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Wellbeing Chapter Announcement 26

Jul,15 2020

By Geeta Thakerar, Co-Convenor, Well Being Chapter   The technology conundrum and wellbeing – friend or foe? In our Wellbeing Chapter’s announcement last month, we looked at bullying and harassment. This month, in line with the theme of technology and lawyers, the chapter takes...

SCCA Legal Eagle Challenge – Singapore’s first in-house counsel competition for law students

Jul,15 2020

On 29 June 2020, SCCA launched its inaugural Legal Eagle Challenge, Singapore’s first in-house counsel competition for law students as part of its pro bono initiatives. The challenge invites enthusiastic and innovative law students to come together to don the hat of a fictional charity’s General...

Well-Being Chapter Announcement 25

Jun,15 2020

By Geeta Thakerar, Co-Convenor, Well Being Chapter   In our last Announcement, we focused on Dignity and Respect and the impact on well-being. In this Announcement SCCA’s Well-Being Chapter wants to reflect on the Building Resilience against Bullying and Harassment and provide in house counsel...

Well-Being Chapter Announcement 24:

May,08 2020

By Geeta Thakerar, Co-Convenor, Well Being Chapter     In our last Well-Being Chapter Announcement 23 we focused on “Coping with COVID-19”. In this Announcement 24 we want to take you on a journey looking closer at the role of dignity and respect and how it impacts our overall well-being.  What...

Well-Being Chapter Announcement 23: “Coping with COVID-19”

Apr,06 2020

By Geeta Thakerar, Co-Convenor, Well Being Chapter

 

In our Well-Being Chapter’s last Announcement 22, we looked more specifically at Joy and leveraging its power both at work and at home. This month’s Announcement we want to focus on coping with COVID and managing your mental...

Well-Being Chapter Announcement 22: JOY…..Leveraging its power at work and at home!

Mar,10 2020

By Geeta Thakerar, Co-Convenor, Well Being Chapter

 

Let us get back to basics and look at how to improve your overall well-being by simply leveraging the power of  JOY in your life. As regional GCs and in-house counsel we could improve our respective well-being for ourselves and...

Well-Being Chapter Announcement 21: Deconstructing Stress – some tips and tools

Feb,03 2020

By Geeta Thakerar, Co-Convenor, Well Being Chapter

 

In the last Announcement 20 we focused on “Cognitive Reframing – re-think rather than over think”.

This month we want you to reflect more deeply on exactly what is stress? What types are there and how to manage same?

  

As...

SCCA Well Being - World Mental Health Day on 10th October

Oct,09 2019

By Geeta Thakerar

As a co convenor of SCCA’s Well-Being Chapter; a timely reminder this week to reflect how important it is to take care of your overall well-being especially as an in-house counsel; particularly with a back drop of a culture of disconnection, distraction, and overload.

World...

SCCA Well Being - World Mental Health Day on 10th October

Oct,08 2019

By Geeta Thakerar

 

As a co convenor of SCCA’s Well-Being Chapter; a timely reminder this week to reflect how important it is to take care of your overall well-being especially as an in-house counsel; particularly with a back drop of a culture of disconnection, distraction, and...

GCs have to take mediation more seriously

Jul,30 2019

by Geeta Thakerar

 

For many in-house counsel, the concept of mediation being reflected in transactional documents is considered very much a 'boilerplate' provision to which little if no consideration is given to how this will apply in practice. Sometimes no specific mention is even...

Burn out – Legal profession impacted?

Jun,17 2019

Burn out – Legal profession impacted?

By Geeta Thakerar

 

I did not realise just how much debate and controversy had been taking place on defining the term “burnout”. This very recent focus was on whether “burnout” should be categorised as a disease within World...

Snapshot of SCCA Well-Being Chapter’s second event for 2019 – Live, Laugh Dance!

Jun,17 2019

Snapshot of SCCA Well-Being Chapter’s second event for 2019 – Live, Laugh Dance!

By Geeta Thakerar

 

On a warm, humid and sunny evening on 23rd May 2019, a small group of in-house counsels, lawyers from private practice and various institutions gathered with excitement...

Burn out – Legal profession impacted?

Jun,13 2019

Burn out – Legal profession impacted?

By Geeta Thakerar

 

I did not realise just how much debate and controversy had been taking place on defining the term “burnout”. This very recent focus was on whether “burnout” should be categorised as a disease within World...

SCCA Well-Being Chapter - Seasons greetings & reflections as 2018 closes out

Dec,12 2018

By Geeta Thakerar, with contributions from ShiYuan Yeo and Monisha Kamdar Co Convenors of SCCA’s Well-Being Chapter.

 

The Well-Being Chapter wants to wish every-one seasons’ greetings and a prosperous and healthy new year for 2019. Take good care of yourselves, take time off, relax,...

“World Mental Health Day”

Oct,19 2018

Just reflecting on the recent World Mental Health Day which was on the 10th October.

A day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma.

Did you know that it was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health,...

Lawyers in Business: Andrew Ong, Head of Legal and Compliance Asia-Pacific, KONE (from Asia Law Network)

Jun,26 2018

Original Article: http://learn.asialawnetwork.com/2018/06/13/lawyers-business-andrew-ong-head-legal-compliance-asia-pacific-kone/

Asia Law Network has partnered with the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA), a professional body that connects the Singapore in-house community, to...

Lawyers in Business: Shin Min Thng, Regional Counsel (Asia-Pacific), ON Semiconductor (from Asia Law Network)

Jun,26 2018

Original Article: http://learn.asialawnetwork.com/2018/06/26/lawyers-business-shin-min-thng-regional-counsel-asia-pacific-semiconductor/

Asia Law Network has partnered with the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA), a professional body that connects the Singapore in-house community,...

COMPETENCY FRAMEWORK 2018

Dec,20 2017

STATEMENT: 

In-house Counsel advise organizations, businesses, associations, and governments, and share commonalities that transcend geographical and jurisdictional boundaries.  These commonalities create a competency profile that comprises a unique set of skills, knowledge, and attributes.   

 

ASSUMPTION:  

To...

SCCA Annual Black Tie 2017- Excerpt of Welcome Address by Wong Taur-Jiun, President, SCCA

Nov,22 2017

[SCCA was registered as a non-profit society in June 2002.]

15 years is not very long but what a ride it has been! There are at least 5 of us here, including Justice Chua Lee Ming, who put our names on the application form to register SCCA as a non-profit society in 2002. We have all contributed...

Inaugural Chief Legal Officer Awards 2017

Oct,04 2017

OBJECTIVE

To recognize chief legal officers who have made significant contributions to the work of (the board or senior management team of) their organizations.

 ELIGIBILITY 

All full-time corporate counsel/ in-house lawyers employed with a Singapore listed corporation or...

SCCA PAYS TRIBUTE TO JUSTICE OF APPEAL CHAO HICK TIN ON HIS RETIREMENT

Sep,28 2017

SCCA PAYS TRIBUTE TO JUSTICE OF APPEAL CHAO HICK TIN ON HIS RETIREMENT

The Singapore Corporate Counsel Association takes great pleasure to join in the many good wishes and accolades for Judge of Appeal Chao Hick Tin on the announcement of his retirement on his 75th birthday today. SCCA was...

SCCA & OnePeople.sg Present Lawyers For Art

Jul,24 2017

SCCA & OnePeople.sg Present Lawyers For Art

We know counsel are innovative in finding legal solutions for their clients but rarely get an opportunity to express themselves beyond words!

To commemorate racial harmony in Singapore, Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA) and OnePeople.sg...

Reflections of Practice, by Mr. Lok Vi Ming

Jun,14 2017

 

It's not often that you get a senior counsel's undivided attention, much less a master of his craft like Mr. Lok Vi Ming. But on Wednesday, we had the honour of hearing Mr Lok, a former Law Society president who is currently running his own practice, share his reflections on his journey...

Lessons from SCCA’s First Tech Law Course

Jun,06 2017

What’s one unavoidable phenomenon that all corporates face? Without a doubt, technology and its legalities come to mind. On 17th May, Professor Warren B. Chik (Associate Professor, SMU School of Law) and Mr. Jeremy Tan (Director, Holborn Law) had the important but challenging task of breaking...

Reflections of Practice _ by Lok Vi Ming

Jun,06 2017

It’s not often that you get a senior counsel’s undivided attention, much less a master of his craft like Mr. Lok Vi Ming. But on Wednesday, we had the honour of hearing Mr Lok, a former Law Society president who is currently running his own practice, share his reflections on his journey...

SCCA Fireside Chat #3 on a programme overview of BUSINESS LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME FOR CORPORATE COUNSEL held on 15 May 2017 evening at The Co. @ 75 High Street

May,18 2017

This is the final Chat session on the Leadership programme.  NTU’s Nanyang Business School Associate Professor Victor Yeo introduced the programme’s key objective, which is to add value to the role of the in-house counsel in her company by empowering participants with business management and...

SCCA Fireside Chat with Nanyang Business School

May,15 2017

SCCA Fireside Chat #2 on a programme overview of BUSINESS LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME FOR CORPORATE COUNSEL held on 11 May 2017 evening at SCCA @ Riverside Point 

At this second Fireside Chat co-hosted by NTU and SCCA, NTU’s Nanyang Business School Business Programme Director Paul Li emphasized...

LEGAL FOR NON-LEGAL PROFESSIONALS - An Overview

May,08 2017

What must freelancers know about the legal implications of working in a gig economy? And from the perspective of employers, what do they have to consider when employing freelancers?

Lau Kah Hee (Partner, Derrick Wong & Lim BC LLP) and Kang Yixian (Partner, Donaldson and Burkinshaw...

SCCA Fireside Chat on a programme overview of BUSINESS LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME FOR CORPORATE COUNSEL held on 3 May 2017 evening at SCCA @ Riverside Point

May,08 2017

SCCA President Emeritus, Angeline Lee, welcomed the invited guests consisting of General Counsel and senior inhouse lawyers.  Angeline gave a short overview of the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA)’s Competency Framework.  This framework aims to develop professional knowledge, hard...

SCCA's Theme for 2017 - THE NEXT DECADE

Feb,03 2017

SCCA 2017

The Next Decade

 

Given the current and future legal challenges, largely due to the rapid speed of technology in the legal space, a theme for the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association in 2017 could well be “Disrupting Ourselves” but no, we decided to go with something...

WILL SUMMIT - Women In House Living Life

Feb,03 2017

 

The Singapore Corporate Counsel Association is extremely excited to be having our inaugural women’s summit for female corporate counsel which will be held at the luxurious One Degree Fifteen, Sentosa Cove on 15 March 2017.

The program has been carefully curated and will...

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Jan,27 2017

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Better Counsel – Better Corporations – Better Community

Dec,27 2016

 

The Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA) exists because it believes that, if in-house counsel are better counsel, the organisations that employ them will be better corporate citizens and, in turn, the community in which their organisations operate will benefit.

To...

COUNTERING WORKPLACE HARASSMENT & DISCRIMINATION

Dec,27 2016

 

 

 

The Singapore Corporate Counsel Association had a seminar on Countering Workplace Harassment & Discrimination, which was jointly presented by Bird & Bird, Catalyst Consulting & LMA Recruitment which was held on 11 Nov 2016.

 

Differences among groups...

Adventure of Human Space Exploration

Dec,27 2016

Many say exploration is part of our destiny, but it’s actually our duty to future generations and their quest to ensure the survival of the human species.

To go places and do things that have never been done before – that’s what living is all about.

The sky is the limit only...

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