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Metaverse opens quagmire of Indian IP issues

Metaverse opens quagmire of Indian IP issues

By Manisha Singh, Dheeraj Kapoor, and Simrat Kaur, LexOrbis
Indonesia's Top 100 Lawyers 2022
Monkey Business

The scandal that rocked the top branch of India's NSE

Russia-Ukraine crisis influences Indian pharma industry Sachin Malik
women lawyers

Women lawyers share their passion for the profession

Singapore Corporate Counsel Association

IN-HOUSE AGENDA

FICL to host its first summit

The Federation of Indian Corporate Lawyers (FICL) will organise its First Corporate Lawyers Summit 2022 on 27 May at Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi, with the theme of “The new normal – challenges and opportunities for the corporate lawyers in the covid era and way forward”

Shining a light on challenges of LEM

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) released the first edition of “An inside look at legal entity management practices”, which showcases a detailed analysis of legal entity management (LEM)

GCAI celebrates first anniversary

The General Counsels’ Association of India (GCAI) celebrated its first anniversary in Mumbai on 9 March 2022 with discussions, cake, cocktails and dinner

ACC HK opens door on pro bono policy

The Association of Corporate Counsel Hong Kong (ACC HK) conducted a webinar on 24 March on the current opportunities for in-house counsel to do pro bono work and the issues they need to consider before starting

LMCP legal seminar keeps counsel in the know

In partnership with the University of the Philippines, the Legal Management Council of the Philippines (LMCP) conducted a mandatory continuing legal education (MCLE) seminar on 11, 12 and 18 February, and 2 March

KICA elects new chairman

The Korea In-house Counsel Association held its annual general meeting on 19 January and elected Kim Sung-Han, head of management office at Golfzon Newdin Holdings, as its new chairman and president

JILA supports energy arbitration forum

Masako Takahata, vice president of the Japan In-House lawyers Association, lent her speaking expertise to the inaugural webinar of the Japan chapter of the Energy Related Arbitration Practitioners

ACC survey crunches key issues for in-house counsel

The 2022 Chief Legal Officers survey conducted by the Association of Corporate Counsel found significant transactions, business-critical and environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are the key focuses

In-house counsel month ‒ a new concept

ACC Australia continues to innovate in its programming by replacing individual in-house counsel days with a new concept: the in-house counsel month

FEATURES

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

New horizons

By George W Russell

As Asia-Pacific companies increasingly look abroad for fresh opportunities, law firms are expanding their footprints in response. George W Russell discovers that the region’s legal businesses are crossing borders through a range of strategies, from direct ownership to network affiliations

Taiwan’s top 100 lawyers 2022

Asia Business Law Journal presents its A-List of the top 100 lawyers practising in Taiwan. The list is based on extensive research conducted and nominations received from in-house counsel in Taiwan and elsewhere, as well as Taiwan-focused partners at international law firms based outside the jurisdiction

Outside the box

As general counsel in the west demand greater diversity and inclusion from their legal advisers, law firms in Asia must step up to the plate. But just how committed is the region’s legal profession to delivering such change?

The A-List: Top offshore lawyers 2022

Offshore financial centres worldwide have made relentless efforts to attract foreign business, and outward-looking Asian companies have responded to this demand by setting up overseas entities. However, finding the right legal team is daunting

Thailand Law Firm Awards 2022

Recovering global demand is softening the impact of the pandemic on Thailand. While travel restrictions continue taking a heavy toll on the tourism sector, a major contributor to the economy, the country has rolled out an extensive and comprehensive package to kick-start a rebound.

War of attrition

As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, the international legal community has condemned not just with words, but by boycotting Russian business and transactions

CORRESPONDENTS

First-to-file takes centre stage in Philippines

By Mila Federis, Federis & Associates

End of the road for public utility vehicles in Philippines?

By Mervin Kenneth C Ignacio, ACCRALAW

Regional developments in CBDCs and implications for India

By Anu Tiwari and Arjun Goswami, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Russia-Ukraine crisis influences Indian pharma industry Sachin Malik

Russia-Ukraine crisis influences Indian pharma industry

By Sachin Malik, Anand and Anand
Choosing between BVI and Cayman for going offshore Peter Vas

Choosing between BVI and Cayman for going offshore

By Peter Vas, Loeb Smith Attorneys

Impact of NCLAT judgment on development financial institutions

By Soummo Biswas and Shivani Sinha, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.

EXPERT BRIEFINGS

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)

Duties of a company’s ‘responsible person’ in Taiwan

By Lee Li-pu, Chen Chiu-Hua, and Pan Yi-Chun, Formosan Brothers

Foreign companies establishing a subsidiary in Taiwan or becoming major shareholders of a Taiwanese company need to appoint personnel to serve on the management board

Investment strategies in Vietnam for foreign businesses

By Anh Dang, Vietnam International Law Firm (VILAF)

Vietnam has long been an attractive investment destination for foreign investors, thanks to its strategic location, socio-political stability and low-cost yet skilful labour force

Practice and developments for investing in Taiwan

By Alex Jih-Ching Yeh and Mark J Harty, LCS & Partners

Since 2019, the world has faced major challenges from the pandemic and increasing global conflict and competition among superpowers

IP protection in India for Japanese businesses

By Joginder Singh and Rajeev Kumar, LexOrbis

India is the second-largest country in the world by population, the world’s largest democracy, and the largest English-speaking nation in the world

REGIONAL COMPARISONS

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

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