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Asialaw Cambodia Investment Report

23 October 2017 by Asia law

This Asialaw investment report brings together the data submitted during Asialaw Profiles’ latest annual research on transactions by leading domestic and regional law firms in Cambodia.

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Senior litigator Suresh Nair exits Advocatus to set up specialist disputes and insolvency practice Nair & Co

12 October 2017 by Asia law

Litigator Suresh Nair exits Advocatus, establishing Nair & Co

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Wim Naing joins MHM Yangon

21 September 2017 by Asia law

MHM Yangon hire new partner

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Thailand introduces new competition law

12 September 2017 by Asia law

Tougher competition legislation will enter into force in Thailand on October 5. Important features of the Trade Competition Act include a dual merger approval system, the ability for the Competition Commission to impose criminal sanctions and an expansion of the scope of businesses covered, including state-owned enterprises. Though a competition law has been in place for the past 18 years, the authorities have never used it to prosecute anyone. The ineffectiveness of the existing law has prompted them to strengthen regulations.

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Partner moves and firm updates for the week of Aug.28

31 August 2017 by Asia law

Latest updates from Myanmar, Hong Kong and Australia

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Philippine businesses grapple with data privacy regulations

30 August 2017 by Asia law

The implementing rules and regulations for The Philippines’s Data Privacy Act (DPA) came into force almost a year ago. However, businesses are still feeling the effects of the new law as they grapple with the requirements to seek consent from the individuals and organisations whose data they want to collect.

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Partner moves and firm updates for the week of August 21

22 August 2017 by Asia law

Latest news from Australia, Singapore and Vietnam

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Singapore proposes changes to patents regime

21 August 2017 by Asia law

Practitioners have welcomed Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) amendments to the patent regime to spur innovation and improve the quality of patents granted there.

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Indonesia puts more enforcement and penalties into tougher competition law

09 August 2017 by Asia law

Indonesia has drafted a new competition law that contains heavier fines for businesses convicted of competition, more enforcement power for the competition authority and the introduction of a leniency programme. While the regulator has been struggling to get the law to parliament for a number of years, it is now thought to have enough support to be to be passed later this year.

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Partner moves and firm updates for the week of August 7

08 August 2017 by Asia law

Latest moves and updates from Hong Kong, India and Singapore