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Malaysia launches new corporate governance Code

28 June 2017 by Asia law

Malaysia’s Securities Commission has announced a new Code on corporate governance to increase the accountability and transparency of public companies. The code took effect on April 26 and all publicly listed companies will be required to comply with it from their annual reports for the 2017 financial year ending December 31.

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Partner moves and firm updates for the week of June 26

26 June 2017 by Asia law

Latest partner moves and firm updates from Singapore, Australia and India

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Vietnam’s draft competition law targets foreign companies

21 June 2017 by Asia law

Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade has put out a draft competition law that aims to bring the country’s existing competition laws more in line with international markets. Unlike the existing law, the draft law explicitly covers foreign entities, and introduces anti-competition effect and market power concepts. It is expected to be submitted to the National Assembly later this year and will probably come into force in mid-2018.

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Partner moves and firm updates for the week of June 19

20 June 2017 by Asia law

Latest moves and updates from India and Australia

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India changes banking regulations to target non-performing loans

19 June 2017 by Asia law

India’s government has announced a change to the Banking Regulation Act to allow the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to give directions to banks to launch bankruptcy proceedings against defaulters.

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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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Partner moves and firm updates for the week of June 12

13 June 2017 by Asia law

Latest moves and updates from Thailand, China and Australia

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New Zealand calls for gender pay equity with new Bill

06 June 2017 by Asia law

New Zealand is tabling a new Bill that will provide a bargaining framework for gender pay equity claims.

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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