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Singapore is a hub for South East Asia and our Singapore office is an intrinsic part of Allen & Overy's Asia Pacific network. We offer clients first class advice on Singapore, English and U.S. law.

Our philosophy is to maintain a high level of personal contact with clients and to ensure those clients have access to our resources and skills at all times. We manage transactions proactively, act both as legal advisers and project coordinators and believe in the effective worldwide management of know-how.

 

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Singapore Legal Update - January 2020

Publications: 20 JANUARY 2020

MAS consultations on the regulation of digital payment tokens

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has issued three new consultations each dealing with different aspects of the regulation of digital payment tokens (DPTs) under the Payment Services Act (PSA). It has also recently clarified that where a DPT may be characterized as either a debenture or as e-money, its policy approach will be to regulate it as e-money. Note that the PSA will come into force on 28 January 2020.

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Singapore company wound up in the U.S not allowed to block enforcement of charge over its shares

Publications: 20 JANUARY 2020

Singapore company wound up in the U.S not allowed to block enforcement of charge over its shares

In a recent case, the High Court had to consider whether to apply a moratorium to the enforcement of a share charge taken over the shares in a Singapore company where that company was subject to insolvency proceedings in the United States. It held that it had no basis to do so under section 259 of the Companies Act which renders void a transfer of shares in company made after the commencement of a winding up by the Singapore Court as that section did not apply to a foreign proceedings.

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Publications: 13 NOVEMBER 2019

ASEAN and South Asia Debt Capital Markets: 2019 and beyond

2020 expected to be a spotlight year for ASEAN and South Asia Debt Capital Markets 

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Publications: 11 NOVEMBER 2019

Company buying its own shares funded by a loan: entire transaction held void

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Our Singapore team is well positioned to help clients assess risk, as well as take advantage of the opportunities across ASEAN where we offer local law capability in our offices in Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia, in addition to Singapore.

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