The advent of technology has enabled many businesses to create an online presence or move their business online and the published statistics increasingly reflect this. Further, amid the COVID-19 situation now, troubled brick-and-mortar retailers have been in the spotlight as consumers increasingly shun physical malls. E-commerce is looking to be increasingly attractive as a complementary, or alternative business strategy. Other than sale of products, services offered online can range from consultancy, to employee search and deployment to being an aggregator of the sale and purchase of good and services. How are such businesses
started ? What are the legal implications ? Are there any licensing
requirements ? This workshop aims to explore these issues and answer more on
the following pointers.
1. E-commerce Activities
- What are the types of e-commerce activities out there? Merchant websites vs third party websites ?
- What is the range of activities? Running promotions with online merchants and platforms (e.g. Grab) ?
- What differences are there compared to the conventional brick-and-mortar businesses ?
2. Business structure / website
- Contractual Implications, including Offer and acceptance i.e. how to draft offer and acceptance clauses
- Back-to-back contractual obligations and ensuring proper protection
3. Licensing and Permits
- What Business Licences are required?
- Import and export permits and clearances from relevant competent authorities
- Prohibited goods
4. Consumer protection regime
- Products controlled for sale in Singapore
- Consumer electrical devices?
- Health products?
- Food regulations?
- Personal mobile devices?
- Consumer Protection and Rights
5. CPFTA-specific issues in relation to e-commerce
- Unfair practices
- Lemon law
- Other dispute resolution mechanisms (undertakings / Voluntary Compliance Agreements / injunctions)
6. Personal Data Protection Act (“PDPA”) issues
- PDPA obligations
- NRIC collection
- Sharing of data on e-commerce platforms
- PDPC Rulings on e-commerce cases
7. Competition laws
- Collusion and price-fixing on e-commerce platforms
- Abuse of dominance (bundling/tying, loyalty discounts)
This workshop enables participants to gain a better understanding of the obligations and legal aspects of conducting online business
Who Should Attend
Managers and executives who are already engaged or are planning to start online business for their organisations.
Kala Anandarajah, PBM
Head (Competition & Antitrust and Trade), Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP
Described as “super switched-on” by Who’s Who Legal 2018, and one with “very wide vision” by Chambers Asia Pacific 2017. Asian Legal Business – SEA Law Awards Nominee 2017. Commended External Counsel of the Year 2016 by the Inhouse Community. Awarded Best Lawyer in Competition & Antitrust in Singapore by Best Lawyers 2015. Cited as Top 100 Women in Antitrust in the World by the Global Competition Review 2013. Winner of Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2014 AND 2015.
Kala heads the Competition & Antitrust and Trade Practice and leads the Corporate Governance Practice. On Employment Law, described as “responsive, helpful and commercial” by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Kala advises a number of multinational corporations on a regular basis in relation to their employment concerns, including employment agreements, executive compensation benefits payable, including options of differing forms such as ESOPs and LTIPs, termination and termination benefits, non-compete, restraints, implementing and reviewing employment handbooks and manuals, employment transfer issues, whistleblowing policies and implementation and more. Her team also coordinates employment law advice across the region for clients frequently. Kala has been cited as a leading Employment & Labour lawyer by international peer review legal ranking journals.
Alvin Tan, Juris Doctor in Law
Bachelor of Business Management, Singapore Management University (SMU), Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP
As part of the Competition & Antitrust and Trade Practice, Alvin's main areas of practice include advising on competition-related matters, including compliance and training to in-house counsel. Alvin has assisted clients on a wide range of corporate commercial matters.
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