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Grandway advises ExPace in RMB1.6B fundraising
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Grandway advises ExPace in RMB1.6B fundraising

Grandway Law Offices advised Chinese rocket maker ExPace on its RMB1.6 billion (USD239 million) series B financing

Mega Genomics raises HKD215.3m on debut
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Mega Genomics raises HKD215.3m on debut

China’s largest consumer genetic testing platform Mega Genomics raised HKD215.3 million (USD27.6 million) from its IPO on the HKEX

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Business law digest

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority announced the Mandatory Reference Checking Scheme and its implementing guidelines, which aim to tackle the “rolling bad apples” problem, a term referring to people who commit misconduct at a financial institution but can get a new job without disclosing it

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Data Dojo

Data protection laws are evolving rapidly as the world becomes more digitalised, and Japan is working hard to keep its sword sharp

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East & Concord advises in tumour-therapy licence win

China’s first commercial-use licensing of boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) saw East & Concord Partners advising

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William & Hendrik and Siregar & Djojonegoro merge

Two Indonesian law firms William & Hendrik and Siregar & Djojonegoro have merged into William Hendrik & Siregar Djojonegoro (WH&SD)

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Maintaining momentum

Massive infrastructure development and liberalisation of overseas investment have boosted the Philippines’ competitiveness, but the pandemic has changed everything. What will a newly elected government mean for business-related legal reform?

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Global IP specialist Peat joins Ogier

Ogier has strengthened its IP prowess with the hire of global IP expert Sophie Peat as partner

CO-PUBLISHED FEATURES

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New ASCI code prohibits stereotypes and prejudice

By Ashima Obhan and Anubhav Chakravorty, Obhan & Associates
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Ethical challenges in the internet of bodies

By Bagmisikha Puhan and Siddhant Gupta, TMT Law Practice
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Private equity investment in P2P solar trading

By Vandana Pai and Subham Chatterjee, Bharucha & Partners
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Sale to self of pledged securities not legal

By Karthik Somasundram and Khyati Mehrotra, Bharucha & Partners

MARKET PULSE

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Jingtian & Gongcheng ups talent in Shanghai, HK

Jingtian & Gongcheng has hired Arthur Tsang as a partner in its Shanghai office and Kelvan Cheung as a partner in Hong Kong

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Allen & Gledhill brings Phuong home to Vietnam

Phuong Tran has joined Allen & Gledhill as a partner in Ho Chi Minh City

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Nidumuri leaves Indus to take CAM’s southern dispute reins

Lomesh Kiran Nidumuri has joined Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas & Co as a disputes-practice partner

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Argus hires five partners from Algo Legal

The five have brought along their teams, comprising 35 lawyers in total

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Rampal made equity partner at Anand & Anand

IP specialist Anand & Anand has promoted Twinky Rampal to equity partner with Gitika Suri, Ritika Ahuja and Udita Patro becoming salaried partners

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Energy expert joins Nishimura & Asahi

Japanese law firm Nishimura & Asahi has hired energy and natural resources specialist Alexander Woody as a partner in Tokyo

CORRESPONDENTS

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Telecom foreign funding reform and its capital market impact

By Zhang Dan, AnJie & BB Law Firm
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Avoiding traps in unlawful medical cosmetology services

By Xue Zheng and Cao Hui, DOCVIT Law Firm
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Comparing e-commerce platform terms in mainland, HK

By Philip Kwok, LC Lawyers
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Notes for debtors filing for bankruptcy protection

By Wang Zhenxiang, Jingtian & Gongcheng
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Joining finances of one-person company and its shareholder

By Xiong Gang, Zhilin Law Firm
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False gold transaction invoices – prevention and compliance

By Jeffrey Quan, Peng Jing, and Wu Zhenyu, ETR Law Firm
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Risk and compliance in layoffs at internet companies

By Shaw Zhao and He Yanling, Jingtian & Gongcheng
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Non-causality and causality of commercial acceptance bills

By Zhao Dongxu, Leaqual Law Firm
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Latest judicial practice with horizontal monopoly agreements

By Ryan Fang and Simon Shi, Jingtian & Gongcheng
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Inheritance by listco shareholders through trusts

By Meng Wenxiang, Shu Weijia, and Hu Bingzhi, Grandway Law Offices
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Emergence of risk disposal trustee service trusts

By Long Haitao and Wu Yang, Merits & Tree Law Offices
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Philippines, US boost collaboration in IP enforcement

By Amanda Carlota, Federis & Associates

CO-PUBLISHED FEATURES

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Bermuda perspectives on global tax initiatives

By Ashley Fife, Carey Olsen

The world has witnessed some major changes to tax laws and reporting requirements, but governments need to ensure their tax systems are simple, fair and reliable

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PCAs and policing authority of Philippine customs

By Rex Wilbert Rivera, ACCRALAW
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Traversing IP regime in time of war and crisis

By Tusha Malhotra and Yamini Jaswal, Anand and Anand in New Delhi
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Challenges resolving insolvencies of personal guarantors under IBC

By Saurav Panda and Ahkam Khan, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
CHINA LEXICON

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Monkey Business
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Monkey Business

India’s NSE scandal comprising a mysterious Himalayan yogi, a “group operating officer” who had never worked in the securities market, and a board that looked the other way shows that it takes only a few key individuals to tarnish even a hallowed institution

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Indonesia’s Future Legal Leaders

Asia Business Law Journal identifies 50 up-and-coming lawyers in Indonesia who are poised for further success

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Watching the watchers

New roles of intermediaries place them under the microscope of capital market regulation

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In-house specialty

Top in-house counsel and external lawyers were quizzed to determine what skillsets are behind their successes in two very different legal roles

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Ethics for AI

Tao Fuwu, Chief Legal Officer of Coudwalk Group, one of the “four AI dragons in china”, shares his views on current legal and compliance requirements on AI ethics

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Crystal gazing into the future of competition and digital markets

By Atmaja Tripathy, TMT Law Practice
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What does it take to be a top lawyer?

Our A-List lawyers share strategies for success

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Compliance with regulations on ensuring SME payments

By Jason Chan and Zhou Zizhao, Anjie Law Firm

MOST READ

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In-house Counsel Awards revealed

After months of intensive surveys, we reveal the winners of our In-house Counsel Awards 2021-22

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Vote now for the Philippines’ top lawyers

Asia Business Law Journal is seeking the help of in-house counsel and lawyers at international law firms to identify the top 100 private practice lawyers in the Philippines

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China Business Law Awards 2022

China Business Law Journal reveals the law firms that have excelled in the past year

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Vote now for Malaysia’s top lawyers

Asia Business Law Journal is seeking the help of in-house counsel and lawyers at international law firms to identify the top 100 private practice lawyers in Malaysia

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Phuoc & Partners eyes talent, tech as it moves HQ

Vietnam law firm Phuoc & Partners has moved its head office in Ho Chi Minh City to Dreamplex Thao Dien, 42 Ngo Quang Huy Street, Thao Dien Ward, not far from where its previous headquarters was located

IN-HOUSE AGENDA

FICL releases code of ethics at corporate summit, Ashok Sharma, SB Mitra, Lalit Bhasin, PK Malhotra
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FICL releases code of ethics at corporate summit

The Federation of Indian Corporate Lawyers (FICL) held its First Corporate Lawyers Summit

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KICA moves office

The Korea In-house Counsel Association (KICA) has moved into a new office in Seoul at 5 Yeongdong-daero 141-gil, Gangnam-gu, from its previous address at the Lawyers’ Education and Culture Centre

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SCCA, Law Society hold women’s networking event

Welcoming a “post-pandemic” re-opening, the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA)’s Women Chapter kicked off an in-person networking event on 17 May to catch up with fellow women lawyers from the Law Society of Singapore's Women in Practice Committee

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GCAI launches postgrad diploma in arbitration

A one-year Postgraduate Diploma on Arbitration and Mediation course has been launched at Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU) Mumbai backed by the General Counsels’ Association of India

CHINA LEXICON

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Kung fu fighting in law?

Various parallels can be suggested between Wing Chun practitioners and barristers in common law jurisdictions.

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Regulating crypto assets

The past decade has seen extraordinary growth in technological innovation

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Protecting consumer financial well-being

By Andrew Godwin

This Lexicon column explores an increasingly important aspect of financial consumer protection – the concept of financial well-being – and the question of whether it should be reflected in regulation

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