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Maintaining momentum

What will the new government in Philippines mean for businesses?

PCAs and policing authority of Philippine customs

How Japan is keeping its data protection regime sharp

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IN-HOUSE AGENDA

SCCA tables discussion on investing in Germany

The Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA) hosted a panel discussion on “Legal and practical considerations when investing in Germany” on 14 July

IHCF and SIAC ink collaborations

The In-House Counsel Forum (IHCF) of Korea signed an MoU with the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) on 18 July to promote international arbitration as a preferred method of dispute resolution for resolving global disputes

Nominations open for ACC Australia Corporate Lawyer Awards

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is now calling for nominations for the 2022 Australian Corporate Lawyer Awards

GCs, partners share insights at ACoS summit

More than 100 general counsel and partners from leading law firms shared insights at the sixth Annual Meet and International Summit of the Alliance for Corporate Counsel and Company Secretaries (ACoS) India

All-star Aussie line-up set to inspire at ACC 2022 National Conference

After two years of virtual meetings, the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Australia will host prominent inspirational speakers as it brings the community together again in person at the 28th In-house Legal National Conference and Awards in Brisbane

ACC helps GCs to navigate ESG issues

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are increasingly at the forefront of business administration and strategy

KICA resumes mentoring programme for new lawyers

After being suspended for three years, the Korea In-house Counsel Association (KICA) and the Seoul Bar Association co-hosted an in-house counsel mentoring programme on 29 June at the Seoul Bar Association building

SCCA starts new chapter with fresh leaders

The Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA) has named Renita Sophia Crasta and Daniel Choo as co-presidents for 2022-2024, starting from June

ICCA, ICC shed light on arbitration for Indonesian companies

Concerns that Indonesian businesses face in domestic and international arbitration was the focus of a seminar hosted by the Indonesian Corporate Counsel Association (ICCA) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Court of Arbitration

FEATURES

Japan’s top 100 lawyers 2022

Following an extensive nomination process, Asia Business Law Journal unveils its top performers of the country’s legal profession

Data Dojo

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

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?

Indonesia’s Future Legal Leaders

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

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

In her words

Senior women lawyers across Asia describe their journeys to success and share words of wisdom for aspiring juniors in the profession. Vandana Chatlani reports

Indonesia’s top 100 lawyers 2022

After experiencing its first economic contraction in two decades, Indonesia’s strong rebound was interrupted by the spreading delta variant of covid-19 in 2021

Malaysia Law Firm Awards

Asia Business Law Journal names the country’s top law firms

Sri Lanka’s top lawyers

Following an extensive nomination process, Asia Business Law Journal unveils its top performers of the country’s legal profession

CORRESPONDENTS

PCAs and policing authority of Philippine customs

By Rex Wilbert Rivera, ACCRALAW

GIFT City showcases efforts to foster India’s fintech vision

By Anu Tiwari and Pallavi Rao, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Developments in India’s credit card, BNPL regulation

By Anu Tiwari and Pallavi Rao, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Peter Vas

Weighing new security in offshore refinancing and restructuring

By Peter Vas, Loeb Smith Attorneys

Traversing IP regime in time of war and crisis

By Tusha Malhotra and Yamini Jaswal, Anand and Anand in New Delhi
Philippines, US boost collaboration in IP enforcement

Philippines, US boost collaboration in IP enforcement

By Amanda Carlota, Federis & Associates

EXPERT BRIEFINGS

Overview of entry strategies for India market

By Ravi Singhania, Dipak Rao, and Gunjan Gupta, Singhania & Partners

India has become a favoured destination, not only for foreign investment but also for doing business, and enduring foreign exchange management laws freely permit investment in almost all sectors

Debt restructuring in the BVI and Cayman Islands

By Han Wenhao, Harneys

Financial turmoil from the pandemic pushes global companies to restructure their debt cross-border, where advanced regimes in offshore jurisdictions provide viable options

Recent developments in Hong Kong’s arbitration landscapes

By Ng Jern-Fei QC, Danny Tang, and John CK Chan, Temple Chambers

A pro-arbitration approach has solidified Hong Kong’s status as a leading arbitration hub and centre of legal excellence

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

Pressing need for regulating cryptocurrencies

By Abhishek Malhotra and Bagmisikha Puhan, TMT Law Practice

Different approaches to cryptocurrencies across jurisdictions cause disparity in the understanding and classification of digital assets

Metaverse opens quagmire of Indian IP issues

By Manisha Singh, Dheeraj Kapoor, and Simrat Kaur, LexOrbis

Many unforeseen issues that entail comprehensive changes to global law will emerge as the Metaverse unfolds further, with Intellectual Property Law in India front and centre

Taxation era for Indonesia’s digital financial world

By Freddy Karyadi and Anastasia Irawati

The rapid development of crypto-asset trading and transactions in the country has enticed the government to impose a tax on the commodity

Japan outbound investment back on track

By Masako Takahata, Japan In-house Lawyers Association (JILA)

The pandemic has pushed Japan from its reign as the world’s largest investor. As the global recovery rolls out, the country is ready to take back its position through various investments in the infrastructure sector and renewable energy projects

Legal updates for Japanese investors in the Philippines

By Nilo Divina, Ciselie Marie Gamo-Sisayan, and Shiela Esquivel, DivinaLaw

The Philippines and Japan share a long history of economic partnership and co-operation. Japan ranks as a top strategic economic partner and is the Philippines’ top export market and second-biggest import supplier, as well as its second-largest source of foreign direct investments (FDIs)

REGIONAL COMPARISONS

A comparison of data protection laws

Despite the varied and complex socioeconomic and political landscapes, many Asian jurisdictions are taking giant strides in strengthening personal data safeguards

A comparison of M&A regulatory updates

Global M&A activity has climbed sharply since last year, creating opportunities in emerging markets like India and the Philippines, which have relaxed and liberalised their investment policies

A comparison of trademark frameworks

Safeguarding trademarks poses real challenges as the virtual world collides with the real one, but opportunities abound for those who are quick to adapt

A comparison of digital banking regulations

As technology revolutionises the banking sector, brick-and-mortar retail is increasingly becoming obsolete as regulators jump to set new standards for inclusive finance

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