Posts Tagged: legal

The fate of Singapore Inc in 2014

Launching a startup in Singapore? 4 things you need to know

Here's a look at the process behind incorporating a company, getting investments, protecting your IP, and securing your customer's privacy.

  • August 11, 2014
  • at 9:01 am
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5 arguments for foreign startups in China to register in Hong Kong

Besides a joint venture, other options include the Cayman Islands, Singapore, and other tax havens, but all have larger barriers to entry.

  • June 17, 2014
  • at 4:38 pm
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Mt. Gox gives up on plan to revive bitcoin exchange, files for liquidation

Mt. Gox gives up on plan to revive bitcoin exchange, files for liquidation: report

The troubled Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange was hoping to revive and restart business. But all that ends today with Mt. Gox filing for liquidation...

  • April 16, 2014
  • at 2:14 pm
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bitcoin in japan

Japan rules on bitcoin, says it’s not a currency

Prompted by the turmoil surrounding the Tokyo-based Mt. Gox Bitcoin exchange, Japan’s government has finally spoken out on the crypto-...

  • March 7, 2014
  • at 2:34 pm
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Nokia India tax dispute

Nokia offers $369 million to resolve Indian tax tussle that could scupper Microsoft buy-out

Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) offer to acquire Nokia’s (HEL:NOK1V; NYSE:NOK) phone business set off a major tax dispute in India. Wi...

  • December 10, 2013
  • at 10:56 am
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New laws to watch out for if you’re running a tech company in Southeast Asia

Updated: 16 August Southeast Asia has diverse markets and legal jurisdictions. So, if you’re running an internet company in the region...

  • August 6, 2013
  • at 9:05 pm
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Qihoo loses Tencent lawsuit

Qihoo Loses Tencent Lawsuit (Again), Must Pay Fine and Show Frontpage Apology (Again)

A web-based battle between two Chinese internet giants that dates back to 2010 is finally being put to rest today. Sort of. The Guangdong Hi...

  • April 25, 2013
  • at 4:11 pm
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How to safeguard confidential information about your company

By Huifen Zheng, legal counsel. All views expressed here are strictly in her personal capacity. A company’s confidential information f...

  • April 12, 2013
  • at 8:21 am
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LawPath lets companies subscribe to legal services at low cost

While legal advice is necessary for companies, it is expensive. To tackle this, a new service called LawPath has been started in Australia t...

  • February 18, 2013
  • at 9:56 am
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China seeks record $42 million fine in prosecution of online video piracy app

China seeks record $42 million fine in prosecution of online video piracy app

Authorities in China are seeking to impose a fine of nearly $42 million on this renegade app. That would make it China’s biggest piracy-re...

  • June 17, 2014
  • at 5:29 pm
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China closes movie piracy sites

Chinese police raid offices of notorious video piracy app (UPDATE)

Police in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen performed a raid this morning on the offices of one of China’s most notorious video piracy...

  • April 22, 2014
  • at 8:23 pm
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Philippines Cybercrime Law - who does it really protect?

Philippines Cybercrime Law: who does it really protect?

It’s been over a month since the Philippines Supreme Court signed the Cybercrime Prevention Act into law. For many people who feel that th...

  • March 21, 2014
  • at 2:23 pm
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China ecommerce

New regulations force China’s e-stores to offer hassle-free, 7-day product returns

All e-commerce sites operating in China must soon offer hassle-free seven-day product returns to their customers. This new regulation from C...

  • February 18, 2014
  • at 2:16 pm
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Singapore startups, use these open-source investment templates, save yourselves from grief

As mentors at Singapore-based accelerator JFDI, lawyer Huifen Zheng and angel investor Bernard Leong noticed a trend: While startups and ang...

  • November 5, 2013
  • at 9:23 am
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Qihoo Baidu lawsuit apology

Very Very Sorry: Qihoo Loses Second Lawsuit This Week, This Time to Search Engine Rival Baidu

Chinese web company Qihoo has lost its second lawsuit and legal tussle this week. This time, Qihoo (NYSE:QIHU) was up against search engine ...

  • April 27, 2013
  • at 4:55 pm
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Why companies shouldn’t use someone else’s terms of service as their own

All of you would have heard of the furore over the change in Instagram’s terms of use last December, and many pixels have been burnt o...

  • April 22, 2013
  • at 1:10 pm
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Illegal E-Commerce: Buying Guns Online in China is Apparently Pretty Easy

Like many of our readers, I was intrigued by my colleague Enricko’s recent post on an Indonesian e-commerce site selling guns online. ...

  • February 26, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Xiaomi Box on sale soon

New Partnership Means Xiaomi Box No Longer Banned, Sales in 3 Cities Starting Soon

On Friday evening we suggested that the Apple TV-esque Xiaomi Box had risen from the dead after being given regulatory approval. And that...

  • January 28, 2013
  • at 7:23 pm
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