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Global economic weather – 11th May 2016
Asia: The economic news from Asia is currently conforming pretty much to trend, with occasional unexpected strengths, such as Japan’s industrial production last week or Australia’s exports this week ...
Global economic weather
Fed chairman Janet Yellen’s dovish comments after the Fed’s FOMC meeting persuaded the market that we can expect only two US rate hikes this year ...
Mario Draghi, Football Manager
It is sometimes said that the chief skill of a football manager is to pick to which team he should lend his magic at any one time. Much the same might be said of central bankers and their policy initiatives ...
Profits Recession? It’s M&A Time
Is the US heading for a 'profits recession', or might it already be in one? And if a profits recession is a feature of the economic landscape, how long might it last...
Dollar strength deflates world finance
Last week's update suggested that the standard explanations for the current financial volatility seem misdirected. This week's lays out the mechanics of an alternative ...
It's different this time?
It's common to hear that the most dangerous words in economics are 'it's different this time'. But 'it's just the same as last time' ...
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Law firms advise on Brexit
Thanks to the recent referendum, competition law, construction law, contracts and trading relationships, data protection/transparency, dispute resolution, employment law, environmental law, ...
Baker & McKenzie elects Paul Rawlinson as next chairman
Global law firm Baker & McKenzie announced that following a vote of its partnership, Paul Rawlinson has been elected as the next chairman of the firm...
International Sanctions: Forewarned is forearmed
According to the UK-based CCP Research Foundation, the legal cost of litigation since 2010 at the 16 biggest global banks has broken the US$300 billion barrier.
Mazars merges in Europe
Mazars, an international, integrated and independent organisation specialising in audit, accountancy, tax, legal and advisory services, has  …
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North Asia Special Report
Asian-Counsel investigates how liberalisation has influenced the legal systems of Japan and South Korea and compares how each nation has progressed within a globalised market economy. We also get timely updates on investment, litigation, arbitration and tax issues in the two countries by experts on the ground.
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How changes to the United States Federal Rules of Civil Procedure affect Asia. By Richard Kershaw, Hill & Associates Ltd.
Energy, Infrastructure & Natural Resources
In the March issue of Asian-Counsel, our Focus on Energy, Infrastructure & Natural Resources presents the highlights of developments in these areas from the PRC by leading practitioners in the region. Recent government proposals are examined with an eye towards China’s potential to weather the current economic climate in the coming months.
Competition and Antitrust Special Report
In the latest issue of Asian-Counsel, we are provided with an in-depth look at the competition regimes in South Korea, Singapore, China and India from leading legal practitioners in those jurisdictions, and investigate whether there is any merit in the possibility of a pan-Asian competition framework.
Shares in BVI business companies: avoiding a succession problem
Where shares in a BVI business company are held by an individual, problems can arise on the death of that person. Failure to put succession planning in place could be costly, explains Raymond Davern of Conyers Dill & Pearman.
Non-compliance with U.S. Anti-corruption law: Are you losing millions in company value?
Remote as one may think the ramifications are on an Asian company, compliance with the US FCPA can significantly impact upon and increase a company’s value. Mauro M.Wolfe and Kathrine A.Gehring of Duane Morris LLP clue us in on the potential opportunity cost of non-compliance … which can be substantial.
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