The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) has appointed Michele Park Sonen as head of North-East Asia. She succeeds Seah Lee and will be based in Seoul, where she will oversee SIAC’s activities in South Korea and Japan. Sonen is qualified as an attorney in the US and previously served as law clerk to a federal appeals court judge and a federal district court judge in the US.
The Philippine Competition Commission bares its teeth
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 will soon become the leading foreign investor in Thailand, but there are still significant challenges for the unwary.