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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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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.

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Laos amends investment law to attract business in targeted sectors

01 August 2017 by Asia law

Laos amends investment law to attract business in targeted sectors

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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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Partner moves for the week of July 24

26 July 2017 by Asia law

Latest partner moves from Singapore, Indonesia and more