Japan and China: New Data Protection and Transfer Laws Imminent in Asia Pacific

Japan and China: New Data Protection and Transfer Laws Imminent in Asia Pacific

The global e-discovery community is abuzz about data protection. 2018 will usher in new data protection and transfer laws in the European Union (EU), but many e-discovery professionals are less informed about similar changes in Asia that will imminently take place in 2017. Japan: Land of the Rising Sun Japan’s Act on the Protection of […]

Singapore Court of Appeal confirms the validity of “unilateral option to arbitrate” clauses

Singapore Court of Appeal confirms the validity of “unilateral option to arbitrate” clauses

In the recent decision of Wilson Taylor Asia Pacific Pte Ltd v Dyna-Jet Pte Ltd [2017] SGCA 32, the Singapore Court of Appeal confirmed that the Singapore courts will enforce a dispute resolution clause which gives only one party the option to arbitrate. The court also clarified the requirements and threshold for a stay of […]

Singapore Adopts ISO 37001 Standard on Anti-Bribery Management Systems

Singapore launched the Singapore Standard (SS) ISO 37001 on Anti-bribery management systems on 12 April 2017, following a public consultation from February to March 2016 on the adoption of the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO)’s new set of voluntary standards (designated as ISO 37001) for anti-bribery compliance. ISO 37001 represents a global consensus of good […]

Morrison & Foerster Adds Private Funds Partner in Hong Kong

Morrison & Foerster Adds Private Funds Partner in Hong Kong

Morrison & Foerster has hired a funds partner in Hong Kong. Former Debevoise & Plimpton associate Serena Tan has joined the firm’s corporate practice. She advises funds formation, structuring and investment transactions. Last year, she represented Hony Capital on a $430 million investment round in workplace provider WeWork Companies. Tan had been with Debevoise for […]

Akin Gump Recruits Energy Partner in Singapore

Akin Gump Recruits Energy Partner in Singapore

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has added an energy and projects partner in Singapore. Longtime Norton Rose Fulbright partner Michael Joyce joins the firm’s global energy and transactions practice. A mergers and acquisitions lawyer, Joyce has advised deals in the oil and gas, mining and infrastructure sectors. Last year, he advised JX Nippon Oil […]

Singapore launches AI.SG initiative to boost AI capabilities

Artificial intelligence is the trending tech topic of the year and Singapore’s government doesn’t want to miss out. That’s the motivation behind AI.SG, a new initiative announced during the Innovfest Unbound conference by minister for communications and information, Dr. Yaacob Ibrahim.