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Asia Business Law Journal - July/August 2020

Volume 5, Issue 1

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In this issue

Singapore in-house competition for law students

The Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA) hosted the city-state’s first in-house counsel competition for law students: the SCCA Legal Eagle Challenge

Harbouring ambitions

With the new limited partnership fund legislation Hong Kong is showing its intent to lure asset managers away from their favoured offshore jurisdictions and anchor them in the city
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Australia poll sees cautious optimism on job security pandemic

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Australia published its fifth member flash poll related to the covid-19 pandemic, with results showing in-house counsel in the country are feeling cautiously optimistic that they will not lose their jobs

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ACC moves to digital platforms during pandemic

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) hosted an Asia-Pacific Digital Meeting to highlight the importance of gathering and sharing past experiences while exploring new ways of thinking during the current global uncertainty

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The tough get going

As the year grinds on and the pandemic shows no signs of receding, businesses are now regrouping and finding ways to move on

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Vanquishing viral enemies

Senior in-house counsel share their ideas and practical solutions on fighting cybersecurity and data privacy challenges

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Revisiting data privacy in a pandemic

By Rachelle M Diaz, PJS Law

A comprehensive overview of the five pillars of compliance within the Philippine Data Privacy Act

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Webinar talks GCs through new landscape

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Singapore recently hosted a webinar examining the role of general counsel in managing a covid-19 altered landscape amid unprecedented global economic and political uncertainty

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Managing employment contracts during covid-19

By Martin Luigi G Samson, ACCRALAW

Taking decisive action now may be critical to the survival of  enterprises. Hopefully, the continued existence of businesses will allow them to survive, thrive and take care of employees in the future

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Jumping the patent exam queue in the Philippines

By Ramon Emil T Olea, Federis & Associates

Depending on the technology of the invention sought for protection, it may take three to five years from filing or national-phase entry of the application to the patent being granted

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Indonesia Law Firm Awards 2020

Asia Business Law Journal presents the best law firm in Indonesia for 2020 and four winners each in 22 practice areas

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Emerging trends in patent legislation

Patent laws are fast evolving across the world, and nowhere more so than Asia. Emerging case laws and new legislation are helping shape stronger intellectual property laws for regional players

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Election day fireworks

Renowned legal professor Lawrence Douglas discusses the possibility of a constitutional crisis if Donald Trump should lose the US presidential election, but refuse to go

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Applying red-flag rule to e-commerce platform

By Zhenkun Fu, Corner Stone & Partners

If the facts of an infringement of copyright are as apparent as a fluttering “red flag”, the internet service provider (ISP) concerned cannot turn a blind eye

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The Philippines’ top 100 lawyers

Asia Business Law Journal reveals the Philippines’ top 100 lawyers

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Controlling costs: deletion versus amendment of claims

By Vidisha Garg, Anand and Anand

Patent filings in India have increased from 47,854 patent applications in 2017-18 to 50,667 in 2018-19. Considering India has become such an important jurisdiction, the cost of filing patent applications has become a concern