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Thai anti-bribery laws are extended to cover foreign officials and bribery through associated persons

Thailand - July 17 2015 Recent amendments to the Organic Act on Counter Corruption B.E. 2542 (1999) have created a new suite of bribery offences for foreign public officials…

Pamela Kiesselbach, Chinnawat Thongpakdee, Kyle Wombolt

Thai authorities announce Siriwan prosecution

Thailand - November 20 2014 The Office of The Attorney General of Thailand and the head of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) have announced the indictment of the…

Chinnawat Thongpakdee, Kyle Wombolt

Investing in Africa: common problems and ways to mitigate them

Africa, Japan - May 7 2014 The prospect of increased Japanese investment in Africa has been in the news in 2014. January saw Prime Minister Abe's visit to Ethiopia, Ivory Coast…

David Gilmore, Peter Godwin, Christopher Hunt, Dominic Roughton, Elaine Wong

Courts support arbitration practice in Singapore: jurisdictional challenges and joinder

Singapore - December 3 2013 The recent Singapore Court of Appeal decision in Astro v Lippo confirms Singapore as an attractive venue for international arbitration, by…

David Gilmore, Peter Godwin, Christopher Hunt, Dominic Roughton, Elaine Wong

HKIAC – implementation and purpose of the 2013 rules

Hong Kong - August 13 2013 The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre ("HKIAC") published its revisions to the HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules on 12 June 2013.1 The…

David Gilmore, Peter Godwin, Christopher Hunt, Dominic Roughton, Elaine Wong