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

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IN-HOUSE AGENDA

FICL releases code of ethics at corporate summit

The Federation of Indian Corporate Lawyers (FICL) held its First Corporate Lawyers Summit

KICA moves office

The Korea In-house Counsel Association (KICA) has moved into a new office in Seoul at 5 Yeongdong-daero 141-gil, Gangnam-gu, from its previous address at the Lawyers’ Education and Culture Centre

SCCA, Law Society hold women’s networking event

Welcoming a “post-pandemic” re-opening, the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA)’s Women Chapter kicked off an in-person networking event on 17 May to catch up with fellow women lawyers from the Law Society of Singapore's Women in Practice Committee

GCAI launches postgrad diploma in arbitration

A one-year Postgraduate Diploma on Arbitration and Mediation course has been launched at Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU) Mumbai backed by the General Counsels’ Association of India

ACC offers diversity, equity and inclusion maturity model

As diversity, equity and inclusion gains importance alongside global environmental, social and governance (ESG) values, a legal association and its foundation have teamed up with other lawyers and business leaders to design a format for organisations to measure progress in these areas

SCCA Legal Eagle Challenge 2022 opens

After two successful rounds in 2020 and 2021, the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA) will host the SCCA Legal Eagle Challenge for law students for the third time

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

FEATURES

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

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

CORRESPONDENTS

Challenges resolving insolvencies of personal guarantors under IBC

By Saurav Panda and Ahkam Khan, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

PCAs and policing authority of Philippine customs

By Rex Wilbert Rivera, ACCRALAW

Impact of NCLAT judgment on development financial institutions

By Soummo Biswas and Shivani Sinha, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.
Key factors for launching virtual assets business in BVI

Key factors for launching virtual assets business in BVI

By Peter Vas, Loeb Smith Attorneys
Philippines, US boost collaboration in IP enforcement

Philippines, US boost collaboration in IP enforcement

By Amanda Carlota, Federis & Associates

Traversing IP regime in time of war and crisis

By Tusha Malhotra and Yamini Jaswal, Anand and Anand in New Delhi

EXPERT BRIEFINGS

Bermuda perspectives on global tax initiatives

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)

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

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

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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