Legal Alert │Malaysia │Lawsuit by 770 Felda Settlers Dismissed by Kuantan High Court

29 November 2016

The Kuantan High Court on 16 November 2016 has dismissed a lawsuit initiated by 770 Felda settlers against Felda and its subsidiary Felda Palm Industries Sdn. Bhd. over alleged fraud and breach of trust. Justice Datuk Seri Mariana Yahya held that throughout the 51 days trial, the plaintiffs failed to prove that the defendants had […]

ZICO Law’s Regional Prowess Shines in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017 Rankings

24 November 2016

ZICO Law’s regional approach and innovation in legal services continues to shine in ASEAN, achieving multiple top-tier rankings across several jurisdictions in the recent Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017 Rankings. The rankings; which aim to identify key players and market leaders within the legal industry, honoured ZICO Law member firms with six Tier 1 rankings […]

IFLR1000 Lauds ZICO Law Member Firms in 2017 Rankings

24 November 2016

IFLR1000 has extolled ZICO Law’s standing as a premier ASEAN focused law firm in the fields of Finance and Corporate law as well as Energy and Infrastructure. Their 2017 rankings highlight ZICO Law’s regional capability with several members of the ZICO Law network hogging the limelight in multiple practice areas: Cambodia │ Energy & Infrastucture […]

ZICO Law Excels in Asialaw Profiles 2017

24 November 2016

ZICO Law has yet again been commended as an ‘Outstanding’ presence in the ASEAN legal industry by Asialaw Profiles 2017. A total of ten ZICO Law practice areas were bestowed their coveted top ranking whilst the editorial team at Asialaw Profiles praised ZICO Law member firms for being ‘a stand-out performer in the market’ , […]

ZICO Law Dubbed Multiple ‘In-House Community Firm of the Year’

24 November 2016

ZICO Law has further solidified its standout position in the ASEAN legal scene by bagging six ‘In-House Community Firm of the Year’ citations in the recent Asian-MENA Counsel’s Representative Corporate Asia & Middle East Survey 2016. In addition to the six ‘Firm of the Year’ citations, ZICO Law member firms were also honorably mentioned in […]

Legal Alert | Myanmar | Lifting of Myanmar Economic and Financial Sanctions Bring New Investment Opportunities for U.S. Companies

11 November 2016

Introduction: On 7 October, 2016 President Obama signed Executive Order 13742 entitled, “Termination of Emergency With Respect to the Actions and Policies of the Government of Burma” effectively terminating the Burma Sanctions Regulations (BSR) a collection of U.S. Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) administered laws and executive orders originating from 1997 […]

IP Alert | Indonesia | Changes to Indonesian Trademark Laws

2 November 2016

Changes to Indonesian Trademark Laws Following the enactment of the new Patent Law on 27 October 2016, the Indonesian House of Representatives has approved and passed a new trademark bill aimed to streamline the trademark application process and provide greater protection for trademark owners in Indonesia (“New TM Law“). Among other things, the New TM […]

Legal Alert | Indonesia Tax Amnesty: What’s in Store After a Successful Initial Period

1 November 2016

GENERAL OVERVIEW After early scepticism, Indonesia closed the first out of three tax amnesty periods with triumph by reaching Rp 4,500 trillion (± USD 360 billion) of assets declaration by 347,033 taxpayers and Rp 137 trillion (± USD 10 billion) of assets repatriation. Based on the outcome of this first period, Indonesia Tax Amnesty is […]