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Amendment of the Law on Intellectual Property in compliance with the CPTPP
Vietnam / The changes follow ratification of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
New economic substance regulations in the UAE
United Arab Emirates / The rules are a response to the UAE being put on the EU's blacklist of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions.
Keeping up with the trend: The New DIFC Insolvency Law
United Arab Emirates / The New Law introduces many welcomed features and is a step forward in maintaining the UAE’s position as a world leading trade hub.
New law on competition takes effect
Vietnam / Vietnam’s National Assembly passed the new Law on Competition (New Competition Law) on June 12, 2018 and it will be taking effect on July 1, 2019, 14 years after the implementation of the Law on Competition 2004 ...
Settlement of disharmony between laws and regulations through mediation
Indonesia / On February 12, 2019, the Minister of Laws and Human Rights (MOLHR) issued Regulation No. 2 of 2019 on The Settlement of Disharmony between Laws and Regulations through Mediation (MOLHR Reg 2/2019), which came into effect on February 14, 2019 ...
Revisiting the AMLA in light of transnational money laundering
Asia (Other) / For several decades, money laundering has extended the reach of transnational organised crime throughout various nations ...
The value of a citizen’s participation trial
South Korea / Since February 2008, pursuant to the Act on Citizen Participation in Criminal Trials, defendants in many types of criminal cases in Korea have had the right to a “citizen’s participation” trial, where a group of five to nine jurors acts as both finders of fact and rulers on the law ...
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Team bending 
MTR Corp in-house team members take to the yoga mats after winning a session in our charity raffle.
Development of the Greater Bay Area and China-EU economic and trade cooperation
China (PRC) / Dr James Ding’s speech at the Belt and Road Forum on Trade and Investment Legal Services.
Hyundai Engineering & Construction picks up award
HDEC collected the Law as a Team Sport award in Seoul last week.
Counsels of the Year 2019 – What we learnt
The winners of this year’s awards once again set the benchmark for excellence ...
Whistleblower investigations: Keys to responding to a dynamic event
In-house teams should be prepared for an inevitable increase in incidents requiring investigation as whistleblower protections grow ...
The growth of third-party funders
Asia (Other) / Growing awareness of litigation funding is making it easier for businesses to pursue disputes ...
The Philippine Competition Commission bares its teeth
Philippines / For the first time since its inception in 2015, the Commission has blocked a merger after conducting its review.
Bridging the Thai-Chinese cultural divide
China (PRC) / China will soon become the leading foreign investor in Thailand, but there are still significant challenges for the unwary.
跨越中泰文化差异:寻找最佳法律合作伙伴
China (PRC) / 当她10岁随父母从中国移居泰国时,看到很多同时期的中国移民因为对泰国法律缺乏了解,投资受到重大损失。自此她矢志学习法律,立志帮助中国新移民跨越泰国的法律雷区,在泰国安居乐业。
Antitrust enforcement review 2018: Investigations on monopoly cases
China (PRC) / Recent cases in China show that enterprises need to actively comply with the law, pay close attention to legislation and promote employees’ awareness of compliance.
Andrew Cooke
We speak to the head of strategy and general counsel for Flash Entertainment, and our In-House Community Counsel of the Year, about running an in-house legal team and his outlook ...
Joseph Trillana Gonzales
We speak to the general counsel of Aboitiz Power about his role and the outlook for the profession in the Philippines.
Elina Mohamed
We speak to the general counsel at Orpic about her career, the development of the industry and her outlook ...
Carl Watson, Arcadis Asia
The general counsel of Arcadis Asia discusses effective in-house functionality and how he has worked to build a legal team that is fit for purpose.
Weiwen Wang
Along with legal knowledge, a business mindset and good communication skills are important attributes for the vice-president for business reputation and responsibility, Greater China, at InterContinental Hotels Group ...
Ethical Decision Making Process by Manish Asarkar
Manish Asarkar, legal & compliance head of Black & Veatch, India talks about the value in having strong Ethics and Compliance for companies and how to reatain these values in the decision ...
Creating value in law. Is it time to Stop, Collaborate and Listen?
To ensure that we’re creating excellence, we need to think, without distraction, of the bigger picture.
The thing about … Shruti Ajitsaria
The head of tech innovation space Fuse and a partner at Allen & Overy talks to Patrick Dransfield about legaltech, entrepreneurship and London’s role in the future of law ...
Q&A with Vario's new Asia MD - Kirsty Dougan
The former head of Axiom and newly appointed Asia managing director of Vario talks to Nick Ferguson about her new role and the future of NewLaw ...
Counsels of the Year 2019 – What we learnt
The winners of this year’s awards once again set the benchmark for excellence ...
In-House Community Counsels of the Year Awards 2019: Winners
MTR Corp, ADGM, Clifford Chance, Baker McKenzie and Lawcadia among the winners at our fourth annual awards dinner ...
Deals of the Year 2018
Asian-mena Counsel’s review of the top transactions and matters that closed during 2018...