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  1. Legal news
    08 August 2017
    Proposed amendments to the PDPA

    On 27 July 2017, the Personal Data Protection Commission ("PDPC") issued a Public Consultation for Approaches to Managing Personal Data in the Digital Economy ("Consultation Paper").

  2. Legal news
    11 August 2017
    CAD and MAS issue Consumer Advisory on Investment Schemes Involving Digital Tokens (Including Virtual Currencies)

    On 10 August 2017, the Commercial Affairs Department ("CAD") and the Monetary Authority of Singapore ("MAS") jointly issued a consumer advisory against the potential risks associated with digital tokens

  3. Legal news
    24 April 2018
    Dunlop v Cavendish: the fluctuating law of penalties in Singapore - A discussion of Hon Chin Kong v Yip Fook Mun and another

    The Singapore High Court recently had to consider whether the penalty rule applies to deposits in its decision in the case of Hon Chin Kong v Yip Fook Mun and another.

  4. Legal news
    24 April 2018
    Anti-suit injunction update - Hong Kong grants anti-suit injunction to restrain proceedings in PRC after arbitral award obtained in Hong Kong

    The High Court of Hong Kong has recently granted an anti-suit injunction restraining parallel proceedings in the courts of PRC brought by an unsuccessful party to an arbitration award obtained in Hong Kong.

  5. Legal news
    24 April 2018
    New requirement for Hong Kong companies to maintain a significant controllers register

    The Companies (Amendment) Ordinance 2018 came into effect on 1 March 2018, introducing several new requirements for enhancing transparency of corporate beneficial ownership and control with a view of fulfilling Hong ...

  6. Legal news
    18 September 2019
    Bird & Bird & Corporate PPAs: An international perspective

    Bird & Bird has published our updated report on international Corporate Power Purchase Agreements (Corporate PPAs).

  7. Legal news
    11 March 2019
    Malaysia: New Section 17A of the MACC Act introduces corporate liability for corruption. It also imposes personal liability on directors, controllers and management.

    There is a new dawn in Malaysia in the fight against corruption. Cynics will say much of the news surrounding 1MDB, FELDA, Tabung Haji Fund and a slew of corruption cases are political in nature and just confined to the ...

  8. Legal news
    16 December 2020
    Technology Transactions in China – Doing Deals in a Complex Legal Environment

    China’s regulation of technology transfer has been one of the central points of tension during the US-China trade negotiations, and has now mushroomed into a geopolitical issue. We take a look at the background to it ...

  9. Legal news
    16 December 2020
    Singapore: Inconsistent Jurisdiction Clauses in Back-to-Back Contracts – Which Prevails?

    In a recent decision in Bunge SA and another v Shrikant Bhasi and other appeals [2020] SGCA 94, the Singapore Court of Appeal ruled that claims brought against different defendants, of differing legal bases, and with ...