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Japan Law Firm Awards 2023

Asia Business Law Journal names the top firms in Japan

Philippines top lawyers updates
Corporate counsel associations alliances

Why are the region's corporate counsel associations scrambling to form alliances?

Cayman subscription facilities and ELPs
Asia IP innovation

How Asia is leading the way forward on IP innovation

A comprehensive resource for South Korean companies venturing into overseas investments

Maxwell Chambers


Recognise GCs as advocates and regulate profession, says ACoS

A former Supreme Court justice emphasized the crucial role of general counsel in India's legal landscape at the 7th Annual Meet & International Summit of the ACoS on October 16th.

Nominations open for JILA’s inaugural in-house legal awards

The Japan In-house Lawyers Association (JILA) has officially opened nominations for the inaugural JILA In-house Legal Award to acknowledge the outstanding in-house lawyers and the companies that hire them

ACC Singapore’s annual summer party full house

The ACC Singapore celebrated its annual summer party at Bayswater Kitchen in Keppel Bay, with a full house of members and sponsors

Law students rise to Legal Eagle cybersecurity challenge

Young talent rose to the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA) Legal Eagle Challenge on 29 July for the fourth year

ACC Hong Kong welcomes four new board members

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Hong Kong has welcomed four new additions to its board of directors after an annual general meeting on 17 June

Lawyers and students discuss AI at inaugural SCCA event

The Singapore Corporate Counsel Association’s (SCCA) student chapter has kicked off a new series of events called GenA2Z

THAI-CCA officially launches, joins APCCA at Bangkok event

The Thai Corporate Counsel Association (THAI-CCA) officially launched on 22 June during the inaugural GC Powerlist Thailand 2023 at Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel in Bangkok

ACC survey finds importance of legaltech for general counsel

Most in-house counsel say legal technology is a “must have”, an ACC survey, entitled the 2023 Legal Technology Report for In-house Professionals, found

ACC Australia to host 29th national conference and awards

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Australia to host its 29th In-house Legal National Conference and Awards at the National Convention Centre in Canberra on 29-31 October


Japan Law Firm Awards 2023

Asia Business Law Journal shines a spotlight on the exceptional performance of top law firms in Japan, highlighting their excellence and impact in the legal field

Leaps & bounds

Asia’s intellectual property landscape has experienced a transformative shift in recent years. As innovation surges, it must be protected with efficient strategies

Strength in Numbers

Corporate counsel associations are busy forming alliances in the region to benefit members, but does everyone benefit from strength in numbers?

The Philippines top 100 lawyers 2023

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

Singapore swing

The harmonious blend of common law traditions and bustling commerce is transforming the Lion City into a beacon of legal excellence

Counsel in command

The role of Japanese in-house lawyers has undergone a remarkable shift in recent times, says the president of the Japan In-House Lawyers Association

Expansive counsel

Regional in-house counsel reveal top tips on managing legal teams, networking, and assisting foreign investment

Pursuit of parity

With a South Korean committee for women arbitrators firmly in place, we seek expert views on the way forward for arbitration in the country

Malaysia Law Firm Awards

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


Philippines steps up efforts to promote IP awareness, protection

By Amanda Carlota, Federis & Associates Law Office

Gender-fair language in patent law – ‘they’ over ‘he’ and ‘she’

By Archana Shanker and Priya Singh, Anand and Anand

MCA proposal to reinstate CIRP: A critique

By Misha, Aishwarya Satija and Kritika Poddar, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Hong Kong's crypto property decisionvideo

Treating crypto as property in Hong Kong insolvency regime

By Tang Chong, Helmsman
Cayman Islands' financial security amendments

Cayman Islands: e-KYC, digital ID and remote onboarding

By Gary Smith and Elizabeth Kenny, Loeb Smith Attorneys
BVI fund features and benefits

Key features and benefits of a BVI professional fund

By Elizabeth Kenny and Wendy Au, Loeb Smith Attorneys


Japan anti-bribery enforcement trends

By Kengo Nishigaki, Nobuhiro Matsuo, and Patrick Forman, GI&T Law Office

The gloves are off to keep the nation’s reputation spotless

Philippine e-commerce protections

By Editha R Hechanova, Timothy J David and Allan V. Badillo, Hechanova & Co Inc

The Philippine economy has shifted up a gear as a growing middle class flexes its online buying power

The shifting sands of India’s indirect taxes

By Rajat Bose, Ankita Bhasin and Ankit Sachdeva, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Crackdowns, exemptions, reviews, and payment orders – India’s GST laws are pulling taxpayers in many directions at once

A comparison of Jersey foundations and trusts

By Rachel Yao, Carey Olsen

With the enactment of the Foundations (Jersey) Law 2009, many high-net-worth families in Asia are looking for the best way to protect their long-term financial positions

IP protection in Hong Kong, with infringement case example

By Grace H W Chu, Jasmine C K Wong and Venus W S Man, Fairbairn Catley Low & Kong

Hong Kong maintains a robust, sophisticated and effective system for intellectual property (IP) protection

Taiwan investment strategies for Korean companies

By Jacqueline Fu and Lin Yoting, K&L Gates

Taiwan’s economy has been resilient through the covid-19 pandemic, ranked as the 21st-largest economy in the world by gross domestic product based on the data collected by the International Monetary Fund

AI inspires awe, but needs to instil confidence

By Ban Jiun Ean, Maxwell Chambers

Early adopters of AI technology are creating documents, images, music and videos at an astounding pace, with increasingly high quality, often indistinguishable from human productions

Cayman law’s attraction to Asian investors

By Ann Ng, Sharon Yap and Nick Harrold, Maples Group

Why is the Cayman Islands drawing two-thirds of Japanese investment in overseas funds?

ADR in the United Arab Emirates: proactive dispute management

By Guillaume Hess, Jonathan Sutcliffe and Henry Kim, K&L Gates

Failing to prepare for the eventuality of disputes can cost organisations significant time and money, with the risk that the outcome will not profit any of the parties


A comparison of patent provisions: India v China

What are the major developments in India and China with their evolving patent ecosystems?

A regional comparison of real estate markets

What developments are affecting the property sector in often volatile regional markets?

A regional comparison of arbitration landscapes

The competition for arbitration business is heating up with a host of national developments

A regional comparison of ESG regulations

Growing awareness of the impact of environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards is pushing companies around the globe

A comparison of M&A laws

Asia M&A booms with government incentives and global investor interest. To compete, dealmakers must keep current on trends and regulations

Navigating business opportunities in Thailand

The country’s strong economic performance and regional partnerships have attracted many foreign businesses

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