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KYC headaches eased - Government broadens KYC methods under the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Rules

Australia - September 19 2016 On 11 September 2016, the Australian Government introduced the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Rules Amendment Instrument 2016

Key changes under the revised Companies Bill

Malaysia - April 7 2016 The new Companies Bill 2015 (“Bill”), which will replace the current Companies Act 1965 (“Act”) as a whole, was passed in Dewan Rakyat (Lower House

New York Proposes First-In-The-Nation Cybersecurity Regulation for Banks and Insurers

USA - September 20 2016 The New York State Department of Financial Services ("DFS") proposed a first-of-its-kind cybersecurity regulation aimed at protecting consumers and

Arbitration agreements in Australia

Australia, Global - April 5 2016 A structured guide to arbitration agreements in Australia

Due diligence, information and disclosure in M&A transactions in China

China, Global - April 8 2016 A structured guide to due diligence, information and disclosure in merger transactions in China

Service of Process. Hague Convention. District court dismisses Lanham Act complaint without prejudice for insufficient service on foreign corporation under Hague Convention, granting additional time to comply with service requirements

China, USA - September 26 2016 Plaintiff sued Defendant, a Chinese company, and several affiliated entities alleging violations of the Lanham Act and New York law. Plaintiff sought

Branded Residences Developments in Asia - exploring the complex and potentially lucrative relationship between developers, residential owners and operators

United Kingdom - September 26 2016 Last October in Hong Kong, this topic was featured at our Master Class presentation at Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific. We had a panel of

Arbitration. Non-Signatory. District court rules that insurer-subrogee is obligated to arbitrate disputes arising from insured-subrogor's contract and confirms arbitral award

Brazil, USA - September 26 2016 In 2007, a Brazilian aluminum refiner, Alumina do Norte do Brasil S.A. ("Alunorte") entered into a supply contract with Connecticut-based Alstom

Personal Jurisdiction. Bank Branches. District court holds that existence of Chicago bank branches is insufficient to create personal jurisdiction over foreign banks

USA - September 26 2016 In June 2003, Plaintiffs' minivan was shot at in Jerusalem, killing one child and seriously injuring another. Plaintiffs believed the group