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Regulatory updates - Asia Pacific insurance, June 2015
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia
  • June 22 2015

On 27 March 2015, the China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC) issued a notice relaxing the overseas investment rules it originally issued in


Issues of corporate governance arising from Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (Publ), Singapore Branch v Asia Pacific Breweries (Singapore) Pte Ltd & Anor
  • WongPartnership LLP
  • Singapore
  • October 4 2011

In Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (Publ), Singapore Branch v Asia Pacific Breweries (Singapore) Pte Ltd & Anor 2011 SGCA 22, the Singapore Court of Appeal had to consider the claims of two banks ("plaintiffs") against Asia Pacific Breweries (Singapore) Pte Ltd ("APBS") for the repayment of loans disbursed due to the fraud of its employee, Chia Teck Leng ("Chia"


Executive summary - July 2015
  • WongPartnership LLP
  • Singapore
  • July 2 2015

Singapore requirements to ensure the Singapore institutions are compliant with the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”) came into effect on


International regulatory update - 2 - 6 February 2015
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • European Union, Germany, Global, Hong Kong, India, Myanmar, Singapore, South Korea, United Kingdom
  • February 10 2015

International Regulatory Update 1 International Regulatory Update 2 - 6 February 2015 IN THIS WEEK'S NEWS Market Abuse Regulation: ESMA publishes


Fraud and inducement in Singapore and Malaysia
  • DAC Beachcroft LLP
  • Malaysia, Singapore
  • October 6 2015

Never under-estimate the ingenuity of a director convicted of fraud. In Goldring, Timothy Nicholas v Public Prosecutor, two shareholder-directors of


General counsel update: 31 May 2012
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Argentina, China, European Union, Hong Kong, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom
  • May 31 2012

This is the twenty-ninth in our series of General Counsel Updates which aim to summarise major developments in key areas


Strict liability for failing to prevent bribery
  • WongPartnership LLP
  • Singapore, United Kingdom
  • April 27 2010

The United Kingdom's Bribery Act 2010 ('Act') makes bribery or being bribed on an offence


The Financial Report September 17, 2015 - news from Asia and the Pacific
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Australia, Japan, Singapore
  • September 17 2015

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) identified compliance issues found during its proactive surveillance of responsible


Singapore High Court overturns district court judgment and acquits directors in relation to offences concerning disclosure under the Securities and Futures Act
  • Allen & Gledhill LLP
  • Singapore
  • August 30 2012

The Singapore High Court, in Madhavan Peter v Public Prosecutor and other appeals 2012 SGHV 153, overturned the District Court's judgment against independentnon-executive director Peter Madhavan ("Madhavan"), Chief Operating Officer Chong Keng Ban Johnson Chong ("Chong") and independentnon-executive director On Seow Yong ("Ong"


Directors' duties in relation to company announcements
  • WongPartnership LLP
  • Singapore
  • March 31 2011

The decision of the District Court on 3 March 2011 in the case against the former directors of Airocean Group Ltd ("Airocean"), a company listed on the Sigapore Exchange ("SGX"), especially the severity of the sentence meted out against Peter Mahdavan - an independent non-executive director of Airocean - was surprising to many