Finding Clarity Through Different Lenses

Reading Time: 4 minutesLate last week, I had some contemplative thoughts as I went to my optometrist for my usual eye checkup. As I was asked to recite the alphabets in front of me, I was thinking – 20/20 vision is often an optometrist’s medal conferred on the eye that has normal visual clarity. However, for most humans […]

New Foreign Investment Law to Take Effect in China in 2020 Foreign-invested Enterprises Under Same Corporate Governance Regime as Chinese Companies

Reading Time: 6 minutesOn 15 March 2019, the National People’s Congress of China adopted the new Foreign Investment Law (the “Law”). It aimed to unify and streamline the framework of foreign investment in China, and build a market environment with stability, transparency, predictability and fair competition. The Law will take effect on 1 January 2020. How will the […]

Leveraging Government Incentives to Grow Your Manufacturing Business in Malaysia

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe global manufacturing industry has been developing rapidly in recent years, entering an era of “Industry 4.0” where digital transformation dominates production lines. Malaysia, ranking 17th in the Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index 2016, is surely a significant player in the game. Since the manufacturing industry is a crucial drive of the country’s economy, the government has launched various incentives to draw and retain foreign investors. The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) is the statutory body in charge of foreign direct investment and […]

The Practical Guide to Starting a Business in Malaysia

Reading Time: 3 minutesMalaysia, as one of the most open economies in the world, emerges to be an ideal location for setting up a business. Strategically located in Asia, Malaysia has lower start-up costs compared to other Asia-Pacific countries, thus attracting increasingly more entrepreneurs to form their companies there. This article will outline some procedures for setting up […]

Strategising Digital Transformation and Training Data-literate Teams for Business of Tomorrow

Reading Time: 3 minutesIn the wake of COVID-19 comes a shower of government-led incentives to accelerate digital transformation in the business world, including the highly anticipated Distance Business Programme with funding worth HK$500 million. While the epidemic as a driving force is a most unfortunate and costly one, it does urge decision makers, especially of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME), […]

Christopher Huang, Managing Director of CHP Law, shares the unique impetus behind setting up his own law firm

Reading Time: 10 minutesChristopher is the Managing Director of CHP Law. As a corporate and tax lawyer, he focuses primarily on deal structuring, fund raising, and mergers and acquisitions. In doing so, he is an exponent of advice that reflects practical commerciality and tax sensitivity.    He speaks to us about some of the values and behaviours he […]

Withers strengthens international arbitration and litigation practice in Asia with the hire of Shaun Leong, FCIArb 

Reading Time: 2 minutesInternational law firm Withers has further strengthened its international arbitration and litigation practice in Asia with the hire of new partner Shaun Leong, FCIArb, in Singapore, as demand for commercial disputes resolution services continues to grow.  Shaun is an international arbitration specialist with more than a decade of experience in complex cross border commercial disputes […]

Wong & Partners wins accolades at the ALB Malaysia Law Awards 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutesKuala Lumpur, 17 August 2020 – Wong & Partners, a member firm of Baker McKenzie International is proud to announce that our partners and Firm have won several awards at the recent Asian Legal Business (ALB) Malaysia Law Awards 2020. This year’s Awards ceremony was held virtually on 14 August 2020, due to Covid-19 restrictions. […]

Rajkumar Mannar, Senior Associate of CHP Law, discusses what common misconceptions the public have on lawyers

Reading Time: 5 minutesCome join us as Asia Law Network sits with Rajkumar Mannar, Senior Associate at CHP Law to discuss common misconceptions about lawyers and the change in his area of practice.   CHP Law is a young, mid-sized law firm that engages in corporate and commercial advice, regulatory work, local and international dispute resolution, funds work, […]

Withers hires senior disputes lawyer Chenthil Kumarasingam on the back of increased demand in dispute resolution

Reading Time: 2 minutesInternational law firm Withers has further developed its litigation and arbitration strengths in Asia with the hire of new partner Chenthil Kumarasingam and his team in Singapore, on the back of increased demand for dispute resolution services. Chenthil and his team join from Oon and Bazul LLP. Chenthil offers a broad range of dispute resolution […]

Yes, Prime Minister? A commentary on R (on the application of Miller) v The Prime Minister [2019] UKSC 41

Reading Time: 14 minutes  Introduction In a referendum held on 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. Since then, the government’s attempts to initiate the withdrawal process have not only been fraught with political disagreement and delays, but have also prompted several constitutional law challenges.   On 24 September 2019, the UK Supreme […]