ZICO Law News

Legal Alert | Thailand | Representative & Regional Offices Now Exempt from Obtaining Foreign Business License

3 July 2017

On 9 June 2017, the Ministry of Commerce (“MOC”) issued a new Ministerial Regulation to grant exemptions from obtaining a Foreign Business License (“FBL”) prior to commencing business operations to several service businesses. The exempted service businesses list includes representative and regional offices, which previously would take 3–4 months to obtain an FBL. List of […]

Happy Eid from ZICO

22 June 2017

We wish you a blessed and wonderful Eid al-Fitr from all of us at ZICO Law.   May this Eid al-Fitr bring all of your loved ones closer together.

Dr Sok Siphana Honoured at Financial Times Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers Awards 2017

20 June 2017

Dr Sok Siphana, Managing Partner at SokSiphana&associates (a member of ZICO Law) was named as one of the Financial Times’ top 10 most innovative lawyers at the fourth FT Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers awards held on 1 June 2017 in Hong Kong. Among 400 individual submissions from 68 different law firms, Dr Siphana has been recognised […]

ZICO Law Vietnam Talks Tech Transfer

20 June 2017

In the article LESI 2017’s Augmented Reality, Asia IP discusses the increase of the number of artificial intelligence-related patent applications. Countries such as China, Japan and the US, with the most AI related patent applications, have lifted such development to a national strategic level. Phuc Nguyen, partner at ZICO Law Vietnam, discussed the key issues […]

IP Alert | Singapore | Impending changes to the Singapore Registered Designs Act

7 June 2017

The Registered Designs (Amendment) Bill (the “Bill”) was tabled for the first reading on 3rd April 2017 following a review of Singapore’s registered design regime that was conducted by the Ministry of Law and the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore. The Bill was read for the second time on 8th May 2017. The proposed amendments […]

Malaysia | Opportunities Galore as HSR to increase Malaysian and Singaporean Connectivity

29 May 2017

ZICO Law Malaysia Executive Chairman Datuk Seri Dr Nik Norzrul Thani spoke at length to StarBiz about the upcoming KL-Singapore high speed rail (HSR) project. As chairman of the Malaysia Singapore Business Council (MSBC) Datuk Seri Dr Nik noted that the council viewed the upcoming project as potential catalyst for trade relations between the two […]

Roosdiono & Partners and Yulchon LLC Establish “Jakarta Desk” in Indonesia

17 May 2017

South Korea is currently Indonesia’s third biggest investor after Singapore and Japan with an aggregate total investment in the last five years (2012 – 2017) of US$ 7.5 billion represented by 7,607 projects in Indonesia. Building on this growth, ZICO Law is pleased to announce that Roosdiono & Partners (“R&P”) and Yulchon LLC (“Yulchon”) have […]

Cambodia | China’s Belt and Road Initiative to Boost Peace and Development

9 May 2017

Dr Sok Siphana, Managing Partner at SokSiphana&associates (a member of ZICO Law) gives his take on the significance of China’s Belt & Road Initiative on Cambodia. He explains why the initiative will provide new opportunities for Cambodia to expand bilateral trade and will draw interest to Chinese investors. Learn more about what Dr Sok Siphana […]

Legal Alert | Malaysia | Bankruptcy (Amendment) Bill 2016 to Bring Reforms to Insolvency Laws

3 May 2017

On 29 March 2017, the Bankruptcy (Amendment) Bill 2016 (“the Bill”) was passed by Dewan Rakyat. The Bill was recently passed by Dewan Negara on 27 April 2017 and is now pending Royal Assent. Once Royal Assent is granted, the Bankruptcy Act 1967 will be referred to as the Insolvency Act 1967 and amendments under […]

Legal Alert | Malaysia | The Companies Act 2016: Good Housekeeping

27 April 2017

The Companies Act 2016 (“CA 2016”), which came into effect on 31 January 2017, introduces changes to ease the doing of business and to simplify administration requirements for companies. Companies need to consider the impact of these changes and how best to take advantage of them. Checklist of administrative matters Constitution Consider whether you need […]