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Exceptional Female In-House Counsel interview series: Jaclyn Jhin, CLSA

31 July 2017 by Asia law

Jaclyn Jhin, managing director and chief legal and compliance officer, CLSA, tells Asialaw about what it takes to be a successful in-house counsel, and the value of mentoring.

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Legal considerations for investors along the One Belt One Road

28 July 2017 by Asia law

Policymakers, academics and lawyers at a conference in Hong Kong last month spoke of the “immense opportunities” for investors in Asia in sectors such as transport and energy generation under the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative. They warned, however, that investors in the 65 countries along the route of OBOR must be aware of the risks in putting their money into emerging economies that may not be equipped with robust legal frameworks.

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Shortlists for Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2017 almost here

05 July 2017 by Asia law

The research for this year’s Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2017 is complete and the shortlists will be available on this page soon.

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Australia proposes changes to reverse takeovers rule to require bidders to get shareholder approval

04 July 2017 by Asia law

The ASX (Australian Stock Exchange) has proposed changes to its listing rules to require bidders to obtain shareholder approval for reverse takeovers. These would be takeover bids or schemes of arrangement where the bidder issues more than 100% of existing capital in a bid. The change will probably begin on October 1 but would not apply to transactions announced before the implementation date.

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The role of Asia in the development of international law

27 June 2017 by Asia law

July 1 marks the 20th anniversary since Hong Kong’s return to China and the start of its One Country Two Systems policy, which was created by Deng Xiaoping to give Hong Kong the ability to retain its economic, legal and political system, through the Basic Law, after reunification with China. Hong Kong’s reputation as a gateway for trade and the rapid development China’s legal system point to a growing need for cooperation and collaboration in the international rule of law, especially as investment increases with initiatives such as One Belt One Road (OBOR) and for policy makers, business people and academics to discuss and understand how this might work.

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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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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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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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Partner moves and firm updates for the week of June 5

05 June 2017 by Asia law

Latest moves and updates from Hong Kong, Singapore, China and more