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Lawyer Feature: Grace Chong from Simmons & Simmons JWS
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Reading Time: 6 minutesAsia Law Network met Grace recently and convinced her that she needed to update our readers on her whereabouts! Kick starting a new career at Simmons & Simmons JWS, Grace offers a different perspective into the regulatory space that we would otherwise not know about. A former in-house counsel at the Monetary Authority of Singapore […]

Can employers rely on “team based” commission and team leader bonus already paid to employees to deduct sickness allowance, holiday pay and annual leave pay payable to employees?
Employment,Hong Kong,Personal,Regional Law

Reading Time: 6 minutesIntroduction In a recent case Mak Wai Man v Richfield Realty Ltd [2019] HKDC 358, the District Court clarified whether statutory entitlements (including sickness allowance, holiday pay and annual leave pay) payable to employee under the Employment Ordinance (Cap. 57) can be reduced by “team based” commission (the “Commission”) and team leader bonus (the “Bonus”) already paid […]

How To Select A Lawyer?– Changing My Lawyer
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Reading Time: 1 minutesIn our “How To Select A Lawyer” series, we will be covering what points you should take note of when looking for a lawyer. Asia Law Network is home to an extensive list of lawyers across all areas of law. Our premier Quick Consult service allows you to speak to a lawyer at a flat fee, to clarify your […]

香港:医疗疏忽——医生应向病人披露多少治疗风险资料?
Hong Kong,medical negligence,Personal,Regional Law

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医生通常在两种情况下须负上疏忽法律责任:第一是在施行医疗程序时疏忽;第二是在征求病人同意进行医疗程序时,未有向病人披露医疗程序的风险。
就上述第一种情况,我们在早前在〈医疗疏忽——认识医护人员对病人的责任〉一文中已探讨了如何采用Bolam测试确定须具备的谨慎责任的标准。至于第二种情况,由于英国最高法院在Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board [2015] UKSC 11一案中的裁决,Bolam v Friern Hospital Management Committee [1957] 1 WLR 582案中确立的传统测试(「Bolam测试」)在英国不再适用。

What is doxxing? Are you guilty?
Defamation,Harassment,Personal

Reading Time: 9 minutesPublishing someone’s personal information online could now result in jail time. Upset about a taxi ride or saw a situation that you feel warrant a social media post? You would need to think twice now before posting any rants online. Such revelation of crucial personal information online is known as ‘doxxing’. Doxxing has been defined […]

Myanmar Legal Update: INGOs & NGOs Conducting MFI Activities Must Be Registered as Companies and Re-Apply for Microfinance Business License
Business,Myanmar,Regional Law

Reading Time: 2 minutesOn 4 June 2019, the Financial Regulatory Department (“FRD”) issued a letter (“Letter”) directing International Non-Governmental Organizations (“INGOs”) and Non-Governmental Organizations (“NGOs”) which carry out microfinance activities to register as companies and re-apply for Microfinance Business Operation Licenses (“MFBOL”). The FRD had previously issued MFBOLs to 3 INGO groups, 16 NGO groups, 47 foreign companies, […]

Who is subject to military law in Singapore? (Part 1 of 2)
Military Law,Personal

Reading Time: 6 minutesMilitary Law in Singapore is unique due to its separate legal system and jurisdiction. To most, “Military Justice” (or “Military Law”) is simply a body of law and system of rules which only applies to military personnel. Being a nation known for its mandatory conscription (National Service), many of us have probably heard the military-related […]

The Remembrance and the Forgetting: Singapore’s Mental Capacity Act, Nine Years On
Legal Updates,Personal

Reading Time: 9 minutesIntroduction Like most developed nations, Singapore has a gradually aging population.[1] The proliferation of this new demographic profile raises a host of pressing issues, particularly that of rising incidences of dementia among the aged.[2] Given that many of those who might suffer from dementia will have accumulated considerable assets and are therefore at risk of […]

Myanmar Legal Update: New Set of Interest Rates for Microfinance Institutions
Business,Business Advice,Myanmar,Regional Law

Reading Time: 2 minutesAmong recent developments happening in the banking and finance sector, the Microfinance Business Supervisory Committee (“MBSC”) issued Directive 1/2019 (the “Directive”). This Directive lays down a new set of interest rates which shall be followed by all microfinance institutions operating in Myanmar. Under the new Directive, the interest rate for microfinance loans shall be charged […]

Lawyer Feature: Peter Moran from Peer Legal
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Reading Time: 5 minutesPeter is an experienced commercial and dispute resolution lawyer focused on advising and acting for Australian and international corporate clients in the key areas including Intellectual Property, Mergers and Acquisitions and Commercial Litigation. He is the Principal and Founder of Peer Legal and have begun the journey of establishing a new kind of law firm by offering aligned […]

HONG KONG: The Competition Tribunal handed down a judgment on market sharing and price fixing for the first time
Business,Business Advice,Hong Kong,Regional Law

Reading Time: 6 minutesIntroduction On 17 May 2019, the Competition Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) handed down two decisions for the enforcements actions initiated by the Competition Commission (the “Commission”), comprising Competition Commission v Nutanix Hong Kong Limited and Others [2019] HKCT 2 and Competition Commission v W. Hing Construction Company Limited and Others [2019] HKCT 3. Both cases involved breach of the first […]

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Myanmar Legal Update: Deployment of Employees in Myanmar

Reading Time: 2 minutesEmployment law in Myanmar is still a work in progress. Rather than a single labour code, a patchwork of labour legislation covers different aspects of the employment relationship. Currently, the rules and regulations regarding foreign workers are regularly changing and requirements by the authorities may vary from application to application. We understand that the Ministry […]

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Myanmar Legal Update: Deployment of Employees in Myanmar

Reading Time: 2 minutesEmployment law in Myanmar is still a work in progress. Rather than a single labour code, a patchwork of labour legislation covers different aspects of the employment relationship. Currently, the rules and regulations regarding foreign workers are regularly changing and requirements by the authorities may vary from application to application. We understand that the Ministry […]

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