counsel Association is privileged to have the honour of hosting the In-House Counsel World Summit (ICWS) 2014 from 3–5 June 2014.
As in-house counsel, we are called upon to deal with various, sometimes very rapid, changes happening within our organisation, the industry and across borders. Themed "A Lawyer for All Seasons", the World Summit aims to update in-house counsel on the latest trends and insights from both global and regional perspectives, with a particular emphasis on the fastest growing region, Asia Pacific. READ MORE
15 July 2013
IN-HOUSE PROFESSION IN SINGAPORE - IS REGULATION NECESSARY ?
SCCA 1st Thursdays Networking Drinks
|The monthly networking night will be held on every first Thursday of the month (starting 5 September 2013, excluding public holidays) at
See you there!
Hot Issues with e-Discovery
PLEASE TAKE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Date : 25 February 2014, Tuesday
Time : 12.00-2.00pm
Venue : 16 Collyer Quay #30-01 Singapore 049318
Speakers : Mr. Daniel Tay,Associate Director, KordaMentha Forensic
Mr. Grant Whiteley,Associate Director, KordaMentha Forensic
Led by KordaMentha Forensic Technology specialists, Daniel Tay and Grant Whiteley this lunchtime discussion is for those involved or interested in litigation matters involving ediscovery. Attendees will gain an understanding of the ediscovery process as well as the legislation and guidelines that seek to govern it. The session will also discuss emerging issues impacting the ediscovery process.
Topics to be covered include:
• Planning and collection issues
• Information Governance and Privacy
• Predictive Coding / Computer Assisted Review
• Social Media and Big Data
Anti-bribery and corruption: the changing landscape in Asia & lessons for Asian entities
Date : Tuesday, 25 March 2014
Time : 12.00-2.00pm
Venue : TBC
Speakers : Gavin Ingram - Legal Director Asia , ADVENTBALANCE
Mark Brown – Director, PwC Forensics
In the last few months we have witnessed a spike in anti-bribery and corruption enforcement activity in Asia.
For more details and to register, please CLICK HERE
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.