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Archive: September 2018

The current interest in blockchain technology can be attributed in large part to the immutability of blockchain records. While this is not an essay about how blockchain works, a brief description of how blocks of transactional records are created and

This article provides an overview of the broad categories of cryptocurrencies, namely Virtual Currencies, Security Tokens, Utility Tokens and Asset Backed Tokens. Each category and its associated characteristics is considered in turn. Introduction When people speak of cryptocurrencies, the first thing that

Programmable contracts may revolutionise commercial transactions insofar as they create legally binding relations and are enforceable in a suitable dispute resolution forum. The use of computer programming is likely to give rise to technologically complex disputes that the courts of

This was the speech delivered by the President at Mass Call 2018 held on 30

Ethical and Risk Issues with Lateral Hiring Introduction Lateral hiring is a common solution for law firms

The personal data protection provisions in the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) came into force

Articles From This Month's Issue

The current interest in blockchain technology can be attributed in large part to the immutability of blockchain records. While this is not

This article provides an overview of the broad categories of cryptocurrencies, namely Virtual Currencies, Security Tokens, Utility Tokens and Asset Backed Tokens.

Programmable contracts may revolutionise commercial transactions insofar as they create legally binding relations and are enforceable in a suitable dispute resolution forum.

The changes to the duration of training contracts and the two different methods of admission to the Bar announced recently appears positive.

Dear Amicus Agony, I am newly-called and was recently offered an associate position with the firm I trained at. It is a big

This was the speech delivered by the President at Mass Call 2018 held on 30 and 31 August 2018. May it please Your

Dear Member, Ayubowan (meaning “Long Life” in Sinhalese)! As part of the Lawyers Go Global (LG2) programme, the Law Society of Singapore organised

Introduction Ambiguity in legal writing has been called “the lawyer’s curse”.[ref] Peter Butt, Legal Usage: A Modern Style Guide (Lexis Nexis Butterworths,

Maximising resources, increasing revenue, elevating the firm’s presence: these are constant challenges law firms face today. While the legal industry has traditionally

Ethical and Risk Issues with Lateral Hiring Introduction Lateral hiring is a common solution for law firms looking to expand. While a candidate’s experience,

One Michelin-starred restaurant Labyrinth truly deserves its accolades. We are indeed fortunate that Chef Han Li Guang – known as Chef LG

Edited by Anselmo Reyes and Weixia Gu The 21st Century has been heralded as the Asian Century. In the not too distant future,

The personal data protection provisions in the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) came into force in July 2014[ref]Personal Data Protection in the

In today’s world of heightened security threats and incidents, Singapore is not exempt from the need to stay vigilant and to play

The articles above are from the September 2018 issue of the Law Gazette.