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Asia Business Law Journal - May/June 2020

Volume 4, Issue 6

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In this issue
trump

High stakes

The months leading up to the US presidential election in November will be crucial for the world, and especially for Asia. Dennis Unkovic explores the cards being dealt in political and legal terms, and warns the stakes could not be higher

general counsels

Charting a new course

As the region feels its way through the fog of the global pandemic, we enlisted some of Asia’s top general counsel for a virtual roundtable to plot a roadmap for recovery

pandemic

Singapore legal departments weigh up pandemic

The Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA) and Dazychain Legal Operations Software jointly published a survey on the impact, challenges and post-pandemic future of in-house legal teams

ACC

Faure to keynote for ACC at APAC virtual event

The Association of Corporate Counsel’s (ACC) virtual Asia-Pacific meeting in late July will feature a keynote speech from author and legal sector innovator Trevor Faure to kick off the event theme of “A New Blueprint: Legal Leadership and Transformation in Uncertain Times”

Bangladesh

Structuring and financing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Bangladesh

The Bangladesh economy continues to grow at an impressive scale, with a GDP growth rate of 8.1%, surpassing that of its neighbouring countries and making it one of Asia’s most remarkable success stories

SCCA embraces digital platforms

Amid the chaos of COVID-19, the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA) has found its footing with the office adjusting to working from home

Bangladesh

Bangladesh: Ready for business

Often overshadowed in such a powerhouse neighbourhood, this populous nation has scripted an unlikely economic success story, creating lucrative opportunities for pioneering foreign investors

Thai law firms

Rising Stars: Thailand law firms

In the first of our new series that identifies movers and shakers making waves in regional legal markets, we showcase Thai law firms on the rise

provisional liquidation

Bermuda leads with ‘soft touch’

By Henry Tucker, Carey Olsen

Earlier regarded as a last resort, soft touch provisional liquidation is today a commonly deployed tool for restructuring offshore companies listed in Hong Kong and Singapore

cook islands trust Private trust companies and the Cook Islands Finance

The Cook Islands solution

This South pacific island country offers convenient, flexible and easy-to-administer options for setting up private trust companies

KICA

KICA hosts webinar on COVID-19 legal issues

The Korea In-house Counsel Association (KICA) has hosted a sponsored webinar on pandemic-related legal issues with White & Case, Kim & Chang, Jipyong and Yulchon participating. Topics discussed included US contract and domestic contract law issues (including force majeure), personnel labour issues related to COVID-19, and in-house data management compliance

confidentiality clubs

The necessity of India’s confidentiality clubs

By Vaishali Mittal and Siddhant Chamola, Anand and Anand

The IP litigation landscape has changed dramatically in the past decade with businesses becoming more technology-driven and technology-dependent than ever before.

japan

Japan’s top 100 lawyers

Asia Business Law Journal reveals the top 100 lawyers practising in Japan

ACC

ACC Australia poll flags in-house ‘burnout’

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Australia published its third member flash poll related to the COVID-19 pandemic, with results showing in-house counsel in the country are feeling considerable strain since the pandemic locked them down

dispute resolution

A comparison of developments in dispute resolution

A close look at the emerging trends in litigation and alternative dispute resolution around Asia