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Legal Update
23 January 2019
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On 8 January 2019, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE), formerly the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) of the People's Republic of China (PRC") published the draft new Regulation on the Environmental Risk Assessment and Control of Chemical Substances (Consultative Draft) (the draft "New Regulation") for public comments until 20 February 2019.
Article
22 January 2019
Mayer Brown Article
With rapid economic development and rising income, there has been an increase in demand for high-quality education (in particular, private education) in various countries in Southeast Asia. As a result, there has been growing interest from private equity sponsors and institutional investors in the education sector in Southeast Asia.
Firm News
18 January 2019
Mayer Brown is pleased to announce that the Legal 500 Asia Pacific ranked the firm in 36 categories. Of these rankings, seven are top-tier.
Video
15 January 2019
Part 1: Overview
Mayer Brown Video

Since the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s, the region’s high-yield debt capital markets have expanded dramatically. And during the past several years, amid an expanding global economy, issuance volumes have hit record levels, with exciting changes in deal structures and covenant packages.

This four-part multimedia series offers practical insights on high-yield debt for Asia-based issuers seeking to understand important covenants and trends.

Newsletter
15 January 2019
Winter 2018/2019
Mayer Brown Newsletter
The winter months have seen a range of significant measures in tax legislation, from tax incentives for foreign investment and various measures to promote the technology sector to building on earlier measures to increase tax collections. China reformed its individual income tax law and has extended, with adjustments, its policy on retail imports through e-commerce.
In Brief
14 January 2019
Mayer Brown In Brief
In our 29 October 2018 and 30 November 2018 Legal Updates, we discussed the passage of legislation to increase the statutory paternity leave entitlement in Hong Kong from three days to five days.

That increase in paternity leave entitlement will take effect on 18 January 2019.
Legal Update
8 January 2019
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The Class Licence for Offer of Telecommunications Services (CLOTS) regime was introduced in 2007. Its main purpose was to regulate the offer of telecommunications services to the public without operation or establishment or maintenance of means of telecommunications equipment, such as for example, the provision of public WiFi services, in-building telecommunications systems, etc. Over the last decade, major changes have occurred in the Hong Kong telecommunications market (e.g. increased use of online platforms or smartphone apps and increased number of consumer complaints regarding CLOTS licensees).
Media Coverage
7 January 2019
Euromoney (by subscription only)

Corporate & Securities partner Jason T. Elder weighs in on China’s Belt and Road Initiative in this article from Euromoney.

 
 

Brochure
January 2019
Mayer Brown Brochure
Mayer Brown is actively engaged in a wide range of shipping transactions throughout Asia. Our strength and depth enable us to handle transactions across Asia and make us the team of choice for many clients who are active in the region.
Media Coverage
7 January 2019
Euromoney (by subscription only)

Euromoney ran an article about the financial challenges of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, picking the Djibouti-Addis Ababa railway as a case study. The article included comments from Jason T. Elder, partner at Mayer Brown, following an exclusive interview.

Brochure
January 2019
Mayer Brown Brochure
Mayer Brown has been a trusted advisor to the aviation industry for over 60 years. We use our in-depth industry knowledge and our Asian platform to support airports, airlines, aircraft lessors and financial institutions across a wide range of legal disciplines throughout Asia.
Legal Update
3 January 2019
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Hong Kong’s District Court (the "Court") in 庄裕安 v 关淑馨及另二人 [2018] HKDC 1589 struck out the Applicant's discrimination claim against the Respondents, who were the judges who dismissed the Applicant's appeal in a Court of Appeal case CACV 185/2017. The Court also gave a Restricted Proceedings Order against the Applicant.
Media Coverage
2 January 2019
World Trademark Review (Subscription required)
World Trademark Review publishes an article by Rosita Li and Benjamin Choi on how foreign businesses can gain foothold in China in a successful way considering the treatment of IP and trade marks.
Media Coverage
1 January 2019
Law360
Government Relations & Public Law partner Phil Recht and Employment & Benefits partner Ruth Zadikany (both Los Angeles) are quoted in this article.
Book
December 2018
Practising Law Institute
The boundaries of discovery have been tested by the prevalence of today’s advanced information technologies, making compliance during this crucial litigation stage more difficult and expensive. The Electronic Discovery Deskbook is a comprehensive resource that is instructive about the development and implementation of cost-effective information and litigation management policies and procedures that address the pressing legal, technical, and business demands of identifying, preserving, collecting, preparing, and producing discoverable electronically stored information (ESI).
Newsletter
December 2018
Mayer Brown Newsletter
This update covers the key differences between the current 2004 Law on Competition and the 2018 Law on Competition, and highlights the key abuse of dominance enforcement trends from the past decade.
Media Coverage
December 2018
2019 Official Guide to Communications in Hong Kong
Gabriela Kennedy shares insight on tactics in cybercrime in Hong Kong in a Leadership Interview in the 2019 Official Guide to Communications in Hong Kong (the “Guide”), published by the Communications Association of Hong Kong (CAHK), of which Gabriela serves as legal advisor.
Media Coverage
19 December 2018
ASIAMONEY
Asiamoney repurposed the earlier GlobalCapital Asia article noting the potential impact on Asia’s leveraged and acquisition financing market with European Union’s plan to screen foreign direct investment more closely. The article quoted Hallam Chow, a partner and head of projects for China at Mayer Brown.
Article
18 December 2018
Mayer Brown Consulting (Singapore) Article
On 4 December 2018, Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Health Promotion Board (HPB) launched a public consultation on certain measures which may be adopted to reduce the country's sugar intake from pre-packaged sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs). The consultation will end on 25 January 2019.
Firm News
17 December 2018
Mayer Brown is pleased to announce that an issuance for the Development Bank of Mongolia, on which the firm advised, won the award for “Best Mongolia Deal” at the 2018 FinanceAsia Achievement Awards. This is the third consecutive year the firm has won the Mongolia award. In addition, a bond deal handled by the firm for the Sri Lankan government won the “Best Sri Lanka Deal.”
In Brief
17 December 2018
Mayer Brown In Brief
On December 11, 2018, the Loan Syndications and Trading Association (LSTA), the Loan Market Association (LMA) and the Asia Pacific Loan Market Association (APLMA) jointly announced the release of revised and extended Green Loan Principles (GLP).
Legal Update
17 December 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On 12 December 2018, the Vietnam regulator announced that following an investigation into Grab's acquisition of Uber's operations in Southeast Asia, the transaction raised potential concerns under Vietnam's Law on Competition. The case has been referred to the Vietnam Competition Council for further review.
Newsletter
2018 Q4
2018 Q4
Mayer Brown Newsletter

In the 2018 Q4 edition, we look at:

  • Intellectual Property – Hong Kong And China
  • Advertising – Hong Kong
  • Data Privacy – Hong Kong
  • Cybersecurity – China
  • Fintech – Hong Kong
Media Coverage
December 2018
Computer Law & Security Review
Gabriela Kennedy's Asia Pacific column in the latest issue of Computer Law & Security Review features a Mayer Brown article titled "Computer Says No – Prosecuting Smartphone Offences” by Gabriela Kennedy and Karen H.F. Lee.
Legal Update
7 December 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The Prague Rules, also referred to as “Inquisitorial Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration,” will be officially launched on 14 December 2018 in Prague. These rules are intended to constitute a tool available to parties and arbitral tribunals to increase efficiency in international arbitration and to reduce costs.

The Prague Rules can be applied by arbitral tribunals as a binding document or be used as guidelines. Parties and arbitrators can also agree or decide to select or modify the elements they wish to apply.
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