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Arbitration of BRI disputes: Singapore’s burgeoning role

04 September 2019 by Peter Doraisamy

The Belt-Road Initiative stands tall as the largest transcontinental infrastructure program the world as ever seen. Cutting across 68 nations and linking together three continents by land and sea, the BRI is a revival of the ancient trade network, the Silk Roads that drove economic growth and development in Asia.

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A Short Review of the Case Guidance System of the Chinese Judiciary

04 September 2019 by Asia law

The Chinese Case Guidance System (“the CG System”) has been a bizarre creature for western legal professionals since it was established by the Supreme People’s Court of China (“the Supreme Court”) in 2011.

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Chinese Court Being more Tolerant with Pathological Arbitration Clause

04 September 2019 by Asia law

On 14 December 2018, Beijing 4th Intermediate Court (the “Court”) upheld the validity of a pathological arbitration agreement which does not provide a seat of arbitration nor does the arbitration institution thereunder actually exist in Chinalight International Trade Co. Ltd. v Tata International Metals (Asia) Ltd. (“Chinalight v. Tata”).

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Copyright Infringement in Cinematographic film

04 September 2019 by Asia law

In the matter of copyright infringement for a film, there has been a mix of decisions by the Indian courts, each presenting a divergent opinion on the point - whether the infringing copy in case of cinematographic film has to be an exact copy made by the process of duplication or whether it refers to another work which substantially, fundamentally, essentially and materially resembles the original film.

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OSS System – Indonesia’s Answer to Minimize Bureaucracy and the Lengthy Licensing Regime

04 September 2019 by Asia law

On 21 June 2018, the Indonesian Government introduced the Online Single Submission (“OSS”) system under Regulation No. 24 of 2018 (“GR 24/2018”) on Electronically Integrated Business Licensing Services.

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THE INDONESIAN KPK’S PERFECT RECORD COMES TO AN END

04 September 2019 by Asia law

From the time it commenced operations in 2003, the Indonesian Commission for the Eradication of Corruption (“KPK”) had never lost a case.

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The Judicial Attitudes toward Tying Practice in China: Commentary on a Guidance Antirust Litigation Case published by the Supreme Court

04 September 2019 by Asia law

The case Wu Xiaoqin v. Shanxi Broadcast & TV Network Intermediary (Group) Co., Ltd., is a typical abuse of market dominance case by the form of typing practice, which was trialed by Xi'an Intermediate People’s Court (“Xi'an Court”) as the first instance court, then by Shanxi Higher People’s Court (“Shanxi High Court” or “appellate court”) in the appeal procedure, and lastly by the Supreme People’s Court (“Supreme Court”) in the retrial procedure.

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THE PHILIPPINES: Joining the rank of “innovation achievers”

04 September 2019 by Patricia Bunye

In the recently released 2019 Global Innovation Index (“GII”) report, the Philippines saw a notable 19-place leap from the 73rd spot in 2018 to 54th this year.

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Australia’s Gadens welcomes new planning and environment director

30 August 2019 by Asia law

Gadens hires a specialist to lead its planning and environment practice.

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Link Legal advises ShareChat in $100 million funding led by Twitter

30 August 2019 by Asia law

ShareChat’s series D round of funding led by Twitter