Law Firms, Lawyers in Asia
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Asia - Recent Legal Articles
- Brunei‘s Patent Examination System to Increase Efficiency Through Agreement with Japan
Provided by Mirandah Asia
On August 28, 2017, the Brunei Intellectual Property Office (BruIPO) signed an agreement to introduce a new patent examination initiative - the Patent Prosecution Highway Plus (PPH+) - with the Japan Patent Office (JPO), which will commence on October 1, 2017.
- China’s New Domain Name Administration Rules
Provided by MMLC Group
The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) issued the finalized Measures on the Administration of Internet Domain Names (Measures) on 24 August 2017. The new Measures will commence operation on 1 November 2017.
- Thailand Parliament Makes Business More Friendly
Provided by Harvey Law Group
This year Thailand was ranked 46th in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business report, which is three spots higher than last year, and is ranked 9th in Asia, trailing only Singapore and Malaysia in ASEAN.
- Foreign Investors: How to Incorporate/Register a Limited Company in Bangladesh
Provided by Jural Acuity
Bangladesh is considered a key investment destination due to its geo location, cheap labour and competitive production costs. Incorporating a business in Bangladesh has been simplified over the years due to interventions by the Government. Foreign Investors (“Promoters”) intending to invest in Bangladesh has multiple options to incorporate their business in Bangladesh.
- 8 Major Challenges for Foreign Investors to Start Their Businesses in Indonesia
Provided by BP Lawyers
Despite the rise of religious conservatism, racial issues, and economic uncertainties, there are still foreign investors wanting to do business in Indonesia. Doing this simply out of faith, wits, and other capabilities like resourcefulness and intelligence are not good enough.
- Buying Real Estate in Armenia - 5 Mistakes to Avoid
Provided by Vardanyan & Partners
Armenia has one of the most efficient and safe property registration systems, as evidenced by the World Bank's "Doing Business" report. That being said, you still need to exercise caution and check the financial and personal situation of the seller to properly assess the legal risks. Below are 5 common mistakes you should try to avoid when buying real estate in Armenia.
- International Trade Risk in China
Provided by Shandong Ya & Tai Law Firm
Supplier be careful of several means of fraud in China: Intenational trade fraud, risk control, about the agent or middleman, the risk of release of cargo with B/L, pick up the cargo without B/L, the risk of port custom, and bank transaction risk.
- Indian Citizenship: Surrendering and the Bizarre Right to Be Stateless
Provided by Thukral Global Immigrations
India’s nationality laws in light of the current international legal framework surrounding statelessness.
- Are Whatsapp Messages Admissible in a Malaysian Court?
Provided by Donovan & Ho Advocates and Solicitors
It is a misconception that Whatsapp messages are not admisisble in court due to their "informal" nature. On the contrary, Malaysian courts have on many occassions relied on Whatsapp messages as proof of facts in issue, or to bolster the credibility of a witness.
- Estate Planning and Wills in a Multi-jurisdiction Setting for Taiwanese Citizens
Provided by Brain Trust International Law Firm
Taiwanese citizen residing in Taiwan can make use of a Will made under Common Law to allow their executor to administer assets located in Australia or any other common law jurisdiction.
- Major Pitfalls for Foreign Entrepreneurs in Thailand
Provided by Siam Legal International
Thailand is a popular destination for entrepreneurs from other countries who wish to start a business and a new life. The cost of doing business is generally lower than in Western nations, but nevertheless, offers the prospect of generating substantial revenue.
- Chinese Free-Trade Zones further Ease Access for Foreign Investors
Provided by Masson de Morfontaine
The Chinese State Council has updated foreign investment negative list applicable to all 11 free-trade zones (FTZs). These special zones offer foreign companies tax concessions and simplified administrative procedures and are particularly attractive for high-end consumer goods, electronics, telecommunications and medical companies who want to expand their business to China.
- Google Paid a Fine for the Violation of Antitrust Law in Russia
Provided by GRATA International
The trial that lasted over two years in connection with the violation by Google of Russian antitrust law resulted in the conclusion in April 2017 of a settlement agreement with the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS Russia).
- India Switches to Goods and Services Tax (GST)
Provided by Rajkishore Associates
At the stroke of midnight on 1st July 2017, India along with its states and Union Territories, with the exception of one, ushered in the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
- Third Party Funding for Arbitration - The Hong Kong Version?
Provided by Angela Wang & Co.
A Third Party Funder in international commercial arbitration finances part or all of the cost of the proceedings in return for a remuneration dependent on the outcome of the dispute. Following most major arbitral jurisdictions' footsteps, Hong Kong is proposing to pass legislation directly contemplating Third Party Funding for arbitration.