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DEAL OF THE MONTH - JANUARY 2023

31 January 2023 by asialaw

asialaw's Deal of the Month for January 2023 is...

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Guideline on New Anti-money Laundering Law

05 February 2023 by VILAF - Vietnam

While Vietnam remains a predominantly cash-based economy, its legal frame work on anti-money laundering, according to the Asian Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG)’s assessment in its Mutual Evaluation Report dated January 2022, is still incomprehensive and limited, which makes the country itself vulnerable to risks of money laundering.

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India: Contemnor to pay INR 2 Crores to the plaintiffs in a patent infringement case

02 February 2023 by Anand and Anand

Pfizer Inc. and its group companies (“Pfizer”) filed a suit bearing no. CS (COMM) No. 442 of 2021 titled as Pfizer Inc. & Ors. v. Triveni Interchem Private Limited & Ors. before the Hon’ble Delhi High Court, for infringement of patent IN 218291 for the compound Palbociclib.

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Advised Cigna Corporation on its Sale of LINA Korea to Chubb Limited

31 January 2023 by Kim & Chang - South Korea

On October 7, 2021, Cigna group entered a stock purchase agreement to sell the equity interests of certain companies operating across seven countries, including LINA Life Insurance Co., Ltd. (“LINA Life”) and Cigna Korea, to Chubb group for USD $5.75 billion in cash (this event is hereby referred to as “the Transaction”). The Transaction was successfully completed on July 1, 2022. Kim & Chang advised Cigna Group in this transaction with respect to due diligence on LINA Life and other divested companies in Korea, review and execution of the stock purchase agreement and other legal advice necessary or required for the transaction.

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LAWYER OF THE MONTH - JANUARY 2023

31 January 2023 by asialaw

asialaw's Lawyer of the Month for January 2023 is...

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Corporate and Commercial Law - stay informed on recent legal developments across 37 jurisdictions

19 January 2023 by LC Lawyers

We are pleased to present the latest edition of EY Corporate and Commercial Law global update. The articles in this global update reflect the global reach and diversity of EY Law services, from corporate law to civil law and commercial law to regulatory aspects across 37 jurisdictions, covering Western Europe, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe and Asia-Pacific.

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Melli Darsa & Co. changes name to PwC Legal Indonesia

19 January 2023 by PwC Legal Indonesia - Indonesia

Melli Darsa & Co., Advocates & Legal Consultants (MDC), is changing its name to PwC Legal Indonesia, effective 19 January 2023.

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SSEK Assists TSH Resources Berhad with Large Indonesia Land Disposal

19 January 2023 by SSEK Legal Consultants

SSEK Legal Consultants has assisted TSH Resources Berhad, one of the largest Malaysia-based oil palm plantation groups, with the disposal of land covering more than 13,000 hectares in North Kalimantan, Indonesia, for a total of approximately IDR 2.42 trillion or US$162 million, as has been reported.

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2023 Capital Markets Regulation Trends and its Impacts on Corporations

18 January 2023 by Hyunjoo Oh, partner, Lee & Ko

Much of what was discussed in the new administration's capital market policy prospects in early 2022 was carried over from election pledges. That may be why the general market protection policy was widely deployed. Regulatory authority’s intention to regulate unfair trade has been announced several times and is reflected in regulation and supervision in a variety of ways. Robust financial supervisory authorities, a revived joint investigation team for securities crimes at the prosecutor’s office, and special provisions regarding listed companies in the Financial Service and Capital Markets Act of Korea (“FSCMA”) are actively working together. Let's take a look at the impact this regulatory trend will have on listed companies in 2023.

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Korea’s Draft Amendment to the Civil Act May Mean Statutory Protection for ‘Right of Publicity’

17 January 2023 by Lee & Ko - South Korea

As the use of content platforms continues to grow around the world, Korea is revisiting the debate on who should be allowed to benefit from a person’s name, likeness, or other indicia of personal identity. In a global environment where almost anyone can obtain public notoriety, Korea is seeking to foster a balanced approach to unfair competition and IP enforcement by bolstering statutory protections during a time when avenues to profit from individual rights of publicity have expanded.