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1 November 2017
Events over the past 18 months have put trade at the centre of international economic diplomacy and may potentially lead to dramatic shifts in the global trade order.
19 October 2017
Key points of interest include the following: In China, MOFCOM's caseload continues to rise – 107 decisions, which is 24% up on the same quarter last year. MOFCOM also took its second conditional decision of 2017 - Brocade's acquisition of...
21 July 2017
On 11 April 2017, the Prime Minister of Vietnam issued Decision 11/2017/QD-TTg ("Decision 11"), an encouraging development in the promotion of domestic solar power projects in Vietnam. Decision 11 came into effect on 1 June 2017 and is due to expire on...
Failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion: The new extra-territorial UK criminal offence and its impact on Asian financial institutions
26 June 2017
The UK has enacted a new corporate criminal offence of failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion by employees and other associated persons. It is highly extra-territorial, applies to financial institutions and other businesses worldwide, and can apply...
21 February 2017
Transparency International published its 2016 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) on 27 January 2017, showing a mixed picture for countries in Asia Pacific, with several countries dropping drastically in their rankings from 2015, while others demonstrating marked...
25 January 2017
Dispute resolution clauses providing for arbitration but giving one party the exclusive right to elect to refer a particular dispute to litigation before the courts – also known as “unilateral option clauses” – have remained a common feature...
4 October 2016
Foreign investment continues to be the main driving force behind Vietnam’s advancing economy. Since the Government’s introduction of investment reforms, the Doi Moi policy, in 1986, Vietnam’s economy has continued its rising trend. The current investment...
6 September 2016
China’s one belt one road (OBOR) initiative unveiled by President Xi Jinping in 2013, aims to restore the country’s old land and sea trade routes and to boost economic connectivity between Asia, Europe and Africa. It covers 65 countries and six economic...
2 June 2016
Since the 2008 Global Financial Crisis corporate defaults have increased steadily, and law firms have reported an uptick in insolvency and restructuring work in the past few years. To establish Singapore as a leading centre for international debt restructuring,...
27 April 2016
Trade receivables financings take advantage of a number of legal mechanisms in order to achieve particular effects. An insolvency remote sale, dominion over collections and ensuring receivables can be collected directly are some of the key features structures seek...