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IP update, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore: advertising on social media; legal concerns over ‘m-commerce’; and more
Also: no landlord liability in Malaysia; first ASEAN examining authority; protecting shape marks; and more.
New legislation has major implications for banks as well as for investors and counterparties...
Singapore: Employer successfully sues for breach of the implied term of good faith and fidelity and breach of confidence
In a recent Singapore High Court action, a company successfully brought a claim against a current employee and a former one for breaching the terms of their employment agreements.
Tax may be extended to cover intangible services such as internet streaming and e-books sold into Australia.
New legal basis for a temporary public procurement procedure for certain medical products.
On 21 April 2015, the Government of Canada announced its 2015 Federal Budget, which proposes certain innovator-friendly changes to Canada’s intellectual property regime.
Kazakhstan re-elected its president, Nursultan Abishevich Nazarbayev, for a five-year term on 26 April 2015.
The rules are likely to change soon. Managed investment trust deeds and distribution mechanisms should be amended to qualify under the new attribution rules, and other tips.
The Kyiv office of Baker & McKenzie’s employment and migration practice reviews the most significant court decisions in employment and labour disputes in 2014-2015.
A draft law on voluntary declaration should motivate business owners to disclose their foreign property and facilitate the tax-free restructuring of foreign assets.
More clarity in a number of important respects as Hong Kong moves a step closer to implementation of the Competition Ordinance, expected to come into force later this year.
The way ahead for Queensland’s infrastructure sector.
Multinationals take note; China has introduced measures to deny income tax deductions for certain service fees and royalties paid by Chinese companies to their overseas affiliates.
A summary of the Panel’s key recommendations for reforming the prohibitions against misuse of market power, cartel conduct and other anti-competitive conduct in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.
Pharmaceuticals and healthcare newsletter: licensing of aesthetic procedures; telemedicine; social media ads; and more
Monthly digest of legal developments affecting the life science and healthcare industries across the continent.
In what circumstances is “private” bribery a criminal offence?
New South Wales Parliament, Australia, has recently enacted the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Amendment (Retention Money Trust Account) Regulation 2015 (NSW) (the Regulation).
Foreign financial service providers regulated by certain overseas regulators who wish to provide financial services to wholesale clients in Australia can apply to ASIC to rely on one of several class order exemptions.
In the 57th issue of The Global Employment, Baker & McKenzie reviews changes to the law in 2014, and the impact of those changes on seven jurisdictions.
On 25 March 2015, the Australian government introduced the Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (Employee Share Schemes) Bill 2015 and Explanatory Memorandum into Parliament...