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As a business operating in today’s increasingly regulated markets, you need to manage your commercial risk while achieving your business objectives. Your success is built upon the effectiveness of your relationships with both customers and suppliers. Sector-specific contractual arrangements are key to this. Not only do you need the right legal answer, you need it in the context of the market in which you operate. With over 350 lawyers across 33 countries, our multi-disciplinary teams are trained to understand the cultural and business variations impacting your commercial arrangements.

Our Commercial, Sourcing, Technology and Regulatory team is one of the largest operating in Asia and Europe.

We advise on complex strategic commercial transactions, legal regimes and regulatory requirements, technology procurement, cloud services, data privacy, content development, as well as outsourcing.

We work closely with the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) and are part of the team that organises the IAOP APAC summits. Our lawyers speak regularly at technology and sourcing conferences in the region, on hot topics like Big Data and the Internet of Things. We are active media commentators and writers in this space, including our own blog at www.connectedasia.com. We work closely with the industry body, Asia Cloud Computing Association.

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03/06/2019
An “in­no­cent omis­sion” does not ex­cuse ma­ter­i­al non-dis­clos­ure in...
This art­icle is pro­duced by CMS Hol­born Asia, a Form­al Law Al­li­ance between CMS Singa­pore and Hol­born Law LLC. Singa­pore’s Court of Ap­peal has held in Bin­tai Kinden­ko Pte Ltd v. Sam­sung C&T Cor­por­a­tion and an­oth­er [2019] SGCA 39 (“Bin­tai v Sam­sung (2019)”).
27/05/2019
Court of Ap­peal cla­ri­fies scope and ap­plic­a­tion of earli­er de­cisions...
This art­icle is pro­duced by CMS Hol­born Asia, a Form­al Law Al­li­ance between CMS Singa­pore and Hol­born Law LLC. A Court of Ap­peal de­cision earli­er this month has provided au­thor­it­at­ive guid­ance as to the scope and ap­plic­a­tion of its earli­er de­cision in Audi.
18/04/2019
BARE­CON - The Im­port­ance of Class
In the re­cent case of Sil­ver­burn Ship­ping (IoM) Ltd -v- Ark Ship­ping Com­pany LLC [2019] EWHC 376 (Comm), the High Court ruled that an ob­lig­a­tion in a charter­party to keep a ves­sel in class is both an ab­so­lute ob­lig­a­tion and a con­di­tion.
22/11/2018
New re­port | Con­nec­ted Fu­ture: in­vest­ment op­por­tun­it­ies in the rad­ic­ally...
Tech­no­logy-driv­en trans­form­a­tions are not only dis­rupt­ing our every­day lives, but are also rad­ic­ally trans­form­ing the in­fra­struc­ture sec­tor. On the one hand, in­nov­a­tion is driv­ing an up­grade of ex­ist­ing in­fra­struc­ture, such as di­git­al; on the oth­er hand, it.
02/11/2018
Party autonomy pre­vails: Singa­pore Court of Ap­peal re­states law gov­ern­ing...
This art­icle is pro­duced by CMS Hol­born Asia, a Form­al Law Al­li­ance between CMS Singa­pore and Hol­born Law LLC. In Vin­mar Over­seas (Singa­pore) Pte Ltd v PTT In­ter­na­tion­al Trad­ing Pte Ltd [2018] SGCA 65 (“Vin­mar”), a bench of five judges of the Court of Ap­peal.
01/11/2018
Singa­pore amends build­ing and con­struc­tion in­dustry ad­ju­dic­a­tion le­gis­la­tion
This art­icle is pro­duced by CMS Hol­born Asia, a Form­al Law Al­li­ance between CMS Singa­pore and Hol­born Law LLC. Sig­ni­fic­ant changes to the stat­utory ad­ju­dic­a­tion re­gime for the build­ing and con­struc­tion in­dustry have been passed on 2 Oc­to­ber 2018 fol­low­ing the.
26/10/2018
New Ven­ture Cap­it­al In­vest­ment Mod­el Agree­ments in Singa­pore
This art­icle is pro­duced by CMS Hol­born Asia, a Form­al Law Al­li­ance between CMS Singa­pore and Hol­born Law LLC. The Singa­pore Academy of Law and the Singa­pore Ven­ture Cap­it­al & Private Equity As­so­ci­ation, in con­sulta­tion with vari­ous in­dustry stake­hold­ers, re­cently.
31/08/2018
Singa­pore High Court Con­firms that a Multi-Tier Dis­pute Res­ol­u­tion...
Over­view In Ling Kong Henry v Tanglin Club [2018] SGHC 153 (“Tanglin Club”), the High Court con­firmed that a multi-tier dis­pute res­ol­u­tion clause (e. g. a clause provid­ing for con­cili­ation, then me­di­ation and fi­nally, ar­bit­ra­tion), con­sti­tutes a single ar­bit­ra­tion.
19/07/2018
Singa­pore High Court Con­firms that Mat­ters of Evid­ence and Pro­ced­ure...
In BQP v BQQ [2018] SGHC 55 (“BQP v BQQ”), the Singa­pore High Court con­firmed that ar­bit­rat­ors are gen­er­ally free to de­term­ine mat­ters of evid­ence and pro­ced­ure in in­ter­na­tion­al ar­bit­ra­tions, un­hindered by the na­tion­al laws of the seat and the un­der­ly­ing con­tract.
02/07/2018
Singa­pore to form ad­vis­ory coun­cil for eth­ic­al use of AI
This art­icle is pro­duced by CMS Hol­born Asia, a Form­al Law Al­li­ance between CMS Singa­pore and Hol­born Law LLC. Earli­er this month, the Singa­pore Gov­ern­ment an­nounced the form­a­tion of an Ad­vis­ory Coun­cil on the Eth­ic­al Use of Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence (AI) and.
14/06/2018
In­ter­na­tion­al PPAs: High Court pro­tects ar­bit­ra­tion pro­cess
In At­las Power Ltd v Na­tion­al Trans­mis­sion and Des­patch Com­pany Lim­ited [2018] EWHC 1052, the Eng­lish High Court gran­ted an anti-suit in­jec­tion to a group of in­de­pend­ent power pur­chasers in Pakistan (“IPPs”) to pre­vent a col­lat­er­al at­tack against an ar­bit­ral.
13/06/2018
In­done­sian Gov­ern­ment re­vokes con­tro­ver­sial cab­ot­age le­gis­la­tion
Fol­low­ing pres­sure from vari­ous stake­hold­ers, the In­done­sian gov­ern­ment has re­voked Min­istry of Trade Reg­u­la­tion No. 82/2017 on the Util­isa­tion of In­done­sian Sea Car­riage and In­sur­ance for Ex­port of Cer­tain Goods (“Reg­u­la­tion 82”), which was ap­proved in Oc­to­ber.