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ATMD Bird & Bird Expands Corporate Practice with Addition of New Partner

March 2012. Pressemitteilungen von ATMD Bird & Bird LLP (siehe Liste).

SINGAPORE, 23 March 2012 - Singapore law firm ATMD Bird & Bird LLP is delighted to announce the arrival of Marcus Chow as partner in its Corporate/Commercial practice group.

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ATMD Bird & Bird expands intellectual property practice with addition of new partner

February 2012. Pressemitteilungen von ATMD Bird & Bird LLP (siehe Liste).

Singapore law firm ATMD Bird & Bird is pleased to announce the arrival of Lorraine Anne Tay as a partner in its Intellectual Property & Technology Group. She joins the firm from another well established international firm, where she headed the trade mark registration practice.

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SNR Denton Opening In Hong Kong

January 2011. Pressemitteilungen von SNR Denton (siehe Liste).

NEW YORK, LONDON, January 4, 2011

The Board of SNR Denton Group (a Swiss Verein) announced today that it will add a new member firm in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong office, formerly affiliated with Hammonds LLP, will become associated with SNR Denton upon regulatory approval, and will include 20 professionals, including six partners. The office will initially be known as Brandt Chan & Partners.

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SNR Denton Advises Thames Water on Outsourcing of its Metering Services in Landmark Ten-Year Deal

January 2011. Pressemitteilungen von SNR Denton (siehe Liste).

SNR Denton announced today that partner Nick Graham led the SNR Denton team that advised Thames Water, Britain's largest water and wastewater company, on a ten-year outsourcing deal of all its metering services to Vennsys Limited, a consortium lead by Veolia Water UK.

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SNR Denton Advises Lucara Diamond on Share-for-Share Takeover of African Diamonds plc

January 2011. Pressemitteilungen von SNR Denton (siehe Liste).

SNR Denton has advised Lucara Diamond Corp. ("Lucara") on its successful share-for-share takeover of African Diamonds plc ("AFD"), a U.K. company whose securities were traded on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange.  The acquisition was carried out by way of an English court-approved cancellation scheme of arrangement involving a conditional three-cornered demerger.SNR Denton Advises Lucara Diamond on Share-for-Share Takeover of African Diamonds plc

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SNR Denton Tops Client Satisfaction Report

January 2011. Pressemitteilungen von SNR Denton (siehe Liste).

Clients ranked SNR Denton first among the top 20 UK law firms by clients for cost and billing practices. The research was published on December 2 in the Legal Week Intelligence’s seventh annual Client Satisfaction Report.

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ATMD Bird & Bird appoints Sundareswara Sharma as Head of Tax in Singapore

October 2010. Pressemitteilungen von ATMD Bird & Bird LLP (siehe Liste).

ATMD Bird & Bird has appointed Sundareswara Sharma as partner and Head of Tax in the Singapore office. In addition to being part of the firm’s International Tax Group, Sharma will also be active across the firm’s Corporate and Commercial Groups.

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  • China Drug Registration Regulation - Public consultation on amendment closes - March 2014

    In February 2014, the China Food and Drug Administration (“CFDA”) invited second-round comments from the public regarding proposed amendments to the China Drug Registration Regulations (“DRR”). One of the proposed amendments touches upon patent protection for drugs in China.
  • Revised NDRC Measures for Approval and Filing of Outbound Investment Projects - April 2014

    The National Development and Reform Commission ( NDRC ) released a new set of Management Measures for Approval and Filing of Outbound Investment Projects ( 境外投资项目核准和备案管理办法) ( New Measures ) on 8 April 2014. The New Measures take effect on 8 May 2014 and will replace the Interim Management Measures for Approval of Outbound Investment Projects ( 境外投资项目核准暂行管理办法) ( Original Measures ) which have been in force since 9 October 2004.
  • Insurance Update - CIRC Issues Insurance M&A Measures: What are the impacts and applications?

    On 21 March 2014, CIRC issued the Administrative Measures on the Acquisition and Merger of Insurance Companies (the Insurance M&A Measures ) which will take effect from 1 June 2014. The Insurance M&A Measures apply to M&A activities whereby an insurance company is the target for a merger or acquisition. The target insurance company could be either a domestic or a foreign invested insurer. However, the Insurance M&A Measures will not apply to any equity investment by insurance companies in non-insurance companies in China or in overseas insurance companies.
  • China issues new rules to regulate medical devices - May 2014

    The Regulations on Supervision and Administration of Medical Devices (in Chinese《医疗器械监督管理条例》, State Council Order No. 650) (the Medical Device Regulations) were amended by China's State Council on 31 March 2014 and will come into effect on 1 June 2014. This is the first amendment in more than a decade since the Medical Device Regulations were first promulgated in 2000, even though the amendment was initiated eight years ago in 2006. The 2014 amendment unveils reforms on the regulatory regime for medical devices market in China from various aspects.
  • Hong Kong: The evolving role of independent non-executive directors - May 2014

     In a recent speech given by Mr. Carlson Tong, Chairman of the Securities and Futures Commission, Mr. Tong pointed out that companies can improve corporate governance by attaching higher importance to the role of their board of directors as an internal gatekeeper. Mr. Tong said that this can be done more easily by having effective independent non-executive directors (INEDs) on the board.
  • Walking a fine line in China:Distinguishing between legitimate commercial deals and commercial bribe

    China in the 21st century exemplifies an atmosphere of great opportunity and intense competition. Against this backdrop, it has become increasingly common for businesses to adopt a variety of practices in order to make their products and services competitive. Such practices may include paying middle-men to promote sales and giving incentives to buyers directly. However, whilst revenue spikes are undoubtedly welcome, businesses should bear in mind the potential backlash arising out of these commercial arrangements. The risk that such arrangements may not comply with anti-bribery and corruption laws and therefore cause business significant damage in the long term should not be underestimated.
  • Competition law developments in East Asia - May 2014

    Authorities in Hong Kong have taken further steps in their deliberate approach to enforcing the Competition Ordinance. A little over a year after it was appointed, the Competition Commission released a report in which it provides a brief introduction to the Ordinance as well as a roadmap leading to its full entry into force. The report also explains how the Commission will prioritise its enforcement activities, and identifies the guidelines, policies and compliance tools which it plans to release before the Ordinance is enforced. Currently only some of the institutional provisions of the Ordinance are effective, allowing the Commission and the Competition Tribunal to prepare for enforcement.
  • Rise of the private healthcare sector - July 2014

    As of 2013, China had 9,800 private hospitals, representing almost half of the total number of hospitals in the country 1 . However, private hospitals still severely lag behind their public peers due to low utilisation, talent shortages and incomplete social insurance coverage. As part of China's ongoing healthcare reform initiatives, the Chinese government has set a goal to increase the share of patients treated by private hospitals to 20% by the end of 2015 2 .
  • Walking a Tightrope in Singapore - July 2014

    The world has no borders and distance is negligible for the technologically savvy criminal. Individuals with illicit funds to launder or terrorist activities to finance can, with the latest technology, transfer high volumes of money around the globe almost instantaneously and seek to conceal the origin or the destination of the funds.
  • Indonesia banking bill: proposed restrictions on foreign investment - July 2014

    Indonesia's House of Representatives is currently considering a new draft banking bill (the Banking Bill ) which, if passed into law in its current form, will: