ZICOlaw News

Announcement | Vietnam | ZICO Law Vietnam Snaps Up Local Boutique Law Firm

27 February 2017

ZICO Law Vietnam brings on board local boutique law firm, Garnet Law. The addition will expand the firm’s corporate and commercial sector expertise and accommodate an increase in demand from domestic and international clients. Established in 2008, Garnet Law was run by Managing Partner, Phuc Nguyen and his team of five associates. With nearly twenty […]

IP Alert | Singapore | Revision of Official Fees for Patents and Trademarks

23 February 2017

The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has recently announced that several categories of fees for trademarks and patents will be revised with effect from 1 April 2017. Amongst the highlights of the fee revision is the reduction in the official fees for trade mark applications which utilise pre-approved goods/services from IPOS’ classification database. To […]

Legal Alert | Indonesia | New Indonesian Construction Services Law

22 February 2017

On 12 January 2017 Indonesia just enacted a new Construction Service Law No. 2 of 2017 (“New Construction Law”) replacing Law No. 18 of 1999 concerning Construction Service (“Law 18/1999”), which had been implemented for more than 17 years. The main aims of this new Construction Law are to increase the competitiveness of national construction […]

IP Alert | Vietnam | New Circular Providing Increases in Industrial Property Charges and Fees

10 February 2017

Effective 1 January 2017, official fees to be charged by National Office for Industrial Property (“NOIP“) applicable to applications for registration and protection of industrial property rights will be increased by 50 to 70 percent depending on each type of application. On 14 November 2016, the Ministry of Finance of Vietnam (MOF) issued Circular No. […]

Announcement | Malaysia | Executive Chairman Honoured for Service to Nation

7 February 2017

Our Dr Nik Norzul Thani has been conferred the honour of “Darjah Kebesaran Seri Mahkota Wilayah” which carries the title “Datuk Seri“, in conjunction with the Federal Territory Day celebrations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Datuk Seri Dr Nik was one of 19 elite individuals to be conferred the “Datuk Seri” title by the Yang di-Pertuan […]

Announcement | Thailand | ZICO IP Thailand Newly Ranked by WTR1000

6 February 2017

The World Trademark Review 1000 ranks ZICO IP Thailand among the top IP firms in Thailand in The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals rankings for 2017. As a new entrant in Thailand, “…ZICO IP aims to shake up the status quo,” writes WTR1000. “ZICO IP has quickly made a name for itself in the IP market. […]

Laos | ZICO Law’s Aristotle David Chimes in on Laos Development and Future Prospects

2 February 2017

Aristotle David, Managing Partner of ZICO Law Laos, has recently contributed to an article by Asia Times which discusses Laos PDR’S recent economic development and increased standing in the ASEAN region The article entitled ‘Out of Obscurity’ focuses on the key economic reforms that have been the impetus for the once under developed nation’s steady […]

Legal Alert | Malaysia | The New Companies Act Comes into Force on 31 January 2017

2 February 2017

Pursuant to the gazette notification dated 26 January 2017, the new Companies Act 2016 (“new Act”) came into force on 31 January 2017, save for section 241 and Division 8 of Part III. Section 241 requires a person to be registered with the Registrar of Companies before they can act as a company secretary and […]

Announcement | Malaysia | Malaysia Singapore Business Council (MSBC) Appoints Datuk Dr Nik Norzrul Thani as New Chairman

27 January 2017

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Datuk Dr Nik Norzrul Thani as Chairman of the Malaysia Singapore Business Council (MSBC) by the Malaysian International Trade and Industry (MITI) Minister, Y.B. Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed. Effective 1 January 2017, Datuk Dr Nik succeeds Dato’ Lim Say Chong, Chairman of Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Berhad. Datuk […]

Legal Alert | Malaysia | Key Highlights of the Stamp (Amendment) Bill 2016

20 January 2017

The Stamp (Amendment) Bill 2016 (‘the Bill’) was tabled for first reading in the Dewan Rakyat (Lower House of Parliament) on 23 November 2016. The Bill proposes significant amendments to the current Stamp Act 1949.  It seeks to impose more stringent requirements that will impact certain types of transactions and restructuring exercises and potentially increase […]