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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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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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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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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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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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Developments in commercial litigation in Singapore

05 April 2017 by Eddee Ng

A high-profile case in the art world has spawned much interest in the circumstances under which a Mareva injunction is granted. This case has also drawn attention to how the newly-constituted Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) may impact upon the issue of whether Singapore is the appropriate forum in matters where there are significant foreign elements, reports Eddee Ng of TKQP

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Pressing energy needs fuelling India’s green bond market

30 March 2017 by Asia law

The need for financing for renewable energy, coupled with supportive policies, are driving interest in green bonds in India. However, more clarity for issuers on green bond certification and project evaluation are needed to further drive the growth of green bonds.

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What are the legal lessons learned from the Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy?

29 March 2017 by Asia law

Hanjin Shipping’s bankruptcy raises questions about how to resolve cross-border maritime restructuring and insolvency cases and the legal implications for the different organisations in the shipping industry when a bankruptcy occurs.

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China’s curbs on capital outflows will only have short-term impact on outbound M&A, say observers

23 March 2017 by Asia law

China’s curbs on capital outflows are being felt in the volume of outbound M&A transactions, but measures should be short term