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Vietnam’s draft competition law targets foreign companies

21 June 2017 by Asia law

Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade has put out a draft competition law that aims to bring the country’s existing competition laws more in line with international markets. Unlike the existing law, the draft law explicitly covers foreign entities, and introduces anti-competition effect and market power concepts. It is expected to be submitted to the National Assembly later this year and will probably come into force in mid-2018.

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Partner moves and firm updates for the week of June 19

20 June 2017 by Asia law

Latest moves and updates from India and Australia

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India changes banking regulations to target non-performing loans

19 June 2017 by Asia law

India’s government has announced a change to the Banking Regulation Act to allow the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to give directions to banks to launch bankruptcy proceedings against defaulters.

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Third-party funding in arbitration now permitted in Hong Kong

15 June 2017 by Asia law

Like it or not, arbitration can be expensive. Third-party funding arrangements offer a possible solution.

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IP arbitration amendment Bill passed today in Hong Kong but hurdles remain

14 June 2017 by Asia law

The Hong Kong government has passed amendments today to the territory’s arbitration ordinance to clarify that IP rights can be the subject of arbitration. The existing legislation does not specify that this is possible. The provisions in the ordinance will take effect on October 1. While the amendment may encourage more parties to go for this form of dispute resolution for IP cases, barriers still remain in choosing arbitration.

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Partner moves and firm updates for the week of June 12

13 June 2017 by Asia law

Latest moves and updates from Thailand, China and Australia

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Exceptional Female In-House Counsel interview series: Catherine Kardinal, General Counsel, Siemens

12 June 2017 by Asia law

This month, we speak with Catherine Kardinal, general counsel for Siemens in Hong Kong, about the importance of finding a company culture that fits one’s lifestyle, the challenge of getting support from management on legal advice as an in-house counsel and how being a company lawyer can be similar to being a psychologist.

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The Asialaw Profiles 2018 client referee survey is now open

12 June 2017 by Asia law

The Asialaw Profiles 2018 client referee survey is now open.

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Are investment courts the answer to investment treaty dispute resolution?

07 June 2017 by Asia law

Investment courts for resolving investment treaty disputes is on the agenda for the negotiations on the China-EU bilateral investment treaty, which are due to be completed later this year. Policymakers, academics and lawyers at a conference in Hong Kong last month offered various perspectives on the potential advantages and pitfalls of having an investment court and other options that could be available.

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New Zealand calls for gender pay equity with new Bill

06 June 2017 by Asia law

New Zealand is tabling a new Bill that will provide a bargaining framework for gender pay equity claims.