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9 JUNE 2021

Our Daniel Lim was quoted in an article by Asia IP Law on dynamic injunctions, a useful tool when going after infringers who operate on the internet. As he says:

"A dynamic injunction is intended to give rights owners the power to react and block, like whack-a-mole" infringers who use different / shifting websites to infringe content.

Let the game of whack-a-mole commence!

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7 JUNE 2021

We're very honoured that our Joyce A. Tan has been selected as an outstanding IP Practitioner in the elite WIPR Leaders Guide for 2021 in both patents and trade marks.

Profiling the leading IP practitioners from around the world, WIPR Leader consists of an online directory of entrants as well as a hard copy handbook. All Leaders were chosen after a four month nomination process, in which WIPR sought views from 12,000 IP professionals.

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20 MAY 2021

Our firm, has been ranked for both Patents and for Copyright / Trademarks in Singapore by Asian Legal Business in its May 2021 ALB IP Rankings!

Whilst we express our congratulations to other ranked firms, we're delighted that our IP practices continue to be recognised for the quality of their practice.

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20 MAY 2021

We are very proud to have our Malathi Das bring recognition to the firm for the quality of the firm's family law practice! Malathi continues to be a leading practitioner, and we couldn't be more excited for this recognition.

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10 MAY 2021

Our Intellectual Property practice has been ranked by Benchmark Litigation for 2021, with our own Daniel Lim, listed as a Litigation Star! Congrats to other firms on the list. We are grateful for the recognition, and remain eager to keep serving our clients.

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28 APRIL 2021

An honour again to have our Joyce A. Tan, Jeffrey Lim and Daniel Lim recognised for Best Lawyers 2022 edition. Being recognised by your peers is always an honour - congratulations to everyone who made it to this year's list.

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6 APRIL 2021

This is a little late, but we just wanted to say that we are honoured that our practice has been profiled in the WTR1000 for trade mark transactions and portfolio work.

Our Joyce A. Tan has been recognised, as in previous editions, for her work in TM transactions, and our our Jeffrey Lim has been recognised for his work on managing TM prosecution and strategy.

As ever, we are grateful to our clients and colleagues for their support!

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5 APRIL 2021

Sometime ago, in November 2020, our Malathi Das had the privilege of moderating a discussion at the IAFL: International Academy of Family Lawyers' webinar on the potential for domestic abuse to escalate during the pandemic. The webinar was delivered in collaboration with LAWASIA (The Law Association for Asia and the Pacific) and the World Congress on Family Law and Children's Rights.

Very proud to be able to share that recording now and hopeful it can be helpful to anyone who may need guidance.

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22 MARCH 2021

Our Jeffrey Lim was interviewed by TODAY and asked for a comment on the widely discussed claims of plagiarism over the famous national day song "Count On Me".

The Indian composer, Mr Mendoza, has apparently backed down from his claim of being the original composer of the song.

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22 MARCH 2021

We are very proud to have had our Malathi Das speak as a panelist at the Malaysian Bar's inaugural Women's Rights Conference - "Malaysian Women Lawyers: Fit for the 21st Century". Malathi spoke as a panelist on the panel session "The World is Our Oyster: Lessons from the Philippines, Singapore and India".

We all have much to learn from the wisdom of our legal colleagues in other parts of the world, and are glad Malathi was able to share her deep expertise with our friends across the Causeway!

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MARCH 2021

PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION POLICY

Last Update: 13 March 2021

1.1. Introduction

Protection of your Personal Data is important to us here at Joyce A. Tan & Partners (“JATP” or “us, “we”, “our”) and we take the responsibilities under the Personal Data Protection Act (No. 26 of 2012, as amended and updated from time to time) (“PDPA”), very seriously.

1.2. Purpose and Scope

The purpose of this document (“Data Protection Policy” or “Policy”) is to inform you of how JATP collect, use, manage, disclose and/or process your Personal Data that you entrust to us, subject to the PDPA.

By interacting with us, using our website, submitting information to us, or engaging our services, you agree and consent to JATP (including any of its representatives and/or agents) as well as our service providers and third parties appointed by us on your behalf collecting, using and disclosing your Personal Data in the manner set forth in this Policy.

Your consent to this Policy supplements but does not supersede nor replace any other consents you may have previously provided to JATP nor does it affect any rights which JATP may have at law in connection with the collection, use or disclosure of your Personal Data.

We may from time to time, update this Policy to ensure that it is consistent with our future developments, industry trends and/or any changes in legal or regulatory requirements. By accessing and using our website, subject to your rights at law, you accept and agree to these terms and conditions of this Policy as updated from time to time.

2. YOUR PERSONAL DATA

2.1. “Personal Data” refers to any data or information, whether true or not, about an individual who can be identified –

(a) from that data; or

(b) from that data and other information to which we have or are likely to have access, including data in our records as may be updated from time to time;

but excludes business contact information as defined in the PDPA.

2.2. Examples of such Personal Data which you may provide us include (depending on the nature of your interaction with us):

(a) your name, NRIC number, passport number or other identification number, telephone number(s), mailing address, email address and any other information relating to you which you have provided us in any form you may have submitted to us, or in other forms of interaction with you;

(b) information about your use of our websites and services, including IP addresses;

(c) your employment history, education background, occupation and income levels;

(d) your background / know-your-client information which was collected or provided for the purposes of meeting legal requirements;

(e) personal data relevant to any dispute, grievance, investigation, arbitration, or other legal advice;

(f) your payment-related information, such as your bank account or credit card information and your credit history; and

(g) where you are a corporate entity, information about your directors, officers, employees, beneficial owners, partners, members, authorised signatories, representatives, agents, guarantors, other security providers and other natural persons related to you.

3. COLLECTION OF PERSONAL DATA

3.1. Generally, JATP may collect your Personal Data in various ways including:

(a) when you engage our services and/or seek legal advice from us, or provide other documentation or information in respect of your interaction with us;

(b) when you offer to provide or provides, services to us

(c) when you communicate or interact with us via telephone, letters, fax, face-to-face or online video meetings, our website, email or other modes of contact.

(d) when you submit an employment application or provide documents or information such as your resume and/or CVs in connection with any appointment as an officer, director, representative or any other position;

(e) when we carry out your instructions or respond to any enquiry purporting to be given by you or on your behalf;

(f) when we receive references or background information from business partners and third parties, for example, where you have been referred by them;

(g) when you attend events organised by us;

(h) when you browse our website; and/or

(i) when you submit your Personal Data to us for any other reason.

3.2. If you provide and submit to us with any Personal Data relating to any third party, you also represent and ensure that you have notified the third party on the terms of this Policy and obtained the consent of the third party for the disclosure of such information.

4. PURPOSES FOR WHICH WE COLLECT, USE AND DISCLOSE PERSONAL DATA

4.1. We will only collect, use and otherwise handle your Personal Data when it is necessary for our legitimate interests, which includes:

(a) providing our services and/or information to you;

(b) responding to, processing and handling your queries, feedback and suggestions;

(c) verifying your identity, processing payments as well as managing our administrative and business operations (including the processing, storage, monitoring and backup of data);

(d) managing the security of our premises, facilities and technology infrastructure;

(e) hosting and maintaining our website;

(f) providing updates and other communications on developments relating to the law and in respect of JATP;

(g) complying with applicable laws and regulations, codes of practice or guidelines, policies, procedures, regulatory requirements (which may extend to know-your-client and related reviews) and directions issued by relevant authorities;

(h) preventing and detecting fraud and other criminal offences;

(i) the establishment, exercise or defence of any legal or equitable claim;

(j) any legal grounds for collection and use of your Personal Information; and

(k) any other purpose relating to any of the above.

4.2. If you are seeking employment or any other appointment with JATP, the purposes for which we collect, use and disclose your Personal Data include:

(a) processing and assessing your application;

(b) performing background checks, verifying your credentials and qualifications

(c) obtaining employment references; and

(d) any other purpose relating to any of the above.

4.3. If you are in interaction with us in relation to any particular services, we may also have specifically notified you of other purposes for which we collect, use or disclose your Personal Data. If so, we will collect, use and disclose your Personal Data for these additional purposes as well, unless we have specifically notified you otherwise.

5. DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL DATA

5.1. We may disclose your Personal Data to:

(a) technical consultants, experts, and foreign law firms assisting with your matters;

(b) agents, contractors or third party service providers who provide technology solutions, support, operational or administrative services, such as for our online services, courier services, telecommunications, information technology, payment, payroll processing, training, market research, storage, archival and client support services;

(c) professional advisors including auditors;

(d) any relevant authorities, including professional regulatory bodies and/or law enforcement agencies, whether local or overseas;

(e) to the extent necessary to comply with any laws, regulations, rules, directions, guidelines and other similar requirements;

(f) where permitted under law, external business and partners in relation to promotional events and seminars; and

(g) any other party to whom you authorise us to disclose your Personal Data.

5.2 Where you have engaged us to carry out any work in jurisdictions outside Singapore, you hereby understand, acknowledge and agree that the transfer of your Personal Data to these jurisdictions may be necessary to give effect to your instructions and that you request and consent to us transmitting your Personal Data outside Singapore. Personal Data may therefore be exported to, processed and accessed in countries whose laws provide a different level of protection, which may or may not necessarily be comparable to that provided in Singapore.

6. OUR WEBSITE

6.1. When browsing our website, you will generally remain anonymous and we do not automatically collect Personal Data at our website, unless you provide such information. However, you may wish to note that your IP address:

(a) is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you are connected to the internet;

(b) is automatically logged in our server when you visit our website;

(c) will be used to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website;

(d) can help us identify the general geographic area from which you are accessing our website from (but will not be able to pinpoint the exact geographic location);

(e) will not be linked to anything that will enable us to identify you personally unless it is required by applicable laws and regulations.

6.2. Our website may contain links to other sites and resources that are operated or provided by third parties with different privacy practices. We have no control over and do not take any responsibility for these third party websites and their personal data handling practices, and you are encouraged to review the personal data policies of websites you choose to visit which are linked to or from our website.

7. RETENTION, STORING AND KEEPING YOUR PERSONAL DATA UP-TO-DATE

7.1. Retention of Personal Data

We retain your Personal Data for the length of time required for the specific purpose or purposes for which it was collected, as set out in Clause 4 above. In any case, such retention will not exceed seven (7) years after the last contact between you and us, unless you continue to have a subsisting relationship with us.

However, on occasion, we may be obliged to store some data for a longer time, for example, where a longer time period is required by applicable law. In this case, your Personal Data will continue to be treated in accordance with this Policy.

7.2. Storing of Personal Data

We hold Personal Data in a combination of secure computer storage facilities and paper-based files and other records. We take steps to protect the Personal Data we hold from misuse, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.

We will not store your Personal Data longer than is necessary and will destroy or anonymise Personal Data which we no longer require.

We will safeguard the confidentiality of your Personal Data and endeavour to ensure that your Personal Data in our possession is accurate and up-to-date as notified by you to us. As such information can change frequently with changes of address and other personal circumstances, you are reminded to inform us of such changes in a timely manner.

8. MANAGING CONSENTS

Please note the following way in which we manage your consent arrangements in respect of your Personal Data where such consents are required or not subject to exceptions.

8.1. Deemed Consent by Conduct

Without prejudice to other consents or rights we may have under the PDPA or at law, and in the daily course of our dealings with you both in the past, now and in the future, you may have provided us with your Personal Data in connection with the purposes which have already been notified to you either in this current Policy or previously communicated to you. Where this is so, your consent to the collection, use or disclosure of your Personal Data for such purposes would have been deemed by your provision of your Personal Data except where we have explicitly indicated a separate consent is required.

8.2. Deemed Consent for contractual necessity

(a) Where we have entered into a contract with you under which we are to execute contractual obligations owed to you, and without prejudice to other consents or rights we may have under the PDPA or at law, your Personal Data will be collected, used or disclosed by other organisations with whom we collaborate in accordance with this Policy to the extent it is reasonably necessary for us to fulfil our contractual obligations or to exercise our contractual rights, in relation to you.

(b) These other organisations may in turn collect, use or disclose your Personal Data in order to carry out these necessary purposes and that may in turn include further disclosures to third party organisations. In each case, the collections, uses and disclosures of such Personal Data are limited to the necessary purposes.

(c) In the event that your contract with us is terminated for any reason whatsoever, such reasonably necessary purposes will continue to apply to allow us to discharge our obligations and/or exercise our rights in relation to the contract whether arising from the termination or otherwise and including our rights and obligations which survive such termination, such as but not limited to our duties at law that apply beyond your contract with us.

8.3. Deemed Consent by Notification

(a) Without prejudice to other consents we may have obtained or rights we may have under the PDPA or at law, we may, having first taken measures (including conducting relevant assessments, identifying reasonable measures to eliminate, mitigate or avoid any identified adverse effects, and applying other requirements as prescribed by law) choose to manage additional or further consents required of you under this Policy, by issuing a notice to you (“Notice”), providing you with information on:

(i) our intention to collect, use or disclose your Personal Data; and

(ii) the purposes for which the Personal Data will be collected, used or disclosed.

(b) Where this is so, the Notice will be issued to you via email against your last known and updated email address (or, alternatively, any other mode which we reasonably consider is most likely to result in your receiving the Notice), and you will be given thirty (30) days (or such longer period as we may reasonably deem appropriate and state in the Notice) within which to let us know if you do NOT consent. In the event that we do not receive a response to that effect, we will proceed on the basis that such consent is deemed to have been given by you pursuant to the PDPA.

(c) Kindly note that:

(i) any instructions in your response must be unambiguous so that we will be able to act on your instructions; and

(ii) we may seek verification of such instructions and your identity to confirm the instructions are duly authorised.

(d) In the event that you act through representatives, including your office, agents, or other intermediary, we will send the Notice using the particulars last updated with us.

(e) You agree that you will let us know if you would prefer another mode by which the Notice or communications in connection with this would be preferred failing which we will proceed on the basis as outlined above.

8.4. Withdrawal of Consent

(a) If you wish:

(i) to access, confirm, correct, rectify, update, supplement, anonymise, block, restrict or delete your Personal Data;

(ii) to withdraw your consent to any use of your Personal Data as set out in this Policy;

(iii) question or provide feedback relating to your Personal Data or this Policy;

(iv) for us to transfer your Personal Data from us to another person or business;

please contact our Data Protection Officer, details of which are set out in Clause 9 below.

(b) If you withdraw your consent to any or all purposes and depending on the nature of your request, JATP may not be in a position to continue to provide our products or services to you.

9. MANAGEMENT AND SECURITY

We have appointed a Data Protection Officer (“DPO”) to oversee our management of your Personal Data in accordance with this Policy and the PDPA. If you wish to find out more regarding this Policy or any of your rights, please contact the DPO as follows:

Email: dpo@joylaw.com
DID: +65 6333 6383
Address: 8 Temasek Boulevard, #15-04 Suntec Tower Three, Singapore 038988

10. GOVERNING LAW

This Policy and your use of our website shall be governed in all respects by the laws of Singapore.

11. CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

As part of our efforts to ensure that we properly manage, protect and process Personal Data provided to us, this Policy will be reviewed from time to time by JATP. We may also from time to time update this Policy to take account of new laws and technology, changes to our operations and practices and the changing business environment. If you are unsure whether you are reading the most current version, please contact us.

We reserve the right to amend the terms of this Data Protection Policy at our absolute discretion. Any amended Data Protection Policy will be posted on our website and can be viewed at www.joylaw.com/news.

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2 MARCH 2021

Covid has impacted the capacity of some to keep up with their maintenance obligations under divorce arrangements, and the Straits Times speaks with leading matrimonial law practitioners in Singapore, including our own Malathi Das on the issue.

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24 FEBRUARY 2021

Very honoured that our firm has been ranked tier 2 in the Media Law International Global Leaders in Media Law Practice guide, and humbled to have their endorsement as follows:

"Joyce A. Tan & Partners has a strong focus on media. The firm is gaining recognition for its specialisations across media sub-sectors, from online and print to entertainment and advertising. Lawyers assist with film production, sports and cases of defamation. Areas of focus include regulatory and transactional work."

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21 JANUARY 2021

Whilst our firm, and our Joyce A. Tan and Daniel Lim have been consistently ranked in Chambers for years now, it is still reassuring to see that the brand continues to be strong, and that we live up to our motto of being Lawyers Who Lead. Very gratifying to see the continuing recognition by Chambers.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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:

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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:

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DECEMBER 2020

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.

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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!

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NOVEMBER 2020

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

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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.

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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!

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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!

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OCTOBER 2020

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.

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OCTOBER 2020

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.

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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!

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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.

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OCTOBER 2020

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

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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.

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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.

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AUGUST 2020

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

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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.

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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.

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JULY 2020

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.

https://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/ip-offices/mediation-the-new-innovation-frontier-how-singapore-positioning-itself-the-global-hub-ip-dispute-resolution

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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

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/joyce-a-tan-%26-partners_27-apr-20-law-of-confidence-update-activity-6660379692471857152-fek0

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APRIL 2020

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

https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6656074034003972096

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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

ARTICLE
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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