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Key takeaways for in-house counsel from Asialaw summit

23 May 2017 by Asia law

Highlights from the annual event, now in its 14th year

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Singapore criminalises trading in data in new cybersecurity law

19 May 2017 by Asia law

Singapore made changes to its Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act in April to target cybercrime, an issue that has been of increasing concern around the world especially with the WannaCry ransomware attacks. The amendments will criminalise activities that involve the dealing in and trading of personal information. Businesses that collect and work with personal data for legitimate purposes should take heed of the changes to avoid potential breaches.

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Exceptional Female In-House Counsel: Vanina de Verneuil, Reliance Communications (Enterprise) & Global Cloud Xchange

11 May 2017 by Asia law

This month, we speak with de Verneuil, global general counsel, Reliance Communications (Enterprise) & Global Cloud Xchange. She talks about the challenges of working in a male-dominated environment and taking the road less travelled in her career path. A flair for languages has helped her move around the world. She also has some wise advice about self-image.

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China’s new policies still leave challenges for foreign investors

10 May 2017 by Asia law

China took steps earlier this year to attract more foreign investment by opening up more sectors of the economy, creating more even treatment between domestic and foreign companies, and giving more incentives to those investing in the central and northwestern regions.

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What are the potential innovations that can be expected in the China-EU bilateral investment treaty?

28 April 2017 by Asia law

After 15 rounds of negotiations over more than three years, the largest bilateral investment in the world is on the cards if China and the EU successfully conclude an investment treaty later this year. Leaders from academia, government, business and civil society will discuss regional investment trends and the treaty’s legal and policy implications at a conference in Hong Kong next month.

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Enter now for the Asialaw Dispute Resolution Awards 2017 [Cloned]

19 April 2017 by Asia law

The research process for this year’s Asialaw Dispute Resolution Awards is under way. The awards will be presented at a dinner in Hong Kong in September.

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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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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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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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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.