Rishika Pundrik
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Rishika is an intern at Asia Law Network and a prospective law student. She is passionate about serving the community and hopes to use her legal knowledge to help those in need.

Data Privacy: Obligations under the GDPR and ensuring compliance (Part 2 of 2)
Business,Cybersecurity,Legal Updates,Regional Law

Reading Time: 9 minutesWhat are the obligations under the GPDR? A company is required to comply with several conditions in order to lawfully process personal data pursuant to the GDPR provisions. The processing should be lawful and transparent, for a specified purpose, limited to the relevant data necessary in relation to this purpose, and appropriately secured. At a […]

Driverless Vehicles and The Blame Game: A Legal Conundrum
Insurance Claims,Legal Updates,Personal,Personal Injury,Traffic Accidents

Reading Time: 5 minutesDriverless vehicles: A rising global trend Have you ever sat in a driverless vehicle? Of late, the march of the introduction of the autonomous or driverless vehicles has been relentless and unabated around the world. In line with the global move away from the polluting internal combustion engine to the environment friendly emission free electric-powered […]

Data Privacy: What is the GDPR and who does it apply to? (Part 1 of 2)
Business,Cybersecurity,Legal Updates,Regional Law

Reading Time: 5 minutesIntroduction Less than 20 years ago, three quarters of all stored information was in non-digital form: names were itemized on municipal registers, identification numbers were held in national healthcare systems, and passport numbers were recorded on immigration forms. Today, more than 98% of the world’s stored information is in digitized form: our collective ‘data’ now […]

Singapore Trade Marks-Starbucks Corporation v Morinaga Nyugyo Kabushiki Kaisha 2017 SGIPOS 18
Business,Intellectual Property,Legal Updates,Regional Law

Reading Time: 13 minutesIn a decision rendered by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), IPOS held that Starbucks’ opposition against Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd’s trade mark application failed on all grounds. (A) Who are the parties involved in this case? (1) Morinaga Nyugyo Kabushiki Kaisha (Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd.) (Applicant)  Japanese manufacturer of dairy products […]

Lawyers in Business: Yeo Shi Yuan, Corporate Counsel and Vice President Legal, BCS Information Systems Pte. Ltd (BCSIS)
Business,Features,Lawyer Features,Regional Law

Reading Time: 7 minutesAsia Law Network has partnered with the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA), a professional body that connects the Singapore in-house community, to bring a series of interviews featuring prominent in-house counsel. In this interview, we feature Mr. Yeo Shi Yuan of BCS Information Systems Pte. Ltd (BCSIS). BCSIS was acquired by NETS in 2017 and they provide […]

Security of Payment Act: How to Claim Progress Payment for Work Done
Business,Properties and Real Estate,Regional Law

Reading Time: 8 minutesIn 2005, the government introduced the Security of Payment Act (SOPA), in a bid to improve cash flow in the construction industry and provide an efficient and low-cost dispute resolution mechanism for payment disputes. This has had significant impacts on construction companies, particularly small and medium-sized companies that need to maintain their cash flow, but […]

Lawyer Feature: Sharanjit Kaur from Withers KhattarWong
Business,Divorce and Child Custody,Features,Lawyer Features,Regional Law

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn this piece, we feature Sharanjit Kaur, partner in the divorce and family team at Withers KhattarWong. Sharanjit has been practising for 21 years and her practice areas are family and insurance. She specialises in Family Law and assists clients in all areas of matrimonial law including property settlement, spousal maintenance, parenting matters, child support […]

Can HR information in relation to hiring be shared? The Competition Commission Advisory Bulletin on anti-competitive conducts in the labour market
Business,Business Advice,Hong Kong,Regional Law

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhile the Competition Commission (the “Commission”) has been active in prosecuting anti-competitive conducts in the provision of goods and services markets as evidenced by the upcoming trials of the first two cases later this year, the city watchdog reveals that since the commencement of the operation of the Competition Ordinance (Cap. 619) in December 2015, […]

An update on the regulatory regime of OTC derivatives markets in Hong Kong
Business,Hong Kong,Legal Updates,Regional Law

Reading Time: 6 minutesIntroduction The Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) introduced 2 new regulated activities, namely type 11 regulated activities (“Type 11 RA”) and type 12 regulated activities (“Type 12 RA”), and collectively referred as the “new RAs”, to regulate persons who serve as dealers, advisers or clearing agents etc. in the OTC derivatives market. For definition of […]

[Infographic] A Guide to Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)
Business,Business Advice,Cryptocurrency,Funding,Personal

Reading Time: 1 minutesWhat are the differences between an Initial Public Offering (IPO) and an Initial Coin Offering (ICO)? Have a question about ICOs? If you have any questions relating to legal issues surrounding ICOs and would like to speak a lawyer, you can request a Quick Consult with WanHsi Yeong or lawyers with similar expertise for a transparent, flat fee of […]

Guide to Data Privacy: Considerations for Companies (Part 2 of 2)
Business,Business Advice,Cybersecurity,Legal Updates,Regional Law

Reading Time: 8 minutesIn this two part series, Lawyer Yeong WanHsi discusses the various data protection regimes which have been implemented across the globe, the types of protection that they provide and  the legal considerations which companies should bear in mind. In the second part of this series, WanHsi elaborates on the various data privacy policies and data […]

Women in Arbitration: Anneliese Day QC of Fountain Court Chambers
Business,Features,Lawyer Features

Reading Time: 4 minutesAsia Law Network is running this feature to highlight prominent female arbitrators who have carved successful careers for themselves in a male-dominated legal industry. In this interview, we feature Anneliese Day QC, leading silk at Fountain Court Chambers. Anneliese has instructed in several high profile arbitration, adjudication and litigation proceedings in the Energy, Construction and Engineering […]