Enforcement of the EU AI Act: The EU AI Office
On 21 May 2024, the Council of the European Union adopted the Regulation laying down harmonised rules on artificial intelligence or the AI Act. As the world's first comprehensive law to regulate artificial...
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International arbitration law and rules in Singapore
In 2020 the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) set a new record with 1080 new case filings, more than doubling its case load from the previous year. This is the first time in history that...
The SIAC Annual Report 2023 – key takeaways in year of growth and record...
In April 2024, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (“SIAC”) published its Annual Report 2023, recording another year of high caseload and usage of the institution’s services across a...
Back to Basics briefings - New briefing added!
CMS Funds Group Back to Basics briefings intend to provide high level insights regarding funds fundamentals, funds vehicles and operational considerations New briefings are published on a regular basis, covering a specific jurisdiction or topic, and providing basic essential technical explanations.
CMS International Construction Study 2024
In recent years, construction and engineering businesses have faced a whole storm of headwinds. CMS, in partnership with YouGov, asked in-house lawyers about the biggest challenges of managing disputes in this environment - and how those challenges can be met.   Sixty-second summaryThe evolving nature of construction risk will see changes to standard contracts and negotiation positions. It may also bring more disputes, particularly where those changes lag behind project realities. Fewer than half the businesses we surveyed reported that the in-house legal or contract management team is always consulted at the start of a project to identify areas of risk and to establish appropriate risk management strategies. Most in-house lawyers believe their businesses could improve the way in which risk is managed during projects - often in a number of important ways. Despite the potential benefits, only 17% of the in-house lawyers we surveyed are using AI in disputes or contract management. Some say they will never use it. Most in-house lawyers believe their businesses have a lot of scope to improve the way that project risks are managed. AI has the potential to be a game-changer in this area by optimising processes, planning, scheduling and other elements of case management and by revolutionising the way a business handles its portfolio of contracts. 
Pharmaceutical advertising regulation and medical device advertising in...
1. Which laws are applicable regarding advertising of medicines and medical devices? In Singapore, a few legislations, regulations and guidelines regulate the advertising of medicines and medical devices...
Energy and climate change: The most significant climate change litigation...
In Verein KlimaSeniorinnen Schweiz and Others v. Switzerland (application no. 53600/20), the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) issued arguably the most impactful and far-reaching ruling on climate...
Remote Working Legislation, Laws & Regulations in Singapore
1. Is there any legislation relating to working from home in your country? The Tripartite Guidelines on Flexible Work Arrangement Requests (the Guidelines), which are compulsory,  govern work-from-home...
Transfer of IP rights in Singapore
Pat­ents: As­sign­ment 1. How may a patent be assigned (by law and/or transaction) and is it required to record the assignment in the national patent register to become effective?  1.1 How may a patent...
Bill to amend Cybersecurity Law passed in Singapore
On 7 May 2024, the Cybersecurity (Amendment) Bill No. 15/2024 (“Bill”) was passed in Parliament (the Bill can be found here). The Bill proposes to amend the Cybersecurity Act 2018 (“Cy­ber­se­cur­ity...
Anti-Bribery and Corruption Laws in Singapore