28 DECEMBER 2020
We are very grateful to Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) for preparing a write up on 2 successful IP mediation cases helmed by our Joyce A. Tan as supported by our Cheryl Lim!
The first took place pre-covid, August 2019, and the second on 17 September 2020 this year. It was a privilege have been endorsed and given the opportunity too by World Intellectual Property Organization – WIPO's very capable team.
IP mediation is a specialised mediation requiring deep command of the commercial aspects of IP and IP law, but like any other form of mediation, it is a constructive way to help parties come to terms.
28 DECEMBER 2020
We are very pleased to have our Cheryl Lim share her thoughts on being a junior (shadow) mediator in a pair of Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) and World Intellectual Property Organization – WIPO arranged mediation sessions. Check out the photo at the end
of the article!
18 DECEMBER 2020
Keeping an eye on 3 very interesting pieces of proposed legislation in the EU that concern operators and actions in the digital space. Looking at the DSA and DMA, legislation remains a tool to encourage fair play among technology companies, and it does look (or feel) like this trajectory is going to gather steam in more than 1 jurisdiction.
If this trajectory finds traction in more jurisdictions, then e-commerce companies, social media platforms, digital services will see more laws impacting their operations in the coming years.
Let's hope the developments are sound and fairly balances the interests of all stakeholders.PDF here.
11 DECEMBER 2020
IP theft does happen when disgruntled employees leave, and it does not help if countermeasures and legal precautions are not taken. Our Joyce A. Tan had a chance to share her thoughts in this article by Asia IP.
11 DECEMBER 2020
Sometime back in October, our Joyce A. Tan spoke with a distinguished panel organised by Meritas Law Firms Worldwide on Deal Making in a Pandemic: An Update from Asia. For those who might have missed this, but would like to catch, we are pleased to share now the video of that discussion:
11 DECEMBER 2020
The video for the webinar on Digital Corporate Meetings is up! If you missed the session with Joyce A. Tan, Whee Teck ONG, Peter Phan and Raymond Ang, see:
The relocation of children to other countries in the context of a breakdown of a family unit is discussed in this article. Can the state of covid outbreak in a proposed destination by a re-locating parent be decisive? What laws address lawful and unlawful relocation? In this world where cross cultural and cross border familial units are increasing, how does one navigate the legalities of living separately and in other places? This article by our Malathi Das takes a look.PDF here.
12 NOVEMBER 2020
Digital Corporate Meetings is another limb of the Digital Transformation experience. We are so privileged to have Joyce A. Tan joined by friends Whee Teck ONG, Peter Phan and Raymond Ang, for an insightful webinar on hosting digital meetings, on 12 November 2020.
Joyce A. Tan covered key points on best practices and the legal terrain in terms of the recognition and issues of holding such meetings, Whee Teck ONG shared his thoughts on Megatrends whilst Peter Phan and Raymond Ang shared insightful views in the lively panel!
Covid-19 Updates for Businesses - Work Arrangements & Meetings Edition
2 NOVEMBER 2020
This is belated, but we owe our thanks to Deep Identity Pte Ltd for journeying with us, entrusting us with their matter and many congratulations on their successful milestone IT transaction win! We are proud to share our client-approved testimonial and an article on the role legal counsel plays in a transaction.
Our motto, our description is "Lawyers Who Lead". This is not an advertising slogan, this is a mission we take to heart when helping to shape every transaction, every policy, and the outcome of every dispute.PDF here.
16 OCTOBER 2020
We are privileged to have Joyce A. Tan speak at key session at Meritas Law Firms Worldwide's signature event, on Deal-making in a pandemic: An Update from Asia. Despite the headwinds for the world, Asia's future remains promising, and opportunities are there for all.
Joyce A. Tan will be joined by friends and luminaries from Meritas Law Firms Worldwide fellow member firms Dennis Unkovic, Yao Rao, Hirokazu Amemiya, Andre Navato, Atul Pandey and Jihn Rhi.
Join us on 21 October 2020!
13 OCTOBER 2020
The website at https://nus-covaid.com features a video of students interviewing our very own Malathi Das on how Covid-19 has impacted family law matters.
It's good to see our young aspiring legal students take pro-active steps to contribute help to the community!
Marketing teams understandably want to push the envelope and promote their products and services, but whether you are an e-commerce company or a physical store, apply processes to implement safeguards to ensure price transparency.
The Guidelines on pricing transparency issued by the Competition & Consumer Commission of Singapore on 7 September 2020, will come into effect on 1 November 2020.PDF here.
The Bill to amend the Personal Data Protection Act has been read in Parliament! Are you ready to comply? Here is a short summary and to-do-list which should help organisations with the process of implementing and updating their compliance programs.PDF here.
6 OCTOBER 2020
We are honoured that our Joyce A. Tan is asked by World Intellectual Property Organization – WIPO and Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC) to speak at the webinar on Recent Developments in Mediation for IP and Technology Disputes. This is happening on 27 October 2020, Tuesday in SGT 1700-1830 HRS, and Geneva time 10 AM to 1130 AM.
Joyce was herself a mediator in a banner mediation (see https://lnkd.in/dbPQmtV), and will be joining Ignacio De Castro, George Lim, Nishtha Kharb Shukla and Stanley Lai. Looking forward to a fruitful discussion!PDF here.
22 SEPTEMBER 2020
The PDPC releases a Guide to Managing Data Intermediaries. We have worked and journeyed with clients and data intermediaries for years, and so are very pleased to see this publication from the PDPC. Simply and clearly expressed, this helps summarize and underscore that contractual governance, administrative measures and regular assessments are a key to managing data intermediaries.
Covid-19 Updates for Businesses - Support for Business Edition
18 AUGUST 2020
Asia IP Magazine reached out to us and sought our views about the risk of theft of trade secrets. We live in interesting times. IP theft can happen easily given digital transformation, and insider / employee theft is one source of risk. With employee separations sadly set to spike, taking legal and operational action before issues materialize is important. We're glad to have shared views on this.
17 AUGUST 2020
Our very own Malathi Das gave an interview on Covid-19’s impact on divorce and access arrangements / relocation, a discussion on family violence, and on access to justice and the impact of Covid-19 on the family law practice. For professional guidance in personal matters in these difficult times, it helps to have wise counsel, and that begins with understanding and knowing your rights.
Covid-19 Personal Law Updates - Personal Space and Children's Access Edition
28 July 2020
Join our Ms Malathi Das who will be speaking as a panellist on a webinar jointly organised by LAWASIA (The Law Association for Asia and the Pacific) and Union Internationale des Avocats on Alternative Dispute Resolution in the New Normal - The Steady Rise of Arbitration and Mediation, on 18 August 2020. In the post-COVID world, flexibility and adaptability to dispute resolution are key, hear from experts how arbitration and mediation can help form a key component of any practice going forward.
28 July 2020
Our Ms Malathi Das has been asked to serve as Adjunct Professor at National University of Singapore for Family Law & Practice, yet another recognition of her expertise and excellence, and the standard of the work of the firm.
Very privileged for our Joyce A Tan’s work on ground-breaking mediation under the IPOS Enhanced Mediation Promotion Scheme (EMPS) to be profiled by the World Trade Mark Review. Experienced mediators who are thorough, fair, objective and can think outside the proverbial box are invaluable to achieving successful and workable solutions that turn lose-lose litigation scenarios into win-win settlements.
Singapore is the birthplace of the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation which was adopted on 20 December 2018 (aka the Singapore Mediation Convention), which was opened for signature on 7 August 2019.
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.
27 APRIL 2020
The Law of Confidence Moves into the Digital Era:
Singapore Court of Appeal Enhances Protection for Confidential Information
Covid-19 Updates for Businesses - Work Visas & Work Passes Edition
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!
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.
More details on their methodology can be found at: https://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/directories/wtr1000/info/methodology
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
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.
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.
International: Issues around 'adequate or equivalent protection' in cross-border data transfers and four key steps to take
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Change in Search and Examination Options for Singapore Patent Applications
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.
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.
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”).Download the PDF here.
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.
Personal Data Protection in Singapore
Distributorship Agreements in Singapore
4 DECEMBER 2017
Doing Business in Singapore
- 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?
Regulatory Challenges of E-Payment Systems and E-Money, March 2016
- 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)
17 September 2015
Foreign Route for Examination of Singapore Patent Applications to be Phased Out in 2017
Alternative Dispute Resolution for Intellectual Property Disputes, July 2015
The Singapore International Commercial Court, May 2015
Arbitration and the Singapore International Mediation Centre
Resolving International Disputes in Singapore - 101
Patent Knowledge Share
Upcoming Changes to the Singapore Family Justice System
Patent Litigation: Pre-Trial Inspection of Process is Not Allowed
- Restraint of Trade Clause v Payment-for-Loyalty Clauses
- International Child Relocation
- Amendments to KLRCA Arbitration
- Restrictive Covenants and Financial Disincentive
- Restrictive Covenants and Employees' Duties
- Amendments to Telecommunications Act
- Amendments to Arbitration Laws
- 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
- Retirement and Re-employment Act (RRA) passed in Parliament
- Director's Right of Inspection of Company Accounts
- Dispute Resolution and Arbitration
Patents Prosecution Highway
- Employer CPF Contribution to be Increased
- Informed Consent
Asset-Based Lending in Singapore
Amalgamation of Singapore Companies by Operation of Law
Changes to Salary Thresholds for Employment Pass and S Pass Holder
- International Child Abduction Act
- Supreme Court of Judicature Act and Subordinate Courts Act
- Telecom Competition Code
- Without Prejudice Communications
The Future of Collective Licensing in Singapore
Online Trade Mark Use in Singapore
Ecommerce Law in Singapore
Data Protection in Singapore.
Review of IT Law Development in Singapore
Balancing IP Rights and Competition
Fitting in Mobile Virtual Network Operators in Singapore