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JUNE 2020

ARTICLE:
Covid-19 Updates for Businesses - Support for Business Edition

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JUNE 2020

ARTICLE:
Covid-19 Updates for Businesses - Work Arrangements & Meetings Edition

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2 JUNE 2020

Our Jeffrey Lim moderated a webinar session on Legal Developments on Covid issues, organised by the Law Society Pro Bono Services and the Ministry of Culture, Community & Youth, and featuring Law Society President Gregory Vijayendran, and the Commissioner of Charities Dr Ang Hak Seng. Click on the link for distilled insight into legal measures undertaken by the government and considerations in response to the covid pandemic.

Webinar: COVID-19 Legislation's Impact on Charity Operations

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27 APRIL 2020

ARTICLE:
The Law of Confidence Moves into the Digital Era:
Singapore Court of Appeal Enhances Protection for Confidential Information

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APRIL 2020

ARTICLE:
Covid-19 Personal Law Updates - Personal Space and Children's Access Edition

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APRIL 2020

ARTICLE::
Covid-19 Updates for Businesses - Work Visas & Work Passes Edition

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14 APRIL 2020

We remain ready to serve, even in these difficult times.

Just taking a little time now to belatedly congratulate our Joyce A. Tan for her triple recommendation in WhosWhoLegal 2020 in the areas of Information Technology, Telecomms & Media, and Data Privacy & Protection.

In #InformationTechnology - "Joyce Tan is a go-to player for navigating complex data matters including IT procurement proceedings, e-commerce and complex transactional deals"

In #Telecomms and #Media - "Joyce is a highly regarded figure in telecommunications market and is admired by fellow practitioners for her extensive experience handling transactions and disputes in the sector"

In #DataPrivacy #DataProtection - "Joyce Tan is a key figure in the Singaporean data market where she enjoys a stellar reputation for her outstanding work on major deals and transactions in the TMT sector"

Humbly thanking all who support the firm and place their trust with us!

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9 APRIL 2020

We are glad that 2 of our Directors, Joyce A Tan and Jeffrey Lim have been recognised as recommended experts in the 2020 edition of World Trademark Review 1000.

Joyce A Tan – Trademarks Transactions
Jeffrey Lim – Trademarks Prosecution & Strategy

Joyce Tan is described as a “maven at generating commercial value from IP assets”, whilst Jeffrey Lim is described as “well versed in IP, IT, corporate laws and regulatory issues”. In the areas of trade mark practice, Joyce is called out for her expertise in Transactions, whilst Jeffrey is credited for his expertise in prosecution and strategy.

The WTR 1000 exclusively profiles recommending individual practitioners and their firms in the practice areas of trademarks, covering over 80 key jurisdictions.

Research was conducted via face-to-face and telephone interviews and exchanged correspondence over a four-month period with hundreds of lawyers, attorneys and their clients involved with trademarks. Individuals qualify for inclusion in the WTR 1000 upon receiving sufficient positive feedback from market sources with knowledge of their practice and the market in which they operate.

https://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/directories/wtr1000/rankings/singapore

More details on their methodology can be found at: https://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/directories/wtr1000/info/methodology

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9 APRIL 2020

3 of our Directors, Joyce A Tan, Jeffrey Lim and Daniel Lim, have been recognised in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers in Singapore. Our lawyers were nominated by their peers as leading practitioners in their fields of practice.

Only a single lawyer in each practice area and community is honoured with a "Lawyer of the Year" award, and we are proud to say that 2 team members were given this honour in different fields:

Joyce A Tan – Lawyer of the Year in Telecommunications Law
Jeffrey Lim – Lawyer of the Year in Information Technology Law

https://www.bestlawyers.com/current-edition/Singapore

Daniel Lim was also ranked as a Best Lawyer in the field of Intellectual Property Law together with Joyce and Jeffrey.

Best Lawyers is a peer reviewed guide to the legal profession worldwide. Their list of top lawyers is compiled based on peer review surveys in which leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.

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7 APRIL 2020

WORK-FROM-HOME ARRANGEMENTS NOTICE

We are on WORK-FROM-HOME ARRANGEMENTS as required by recent Regulations passed pursuant to the Infectious Diseases Act. Please be assured that we remain fully operational and all our personnel continue to work and are available during normal work hours by email. Our phone lines have been re-directed to our emergency mode and are not being manned in the usual way. If you wish to speak with us, please let us know by email, so that we can make arrangements for you to do so at an agreed time by phone or videoconference.

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FEBRUARY 2020

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International: Issues around 'adequate or equivalent protection' in cross-border data transfers and four key steps to take

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23 JANUARY 2020

Very honoured that the High Court expressly relied on our Joyce A. Tan's assistance as an expert in a landmark case on cybersquatting.

Court dismisses cybersquatters lawsuit against Grab

The case provides valuable local judicial guidance on what is cybersquatting and if an agreement based on cybersquatting may be unenforceable for public policy reasons.

Other coverage:

Singapore High Court dismisses cybersquatters lawsuit against grab

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17 JANUARY 2020

As a firm that prizes itself as Lawyers Who Lead, it is gratifying for our Joyce A. Tan to be recognised as a distinguished practitioner in AsiaLaw's Leading Lawyers 2020.

AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers 2020

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8 JANUARY 2020

Very appreciative, as ever, of the constant recognition by leading publications such as Chambers for our work, and for their recognition of our directors Joyce A. Tan and Daniel Lim.

Chambers Asia Pacific 2020

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NOVEMBER 2019

ARTICLE
Five Things About Handling Data Breaches

This article was first published on www.dataguidance.com on 24 October 2019.

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29 NOVEMBER 2019

We're privileged to work with NETS on their collaboration with Paynet. The work goes on but this project is what payment services are really about: giving consumers more choices and expanding the scope of opportunities for merchants. Kudos to NETS and its team!

Nets cards accepted at 7,400 points in Malaysia

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19 NOVEMBER 2019

Joyce A Tan & Partners LLC is pleased to be the Contributor for the Singapore chapter in this 2nd Edition of "A Global Roadmap to Personal Data Protection" proudly put together by Meritas Law Firms Worldwide. Download your complimentary copy here.

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12 NOVEMBER 2019

Data breaches are among the biggest threats to companies, and it's good to orientate and ready an effective legal response. We are privileged to share some thoughts on the topic.

https://www.inhousecommunity.com/article/every-house-counsel-must-know-handling-data-breaches

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25 OCTOBER 2019

We are happy to share an article on the Singapore's Payment Services Act and its approach to the evolving payment services landscape (cryptocurrencies, new entrants into payment services , etc.). Hoping this article helps, and privileged to have Phyllis Yan, Head of Legal & Compliance at NETS, a major payment services provider in Singapore offer her thoughts too.

https://www.inhousecommunity.com/article/three-things-tackling-singapores-payment-services-act-2019/

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27 JUNE 2019

Another year ranked in the Asian Legal Business IP rankings. The firm is honoured to receive continued support and recognition. Deepest thanks to all clients and to all team members who made excellence and service to clients a priority!

Asian Legal Business IP Rankings 2019

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APRIL 2019

Joyce A Tan & Partners LLC’s director Joyce A. Tan & Jeffrey Lim have been honoured for their work in the 2019 Best Lawyers Awards being, for another consecutive year.

About Best Lawyers – Recognition by Best Lawyers is based on peer review, and the consensus opinion of leading lawyers, about the professional abilities of the colleagues within the same geographical and legal practice areas. Best Lawyers employs a sophisticated, conscientious, rational, and transparent survey process designed to elicit meaningful and substantive evaluations of the quality of legal services. Our belief has always been that the quality of a peer review survey is directly related to the quality of the voters.

Joyce A Tan has been named as a Best Lawyer to the category of Telecommunications Law, and Jeffrey Lim has been named as a Best Lawyer to the categories of Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology Law.

Our firm would like take this opportunity to congratulate Joyce and Jeffrey, and all other winners and finalists.

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JUNE 2019

ARTICLE
Change in Search and Examination Options for Singapore Patent Applications

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MARCH 2019

Our firm would like to congratulate our managing director, Joyce A. Tan who has been admitted as an arbitrator of Langfang Arbitration Commission with effect from 4 March 2019.

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FEBRUARY 2019

Joyce A Tan & Partners LLC’s director Jeffrey Lim has been honoured for his outstanding work and client service in the 2019 International Law Office Client Choice Awards being, for a second consecutive year, an exclusive winner in one of his practice areas.

Nominations for the Client Choice Awards can only be made by clients, with results based on a survey of senior in-house counsel and senior management. The awards recognise lawyers throughout the world that provide excellent client service in enhancing value to their clients’ business, to a standard which exceeds that of their peers in the industry,

This award marks the second consecutive year in which Jeffrey has exclusively won an award in a category of his practice, having also been the exclusive winner in 2018 in the category of Information Technology Law.

Our firm would like take this opportunity to congratulate Jeffrey and all other winners and finalists.

Reference: https://www.clientchoice.com/search/jurisdiction/singapore-1766/winning-year/2019/

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JANUARY 2019

As we mark the historical milestone of having crossed 20 YEARS as a law practice, Joyce A Tan & Partners LLC is pleased to announce the timely adoption of our newly-minted Chinese name, 领欣律师事务所 (“Lĭng Xīn Lǜ Shī Shì Wù Suŏ”).

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SEPTEMBER 2018

Our founding director, Joyce A. Tan, is recognised as one of the Singapore’s Top 100 lawyers in the A-List, which is based on extensive research by Asia Business Law Journal and nominations received from professionals at a wide range of Singaporean and international companies, law firms and other organisations.

Reference: http://www.vantageasia.com/singapore-top-lawyers-2018/

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JULY 2018

ARTICLE:
Personal Data Protection in Singapore

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JANUARY 2018

ARTICLE
Distributorship Agreements in Singapore

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4 DECEMBER 2017

ARTICLE:
Doing Business in Singapore

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April 2016

LEGAL UPDATES:
- PDPC Takes Off its Gloves
- A New Funding Opportunity for High-Tech Start-Ups
- Hearing the Child's Voice: Interview and Review
- Recent Patent Developments
- Net Neutrality - To Have Or Not To Have?

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MARCH 2016

ARTICLE
Regulatory Challenges of E-Payment Systems and E-Money, March 2016

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January 2016

LEGAL UPDATES:
- No Bite for Angry Birds - A Cautionary Tale
- Singapore Considers Changes to Patentable Subject-Matter
- Division of Matrimonial Assets in Singapore - A Structural Shift
- Companies Act Amendments (2nd Phase)

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17 September 2015

ARTICLE:
Foreign Route for Examination of Singapore Patent Applications to be Phased Out in 2017

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July 2015

ARTICLE:
Alternative Dispute Resolution for Intellectual Property Disputes, July 2015

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May 2015

ARTICLE:
The Singapore International Commercial Court, May 2015

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May 2015

ARTICLE:
Arbitration and the Singapore International Mediation Centre

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February 2015

ARTICLE:
Resolving International Disputes in Singapore - 101

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October 2014

ARTICLE:
Patent Knowledge Share

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September 2014

ARTICLE:
Upcoming Changes to the Singapore Family Justice System

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August 2014

ARTICLE:
Patent Litigation: Pre-Trial Inspection of Process is Not Allowed

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August 2012

LEGAL UPDATES:
- Arbitration
- Restraint of Trade Clause v Payment-for-Loyalty Clauses
- International Child Relocation
- Amendments to KLRCA Arbitration

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May 2012

LEGAL UPDATES:
- Restrictive Covenants and Financial Disincentive
- Restrictive Covenants and Employees' Duties
- Amendments to Telecommunications Act
- Amendments to Arbitration Laws

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February 2012

LEGAL UPDATES:
- Singapore's Proposed Data Protection Regime to Include DNC Registry
- ACRA Issues Inaugural Financial Reporting Practice Guidance
- Amendments to the Evidence Act to Introduce Legal Professional Privilege for In-House Counsel
- Proposed "Lemon Law" Set to Take Effect in September 2012

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November 2011

LEGAL UPDATES:
- Retirement and Re-employment Act (RRA) passed in Parliament
- Director's Right of Inspection of Company Accounts
- Dispute Resolution and Arbitration

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August 2011

ARTICLE:
Patents Prosecution Highway

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August 2011

LEGAL UPDATES:
- Employer CPF Contribution to be Increased
- Informed Consent
- Patent

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June 2011

ARTICLE:
Asset-Based Lending in Singapore

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May 2011

ARTICLE:
Amalgamation of Singapore Companies by Operation of Law

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May 2011

ARTICLE:
Changes to Salary Thresholds for Employment Pass and S Pass Holder

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May 2011

LEGAL UPDATES:
- International Child Abduction Act
- Arbitration
- Copyright
- Banking

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March 2011

ARTICLE:
Data Protection

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February 2011

LEGAL UPDATES:
- Supreme Court of Judicature Act and Subordinate Courts Act
- Telecom Competition Code
- Copyright
- Without Prejudice Communications

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November 2009

ARTICLE:
The Future of Collective Licensing in Singapore

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March 2009

ARTICLE:
Online Trade Mark Use in Singapore

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August 2008

ARTICLE:
Ecommerce Law in Singapore

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January 2006

ARTICLE:
Data Protection in Singapore.

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January 2006

ARTICLE:
Review of IT Law Development in Singapore

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August 2004

ARTICLE:
Balancing IP Rights and Competition

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January 2001

ARTICLE:
Fitting in Mobile Virtual Network Operators in Singapore

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