Singapore urged to take lead in ethics code for arbitration

Former attorney-general V. K. Rajah wants Singapore to take the lead in forging an international ethics code for arbitration practice. He said such a move would help the country at a time when it has become the top venue in Asia for dispute resolution. He told the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators recently that Singapore has […]

Singapore Considers Limiting Use of NRIC Numbers

With the aim of protecting data privacy, the government of Singapore is considering taking steps to greatly reduce the use of the National Registration Identity Card numbers for verifying consumers’ identities. The NRIC number is a unique identifier that the government assigns to each Singapore resident. It’s often used as a required document or identifier […]

Exploring The Frontier In Securities Litigation In China 

Following the rapid development of the Shanghai / Shenzhen Stock Exchange Market (“SSE / SZSE”) and the ChiNext Market (“ChiNext”) in China over recent years, an increasing number of judgments on the issue of misrepresentation relating to securities (e.g. fraudulent listing, fictitious profit etc.) have been reported. Meanwhile, as of 2016, after the “Provisions of […]

Woodsford Litigation Funding’s Singaporean beginning

Woodsford Litigation Funding appoints ex-Enyo Law associate as Asia managing director and opens an office in Singapore. Corporate clients in Asia seeking to access litigation funding as a part of their dispute resolution financing options have a new source of advice to turn to, with last month’s announcement that third-party funder Woodsford Litigation Funding has […]

Singapore offers world’s most powerful passport

When it comes to global travel, not all passports are created equal. But which one rules them all? According to the Passport Index, that honor now belongs solely to Singapore thanks to a recent decision by Paraguay to remove visa requirements for passport holders of the Asian city-state. Developed by international residence and citizenship advisory […]

Herbert Smith Freehills’ Plans for Europe, Asia and US

“The aim was to make every single partner aware of what our offering [in China and Asia] is, with a view to generating inbound and outbound work,” said a German partner who attended. “The firm is looking at how to further grow in China. If you want to further penetrate the market you need greater […]

Reed Smith Expands in Singapore With Energy Hire

Reed Smith has hired a new energy and natural resources partner in Singapore. Bree Miechel joins from Simmons & Simmons, where she led the southeast Asia infrastructure practice as of counsel. She advises governments, sponsors, lenders, contractors and suppliers on infrastructure projects tendering and contract documentation. Last year, she acted for Japan’s Mitsubishi Corp. and Tokyo Electric […]

European Firm Cuatrecasas Opens Second China Office

Cuatrecasas, a 100-year-old law firm based in Spain and Portugal, has opened an office in Beijing—its second in China. It opened an office in Shanghai in 2007. Mergers and acquisitions partner Pablo Cubel has relocated from Valencia to lead the four-member office in Beijing.   Source: European Firm Cuatrecasas Opens Second China Office | Law.com