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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | Singapore, Thailand, China, etc. | 17 Aug 2016

Asia: mutual separations and 'exiting' employees

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

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | Singapore | 17 Aug 2016

Compliance check: contract workers

The Singapore Ministry of Manpower has recently issued new guidelines in relation to contract workers as part of the drive to protect such workers

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | Singapore | 22 Jul 2016

Full Steam Ahead: Singapore International Commercial Court (“SICC”) issues judgment clarifying the position on what constitutes an offshore case

As we previously reported, the recently established SICC is up and running. It issued its first judgment in May 2016 and has

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | China | 23 Jan 2014

Amended Company Law eases burdens

A new amendment to China's Company Law simplifies the capital system applicable to companies established in China. The amendments were passed by the

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | Middle East | 15 Nov 2012

Recent arbitration developments in the Middle East

There have been three recent developments in the sphere of arbitration in the GCC.

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | Middle East | 14 Nov 2012

Special focus: regional arbitration

In this edition of Middle East exchange, we focus on some recent developments in the sphere of arbitration in the GCC.

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | China | 19 Oct 2011

Allowing foreign investors to invest in the basic telecoms business in China: reality at last?

On 16 June 2011, it was widely reported in the press that the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology was in the process of drafting a proposal which would see private sector permitting to invest in certain basic telecom business

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 9 Sep 2011

Exclusion clauses and deliberate repudiatory breach: NETTV reconsidered

In the recent case of AstraZeneca UK Limited v Albermarle International Corporation and another 2011 EWHC 1574 (Comm), the High Court has criticised the "strong presumption" applied in Internet Broadcasting Corporation Ltd (ta NETTV) and another v MAR LLC (ta MARHedge) 2009 EWHC 844 (Ch) that an exclusion clause does not apply to a deliberate repudiatory breach.

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | Hong Kong | 29 Jun 2011

Court has no jurisdiction under Section 213 of the SFO to determine contraventions of insider dealing provisions

The Court of First Instance has ruled that it does not have jurisdiction under section 213 of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap. 571) ("SFO") to make a declaration that Tiger Asia Management LLC ("Tiger Asia") engaged in insider trading contrary to section 291(5) of the SFO.

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | China | 13 May 2011

Draft measures on contributing equity to FIEs

Recent draft rules issued for public comment aim to clearly permit investors to inject equity as the registered capital of a foreign-invested enterprise ("FIE").

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