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IP Alert | IP Court Takes Liberal View on Registrations of Three Dimensional Shape Marks in Malaysia

28 September 2016

In practice, the Malaysian Registry of Trade Marks often rejects applications to register three dimensional shapes as trade mark (“3D marks”). However, this position may change in light of the obiter statements made by the IP Court Judge in a recent decision in Kraft Foods Schweiz Holding GmBH v. Pendaftar Cap Dagangan. Background In Kraft […]

Legal Alert | Malaysia | New Companies Act 2016 and Interest Schemes Act 2016 Gazetted

26 September 2016

On 31 August 2016, the Companies Bill 2015 together with the Interest Schemes Bill 2015 received Royal Assent. Both statutes have been gazetted as the Companies Act 2016 and the Interest Schemes Act 2016 respectively. These legislation are not yet in force, but are expected to come into effect from 1 January 2017. According to […]

Cambodia | ZICO Law @ LIBFC ASEAN Roadshow 2016 | 27 October 2016

21 September 2016

Labuan International Business and Financial Centre (LIBFC) is organizing ASEAN Roadshow 2016 as a platform to showcase Labuan IBFC as an ideal midshore jurisdiction from to house ASEAN businesses and manage the private clients. The roadshow aims to cover 9 out of 10 ASEAN countries and ZICO Law has been given opportunities to speak at the […]

Myanmar | ZICO Law @ LIBFC ASEAN Roadshow 2016 | 25 October 2016

21 September 2016

Labuan International Business and Financial Centre (LIBFC) is organizing ASEAN Roadshow 2016 as a platform to showcase Labuan IBFC as an ideal midshore jurisdiction from to house ASEAN businesses and manage the private clients. The roadshow aims to cover 9 out of 10 ASEAN countries and ZICO Law has been given opportunities to speak at the […]

Laos | ZICO Law @ LIBFC ASEAN Roadshow 2016 | 11 October 2016

21 September 2016

  Labuan International Business and Financial Centre (LIBFC) is organizing ASEAN Roadshow 2016 as a platform to showcase Labuan IBFC as an ideal midshore jurisdiction from to house ASEAN businesses and manage the private clients. The roadshow aims to cover 9 out of 10 ASEAN countries and ZICO Law has been given opportunities to speak at […]

Legal Alert | Vietnam | Vietnam’s Bankruptcy Law Further Clarified with New Resolution

19 September 2016

On 26 August 2016, the Judges’ Council of the Supreme People’s Court issued Resolution No. 03/2016/NQ-HDTP (“Resolution 03”) providing guidance on the implementation of several articles of the Law on Bankruptcy No. 51/2014/QH13 (“Bankruptcy Law”). Resolution 03 took effect on 16 September 2016 and the main highlights are set out below. Reference to precendents and related […]

Laos l Aristotle David Speaks on Laos Legal System to Asian Legal Business (ALB)

5 September 2016

ZICO Law Laos Managing Partner, Aristotle David was recently featured by Asian Legal Business (ALB) in its article entitled ‘Laos Market Report: A Gentle Awakening’. Aristotle shared his view on the steady rise of both local and foreign law firms in the country and highlighted some of the changes needed, particularly in terms of English […]

Indonesia l Indonesia’s Tax Amnesty: Process, Implications and Opportunities l 5 September 2016

4 September 2016

ZICO Law Indonesia in partnership with the Malaysia Chambers Jakarta (MCJ) will be hosting a talk entitled ‘Indonesia Tax Amnesty: Process, Implications and Opportunities’. Featuring speakers from ZICO Law and KPMG, the discussions will center on the recent Indonesian Tax Amnesty initiative will aims to encourage Indonesian corporate and private taxpayers to repatriate their funds […]

Singapore| Property Guru: Malaysia Property Show| 3 & 4 September 2016

2 September 2016

Sunita S. Sothi, partner of Zaid Ibrahim & Co. (a member of ZICO Law) will be participating in this Malaysian property centric event that aims to provide key insights into to why Malaysia is still the a country of choice for property investment in the South East Asia Region. With her topic entitled ‘Diving In: […]