South Korea has joined the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s privacy program to ease international data transfers, APEC announced June 27. The APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) system requires a country to adopt national data transfer procedures, including an independent public or private sector accountability agent and an enforcement agency. Businesses in South Korea, such as Samsung […]
Chinese firm DaHui Lawyers has hired three new partners in its Beijing and Shanghai offices.
The Singapore Ministry of Law (MinLaw) and the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) announced today that the ICC Court will set up a case management office in Singapore—aimed at boosting arbitration and serving the dispute resolution needs of businesses around the world.
Forum non conveniens is one of several judicial abstention doctrines, applied from time to time by U.S. courts, that permit a court to dismiss (without prejudice) a plenary action in its discretion. In a forum non conveniens case, the court’s jurisdiction is not in question, but the relative legal “inconvenience” of having the matter heard […]
On June 9, 2017, the Cyberspace Administration of China (“CAC”), together with three other agencies, released a Catalog of Critical Network Equipment and Network Security Products (First Batch) (“the Catalog,” original Chinese version available here). It specifies network products that must be certified before they can be marketed in China. China’s Cybersecurity Law (see our series of blog […]
“The Chinese government considers the focus to be on stopping online crimes that bring dangers to the national security; but foreign companies see the focus of this law as being designed to regulate normal commercial business activities,” said Sarah (Xiaohua) Zhao, a partner at Faegre Baker Daniels. “In reality, it is confusing by itself because […]
Hong Kong’s Legislative Council on Wednesday passed a bill allowing third-party funding in arbitration, which is expected to come into effect later this year. Singapore, Asia’s other leading arbitration seat, passed a similar bill in January, so this move is “a welcome development, which will help Hong Kong maintain its status as one of the […]
The Singapore government plans to tap promising students to do their national service in a new cyber security unit set up by the Ministry of Defense. Meanwhile, training camps for students will spread awareness and career advice about the sector. The Defense Cyber Organization will tackle digital threats to the city-state. The government wants to […]