Malaysia’s first Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) came into force on Feb. 15 this year, and in this context, ALB’s Data Protection Conference in Kuala Lumpur brought together 100 data...
Yulchon has opened its doors in Yangon to capitalise on an increasing amount of investment from Korean companies into Myanmar.
Squire Patton Boggs has strengthened its presence in Japan, combining with Tokyo-based law firm Mamiya Law Offices.
|Modi's first budget targets Indian growth, curbs deficitIndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new government today unveiled a first budget of structural reforms that seek to revive growth in the country, while spurning the temptation to resort to higher borrowing. Full Article|
|Thomson Reuters launches free SPORTS REEL mobile appThomson Reuters has launched its SPORTS REEL free mobile application for iPad, Iphone and Android devices. Hurry and download it now! Full Article|
|SE Asia Deals: Shapoorji Pallonji acquires 50 pct stake in SCI ForbesAlso, Khaitan & Co advises Elder Pharma on the $324 million transfer of its branded domestic formulations business to Torrent Pharma, CC and Albar and Partners star in Icon Offshore's $295 million IPO, and much more in our weekly Southeast... Full Article|
|Copper miners' paths diverge over Indonesia export taxSix months into a dispute with Indonesia's government that has halted copper exports, two U.S. mining giants are using very different tactics in a bid to resume shipments - behind-the-scenes talks and raising the stakes with an arbitration claim... Full Article|
|1MDB seeks more than $3bln in energy assets IPO in Q4Malaysian state-investor 1Malaysia Development Bhd said on Thursday it plans a stock market listing of its energy assets, seeking to raise more than $3 billion in what is set to be the nation's second-biggest initial public offering (IPO) ever. Full Article|
|CIMB, 2 others 'seek merger to create Malaysia's biggest bank'Malaysia's CIMB Group Holdings Bhd, RHB Capital Bhd and Malaysia Building Society Bhd will seek regulatory approval for a merger, aiming to create the country's largest bank, a newspaper said on Thursday. Full Article|
|A budding relationshipAs Asia’s appreciation for intellectual property rights grows, lawyers in the region note that competition law is increasingly finding its way into IP matters. In China, the issue of anticompetitive behaviour over IP rights is coming to the fore, evidenced... Full Article|
|No cause for alarmHong Kong’s IPO market, the world’s leader from 2009 to 2011, has stumbled in the last few years. The pulling of potential mega IPOs in recent months has added to the uncertainty. However, recent figures indicate that the market is... Full Article|
|Hard times aheadOffshore oilfield services suppliers in Singapore, the seat of Southeast Asia’s energy industry, are opening up to mergers and equity buyins as smaller players struggle to find the capital and scale to compete with the big boys. Rujun Shen of... Full Article|
|The clock is tickingThe strengthening of Indonesia’s regulatory framework through the introduction of a corporate governance code and consumer protection reforms has made legal compliance a challenging task for financial companies. An impending deadline to achieve these goals is adding to the anxiety... Full Article|
|Practical Law China’s 2014 Governing Law survey 13 Jun 14 Chinese and foreign companies are increasingly seeking the help of external counsel to understand what governing law is standard for the different cross-border deals they are involved in. Practical Law China’s 2014 governing law survey gives them a clearer picture...|
|Employer of Choice 2014 - Asia's best employers 01 Jun 14 ALB’s annual survey of the best law firms to work for in Asia throws up some very deserving candidates this year, including Llinks Law Offices in China; Anand and Anand and Trilegal in India; Bae, Kim & Lee and Yulchon...|
|AEC Report: Potential, reality and the role for business 27 May 14 Vriens & Partners' crucial report - The ASEAN Economic Community - is now available. This detailed report can be purchased for just US$1,000 from the link at the top of this page. Click below for Table of Contents.|