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Myanmar’s new investment law presents risks and opportunities for foreign investors

17 April 2017 by Asia law

Myanmar’s new investment law, replacing the existing Foreign Investment Law and Myanmar Citizens Investment Law,

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Brand owners look to new dispute resolution methods to stop infringement in China

13 April 2017 by Asia law

Focusing on current and future trends in trade mark rights protection and dispute resolution mechanisms in global domain name systems, the “Innovation in online trademark rights protection and new domain name strategies in China” seminar in Hong Kong on April 26, World IP Day, will feature sessions on new generic top-level domain names (gTLDs), and brand owners’ and practitioners’ views on domain name strategies in China.

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Singapore believes dual class shares can attract more IPOs

13 April 2017 by Asia law

As a fertile ground for startups, Singapore wants to make sure that it is retaining its homegrown companies to list on the Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX) while attracting more IPOs from countries like China by offering the option of a dual class share system.

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Thailand sees better enforcement and libel law reform as key to tackling corruption

12 April 2017 by Asia law

Anti-corruption is a hot topic of conversation in Thailand because of the reach of extra-territorial law such as America’s Foreign Corruption Practices Act (FCPA) and the UK’s Bribery Act and the military junta’s focus on the issue.

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What are legal issues to beware of as Asia’s insurance industry warms up to insurtech?

12 April 2017 by Asia law

Insurance companies are bracing themselves for disruption in their industry by investing in insurtech startups. In Asia, Singapore and Hong Kong are leading hubs for insurtech. Companies such as FWD and MetLife have made investments in insurtech solutions and innovation hubs. The growing focus on the sector means that investors and startups have to start grasping the legal issues for this burgeoning sector, including regulatory, data privacy and IP.

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Moves and updates of the week of Apr.10

10 April 2017 by Asia law

Allen & Gledhill and Rahmat Lim & Partners launch fintech practice

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India forges ahead with GST Bills, aiming to hit July 1 deadline

07 April 2017 by Asia law

With the multiple goals of creating uniformity and simplicity while reducing administrative costs in the tax system, India’s goods and service tax is on track to be implemented on July 1

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Regulatory challenges lie ahead of Vodafone and Idea Cellular merger

07 April 2017 by Asia law

India’s second and third largest telecommunications operators will merge to create the largest telecom company in India but the regulatory hurdles the deal will have to clear will be tough.

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A brief introduction to dispute resolution in China

06 April 2017 by Asia law

Jiangtao Ma and John Zou, of Dentons, give readers, especially Chinese companies, a brief understanding of the dispute resolution system in China, particularly if they do business with foreign investors

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Exceptional Female In-House Counsel in Asia interview: Stephanie Sheng, Goldman Sachs

06 April 2017 by Asia law

In the second installment of Asialaw’s Exceptional Female In-House Counsel interview series, we speak with Sheng, executive director and senior counsel at Goldman Sachs (Asia). She also chairs Women in Law Hong Kong (WILHK).