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Korea takes hard look at creating safe space for cryptocurrency

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A GC’s guide to global investment trends

BVI and Cayman law issues on loan portfolios and security interests
anti-bribery and anti-fraud compliance strategies

GC of China’s Hytera reveals legal compliance secrets

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IN-HOUSE AGENDA

SCCA webinar explores legal operations and tech trends

More than 100 people attended a Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA) webinar on how legal departments can navigate the increasing exposure to risks and complex global matters on a stretched budget

Former Ukrainian press secretary shares stories at ACC’s 2022 Annual Meeting

The Las Vegas conference on 23-26 October marked the first time in nearly three years since the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) hosted its in-person annual meeting, attracting more than 2,700 attendees from around the world.

ACC Australia’s podcast success leads to premier of season 3

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Australia has begun the third season of its successful podcast called “In-house Insiders”, which shares the most interesting stories of in-house legal professionals

ACC report finds increasing role for CLOs in cybersecurity

Company chief legal officer’s (CLO) roles and responsibilities are expanding with growth seen in cybersecurity strategy and oversight, says a report released by the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Foundation.

GCAI calls for due recognition of in-house counsel at India event

Key stakeholders from law, policy and business called for recognition of general counsels’ (GCs) value and rights at an event on 4 October at the India International Centre in New Delhi

ACC Hong Kong appoints new leaders Kukreja and Oreel

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Hong Kong has named Kat Kukreja and Aedzer Oreel as the president and vice president, respectively

SCCA gives GCs ideas for legal team’s well-being at Singapore forum

More than 50 general counsel explored key trends emerging in the region, and learned how to build and maintain personal resilience at an SCCA roundtable forum lunch at the Raffles Hotel Singapore

APCCA’s first forum discusses data protection, legaltech for corporate counsel

The Asia Pacific Corporate Counsel Alliance (APCCA) highlighted the need for data protection and the benefit of legal technologies at its first forum on 26 August

FICL hosts high tea for Law Society’s maiden visit

The Federation of Indian Corporate Lawyers (FICL) hosted a high tea reception on 6 September in honour of the Law Society of England and Wales president, Stephanie Boyce

FEATURES

Korea’s top 100 lawyers 2022 

Asia Business Law Journal reveals the top 100 lawyers practising in South Korea

Keymasters

As the world acknowledges the real threat of global recession, where and how a company should invest has never been more challenging

Fair & square

In-house lawyers can provide valuable guidance in compliance matters if brought in at the right time

The Philippines top 100 lawyers

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

Bangladesh business law directory 2022

One of the most comprehensive resources for general counsel, foreign law firms and anyone else seeking expert legal advice in Bangladesh

Against the clock

In an exclusive interview, the chairman of the Philippine Competition Commission shares his key priorities to ensure a clean slate for a new chair and set of commissioners

Malaysia’s top 100 lawyers 2022

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

Philippines business law firm directory 2022

One of the most comprehensive resources for general counsel, foreign law firms and anyone else seeking expert legal advice in the Philippine

AI step-through

Artificial Intelligence promises an exciting future and tremendous growth, provided that legal professionals able to navigate their business in this novel environment

CORRESPONDENTS

Partial resolution under CIRP in India is on right track

By Veena Sivaramakrishnan and Apeksha , Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Creating capacity for India’s decarbonisation agenda

By Ramanuj Kumar, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Supreme Court’s Vidarbha ruling undermines India’s insolvency law

By Shardul Shroff and Misha, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
From left: Anu Tiwari, Pallavi Rao

GIFT City showcases efforts to foster India’s fintech vision

By Anu Tiwari and Pallavi Rao, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Assessing inventiveness and ownership of AI-related inventionsvideo

Assessing inventiveness and ownership of AI-related inventions

By Shraddha Singh Chauhan, Anand and Anand

EXPERT BRIEFINGS

Settling cross-border commercial disputes in Singapore

By Una Khng, Helmsman in Singapore

Connectivity, an efficient legal system and a plethora of choice are making Singapore increasingly popular for resolving international disputes

Tests for apparent bias in international arbitration

By R Govin and Ang Yong Tong, Gurbani & Co

When doubt arises over an arbitrator’s impartiality, case law provides options to assess the appearance of bias, but some ambiguity may remain

Jersey an attractive option for Asia’s crypto fund managers

By Chris Griffin and Tom Katsaros, Carey Olsen

Tax benefits have been known to draw digital asset managers in Singapore to structure their funds in Jersey and the latest developments offer even greater advantages

Incentivisation of green technologies in India

By Manisha Singh and Pradeep Kumar Kamal, LexOrbis

The global climate pledge has fuelled the country’s ambition to adopt environmentally friendly technology, and everyone is invited to join

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

REGIONAL COMPARISONS

An update of NFT law developments

The past year saw crypto art break through to the mainstream, and many lawsuits involving non-fungible tokens making headlines. How are the region’s regulators responding?

A comparison of tax laws

Policymakers in the region are working to strike a balance between promoting economic development and raising revenue. Companies need to take a bird’s-eye view of the implications for their businesses

A comparison of cybersecurity regulations

As the world grapples with rampant cyberattacks, policymakers in the region have toughened their data security measures and business compliance is crucial

A comparison of patent regimes

As innovation advances modern enterprises, Asian countries are competing to offer businesses maximum patent protection to secure their intelligence capital

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

Japan brings more clarity to stablecoins

The upper house of Japan’s parliament, the House of Councillors, enacted a bill defining the legal status of stablecoins in June, making it the first major economy to enact such legislation

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