Category Archives: Industry

Employee Handbooks In China: Why You Should Have One

In many Western countries, written employee handbooks have been standard practice for most employers for decades. These handbooks provide a uniform set of guidelines that the employer follows in terms of employee dress codes, vacation policies, procedures and grounds regarding discipline and termination of employees, and a whole host of other issues that may arise […]

Brinks Gilson First Global Firm to Open Office in Shenzhen

Chicago-based intellectual property specialist firm Brinks Gilson & Lione has opened its first office outside the United States in the Chinese technology hub city of Shenzhen. Shareholder Harold Johnson has relocated from Chicago to be the firm’s chief representative there and manage the office. Johnson, a litigator, is joined by associate Fei Hu, a China […]

Newly Established “International Litigation Chamber” to Hear Patent and Other IP Cases in Foreign Languages

Newly Established "International Litigation Chamber" to Hear Patent and Other IP Cases in Foreign Languages

On November 24, 2017, the Korean National Assembly passed an amendment to the Court Organization Act (the “Amendment”), which will take effect in May 2018. Importantly, the Amendment establishes a new international litigation chamber (the “International Litigation Chamber”) within the Korean District Courts and the Patent Court, in which IP cases may be heard entirely […]

An Insightful Perspective: Interview With Toby Landau QC 

Prakash Pillai conducted an exclusive interview with Toby Landau QC, a renowned British lawyer and arbitration expert who is the first Queen’s Counsel (QC) to be called to the Singapore Bar since the independence of Singapore. Mr. Landau’s admission to the Singapore Bar has been described as “a historic occasion in the legal history of […]

Four Law Firms Granted Temporary Extensions for Singapore License

Watson Farley seals new Singapore alliance 

Gibson Dunn, Jones Day, Linklaters and Sidley Austin have failed to deliver on promises; Singapore’s government has given them two more years to meet expectations.   Source: Four Law Firms Granted Temporary Extensions for Singapore License, as Performance Has ‘Fallen Short’ | International | The American Lawyer

Watson Farley seals new Singapore alliance 

Watson Farley seals new Singapore alliance 

Watson Farley & Williams has secured a new Singapore tie-up via a formal law alliance (FLA) with local firm Wong Tan & Molly Lim. The new alliance, dubbed WFW & WTL, comes after the breakup of the UK firm’s previous Singapore relationship in 2016 when it ended a five-year joint law venture (JLV) with local firm Asia Practice.   Source: Watson Farley seals […]

Could AI Transform China’s Legal System?

Could AI Transform China’s Legal System?

Faxin works for China’s Supreme People’s Court, sifting through reports and identifying laws and guidelines relevant to cases ranging from traffic incidents to bankruptcies. But Faxin is no typical judicial assistant — it is an online artificial-intelligence (AI) platform designed by the Supreme People’s Court Press and Beijing-based big-data company Gridsum Technology. The platform, officially […]

Norton Rose Fulbright Names Australian Litigation Partner as First Female Global Chair

Norton Rose Fulbright Names Australian Litigation Partner as First Female Global Chair

Norton Rose Fulbright has appointed Australia chair Tricia Hobson as its first female global chair. Sydney litigation partner Hobson will replace London partner Stephen Parish in the ambassadorial role for a one-year term beginning on Jan. 1. She will continue to serve as Australia chair and lead the Australia and Asia-Pacific insurance practice alongside her […]