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As the pandemic alert has been raised to Level 3, companies have upgraded their pandemic countermeasures. Many companies have implemented work-from-home or a remote work plan in response to the pandemic to reduce the potential impact caused by COVID-19 and to ensure continuity of business operations.
One of the critical issues for work-from-home arrangement is how to keep an employee attendance record. According to the latest ruling issued by the Ministry of Labor, companies may follow the ‘Guiding Principles for Employees Work Time Away from the Business Premises’ to determine the working hours and maintain attendance records.

Continuing our series of video chats on the Future of Disputes in Asia Pacific, we take a look at C&I trends and developments across the region. Mini vandePol, head of the Firm’s Asia Pacific Compliance & Investigations Group, and Georgie Farrant, head of Australia’s Dispute Resolution team, talk about global C&I trends that impact clients operating in Asia Pacific such as ESG, economic sanctions, anti-bribery/corruption developments and compliance programs.

In the first episode, Nandakumar Ponniya, chair of the Asia Pacific Dispute Resolution Group, Cynthia Tang, head of the Hong Kong Dispute Resolution team, and Yoshiaki Muto, head of Tokyo’s Dispute Resolution team, discuss developments in commercial litigation around four key areas: (1) technology, (2) mediation, (3) international commercial courts, and (4) class actions in Asia Pacific.

Since the ICO boom in 2017, governments around the world began settling on different approaches to regulating the crypto industry. Many legislatures and regulators proactively drafted new laws, regulations, guidance and frameworks for the crypto industry. Others used investigatory authorities and enforcement actions to regulate the industry. We expect that…

The Premier must propose four new commissioners by the 31 October 2020 for the Legislative Yuan’s approval. The TFTC has been investigating an alleged price-fixing cartel in the non-life insurance industry that has been facilitated by a commercial fire insurance rate table from the Non-life Insurance Association. 

This update was published on 16 October 2020 as part of our quarterly newsletter, Asia Pacific Competition Highlights. Click here to access the full report, which covers the most notable antitrust developments across 11 Asia Pacific jurisdictions.