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The Licensing Facilitation Act of Thailand
The Licensing Facilitation Act, effective from 21st July 2015, will enhance the transparency and accountability of the government procedures and boost Thailand’s competitiveness and the investor’s confidence ...

Vertical agreement: illegal per se or the rule of reason? (Part II)
In the previous issue, we compared illegal per se and the rule of reason, and pointed out that cases where illegal per se applies turn out to be favourable to the enforcement agencies and the plaintiff in ...

Urban reforms – three urban rejuvenation schemes launched
There is a compelling need to develop sustainable and technology-driven urban centres, partly as the burgeoning urban population is creating pressure on existing cities and partly to address the growing ...

Indonesian Rules on E-Signatures
E-signatures in Indonesia are regulated by Law No. 11 of 2008 regarding electronic information and transactions (Law No. 11/2008) and Government Regulation No. 82 of 2012 regarding the implementation ...

Other articles & Reports
Mayer Brown JSM's association with Jingtian & Gongcheng, 15/07/2015
Mayer Brown JSM intends to form an association with the Hong Kong office of Jingtian & Gongcheng (Jingtian), which will be established upon the receipt of regulatory approval from the ...

Mindfulness hits Hong Kong; course offers tools for managing pressure, 08/07/2015
Over the last year or so, you may have noticed an explosion of interest in the practice of 'mindfulness', whether in the business section of the airport bookshop, the list of classes at ...

Special Reports
Anti-trust & Competition
This Special Report on Anti-trust & Competition law includes Fasken Martineau DuMoulin's overview of the merger control regime under Canada's Competition Act and the foreign investment review regime under the Investment Canada Act in their article Merger control and foreign investment review in Canada, Anjie Law Firm's article entitled What in-house counsel should know about China's anti-monopoly law in the intellectual property sector, which gives history and case studies of China's anti-trust laws in relation to IP and presents the reader with China's anti-monopoly law's 'big question' and CCI rulings in the e-commerce sector: paving the pathway for a virtual marketplace - Phoenix Legal's discussion on the anti-trust aspects of online portals as ask whether this innovation has increased competition by generating more businesses or made it so that only the big boys can compete.
ASEAN: Will the puzzle pieces fit?
Want to know if the ASEAN Economic Community is Asia, and perhaps the world’s, next big thing? With its diverse markets and political systems, there’s debate over whether the region’s 10 jurisdictions can work as one and if so, how long it will take for them to integrate, their goal being to do so by the end of 2015. Given the well-documented slow-down in Asia’s emerging markets, can the ASEAN economic integration be a successful one and make the region competitive and worthy of investment?
Dispute Resolution
Our Dispute Resolution Special Report features the HKIAC's thoughts on 'Hong Kong and the HKIAC: adding value for Indian parties'; why arbitration is picking up pace for the KLRCA in 'Onwards and upwards for the KLRCA'; 'Enforcing arbitral awards in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) courts', an article from Al Suwaidi; and the SIAC's input: 'The emergency arbitrator and expedited procedure in the SIAC: a new direction for arbitration in Asia'.
In-House Insights
What the doctor ordered
As well as highlighting the importance of teamwork within an in-house team and between the legal team and others within the business, Michele Kythe Lim, Group Head, Legal & Secretarial/Company Secretary at IHH Healthcare discusses what she feels is essential to in-house success, as well as revealing how she motivates and inspires her team and herself. She also points out how now, legal departments need “to work hand-in-hand with the client”.
Putting teeth into compliance programmes
Stan Lui, General Counsel APAC of Nobel Biocare, tells ASIAN-MEAN COUNSEL about his unique teaching methods, as well as alerting us to the kind of problems the future may hold and offering his own personal solutions.
Banking on change
Managing Director and Head, Group Legal and Secretariat at DBS Bank Sue Lynn Koo discusses her career trajectory, the importance of out-of-the-box thinking and how technology is both a blessing and a curse for her role. She also gives advice to external counsel she wishes she’d heard when she was one, and reveals the best advice she’s ever been given.
opportunities of the week
Upcoming Community Events & Forums
In-House Congress Seoul 2015 - Wednesday 2 September 2015

In-House Congress Singapore 2015 - Wednesday 9 September 2015

Now in their 16th year, the In-House Congress and Symposium circuit are the gatherings for the In-House Community along the New Silk Road.
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