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In the wake of several high-profile security breaches, most notably the theft of over 77 million user accounts worth of personal data from Sony Corporation last year, the introduction of Singapore’s data protection regime is a timely and highly-anticipated move. Seher Hussain reports on what the new legislation means for the marketplace, how companies can comply, and what to expect for 2013.
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International law firm Stephenson Harwood officially opens its doors in Dubai today, adding to offices in Beijing, Dubai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, London, Paris, Piraeus, Shanghai and Singapore.
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DFDL has strengthened its presence across Southeast Asia by relocating a key partner to Myanmar and establishing an association with Indonesian firm Mataram Partners.
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Amarchand has advised PVR Ltd in its proposed acquisition of a 69 percent stake in rival Cinemax India, creating the country’s biggest operator of multiscreen movie theatres.
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Almost one out of every two people in the world is female. Yet, women still face myriad issues when it comes to business. How do they make it to the top? What obstacles do they face? How do they juggle their family commitments and professional obligations? Has female participation at senior management levels increased over the last few years in Asia? Seher Hussain investigates.
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Lawyers involved in the Cambodian market have hailed the start of trading on the country's stock exchange as a "positive development," after state-owned enterprise Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority floated its initial public offering.
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Legal advisory powerhouse Withers has appointed former Crowell & Moring partner Gerallt Owen as the new head of its International Regulatory and Corporate Crime in London. Owen will be joining Withers with his city-based team shortly. The move is expected to boost the firm’s commercial litigation offering worldwide.
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HNWI-specialist law firm Withers has appointed former Crowell & Moring partner Gerallt Owen as the new head of its international regulatory and corporate crime team in London. Owen is expected to spend significant amounts of time in Withers’ Singapore office when it opens in May.
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Although the last year was a shaky one for Vietnam with high inflation, project delays, and an extremely high-profile default by stateowned shipbuilder Vinashin, the outlook for infrastructure work is bright this year. With a dynamic middle class that continues to grow, the need for road, rail and power projects has never been higher. The Vietnamese government has also taken note, and has been issuing PPP regulations to help stimulate the market as well as taking measures to bring inflation under control.
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Vietnamese legal powerhouse VILAF has welcomed founding partner Ngo Thanh Tung back to the firm following the completion of his doctoral studies in the U.S., and named Vo Ha Duyen managing partner of the head office in Ho Chi Minh City.