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 […]
Given the high-profile collapse of its European arm, it is inevitable that King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has been rethinking its global plans. Roughly five months after the legacy SJ Berwin business officially became the U.K.’s biggest-ever law firm failure, and about seven months after news reports said KWM had discussed a global tie-up with the […]
The Singapore High Court (“Singapore Court”) has clarified a number of issues concerning the content, scope and operability of arbitration agreements. Of particular note is the Singapore Court’s view on the extent to which a party’s choice to subject a dispute, which may otherwise be the subject of an arbitration agreement, to litigation may act […]
Dentons has opened an office in Myanmar after acquiring a seven-person local team led by partner Mark Livingston.
In a two-year memorandum of understanding (MoU) inked by the two countries on 2 June 2017, the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore and the Australian government will conduct regular information exchanges on cyber threats, share best practices to promote innovation in cyber security and build cyber security capabilities.