The Singapore Parliament has passed the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act (2020) (the “Act“) to alleviate the consequences that the global pandemic has caused to businesses in Singapore.
The Act provides temporary relief in relation to the breach of obligations under specified contracts and further provides relief to financially distressed individuals and businesses in relation to insolvency proceedings.
To comply with social distancing
directives, the Act also provides for alternative arrangements to conduct
company meetings, introduces measures to keep the courts functioning and allows
the issuance of control orders to prevent the spread of the virus.
In this alert, we provide
an overview of the Act, and analyse the implications for the Banking & Finance,
Construction, Corporate, Intellectual Property and Restructuring and Insolvency
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