Business Law

Marketing Institute of Singapore - Executive Development

Course introduction

Get a thorough understanding of the principles of laws affecting your businesses such as company laws, workplace, safety and health laws, insolvency laws and learn how to protect your ideas, products, trade-marks, copyrights and trade secrets including business ethics and corporate social responsibility from the author/lecturer herself in this course. Participants will also benefit from the interactive sessions with the lecturer. Case-studies and case presentations will be discussed. Video training materials will be used to enhance learning.

Course Outline

Singapore Legal System

  • civil and criminal laws
  • court system
  • mediation & arbitration
  • execution of judgment debts
Managing Business Contracts including under Competition Law
  • anti-competitive agreements
  • abuse of dominant position
  • mergers & acquisitions
  • interpretation of contractual terms
  • managing contracts and termination
  • breach of contracts
Intellectual Property Rights Management
  • protecting your business ideas and inventions
  • patents, copyrights, trademarks and service marks
  • managing trade secrets and law of confidence
Managing Company with Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • directors duties & liabilities
  • corporate governance
Business Torts – wrongful acts
  • negligence
  • employer's liability
    -vicarious liability
    -occupier’s liability & dangerous premises
  • product liability
           -defective products
  • inducing breach of contract
  • contract restraining work elsewhere
  • tort of passing off
Workplace, Safety and Health Laws
  • duty of employer
  • duty of manufacturer and supplier
  • duty of persons at work
  • general penalties
Debt Collection & Recovery Procedures
  • letter of demand
  • write of seizure and sale
  • bankruptcy and winding-up
  • company receivership
  • judicial management of companies

Available Course Sessions

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Trainer Profile

Prof Catherine Tay Swee Kian

Prof Catherine Tay Swee Kian is an Associate Professorial Fellow lecturing law at the National University of Singapore, Department of Strategy and Policy (NUS Business School). She is also an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore and an author of several law books. She is Associate Director of Bernard & Rada Law Corp.

Prof Tay studied law at Queen Mary College, University of London and graduated with a Master of Laws, in which she specialised in Company, Shipping, Insurance and Marine Insurance Laws. She did her pupillage under the Honourable Lady Mary Hogg in London and returned to Singapore in the law firm of Rodyk & Davidson.

Prof Tay was on the Board of Overseas Editors for the (United Kingdom) Journal of Financial Crime, an official publication of the Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime. She has presented papers at many conferences and seminars on Business Law, Medical Law, Company and Insolvency Laws both overseas and in Singapore. Prof Tay is an examiner on law subjects for a number of professional bodies in Singapore and overseas. She conducts in-house seminars for hospitals, banks, statutory boards, hotels, commercial firms and companies, clubs and associations.