Asia

For a decade, Dubai has prospered as the Middle East’s top financial centre, handling tens of billions of dollars of oil wealth. That dominance may now be threatened as neighbouring Abu Dhabi demands...
June 2013
Trade marks — whether defendants’ case of international reputation and honest use established The plaintiffs (“P1–2”), a large and well-known local coffee and tea manufacturer, supplier,...
June 2013
Banks in Singapore are urgently scrutinising their account holders as an imminent deadline on stricter tax evasion measures forces them to decide whether to send some of their wealthiest clients...
June 2013
The owner of Birmingham City football club, Carson Yeung, failed to have charges of laundering more than HK$720 million thrown out last month after a judge rejected claims that the absence of some...
June 2013
Perhaps sooner than expected, on 16 April 2013 Myanmar formally acceded to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards 1958 (the “New York Convention”) –...
June 2013
There are two major geopolitical flashpoints in North-East Asia, both of them possessing significant legal dimensions. The first is the dispute between China and Japan concerning sovereignty over the...
June 2013
Mongolia's parliament finally passed a long-awaited securities law late May that will allow the state-owned firm mining the enormous Tavan Tolgoi coal deposit to launch a US$3 billion (HK$23 billion...
June 2013
Suspected graft involving rainforests on the island of Borneo may hit Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s election hopes in coming polls. Borneo’s two Malaysian states - Sabah and Sarawak, usually...
May 2013
Since the financial crisis in 2008 there have been a number of high profile claims against financial institutions and banks, often commenced by dissatisfied investors or counter parties. Reported...
April 2013
HKEx bans companies seeking listing from accounting practice at centre of Singapore stock market controversy Hong Kong Exchange is prohibiting companies that seek approval to list on its stock...
February 2013
Risks from increased regulations set to rise in Asia, survey finds An increase in the volume and complexity of regulations is the greatest risk to organizations over the next five years, according...
January 2013
The producer of controversial new anti-Islam film Innocence of Muslims has been held without bond for violating the terms of his probation stemming from a 2010 bank fraud conviction, Reuters reported...
November 2012
The Indonesian government has released implementing regulations for the Indonesian mining law adopted in 2009 which markedly increase the requirement for foreign divestment of Indonesian mining...
November 2012
My thoughts and prayers go to the people of Japan For many people, March used to be the most popular month of the year in Japan because it is the season when the beautiful sakura blossom. Sadly,...
April 2011
It was my second week as the President of the Law Society when I attended a conference in Moscow, Russia on Hong Kong: The Ideal Fund-Raising Centre in Asia. The conference clashed with the Qatar...
July 2009
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