Lawyer Feature: Viviene Sandhu, Partner in Clifford Law, shares how she admires the Obamas, and how she takes pride in mentoring aspiring lawyers.
Divorce and Child Custody,Features,Insurance,Insurance Claims,Lawyer Features,Legal Aid / Pro Bono,Mediation,Uncategorized

Reading Time: 5 minutesViviene is an experienced advocate of more than 21 years who has represented clients in all areas of civil litigation, with a primary focus on insurance and family law. Viviene has handled a broad spectrum of cases ranging from simple cases to complex and contentious matters at all levels of the Singapore Court hierarchy. From […]

Harassment Complaints: What Companies Should Know & Do
Business,Business Advice,Harassment,Personal

Reading Time: 7 minutesIn early March 2019, Parliament announced that the Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP) would provide more resources to help both employees and employers tackle workplace harassment[1]. Although not widely discussed, harassment does take place in Singaporean workplaces. It is important to understand that workplace harassment can affect anyone; whether male or […]

Myanmar Legal Update: Foreign Companies Allowed to Export Certain Local Products
Business,Business Advice,Myanmar,Regional Law

Reading Time: 2 minutesOn 6 June 2019, the Ministry of Commerce (“MOC”) issued Notification No.24/2019 (the “Notification”) that allows foreign companies to export certain local products by exercising powers under Section 13 (b) of the Export and Import Law. In order to raise the quality of Myanmar exports, boost international demand for local goods and raise earnings for […]

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 […]

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 […]

HONG KONG: CFA clarifies the proper approach for interpreting “Red Flag” Reports
Business,Business Advice,Hong Kong,Regional Law

Reading Time: 5 minutesIntroduction In Moody’s Investors Service Hong Kong Ltd v Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) [2018] HKCFA 42, the Court of Final Appeal (“CFA”) dismissed an appeal brought by Moody’s Investors Service Hong Kong Ltd (“Moody’s”) in relation to SFC’s disciplinary action concerning a report entitled “Red Flags for Emerging-Market Companies: A Focus on China” (the “Report”).  We […]

Myanmar Tax Update: Annual Tax Compliance Reminder for FY 2018-2019
Business,Myanmar,Regional Law,Taxation

Reading Time: 2 minutesOur Tax Team wishes to remind you of the fast-approaching deadline for submission of your annual Corporate Income Tax (“CIT”) return, annual Commercial Tax (“CT”) return, and annual Personal Income Tax (“PIT”) Salary Statement. For Myanmar taxpayers who follow the financial year ending 31 March 2019 (“FY 18-19”), all annual tax returns must be submitted […]

Insider Guide to Legal in Singapore: Roundtable #3
Australia,Business,Business Advice,Events and Photo Gallery,Features,Regional Law

Reading Time: 2 minutesAsia Law Network together with the Law Society of Singapore, the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association and our Australian Counterparts, AlphaCreates and ASEAN Legal Tech Association, co-hosted the 2-day event which saw lawyers from Singapore and within the region visiting some of Singapore‘s  companies and law firms to exchange ideas, share progress and fostered relationships between countries. The third roundtable […]

Myanmar Legal Alert: The MOC Mandates Wholesale/Retail Registration for Previously Exempted Commodities
Business

Reading Time: 2 minutesIn the most recent development in wholesale and retail, the Ministry of Commerce (“MoC”) issued Notification No. 23/2019 (“Notification”) in relation to the registration of companies involved in importing and trading the following commodities: Chemical Fertilizers, Seeds, Insecticides, Medical Instruments, Construction Materials and Agricultural Machinery (“Commodities”). In relation to wholesale and retail activities in Myanmar, […]

Government Involvement in Thailand’s Human Resource Development
Business,Business Advice,Regional Law,Thailand

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhat are the HR incentives granted by the BOI to investors who contribute to human resource development? The Thai government is active in pursuing industrial and technology development in the eastern seaboard region under the umbrella of the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC). The promoted territory initially comprises three provinces, namely Chachoengsao, Chonburi, and Rayong. Economic […]

Cambodia Legal Alert: Certain Foreign Organizations and Agencies Exempt From Implementation of Prakas 442 and 443
Business,Cambodia,Employment,Legal Updates,Personal,Regional Law

Reading Time: 2 minutesFollowing the issuance of Prakas 442 on the Payment of Wages dated 21 September 2018 and Prakas 443 on Seniority Payments dated 21 September 2018, the ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (“MLVT”) issued official Guideliens 044/19 on the Implementation of Prakas 442 and 443 for Personnel of Foreign Missions, Agencies of the United Nations […]

Parties to arbitration in Hong Kong can apply for interim measures in Mainland China
Business,Hong Kong,Regional Law

Reading Time: 3 minutesBackground Under the Hong Kong’s existing Arbitration Ordinance (Cap. 609), the parties to arbitral proceedings in other places, including Mainland China, may apply to the courts of Hong Kong for interim measures. However, under the Arbitration Law and Civil Procedure Law of Mainland China, only parties to arbitrations seated in Mainland China and administered by […]