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Do hybrid companies still exist?

By Anushri Uttarwar and Umang Pathak 

Karnataka court clears way for CCI e-commerce probe

By Hrishav Kumar and Harshil Vijayvargiya

Two major defences in patent infringement cases

By Chen Jianmin, Gaowo IP Law Firm

New policy for verification on shareholders of domestic IPOs

By Wang Yan and Zhou Jian, Grandway Law Offices

Investor nationality planning in international investment arbitration

By Wang Jihong and Liu Ying, Zhong Lun Law Firm

Interpreting anti-monopoly guidelines for internet industry

By Zhan Hao, Song Ying and Zhu Libo, AnJie Law Firm

Singapore’s secret recipe

The SIAC’s CEO talks about strategies for the centre’s success and emerging trends in arbitration

SPACs: Why PIPE investments play a key role

By Lynwood Reinhardt and Brooke Dorris, Reed Smith
Lynwood Reinhardt and Brooke Dorris examine the impact of private investment in public equity on de-SPAC transactions

Gender in justice

Prominent women lawyers in Asia share their experiences of finding success and overcoming gender barriers on the way

Kolin decision brings final relief to Philippine trademark confusion

By Mila Federis, Federis & Associates
The recent decision in Kolin Electronics (KECI) v Kolin Philippines International (2021) came as a relief to erase the confusion by the court decision that allowed two unrelated companies to register one identical trademark for clearly related goods

Foreign liquidator assistance and common law in Bermuda

By Keith Robinson and Emma Duffy, Carey Olsen
Foreign liquidators may apply for recognition in Bermuda pursuant to the common law by the application of the principles of comity

Spinning your Zoom

Communications expert John Miers offers some practical advice for engaging and retaining your virtual audience

Common omissions in HK-listed companies’ annual reports

By Rossana Chu and Lynndy Jia, LC Lawyers

The law governing validity of foreign-related arbitration clauses

By Zhang Guanglei and Cai Xiaoxia, Jingtian & Gongcheng

Captive generation: APTEL breaks a few chains

By Abhishek Nath Tripathi and Anura Gupta, Sarthak Advocates & Solicitors

Lockdown impact on travel, residency and finances

By Gautam Khurana and Abhishek Hans, India Law Offices

Exploring IPOs on ChiNext board under registration system

By Liu Yinhong, Wang Cheng and Zhang Ming, Jincheng Tongda & Neal

Regulating e-commerce: Do we see oversight or an overdose?

By Karan Chandhiok and Lagna Panda, Chandhiok & Mahajan

Commercial perspectives of the model tenancy law

By Manoj Kumar, Hammurabi & Solomon Partners

The yes, no, maybe of 2021 intermediary rules

By Safir Anand, Anand and Anand
There has been an ongoing debate on the yays and nays of the 2021 intermediary rules, primarily because India is set to begin enforcing a new set of rules that fundamentally changes the way the internet will be experienced in the country

International recognition of Philippine IP strategies

By Amanda Carlota, Federis & Associates
For the eighth consecutive year, the Philippines remained off the Special 301 Report, an annual report published by the US Trade Representative on the state of IP rights protection and enforcement around the world

Can exclusivity be claimed for imaginative spelling?

By Aprajita Nigam and Aarushi Mishra, LexOrbis

Red Bull not amused by red horseplay

By Manisha Singh and Malyashree Sridharan, LexOrbis 

Advantages of mediation in securities investment disputes

By Jeffery Quan and Wu Zhenyu, ETR Law Firm

Stabilising equity structure using shareholder removal mechanism

By Guo Jiali and Cao Ye, East & Concord Partners

New frontiers for arbitrations seated in Singapore

By Sreenivasan Narayanan, Raja Bose and Rob Houston, K&L Gates Straits Law
Supreme Court judgment opens new frontier for Singapore-seated arbitration for Indian parties

Challenging tabooze

A conversation with Anand Vijay Jha, about taking on the challenging task of changing the negative social perception of alcohol among policymakers in India’s 28 states and convincing them to tax beer at a lower rate than hard liquor

ACC HK appoints 4 new directors

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Hong Kong has appointed four new directors to its board following the ACC HK Annual General Meeting on 24 June

Philippines tax reform for export-oriented enterprises

By Eric Recalde, ACCRALAW 
Value-added tax (VAT) is only imposed if the goods or services are “destined” for local consumption. There is no VAT when they are for consumption abroad

Regulatory regime for private funds in Cayman Islands

By Gary Smith, Loeb Smith Attorneys
The Private Funds Act, 2020, requires the registration of closed-ended funds with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA)

How blockchain enhances efficiency in trade finance

By Devyani Dhawan and Shivendra Shukla, SNG & Partners

Challenges and future for India’s neo-banks

By Anu Tiwari and Anindita Bhowmik, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Digitisation and the growing use of mobile technology have led to a seismic shift in the banking and payments industry

Simple procedures for patent litigation in China

By John Xia, Corner Stone & Partners
A patent protects the patentee’s technological advantages to obtain rewards, invest them in new R&D activities, and promote further developments. Since patents entail technological advantages, others often infringe patents, intentionally or unintentionally, in practice

Developments in bankruptcy and insolvency laws in Singapore and Malaysia

By Hariz Lee and Rahayu Abd Ghani, JTJB
The pandemic has had a significant impact on the global economy, and businesses hard hit by the uncertainty and disruptions have been pushed to consider becoming insolvent or bankrupt. This article explains the insolvency and bankruptcy laws