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Partner moves and firm updates for the week of Aug.28

31 August 2017 by Asia law

Latest updates from Myanmar, Hong Kong and Australia

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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 7

08 August 2017 by Asia law

Latest moves and updates from Hong Kong, India and Singapore

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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.