Malaysia Introduces Corporate Liability Bill

Malaysian Parliament

The Malaysian Government has proposed amendments to the Malaysian AntiCorruption Commission Act 2009 that will make corporations liable for the corrupt practices of its associated persons. The amendments are set out in the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (Amendment) Bill 2018 (“Bill”) that was tabled for first reading in the Malaysian Parliament on 26 March 2018. Corporate […]

Singapore Introduces Deferred Prosecution Agreements

Mishcon de Reya

Under the recently enacted Criminal Justice Reform Act, Singaporean law now enables prosecutors to enter into Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) with corporates. This means prosecutors may choose not to pursue charges on the condition that the suspected corporate agrees to measures such as the payment of financial penalties, the implementation of appropriate compliance regimes and […]

Venio Systems Enters Asia Market With Litigation Edge Partnership

Venio Systems Enters Asia Market With Litigation Edge Partnership

Washington, D.C. and Singapore – 06 April 2018: Venio Systems (“Venio”), a worldwide leader in unified eDiscovery and litigation support software, today announced a partnership with Litigation Edge, Asia’s Premier Litigation Support, Paper & Electronic Discovery Specialists. Venio Systems announced the new partnership with Litigation Edge during the 2018 TechLaw.Fest conference in Singapore.  Organized by the Singapore Academy of […]

The Asian Lawyer Announces Winners of the 2018 Asia Legal Awards

Davis Polk & Wardwell Korea’s Lee & Ko and India’s Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas are among the top winners of the fifth annual event honoring the leading firms and lawyers in Asia. Davis Polk stood out from a group that included Kirkland & Ellis, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and the […]

Fieldfisher Scales Up for Brexit and GDPR-style Projects with New Outsourcing Partnership

Deal with legal process outsourcer Integreon hands firm new scope to tackle large-scale routine work for clients. U.K.-based Fieldfisher has teamed up with legal process outsourcer Integreon in a deal which gives the firm new scope to tackle large-scale routine work for clients facing challenges presented by issues such as Brexit and the new General […]

Law firms are riding the digital wave in Singapore

Launching the first legaltech accelerator is only the beginning of the industry’s digital shift. Allen & Gledhill retains the top spot in the Singapore Business Review’s 25 Largest Law Firms with 386 legal professionals last year, compared to 372 in 2016, followed by Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP with 366 legal professionals in 2017, a […]

Singapore Joins APEC Data Privacy System

Singapore has become the latest member of the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules System, a further boost for e-commerce growth and the protection of sensitive online consumer data in the Asia-Pacific. The move recognizes that Singapore’s personal data protection law is aligned with the system to facilitate data flows between economies and prevent accidental disclosure and misuse […]

United Arab Emirates Advances New Arbitration Law 

Lawmakers for the United Arab Emirates have approved a long-awaited draft federal arbitration law, the country’s official news agency has reported. The UAE’s Federal National Council approved the draft arbitration law on Tuesday, the Emirates News Agency said. Once the law is finalized, it will apply to all arbitrations within the country as long as […]