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HONG KONG: The SFC’s most severe disciplinary actions taken against sponsors
Business,Business Advice,Environment,Hong Kong,Regional Law

Reading Time: 7 minutesIntroduction On 14 March 2019, the Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) reprimanded and fined UBS AG and UBS Securities Hong Kong Limited (collectively, “UBS”), Merrill Lynch Far East Limited (“Merrill Lynch”), Standard Chartered Securities (Hong Kong) Limited (“Standard Chartered Securities”) and Morgan Stanley Asia Limited (“Morgan Stanley”) a sum of HK$375 million, HK$128 million, HK$59.7 […]

ASEAN Employment Legal Update
Cambodia,Employment,Myanmar,Personal,Regional Law,Thailand

Reading Time: 9 minutesDFDL’s Employment Practice Group is dedicated to advising clients on employment and labor issues and preparing human resources documentation that is compliant with local laws.  Our employment team’s in-depth knowledge of the law and practices in the countries where we operate allows us to provide specialized, tailored, and practical advice on issues that arise in […]

VIETNAM: Legal issues surrounding the collection of a deceased person’s sperm
Personal,Regional Law,Vietnam,Wills, Probates and Trusts

Reading Time: 5 minutesThis article was first published on nguoiduatin.vn as of 30/12/2018. The case where Ms. Vong Ngoc Huyen requested the receipt of her biological son’s sperm that is being stored at Tu Du hospital for her daughter-in-law’s in-vitro fertilization has raised multiple legal issues such as: may sperm be considered an asset? Does sperm belong to moral rights […]

Lawyer Feature: Book ‘Resolving Disputes’ by Anil Changaroth of ChangAroth Chambers LLC
Dispute Resolution,Features,Lawyer Features

Reading Time: 5 minutesAs Singapore gears up to position herself as a Dispute Resolution Hub, the industry is paying greater attention to alternative means of dispute resolution. This week, we get the chance to chat with Anil Changaroth, author of the book “Resolving Disputes: A guide to the options for Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR)”. Anil is the Managing […]

Tessaract.io: Save the date for Tech-celerate!
Events and Photo Gallery,Features

Reading Time: 1 minutesTessaract.io is proud to be one of the vendors listed under the Practice Management Systems and Document Management Systems categories at the Tech-celerate for Law scheme put together by the Law Society of Singapore, the Ministry of Law, Enterprise Singapore and the Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA). Expanding on the success of the Tech Start […]

香港:如何避免婚前资产纳入离婚程序?
Divorce and Child Custody,Hong Kong,Personal,Regional Law

Reading Time: 1 minutes香港的楼价持续高昂,有能力自置物业组织爱巢的年轻情侣或新婚夫妇并不多,因此近年出现一种现象,就是子女婚后与伴侣跟其中一方的父母同住,或者由父母「资助」子女置业的首期。

在离婚案件中,如何判断婚前资产的真正实益拥有人,往往是个棘手的问题。在YKYM v YMCT [2013] HKEC 487一案中,家事法庭就需要裁断双方在伦敦的婚姻居所究竟是母亲送给儿子和媳妇共同享有结婚礼物,还是只是交由他们以信托形式代她持有。

HONG KONG: What can you do if a camera in a taxi or hailed car captures your private actions and the video goes viral?
Harassment,Hong Kong,Personal,Regional Law

Reading Time: 5 minutesIntroduction Video cameras have been installed inside some taxi and hailed car compartments in Hong Kong for security and safety purposes. They would record the video images of the passengers. Some unscrupulous drivers might share or upload the recorded video clip online to social media or sell the clip to a media company without any […]

Feature with Serene Wee, Chief Executive, The Singapore Academy of Law
Features,Lawyer Features

Reading Time: 5 minutes“It is about finding the right people for the work here at the Singapore Academy of Law – to recognise the modern expressions to traditional values.” Serene Wee, CEO of the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) shares her motivations and challenges of work with Asia Law Network. It has been some 25 years since Serene […]

Foreign Participation in Myanmar Banking Sector
Business,Business Advice,Myanmar,Regional Law

Reading Time: 5 minutesABSTRACT: Any reform aiming to increase foreign investment in a country can only be accomplished when there is uniformity between the legal provisions and the practices followed by the regulatory authorities. Adherence to legacy legislation and erroneous interpretation of the new laws would erode the objective of the reforms, leading Myanmar off the path toward greater development and progress.   With the doors of the banking industry remaining shut […]

香港:前雇员申请类似专利,雇主可如何追究?
Business,Hong Kong,Intellectual Property,Regional Law

Reading Time: 1 minutes在Acron International Technology Limited v Chan Yiu Wai & Anor HCA 1709/2010(裁决日期:2016年1月25日)一案中,原告人成功控告一名前雇员在终止受雇后,申请一项与原告人开发的技术相似的专利,这是原讼法庭首次就《专利条例》第57(1) 条作出裁决。

案情重点
原告人是一间在香港注册、从事科技行业的创新企业,第一及第二被告人为其前雇员。两名被告人于2004年10月18日递交辞职信,并于离职后8日,即2004年11月26日,在中国内地共同提出专利申请(「被告人申请」),最后于2009年1月7日获授予专利。

What Constitutes an Online Gaming Offence in Singapore?
Gambling,Personal

Reading Time: 5 minutesWe know gambling other than with exempted vendors such as Singapore Pools, or in circumstances which do not attract statutory exemptions or defences,is illegal in Singapore. However, with changes in technology and a proliferation of offerings in social media increasing the risk of online gambling addictions, how has the legal landscape changed to enforce Singapore’s […]

HONG KONG: HKEx’s censure of Golden Meditech and censure/criticism of various directors
Business,Hong Kong,Regional Law

Reading Time: 6 minutesIntroduction The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited censured Golden Meditech Holdings Limited (the “Company”) (stock code: 801) and a number of its current and former directors for committing numerous serious breaches of the Listing Rules in relation to the disclosure and shareholders’ approval requirements as well as the directors’ ability and the failure to […]

Personal

Hong Kong: Employment dispute concerning payment of contract-end gratuity arising from inappropriate statements made at forum

Reading Time: 6 minutesIntroduction Previously in “Can an Employer Consider an Employee’s Work Performance in Deciding Whether to Pay Contract-end Gratuity to the Employee?”, the application of a contractual term in relation to whether gratuity payment can be subject to the employer’s opinion of an employee’s “satisfactory completion” of an employment contract is discussed in light of the […]

Business

Myanmar Tax Update: IRD Confirms Changes to the Financial Year for Cooperatives and Private Enterprises

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe Myanmar Internal Revenue Department (“IRD”) recently issued a Letter confirming changes to the tax year of reporting for cooperatives and private enterprises that will take effect from 1 October 2019. This announcement brings the financial year into line with the State’s new budget year as mentioned in the 2018-2019 Union Taxation Law. Previously, only […]

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