ZICO Law News

Second Cambodian product receives PGI status in EU

26 April 2019

On April 2, 2019, Kampong Speu province’s palm sugar, also known as Skor Thnot Kampong Speu, has been registered with the European Union (“EU”) under the protection designation of origin and holds a protected geographical indication (“PGI”) status. Kampong Speu’s palm sugar is now the second geographic product to have been awarded the PGI status […]

IP Alert | New Provisions on Patent Regulations in Indonesia

24 April 2019

In the last 12 months, the patent laws and regulations in Indonesia have welcomed some significant developments. The Indonesian Government had enacted four implementation regulations for Law No. 13 of 2016 concerning Patent (“Patent Law 2016”) namely: Ministry of Law and Human Rights Regulation No. 3 of 2019 concerning Patent Appeal Commission (”MLHR Reg. No. […]

Big Wins clinched by Zaid Ibrahim & Co. at ALB Malaysia Law Awards and IFN Deals of the Year

10 April 2019

We are delighted to announce that Zaid Ibrahim & Co. has secured major awards at the recent Asian Legal Business (ALB) Malaysia Law Awards 2019 and Islamic Finance News (IFN) Deals of the Year 2018 Awards. At the ALB Malaysia Law Awards 2019 held on 28 March 2019, from a total of 27 nominations the […]

Khieu Mealy appointed Vice President for National Commercial Arbitration Center (NCAC) of Cambodia

26 March 2019

Congratulations to Khieu Mealy, Partner at SokSiphana&associates (a member of ZICO Law) for being appointed Vice President of the National Commercial Arbitration Center (NCAC) of Cambodia, a non-profit commercial disputes resolution institute.   Following Cambodia’s fast-growing economy, there has been a significant increase in commercial transactions which may result in potential conflicts among investors and stakeholders. Therefore, this institute acts as a platform to help businesses with commercial disputes resolution.   SokSiphana&associates recognises and celebrates Mealy’s achievement. Being one of only a few female arbitrators […]

Grit and Resilience: Khieu Mealy Featured in Cambodia’s Women Leaders Publication

22 March 2019

Heartfelt congratulation to our partner Khieu Mealy, for being featured in Cambodia’s Women Leaders 21 Stories of Grit and Resilience publication. Mealy shared her experience growing up middle-class family that had a strong emphasis on education. That support led her to achieve her dreams of becoming a lawyer. She recounted the joys and difficulties faced by having to […]

Revised Philippine Corporation Code Signed Into Law

21 March 2019

President Duterte has signed the Revised Corporation Code of the Philippines that amends the 38-year old Corporation Code. One of the main objectives of the Revised Corporation Code is to improve ease of doing business which would eventually make the Philippines an attractive investment destination. Once published, the Revised Corporation Code will take effect and […]

Insurance and Reinsurance Companies Encouraged to Invest in Infrastructure Projects to Comply with Net Worth Requirement

21 March 2019

The Philippine Insurance Commission (“Commission”) recently issued Circular Letter No. 2018-74 (“Circular”) to entice insurance and reinsurance firms to invest in debt and/or equity security instruments for the infrastructure projects under Philippine Development Plan (“PDP”). In addition to supporting the government’s Build Build Build project, the Circular also aims to help  insurers comply with the […]

Cambodia hosts the 13th Annual Mekong Business Challenge

20 March 2019

On Saturday, March 16, Matthew Rendall, our Senior Partner at SokSiphana&associates (a member of ZICO Law) sat on the judging panel for the finale of Mekong Business Challenge which was hosted by Cambodia this year. Matthew has been an active member in the judge committee for the past 3 years.   The Mekong Challenge is the leading annual entrepreneurship competition between 11 universities across the […]

Dr Sok Siphana speaks at Digital Cambodia 2019

19 March 2019

On Friday, March 15, Dr Sok Siphana, Managing Partner at SokSiphana&associates (a member of ZICO Law), moderated a panel discussion on “ASEAN Roadmap to Industry 4.0” at Digital Cambodia 2019 hosted by National Institute of Posts, Telecommunications and ICT (NIPTICT).  The German Government introduced the concept of Industry 4.0 in 2011, also known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, as a smart manufacturing system that aims to improve […]

IPLA named Best New Law Firm by Asia Business Law Journal

14 March 2019

We are pleased to announce that Insights Philippines Legal Advisors (IPLA) (a member of ZICO Law) has been named Best New Law Firm in 2018 by Asia Business Law Journal. Founded in early 2017, the firm, in barely two years, has garnered a strong reputation among business sectors and industries in the Philippines and around ASEAN.  […]