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Asia: Working hours
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia
  • September 22 2016

Rules on working hours vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction and can be tricky to implement in practice. This month, we take a look at the standard

Asia: mutual separations and 'exiting' employees
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Thailand
  • August 17 2016

HR practitioners and in-house counsel have often had to think about mutual separations as a way to 'exit' employees. This month, we take a look at

Regulating Fintech Disruption: Developments in the Asia-Pacific Region
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Asia-Pacific, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore
  • August 5 2016

In their bid to boost the financial sector, regulators in Asia Pacific (APAC) have developed collaborative frameworks to encourage responsible

Asia: maternity leave entitlements
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand
  • June 10 2016

There have been a number of recent changes to statutory maternity leave entitlements in Asia. Over the next two months, we will compare the

US enforcement actions against tax evasion can lead to local AML risk
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong, Singapore, Switzerland, USA
  • May 27 2016

The Monetary Authority of Singapore ("MAS") recently announced that it has withdrawn approval from the Singapore branch of an international bank due

Global Employment Pensions and Incentives Bulletin: March 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, South Korea, United Kingdom, USA, China, European Union, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore
  • March 1 2016

Like the elephant, the degree of change inching into many jurisdictions is sometimes easier to recognise than to define. We set out below some of the

Herbert Smith Freehills Singapore hosts round table discussion on “preserving privilege: practical issues in the context of disputes and investigations”
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong, Singapore, United Kingdom
  • January 22 2016

On Wednesday 13 January 2016, a cross section of our clients based in Singapore joined our Disputes and Corporate Crime & Investigations teams and

Cyber Security Quarterly Round-Up: January 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA, Australia, China, European Union, Hong Kong, Singapore
  • January 14 2016

Cyber security affects all businesses and industries and is a Board level agenda item. Our quarterly eBulletin provides a round-up of best practice

Asia: hiring foreign workers
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore
  • January 7 2016

Rules relating to the hiring of foreign workers in Asia are often complex. This month, we take a look at some key issues in Singapore, China, Japan

Hong Kong court considers its power to grant injunctions in support of foreign arbitrations; says hybrid clause enforceable
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong, Singapore
  • December 17 2015

In Top Gains Mineral Macao Commercial Offshore Limited and TL Resources Pte Ltd (HCMP16222015), the Hong Kong Court of First Instance has refused to