Asia-Pacific: Governments crack down on the use of agency and temporary workers

In the last year, we have seen governments across the Asia-Pacific region tightening their laws and regulations relating to the use of agency (dispatch) and temporary workers. At least in some cases, this is in response to a perceived over-reliance by companies on agency and temporary workers, which has led to allegations of abuse. For … Read more

New Seoul International Dispute Resolution Centre opens in Korea

The new Seoul International Dispute Resolution Centre (IDRC) opened its doors in Korea last month, signalling the rising trend in international arbitration in Asia. Attending the official launch were Herbert Smith Freehills’ disputes partners Tony Dymond, based in Seoul, and Justin D’Agostino, based in Hong Kong and Greater China, both of whom have specialist experience … Read more