RSIS-ZICO Distinguished Lecture Highlights the Developments in International Affairs, Geopolitics and Strategic Challenges in the ASEAN Region.

30 November 2015

Singapore, 30 November – The S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) and ZICO Holdings Inc. (ZICO) co-hosted a distinguished lecture series on ASEAN and its partners. The distinguished lecture series was attended by experts and business leaders, discussing in a roundtable lectures to promote vision of ASEAN in a wider setting beyond trade issues. […]

Transforming Asean into a community

27 November 2015

The Kuala Lumpur Declaration on the establishment of an Asean Community this week will go down in the history of South-east Asia as the second step in the evolution of a contemporary regional unity. The first was the Bangkok Declaration on the establishment of the Association of South-east Asian Nations itself in 1967. Indonesia, Malaysia, […]

Companies fail to notify DICA within deadline

27 November 2015

In our client news alert on 1 September 2015, we had reported that the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration of Myanmar (“DICA”) published a notification on its website requesting all companies to file a notice with DICA by 14 September 2015, which was later extended to 16 October 2015, stating whether the company is […]


27 November 2015

The new Law on Residential Housing (“New LRH”) took effect on 1 July 2015. The decree implementing the new LRH was issued on 20 October 2015 (“Decree 99”). Decree 99 takes effect from 10 December 2015. In Decree 99, more provisions relating to the purchase of residential housing by foreigners were introduced. In addition, we […]

Bloomberg ASEAN Summit

26 November 2015

Dr. Sok Siphana, managing partner of SokSiphana&associates (a member of ZICOlaw) is representing ZICOlaw for the Bloomberg ASEAN Business Summit expected to held on 3 & 4 December 2015 in Thailand. The two-day summit will convene ASEAN leaders across business, finance and government to discuss topics around ASEAN’s economic development. Panels and interviews cover a […]

ASEAN Economic Community: Firms will benefit, but gradually

26 November 2015

The ASEAN Economic Community’s (AEC’s) creation will encourage some firms here to expand abroad in the near term, experts say. But in the longer term, the Singapore economy is set to get a significant boost from the AEC, which officially comes into being on Dec 31. ASEAN leaders on Sunday established the community, with one […]

Study Tour Visit to Labour Court in Japan

25 November 2015

International Labour Organization (ILO) is organizing a Study Tour Visit to Labour Court in Japan from 30 November to 4 December 2015. Matthew Rendall, Senior Partner at SokSiphana&associates has been invited to represent Cambodian Federation of Employers and Business Associations (CAMFEBA) as part of his advisory role as the Deputy Secretary General in setting up […]

Regional Meeting to Validate the Guide on Measuring Migration Policy Impacts in ASEAN Member States

25 November 2015

International Labour Organization (ILO) organized a regional meeting among ASEAN member states on 10 & 11 November 2015 at Thailand. The regional meeting was held to validate the guide on measuring migration policy and its impacts on ASEAN. Matthew Rendall, Senior Partner of SokSiphana&associates and as the Deputy Secretary General of Cambodian Federation of Employers […]

ZICO Law ranked in ALB Top 50 Largest Law Firms

25 November 2015

ZICO Lawwas ranked amongst other Asia law firms in Asian Legal Business (ALB) Asia’s Top 50 Largest Law Firms Asian Legal Business (ALB) in its magazine for Asia Edition of November 2015 published its research on the Top 50 Largest Law Firms in Asia. The research identified 10 largest law firms in each jurisdiction across […]

Singapore economy stands to gain from ASEAN Economic Community

24 November 2015

The creation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) has potentially significant consequences for the Singapore economy, say experts. Mr Guy Harvey-Samuel, chief executive of HSBC Singapore, said that if the AEC is well implemented, Singapore’s GDP would be 9.5 per cent higher by 2030 compared to if there was no such community. For more, click […]