15 October 2015

“Defining the rules of the Road”

On October 5, 2015, the largest pact governing international commerce was reached between the United States and 11 Pacific Rim countries, encompassing 40% of the world’s economic output. The TPPA aims to set new precedents and reinvigorate an expansion of global commerce by breaking down trade barriers such as tariffs, quotas and regulatory red tape – over time.

If ratified, the TPPA could attract more foreign investment in the region through the streamlining of rules designed to improve the investment environment. Not only would this create market opportunities for key exports from countries based in the ASEAN Region such as Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam, it will also have a far reaching impact on goods and services by reshaping industries and change the costs of products from seafood to automobile parts.

ZICO Law is monitoring its developments closely to keep you updated on the TPPA and its impacts.  We are pleased to share with you an overview of the TPPA. To view the alert, please click here.


On 1 December 2022, KPMG and ZICO Law entered into an agreement under which a number of law firms and teams from the ZICO Law network have joined the KPMG network of firms.

The deal will see more than 275 lawyers join over 2,900 legal professionals in the KPMG global organization, creating a significant legal footprint across Asia. It will offer legal services and solutions, a globally connected legal services platform, and specialists who work with leading technology providers to modernize legal functions across organizations. The strategic combination increases the total number of legal professionals in the KPMG network to over 3,750 across 84 jurisdictions. You may read the press release here.

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