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Hai Rui opens Hangzhou office
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Hai Rui opens in Hangzhou to boost Yangtze River Delta business

Hai Run Law Firm has opened a new office in Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province, to boost its business in the Yangtze River Delta area, increasing its China footprint to 10 branches

Ashurst hires Lance Jiang
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Ashurst hires partner to expand restructuring practice in Hong Kong

Ashurst has hired former Addleshaw Goddard partner Lance Jiang to expand its restructuring and insolvency team in Hong Kong

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Hundreds of ZICO lawyers to join KPMG creating legal network

More than 275 lawyers at ZICO Law, a group of independent local firms with a presence in 18 Southeast Asian cities, are set to join KPMG to create one of the largest legal regional networks

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Cyril Amarchand’s Gauri Rasgotra to open boutique Delhi law firm

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) partner and Delhi deputy head Gauri Rasgotra will launch her independent boutique law firm early next year and is currently serving her notice period till January

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Kim & Chang sets up second Vietnam office in Hanoi

Korean firm Kim & Chang has announced a plan to open its second Vietnam office in Hanoi, four years after establishing its presence in the country in 2018 in Ho Chi Minh City

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Allen & Overy changes leadership in Vietnam

Allen & Overy appointed capital markets lawyer Tina LeDinh as the managing partner of the firm’s Vietnamese offices, succeeding Adam Moncrieff, and will be based in Ho Chi Minh City

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Invitation to participate in ABLJ’s law firms survey 2022

Asia Business Law Journal is conducting an important survey of law firms across Asia to assess the state of play in Asia's legal markets

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India’s FICL, Singapore’s SIAC in arbitration collaboration

The FICL signed a MoU with the SIAC on 26 November to promote international arbitration as a preferred method for resolving global disputes

CO-PUBLISHED FEATURES

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Saudi Arabia promotes investment with new Companies Law

By Wang Jihong and Zhao Huiqi, Zhong Lun Law Firm 
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When marriages fail, validity of family trusts can be tested

By Ouyang Fangfei and Zheng Chunjie, Merits & Tree Law Offices
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Tackling conflicts of interest in commercial building renovation

By Yang Fan and Wu Hao, Leaqual Law Firm
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International arbitration procedures and key points

By Jiang Hong and Gong Yiduo, TianTong Law Firm

MARKET PULSE

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Joint-Win sets up third branch to boost Jiangsu services

Shanghai-headquartered Joint-Win Partners has launched the law firm’s sixth branch in Nantong city, Jiangsu, adding to two offices in the same province, two in Zhejiang province and one in Vietnam

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China Commercial opens office to tap Quanzhou market

China Commercial Law Firm has opened an office in Quanzhou, Fujian province, to explore the legal needs of local private enterprises and beef up its cross-border services, managing partner Gao Shu said

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Ashurst establishes joint venture with HwaHyun in Korea

Ashurst and law firm HwaHyun has established a joint venture, which secured the Ministry of Justice’s approval on 29 November 2022, to expand its outbound Korean practice

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Han Kun associate law firm merges with Hong Kong branch

Miao & Co, an associate law firm with Han Kun Law Offices, has merged with Han Kun’s Hong Kong branch

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GEN hires two partners to boost IP, disputes resolution practices

GEN Law Firm has added two partners James Ma and Charles Zhao to strengthen its intellectual property (IP) and disputes resolution practices

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AnJie Broad strengthens dispute resolution practice in Shanghai

AnJie Broad Law Firm hires partner Sun Xumin, who practised at King & Wood Mallesons and Grandall Law Firm, to join the Shanghai office

CORRESPONDENTS

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Addressing the inequities of equal equity

By Wang Feng and Yang Jingni, DOCVIT Law Firm 
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Legal essentials related to bonus payments

By Shaw Zhao and He Yanling, Jingtian & Gongcheng
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Risk disposal, market exit of group finance companies

By Wang Zhenxiang, Jingtian & Gongcheng
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Applying legal analysis and logic in IP strategies

By Frank Liu, Shanghai Pacific Legal
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How TM owners can flexibly use administrative protection

By Chen Jian and Hu Xiaoxia, Wan Rui Law Firm
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Tips for compliance management of central SOEs

By Wei Jie, Tiantai Law Firm
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Invalidation of ‘minimum income for private placements’ on BSE

By Sun Junxia, Zhilin Law Firm
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ADB case shows how to prevent and respond to IFI sanctions

By Wang Jihong and Xu Yibai, Zhong Lun Law Firm
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Can official letter serve as basis for imposing penalty?

By Xie Yang, Zhilin Law Firm 
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Timing is everything when implementing IP strategy

By Frank Liu, Shanghai Pacific Legal
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TM case shows how to choose best rights defence measures

By Amy Min, Sanyou Intellectual Property Agency
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Defining ‘bona fide holder’ in commercial factoring, bill recourse

By Zhao Dongxu, Leaqual Law Firm

CO-PUBLISHED FEATURES

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An update of NFT law developments

The past year saw crypto art break through to the mainstream, and many lawsuits involving non-fungible tokens making headlines. How are the region’s regulators responding?

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A comparison of tax laws

Policymakers in the region are working to strike a balance between promoting economic development and raising revenue. Companies need to take a bird’s-eye view of the implications for their businesses

IBLJ

Time for pre-grant opposition process review

By Archana Shanker, Anand & Anand
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Settling cross-border commercial disputes in Singapore

By Una Khng, Helmsman in Singapore

Connectivity, an efficient legal system and a plethora of choice are making Singapore increasingly popular for resolving international disputes

CHINA LEXICON

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Keymasters

As the world acknowledges the real threat of global recession, where and how a company should invest has never been more challenging

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Thailand’s top 100 lawyers 2022

The A-List is based on extensive research conducted and nominations received from in-house counsel based in Thailand and elsewhere, as well as Thailand-focused partners at international law firms

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Damage controls

After months of clamping down and chaos, South Korea is taking a hard look at how to create a safe space for cryptocurrency to flourish while safeguarding investors

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Keymasters

The June report expected global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows in 2022 to move on a downward trajectory or remain flat at best, while signaling an increasing trend in FDI screening among developed countries

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Surviving the deluge

George W Russell asks legal experts how clients can draw on experience from damage control practice around the globe

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Why equity family trusts require proper due diligence

By Ouyang Fangfei and Zhou Lu, Merits & Tree Law Offices
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Korea’s top 100 lawyers 2022 

Asia Business Law Journal reveals the top 100 lawyers practising in South Korea

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Moving on up

HKIAC’s new head has plans to enhance Hong Kong’s reputation as a leading dispute-resolution hub

MOST READ

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2023 CBLJ In-house Counsel Awards nomination

China Business Law Journal is conducting extensive research for the 2023 CBLJ In-house Counsel Awards. The deadline for making nominations is 16 December 2022 (Friday)

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Partial resolution under CIRP in India is on right track

By Veena Sivaramakrishnan and Apeksha , Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
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Creating capacity for India’s decarbonisation agenda

By Ramanuj Kumar, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
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Grey Matter Legal founders, Luthra partner launch new firm Aretha

Grey Matter Legal founding partners Ray Vikram Nath and Prashant Kumar, along with Luthra and Luthra Law Offices partner Nitin Gera have launched Aretha Legal

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Are you available?

Under China’s new data regulatory framework, how should companies use publicly available personal information in a compliant manner?

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Fair & square

In-house lawyers can provide valuable guidance in compliance matters if brought in at the right time

IN-HOUSE AGENDA

SCCA webinar explores tech trends
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SCCA webinar explores legal operations and tech trends

More than 100 people attended a Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA) webinar on how legal departments can navigate the increasing exposure to risks and complex global matters on a stretched budget

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Former Ukrainian press secretary shares stories at ACC’s 2022 Annual Meeting

The Las Vegas conference on 23-26 October marked the first time in nearly three years since the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) hosted its in-person annual meeting, attracting more than 2,700 attendees from around the world.

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ACC Australia’s podcast success leads to premier of season 3

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Australia has begun the third season of its successful podcast called “In-house Insiders”, which shares the most interesting stories of in-house legal professionals

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ACC report finds increasing role for CLOs in cybersecurity

Company chief legal officer’s (CLO) roles and responsibilities are expanding with growth seen in cybersecurity strategy and oversight, says a report released by the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Foundation.

CHINA LEXICON

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Banking on effective mandates

This column discusses the role of central banks and why it is important for them to have clear mandates

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Insider trading

This column discusses recent empirical research published by the author and Dr Zhang Yang of Wuhan University School of Law on insider trading administrative enforcement by the CSRC for the two decades between 1999 and 2019

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Mining rights

The process of mining minerals and using minerals to produce commodities is an important industry in many countries

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