Asia Pacific


Sven Burchartz, Senior Partner of Kalus Kenny Intelex, has been recognised in the Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards as the winner of the Litigation award.

These prestigious national awards recognise the accomplishments, innovation, and professional development of senior legal practitioners who are leading the profession through what has been a challenging and turbulent 18 months. Read more…

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The Impact of the Personal Information Protection Law on Life Science Business

The Personal Information Protection Law (“PIPL”) came into effect on 1 November, 2021. It is the first comprehensive legislation on personal information protections. It will have significant impact on business, including, in particular, life science business. Read more…

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Illustrative Chart of Personal Data Export Security Assessment

Welcome to read Llinks Bulletin:“Illustrative Chart of Personal Data Export Security Assessment”.

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A Guide to China’s Personal Information Protection Law

In strengthening personal information protection, China has been issuing laws and regulations at a fast pace. Followed by the Cybersecurity Law, the Civil Code and the Data Security Law, an overarching law which sets forth a basic framework for personal information protection has long been anticipated. After three drafts and deliberation, China passed the Personal Information Protection Law (hereinafter referred to as the “PIPL”) on August 20, 2021, which will be effective on November 1, 2021. Read more…

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The Coming PIPL: Have you prepared?

Tomorrow, 1 November 2021, the Personal Information Protection Law (“PIPL”) will come into effect. This would be the first piece of comprehensive legislation on personal information protection. Since tomorrow, all kinds of personal information, electronic or paper-based data, employee data, consumer data or otherwise, will be subject to the same personal data protection rules and breach of these rules will result in civil, administrative and even criminal liabilities.

PIPL is not drafted from scratch. Rather, it reflects the personal information practice since the effectiveness of the Cyber Security Law in 2017. It also addresses a number of issues in the personal information protection regime which have long been controversial. It is determined to be milestone legislation on personal information protections.

Tomorrow, those business operators which handle personal information during their course of business are facing stricter rules on personal information protections. Have you prepared for such stricter rules? Read more…

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Deal Update: Revfin Services Private Limited Raises Pre-Series A Investment

Ahlawat & Associates’ transactional team has advised Revfin Services Private Limited, a start-up electric vehicles-focused financing company operating a digital lending platform providing financial assistance by partnering with various financial institutions on its Pre-Series A Investment round which was led by LetsVenture Angel Fund along with existing angel investors.

The Delhi-based business platform focuses on consumer lending enabling financing of electric three-wheeler loans in Tier 3 and Tier 4 towns. The target consumer of the business is largely away from the traditionally focused hotspots such as Maharashtra, Karnataka, Hyderabad, and other states.

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FAQs on China Employment Law Basics

Is there any limitation on background checks?

Yes. The Personal Information Protection Law of the People’s Republic of China (“PIPL”), which will take effect on November 1, 2021, provides some guidance to employers on the handling of candidates’ and employees’ personal information. The most important requirement is that employers shall have legal grounds to handle candidates’ and employees’ personal information. Thus, if employers will conduct reference checks or entrust any third party to do that, employers must have at least one due cause set forth in the PIPL, includes……Read more…

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‘Australasian Lawyer’ has released the 2021 Fast Firms list, comprising 15 firms that have reported record growth and kept up the momentum during a trying time for the legal profession.

The COVID-19 pandemic was expected to cripple the Australian legal profession the way it had caused so many other sectors to struggle to survive. The profession was notorious for being slow to adapt to technology, and the sudden transition to digital could have become a problem. However, instead of struggling, the legal profession demonstrated adaptability, as most firms facilitated the transition to flexible work arrangements. A number of firms were able to tweak existing arrangements to make things easier for clients and maintain a human connection. International expansion became an option as the barriers created by the requirement of a physical presence were broken down. Read more…

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Three Fundamental Questions on Data Classification Compliance

Recently, China has intensively promulgated regulations and draft guidance documents on data classification and grading system (see Chart 1). These regulations and documents purport to refine the data classification and grading system stipulated in the regulations already in effect, and provide specific guidance to government departments and organizations to implement the classification and grading system. From the angle of corporate compliance, it is also necessary for enterprise to fulfill complex data compliance obligations based on data classification and grading system. In this article, by “separating the wheat from the chaff” from a very complex legal regime, we briefly analyze three fundamental questions.

(1) What is data classification and grading system?

(2) Why to implement the system?

(3) How to implement the system?

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A Big Relief to Telecom Sector

As part of its comprehensive package for the Telecom Sector of the Country, the Government of India has announced 100 % Foreign Direct Investment (“FDI”) under the automatic route in the said sector. To date, investment was allowed in the Telecom Sector up to 49% via automatic route and any investment beyond 49% had to be routed through the government i.e., the approval of the Government was required to be obtained.

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