Asia Pacific

Llinks Client Alert – Cybersecurity, Data & Privacy(November 2020)

I. Legislation
On October 21st , the Standing Committee of National People’s Progress issued the heated debated Draft Personal Information Protection Law for public consultation. The Draft Personal Information Protection Law has 8 chapters, including the general principles, the rules for processing personal information, the rules for cross-border transmissions of personal information, the right of personal information subjects in processing, the obligations of personal information controllers, the department responsible for personal information protection, the legal liabilities and the annex. Read more…

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Regulatory Corporate Compliance from the Department of Business Development: (“DBD”)

The Director-General of the Department of Business Development issued an Announcement dated November 2, 2020, cancelling the previous Announcement of the Department of Business Development from March 4. 2020, regarding measures to cope with the spread of Coronavirus 2019 or COVID 19, which may affect the organization of corporate meetings in 2020. This 2nd of November Announcement will become effective on December 1, 2020, onwards. Read more…

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Llinks Client Alert – Antitrust and Competition (October 2020)

Llinks would like to share our views on the most recent hot topics and legal updates on the Antitrust and Competition with “ Llinks Client Alert – Antitrust and Competition (October 2020) ” Read more…

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A Commentary on the PRC Export Control Law

I. Legislative Background

When the Ministry of Commerce of the Peoples Republic of China (the MOFCOM) solicited comments on the Export Control Law (Draft) in 2017, it pointed out that under the background where major countries and regions in the world have already formulated export control laws, China urgently needs a fundamental law in the field of export control to coordinate administrative regulations and rules in that field then effective…… Read more…

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Early Resolution of Pharmaceutical Patent Disputes

In terms of relationship between patent protections and regulatory approvals for pharmaceutical products, the patent-linkage system, the patent extension rule, and the Bolar exception form a complete suite of rules balancing the interest between innovative pharmaceutical companies and generic pharmaceutical companies.  The Bolar exception was introduced into the PRC Patent Law during the amendment in 2008. However, the patent-linkage system and the patent extension have not been included in the legislative pipeline until recently. Read more…

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Part II – Labour Laws: The Code of Social Security, 2020

Legislation of the 3 (three) long awaited labour codes, namely (a) the Industrial Relations Code Bill, 2020; the Code on Social Security Bill, 2020; and the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code Bill, 2020 by the Parliament of India on September 23, 2020, marks a major milestone in ushering reforms in the labour sector.

In Part I series of our Labour Laws update, we discussed some of the key changes and provisions introduced by the Industrial Relations Code Bill, 2020 (https://www.mondaq.com/article/995216).  Changes introduced through the Code on Social Security Bill, 2020 are discussed herein, in Part II of the Labour Code series.

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Unwinding the ambiguity for FDI in Digital Media Sector

To boost the flagging economy, the Government of India last year announced certain changes to the Foreign Direct Investment Policy (“FDI Policy”) under which investment norms were relaxed in certain sectors. Pursuant to the said announcement, Press Note no. 4 dated September 18, 2019, was released which detailed the amendments to the consolidated FDI Policy concerning coal mining, contract manufacturing and single-brand retail trading. However, one change in the press note which raised questions was the decision to introduce and allow 26% FDI in uploading and streaming of news and current affairs through digital media under the Government approval route.

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Part I – Labour Code 2020

On September 23, 2020, the Parliament of India passed 3 (three) long awaited labour codes, namely (a) the Industrial Relations Code Bill, 2020; the Code on Social Security Bill, 2020; and the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code Bill, 2020. The labour codes subsequently received the Presidential assent on September 29, 2020, marking a major milestone in ushering reforms in the labour sector.

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LexUpdate-October 8, 2020

Delighted to announce the publication by LexisNexis of the 3rd edition of ‘Lissack and Horlick on Bribery and Corruption’. LexCounsel’s Seema Jhingan, Co-founder Partner and Dhruv Manchanda, Principal Associate, have co-authored the “Anti-bribery Laws of India” chapter in the LexisNexis Publication. LexCounsel frequently advises on anti-bribery and anti-corruption issues especially in the corporate governance and defence areas.

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The top 7 changes to Victorian Retail Leasing

As if Victorian retail landlords didn’t have enough to contend with!  Now they must familiarise themselves (and quickly) with the new amendments to the Victorian Retail Leases Act 2003.

Here are the top 7 changes that you need to know right now:

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