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  • Redefining the Professional Investor in Hong Kong
       Provided by Angela Wang & Co.

    In order to better protect the interests of professional investors particularly individual professional investors, the Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) has recently amended the Professional Investor regime under the Code of Conduct for Persons Licensed by or Registered with the SFC (the “Code”) following two consultation conclusions published in September 2014 and December 2015. These changes are summarized below.

  • Loophole from Unlawful Shareholders' Resolution in Thailand
       Provided by Pisut and Partners Co., Ltd.

    Having gained experience in providing legal advice to private companies and joint-ventures involving a Thai-based partner, it has become apparent that disputes in business operations tend to arise from the appointment of key management who are not favored by the other business partner.

  • Criminal Appeals in Bangladesh: Bail & Suspension of Sentence
       Provided by Counsels Law Partners CLP

    As a trial advocate, one of the more common questions that I get asked is regarding bail when a convicted person decides to appeal. What happens during that appeal stage with regards to Bail and suspension of sentence is what this article is concerned about.

  • Myanmar Opening to the World
       Provided by Harvey Law Group

    In November 2015, Myanmar had held a successful national election, which was a significant milestone towards a transparent and stable government.

  • Fight Online Libel in the Philippines
       Provided by Respicio & Co. Law Firm

    Internet postings are subject to Philippine jurisdiction. Under Section 21 of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 (Republic Act No. 10175), jurisdiction shall lie if any of the elements of the libel was committed within the Philippines. One of the elements of libel is publication of the charge. If the posts are published and accessible in the country, Philippines has jurisdiction.

  • Mandatory Mediation to Help Foreign Investment in Bangladesh
       Provided by Mahbub & Company

    In 2012, the Bangladeshi Parliament, feeling the need to enforce mandatory mediation in all civil cases, made an amendment to its Civil Procedure Code making mediation mandatory before all civil claims go to trial. While the law has been passed, it is not yet in force, as it is awaiting a trained pool of mediators to run court-referred mediations.

  • Tax Implications of Brexit
       Provided by Masson de Morfontaine

    Leave or Remain? We will know the answer today! One can imagine that if UK leave the EU, the country is very likely to have their own tax and TP legislation. Facing the possible leave vote, MNCs may eager to determine the potential tax implications such as the absence of the EU Parent-Subsidiary Directive and the imposition of WHT on dividends.

  • Hearsay under Thai Law
       Provided by Siam Legal International

    Hearsay is an important rule in Thai criminal procedure as it is in that of other jurisdictions. Generally, it is the principle that the Court shall not consider any evidence that is a statement not made before the Court, if the purpose for offering that statement is to prove the truth of its assertion.

  • Jaguar Files a Copyright Infringement Case in China
       Provided by MMLC Group

    Since 2008, China has held the largest automotive industry in the world in terms of automobile unit production. While this success historically has been due to opportunities for joint ventures with companies such as Volkswagen, Audi, General Motors, and Toyota, recently, local brands have been increasing their role in the automotive market.

  • Cancellation, Termination of a Trademark Registration in Vietnam
       Provided by KenFox IP & Law Office

    Many individuals and big companies in the world want to protect their trademarks Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar.

  • Role of a Trademark Agent and Trademark Attorney in India
       Provided by Intepat

    In the contemporary times, trademarks are becoming indispensable to the conduct of business. With an unprecedented increase in the number of people choosing to start their own business, trademarks have come to occupy an important place in the economy. This is because apart from giving a distinctive character to your business, trademarks also ensure that your goodwill and repute cannot be illegally harnessed by anyone else to their own advantage.

  • Sino-Foreign Joint Venture Company’s Deadlock in China
       Provided by Zhejiang Xinmu Law Firm

    Company’s Deadlock is, sadly speaking, a sort of very-often-seen disputes between Chinese and foreign shareholders and/or directors in a Sino-foreign Joint Venture company in China, so this article is about how it comes into being and how to avoid it.

  • Update: Myanmar Trademark Practice
       Provided by Mirandah Asia

    With significant changes in the political landscape of Myanmar (also known as Burma), there are similar expectations for corresponding changes in the economic and business practices as well. This further affects the expectations of IP holders to better protect their rights in this country. Currently, Myanmar is working with the World Intellectual Property office (WIPO) and World Trademarks Office (WTO) to introduce new IP laws which include legislation covering trademarks.

  • Armenian Citizens Will Not Pay VAT on the Cars Imported from the EEU Countries
       Provided by iLex Law Firm Armenia

    An amendment was made to the RA Law on "Value-Added Tax" on March 17, 2016. The citizens will no longer pay VAT on the cars imported from the EEU countries (such as Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Kyrgyzstan) for their personal use. The amendment was signed by the President of the RA on March 26, 2016 and it entered into force on March 31, 2016.

  • Freehold v Leasehold in Thailand
       Provided by Hughes Krupica

    A look at some of the issues with leasehold ownership in Thailand.

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