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July 31, 2019
Amicus Curiae

The POGO Problem: Harmonizing Immigration, Gaming, and Gambling

It is highly illegal to gamble in China save for a few state-run lotteries. To avoid this prohibition, gambling companies operate offshore so that they may continue catering to Chinese nationals who play casino and e-games online

July 24, 2019
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What Makes A Contract Valid?

I have conducted a few lectures on Obligations and Contracts, in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry, to businesspeople with startups. I noticed that one of the most common misconceptions is that “contracts must always be in writing, otherwise there is no contract to speak of.”

July 23, 2019
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Promoting Corporate Governance under the Revised Corporation Code — 2

Second of three parts–Under Sec 13, there is no more minimum number of directors or trustees. This has given rise to a frequently asked question — Does this removal now allow one-director boards for corporations other than one person corporations? And, is a one-trustee board likewise possible in a non-stock corporation?

July 17, 2019
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Amending the Public Service Law: Distinguishing Public Utilities from Public Services

Senate Bill No. 1441 seeks to amend the Public Service Act to differentiate a “public service” from a “public utility,” thereby lifting the nationality restriction on the areas of power generation and supply, transportation, broadcasting, and telecommunication, among others.

July 16, 2019
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Promoting Corporate Governance Under the Revised Corporation Code

This is an abridged version of the talk I recently gave to the MAP Corporate Governance Committee officers and members on the Revised Corporation Code which was enacted into law on Feb. 20, 2019.

July 10, 2019
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Being in the Internet Spotlight and Intellectual Property Rights

For quite a number of us, a significant chunk of the things we learn comes from the internet. The internet will likely have information that will satisfy an individual’s intellectual desires. A popular source of information are online video blogs or vlogs.