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Is Marriage Void After Sex Change?

Marriage voided by ROM after sex change In October 2015, a couple had solemnised their marriage as between a male and female. Shortly after, the male underwent a sex re-assignment surgery and legally amended his identity card to reflect “female” as of June 2016. They then lived as a married…

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5 Lessons from Asia-Pacific Star and Furnituremart.sg Data Breaches

The recent decisions of the Personal Data Protection Commission (“PDPC”) – Furnituremart.sg [2017] SGPDPC 07 (“Furnituremart.sg”) and Asia-Pacific Star Pte Ltd [2017] SGPDPC 06 (“APS”)– provided some insight into an organisation’s obligation to protect its customers’ personal data. This article summarises and evaluates the main learning points which businesses can…

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Attempt by Hollywood studios to identify illegal downloaders dismissed by the High Court

Background In August 2016, Hollywood film studios QOTD Film Investment Ltd and Voltage Pictures, represented by Samuel Seow Law Corporation (SSLC), applied for a court order to compel local Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to release information about subscribers who allegedly infringed their copyright by illegally downloading their movies. The movies…

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Divorce in a long term single-income family: What you need to know – By Mr Lim Chong Boon, PKWA Law Practice LLC

The recent decision in TNL v TNK [2017] SGCA 15 clarifies how matrimonial assets should be divided in divorces and allowed the Court to emphasize that mutual respect must be accorded for spousal contributions whether in the economic or homemaking spheres as both roles are equally fundamental to the well-being…

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Divorce in a long term single income family updated 1 April 2017