Interview with COV-AID: Intellectual Property Law and COVID-19

COV-AID is a student-led initiative, comprised of law students from the National University of Singapore, which seeks to simplify the vast number of new laws, regulations and legal issues arising from COVID-19 for the general public.

In a recent video interview with COV-AID, our Mr Tan Tee Jim, S.C. discussed the impact of COVID-19 on the Intellectual Property (IP) industry. In the video below, Mr Tan shares his insights on the concept of “vaccine nationalism”, how it interacts with IP law generally, […]


Beginning of a Fresh Chapter – Singapore’s Overhaul of its Copyright Act

This article discusses and highlights several key changes introduced in the Copyright Bill, which can be encapsulated along three key themes:

(1) Ensuring copyright continues to reward the creation of works;(2) Ensuring copyright works are available for the benefit of society at large; and(3) Strengthening the copyright ecosystem.

Beginning of a Fresh Chapter – Singapore’s Overhaul of its Copyright Act


Pollmann, Christian Joachim v Ye Xianrong [2021] SGHC 77, Record Quantum of Damages Awarded in a Personal Injury Claim

This client note discusses a recent High Court case which awarded a record quantum of damages. The case also illustrates a high range of damages that can be awarded where the claimant earned a relatively high income prior to the incident that forms the subject of the claim.

Pollmann, Christian Joachim v Ye Xianrong [2021] SGHC 77, Record Quantum of Damages Awarded in a Personal Injury Claim


First time a provisionally-registered doctor is struck off: Singapore Medical Council v Chua Shunjie [2020] SGHC 239

This case commentary highlights the important aspects of the Court of Three Judges’ decision in Singapore Medical Council v Chua Shunjie [2020] SGHC 239, including a Disciplinary Tribunal’s jurisdiction over provisionally-registered doctors after the expiration of their provisional registration, and circumstances in which the sanction of striking off is imposed

First time a provisionally-registered doctor is struck off: Singapore Medical Council v Chua Shunjie [2020] SGHC 239


The Advent and Progress of ETA

This article provides some background to the Electronic Transactions Act (Cap. 88) and highlights the usefulness of the ETA when conducting your business.

The Advent and Progress of ETA


Amendment to Personal Data Protection Act

This article discusses the salient amendment introduced by the Personal Data Protection (Amendment) Bill which was read for the first time in Parliament on 5 October 2020, and passed on 2 November 2020.

Amendment to Personal Data Protection Act