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David Smyth

More dismissal of 'dormant' claims

Litigation - Hong Kong

Defendants should welcome the recent judgment in Fiscalink International Ltd v Yiu Yu Sum Alex, in which the court struck out the plaintiffs' claims against a majority of the defendants on the basis that the lack of progress over many years was an abuse of process such that the entire action against those defendants should be dismissed.

Sang Hoon Lee

Recent changes to employment law affect business operations

Employment & Benefits - South Korea
Lee & Ko

South Korea recently overhauled its employment laws.

Hao Zhan

Rise of private health insurance: challenges and opportunities

Insurance - China
AnJie Law Firm

Despite a range of stakeholders having vested interests in developing the private health insurance market, it has remained underdeveloped and is generally considered by Chinese insurers to be unprofitable compared with life insurance lines.

Damon Lyon

Tax reform insight: new foreign tax credit rules may warrant restructuring foreign branches

Corporate Tax - USA
McDermott Will & Emery

The 2017 Tax Act added a separate foreign tax credit limitation category for income earned in a foreign branch.

Cheri Minors

PIPA and GDPR: new regulations protecting personal information

IT & Internet - Bermuda
Carey Olsen Bermuda

The Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) was introduced to regulate and protect the use of personal information and embodies eight core privacy principles which are internationally recognised and accepted.

Takashi Tsukioka

Are lead managers liable for material misstatements in IPO disclosure documents?

White Collar Crime - Japan
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

A recent Tokyo District Court decision was reported to be the first to hold an underwriter liable to investors that purchased shares in a company based on material misstatements in the financial information contained in the statutory disclosure document for a public offering in Japan.



Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom


Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA


Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey