IP Update | Indonesia | Broadening Protection of the New Indonesia Patent Law

30 August 2016

General Overview On 28 July 2016, Indonesia has a new Patent Law when the House of Representative approved and passed the bill replacing Law No. 14 of 2001 concerning Patent. The new Patent Law aims to increase protection for inventors and patent holders, so that the public will be motivated and encouraged to create or […]

Singapore | The 17th Annual In-House Congress Singapore | 6 September 2016

25 August 2016

The 17th installment of the yearly legal summit rolls into the Lion City this 6th of September 2016 with a bevy of illustrious speakers and engaging workshops on offer. Taking place at the Marina Mandarin Singapore at Meritus, the ever popular  In-House Congress Singapore  is set to bring together some of the region’s top in-house […]

Legal Alert | Malaysia | Key Changes to the Dividend Regime

24 August 2016

Changes to the dividend regime are among the major reforms proposed under the Companies Bill 2015 (the “Bill”). In addition to the existing requirement that dividends be payable out of profits, the Bill requires directors to ensure that the company will be solvent immediately after payment of the dividends and imposes criminal penalties for default. […]

Indonesia | Infrastructure Development Project Seminar | 7 September 2016

22 August 2016

ZICO Law Indonesia together with PT Aon Indonesia will be co-hosting the ‘Indonesia Infrastructure Development Project’ seminar at the Financial Club Jakarta, Indonesia. The seminar will feature Afriyan Rachmad, Partner of Roosdiono & Partners (a member of ZICO Law) who will be sharing a presentation on the Legal Aspect in Infrastructure and Projects Agreement in […]

Legal Update | Myanmar | Construction Materials Trade Now Opened to Local-foreign Joint Ventures

19 August 2016

The Ministry of Commerce recently announced an easing of unofficial foreign trade restrictions as they relate to onshore trade with certain construction materials for foreign investors whose businesses are structured as a ‘local-foreign joint venture’. Since 2011, the military government has placed tight control on Myanmar’s import-export industry concerning foreigners which until recently, predestines the […]

Legal Alert | Malaysia | Migration to No-Par Value Regime

2 August 2016

When the new Companies Bill 2015 (the “Bill”) comes into effect, it will abolish the concept of par or nominal value of shares that currently applies under the Companies Act 1965. Par value represents the minimum price at which shares can be issued. The transition to a no-par value regime is in line with international […]