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Partner moves and firm updates for the week of August 21

22 August 2017 by Asia law

Latest news from Australia, Singapore and Vietnam

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Singapore proposes changes to patents regime

21 August 2017 by Asia law

Practitioners have welcomed Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) amendments to the patent regime to spur innovation and improve the quality of patents granted there.

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Trump authorises inquiry for investigation into China IP practices: What’s next?

18 August 2017 by Asia law

President Trump has authorised an inquiry into China’s alleged theft of the intellectual property of US companies. While some believe this to be Trump’s way of forcing China to increase pressure against North Korea to stop developing nuclear weapons, others think Trump’s concern about how IP theft is affecting US businesses is genuine.

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Interview with Bénédicte Nolens, Securities and Futures Commission Hong Kong

17 August 2017 by Asia law

Bénédicte Nolens, senior director and head of risk and strategy, at Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), talks to Karry Lai of Asialaw about her experience working in compliance, her recent focus on fintech, and her observations about career progression for women, including women as board directors.

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Partner moves and firm updates for the week of August 14

15 August 2017 by Asia law

Latest updates from India and Australia

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New Zealand launches geographical indications register for wines and spirits

14 August 2017 by Asia law

Cheers! New Zealand now accepts geographical indications (GIs) registration for wines and spirits. Launched just last month, the register allows brand owners to register a product from a particular geographic region if it has certain characteristics or qualities attributed to the location. Famous GIs from other parts of the world include Scotch whisky and champagne.

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Indonesia puts more enforcement and penalties into tougher competition law

09 August 2017 by Asia law

Indonesia has drafted a new competition law that contains heavier fines for businesses convicted of competition, more enforcement power for the competition authority and the introduction of a leniency programme. While the regulator has been struggling to get the law to parliament for a number of years, it is now thought to have enough support to be to be passed later this year.

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Read about Asia's leading lawyers

09 August 2017 by Asia law

Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2017 is now live on this website.

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Partner moves and firm updates for the week of August 7

08 August 2017 by Asia law

Latest moves and updates from Hong Kong, India and Singapore

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Japan revises Stewardship Code to target voting records disclosure and governance structures

07 August 2017 by Asia law

Japan has launched significant new corporate governance reform by revising its Stewardship Code, which requires institutional investors to disclose voting records for investments and establish governance structures to prevent conflicts of interest. The challenges will be in how the changes are implemented ahead, including how existing legislation might conflict with the controversial subject of collective engagement between investors and the companies they invest in.