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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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Partner moves and firm updates for the week of July 3

03 July 2017 by Asia law

Latest partner moves and firm updates from Thailand, Singapore, India and more

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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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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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Exceptional Female In-House Counsel interview series: Catherine Kardinal, General Counsel, Siemens

12 June 2017 by Asia law

This month, we speak with Catherine Kardinal, general counsel for Siemens in Hong Kong, about the importance of finding a company culture that fits one’s lifestyle, the challenge of getting support from management on legal advice as an in-house counsel and how being a company lawyer can be similar to being a psychologist.

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Are investment courts the answer to investment treaty dispute resolution?

07 June 2017 by Asia law

Investment courts for resolving investment treaty disputes is on the agenda for the negotiations on the China-EU bilateral investment treaty, which are due to be completed later this year. Policymakers, academics and lawyers at a conference in Hong Kong last month offered various perspectives on the potential advantages and pitfalls of having an investment court and other options that could be available.

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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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Partner moves and firm updates of the week of May 15

15 May 2017 by Asia law

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

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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.