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Ruben’s rules

The OECD’s Paris-based senior competition expert, Ruben Maximiano, shares how adopting an effective competition policy helps increase investor confidence

The Philippines’ top 100 lawyers

Asia Business Law Journal reveals the Philippines’ top 100 lawyers

Indonesia Law Firm Awards 2021

Asia Business Law Journal presents the best law firm in Indonesia for 2020 and four winners each in 22 practice areas

Looking to the East

The new president of the ICC Court, Claudia Salomon, discusses what changes she expects to see in the dispute resolution landscape in Asia

Spinning green into gold

ESG-focused fund inflows into Asia are growing, but investing is replete with risk given the region’s diversities and historical inequalities

Investment protection strategy post-FTAs in Vietnam

By Phung Anh Tuan, David Seungmok Oh and Nguyen Hai, VCI Legal

Regulatory overview for companies doing business in Thailand

By Warot Wanakankowit, Warot Advisory Services

Investment incentives and setting up business in Taiwan

By Robin Chang, Matt Lai and Lu Jialin, Lee and Li

Foreign investment-friendly IP regime in Taiwan

By Jane Wang, Brian Hsieh and Monica Wang, Formosa Transnational

Brief guide to FDI in the Philippines

By Raoul Angangco, Sylvette Tankiang and Franchette Acosta, Villaraza & Angangco

Investment rules, agencies and dispute resolution in Nigeria

By Adedolapo Akinrele, Adewale Sontan and Abraham Otene, FO Akinrele & Co

The disputes landscape for foreign investors in India

By Atul Pandey and Ravitej Chilumuri, Khaitan & Co

Indian investment opportunities for South Korean businesses

By Gaurav Dani and Saurav Kumar, IndusLaw

Tax planning strategies for South Korean investors

By Kim Sunyoung and Kim Minhyung, Shin & Kim

Korea’s global outreach

By Chae Jooyup, Korea In-house Counsel Association (KICA)

Japan A-List

Following an extensive nomination process, Asia Business Law Journal reveals the A-List of the country’s legal profession

Lawyering 2.0

Why have law firms been so sluggish to adopt technology? And where is the legal sector heading now it is on board?

Singapore’s secret recipe

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

Spinning your Zoom

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

Indonesia’s top 100 lawyers

Asia Business Law Journal presents its A-List of the top 100 lawyers practising in Indonesia

Fighting fund

Litigation financing has found favour in developed markets, but Asian jurisdictions remain guarded. With Hong Kong and Singapore leading the way, will others follow?

Gender in justice

Twenty senior women lawyers across Asia share their personal stories of success, strategy and struggle for a more inclusive legal profession

SPAC invaders

Asia is losing out to the US as its tech giants are wooed away by sponsors to list in the US. Can the region’s markets move quickly enough to repel the SPAC invasion and keep their unicorns?

Korea’s top 100 lawyers

Following an extensive nomination process, Asia Business Law Journal reveals the A-List of the country’s legal profession

Global insights for Japanese companies

Once the world’s manufacturing hub, Japan is now a global financial powerhouse, and an investor of choice for countries across the world. Their technological prowess, manufacturing capabilities, long investment horizons and friendly terms make them sought-after investors

Trends in Japanese foreign direct investment

By Masako Takahata, Japan In-house Lawyers Association

China’s IP makeover

Top-down intellectual property reforms include major judicial and legislative change, solving problems that have affected enterprises for decades. But do the changes go far enough?

Devil in the data

Looking up to the EU's General Data Protection Regulation as a benchmark, Asian data privacy landscape evolves rapidly with its own unique approaches and challenges

Malaysia’s top 100 lawyers

Asia Business Law Journal reveals the country's top 100 lawyers

Philippines Law Firm Awards

We present the top law firms in the country

Pathfinder

Gerard Sanders, the AIIB's general counsel, looks back at the bank's first five years, including its innovations through covid-19, as he prepares to leave the position

Asia Business Law Survey

Our regional survey of law firms examines the impact of the pandemic, how the legal market has persevered, and whether changes adopted by the sector will be permanent

Vietnam’s top 100 lawyers

Asia Business Law Journal reveals the top 100 lawyers practising in the country

Finding middle ground

Singapore Mediation Centre’s executive director, Ban Jiun Ean, discusses the art of mediation, the impact of the Singapore Convention on Mediation, emerging trends in the sector and the possibilities for online dispute resolution

Thailand’s top 100 lawyers

Asia Business Law Journal reveals Thailand's top 100 lawyers

Google Leegle

Google’s director of legal operations, technology and strategy Mary Shen O’Carroll talks about emerging trends in legal technology and the future of in-house legal teams

IP profit v human loss

Big pharma is racing to find covid-19 vaccines in the hope of profiting from a virtually limitless global demand, but governments are likely to step in to tilt the scale

Reimagining INTA

The CEO of the International Trademark Association, Etienne Sanz de Acedo, talks to Asia Business Law Journal about his reinvention of the global flagship INTA Annual Meeting event with a bold move to the virtual sphere in this pandemic year

Back off black

The EU removed the Cayman Islands from its blacklist of tax havens in October, after the British overseas territory was named a non-cooperative jurisdiction for tax purposes. Did the blacklist affect its business or reputation?

Harbouring ambitions

With the new limited partnership fund legislation Hong Kong is showing its intent to lure asset managers away from their favoured offshore jurisdictions and anchor them in the city

Election day fireworks

Renowned legal professor Lawrence Douglas discusses the possibility of a constitutional crisis if Donald Trump should lose the US presidential election, but refuse to go

Vanquishing viral enemies

Senior in-house counsel share their ideas and practical solutions on fighting cybersecurity and data privacy challenges

Foreign yet familiar

In an exclusive interview, Canadian Justice Beverley McLachlin talks about her role as an overseas judge in Hong Kong

Indonesia Law Firm Awards 2020

Asia Business Law Journal presents the best law firm in Indonesia for 2020 and four winners each in 22 practice areas

The Philippines’ top 100 lawyers

Asia Business Law Journal reveals the Philippines’ top 100 lawyers

Rising Stars: Thailand law firms

In the first of our new series that identifies movers and shakers making waves in regional legal markets, we showcase Thai law firms on the rise

Japan’s top 100 lawyers

Asia Business Law Journal reveals the top 100 lawyers practising in Japan

Charting a new course

As the region feels its way through the fog of the global pandemic, we enlisted some of Asia’s top general counsel for a virtual roundtable to plot a roadmap for recovery

Bangladesh: Ready for business

Often overshadowed in such a powerhouse neighbourhood, this populous nation has scripted an unlikely economic success story, creating lucrative opportunities for pioneering foreign investors

High stakes

The months leading up to the US presidential election in November will be crucial for the world, and especially for Asia. Dennis Unkovic explores the cards being dealt in political and legal terms, and warns the stakes could not be higher

Are you being watched?

Governments adopting trace-and-track apps to prevent the spread of the pandemic have raised questions about the ‘right balance’ between pandemic response and privacy considerations

Counterpunch!

With COVID-19 raging across the region, governments are trying to avoid knockout blows for their territories as they counter with life or death policy moves and decisions affecting business survival

Power & parity

Senior women lawyers across Asia share personal stories of successes and struggles for a more inclusive legal profession

The A-List 2020: Indonesia

Asia Business Law Journal reveals the top 100 lawyers practising in Indonesia

Home & safe?

With COVID-19 forcing companies to implement work-from-home policies, Jim Fitzsimmons helps us understand the cybersecurity risks posed by a remote workforce

C-suite sanction

The case of former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn is a timely reminder for multinational corporations to ensure their senior executives are prepared for all scenarios when relocating to Asia

Malaysia’s top 100 lawyers 2020

Asia Business Law Journal reveals Malaysia’s best private practice lawyers. The names and photographs of all 100 A-list lawyers are published here

COVID-19: What’s your plan?

With the spread of novel coronavirus, businesses are taking unprecedented measures in order to stay operational and to protect their employees

Dollars in the details?

China’s new Foreign Investment Law and its implementation regulations lay out a blueprint full of promise for international companies. But the lack of detail may present problems

Juggling act

The evolution of India’s personal data protection bill is influenced by the need to protect the interests of businesses, the government and the individual, writes Yukti Sharma

Jump start

One-and-a-half years into the Mahathir administration, Malaysian law firms are highlighting major legislative developments, pitfalls and trends that need immediate attention to electrify the nation’s business environment

In the hot seat

Milton Cheng was recently elected Baker McKenzie’s new global chair. His four-year tenure began in October, and here he talks to Asia Business Law Journal about his thoughts and strategies for the firm

Taiwan’s top 100 lawyers

Asia Business Law Journal reveals Taiwan's top 100 lawyers in 2019

The Philippines Law Firm Awards

Asia Business Law Journal presents the best law firm in the Philippines for 2019 and four winners each in 22 practice areas

The era of in-house counsel

Legal academic Professor Eunice Kim heralds a new era for in-house counsel

Trading trove

A foreign trade war, a collection of new trade alliances and a raft of pending legislation have placed Vietnam in a fortunate position for a major windfall. Can it capitalize?

Thailand’s top 100 lawyers 2019

Thailand remains attractive to international investors for its openness to trade. The country has been a regional hub for many sectors. Asia Business Law Journal reveals Thailand’s top 100 lawyers in 2019

Indonesian Law Firm Awards 2019

Indonesia saw an uptick in M&A in the first half of this year, growing 88% year-on-year with a total deal value of US$17.1 billion. Asia Business Law Journal names the top firms in Indonesia for 2019

Singapore’s top 100 lawyers 2019

Asia Business Law Journal reveals the top 100 lawyers practising in Singapore

Bay watch

How will China's greater bay project work for lawyers?

HK protest protection

What employers need to cover during the city’s prolonged period of protests and unrest

Treading carefully

Cautious steps towards legal reform in Taiwan

The Philippines’ Top 100 Lawyers 2019

Asia Business Law Journal reveals the Philippines’ top 100 lawyers

Indonesia’s Top 100 Lawyers 2019

Asia Business Law Journal reveals the top 100 lawyers practising in Indonesia

An Asian mosaic

Senior women lawyers across Asia share personal stories of successes, struggles and strategies

A foreign attraction

Focus on China’s Foreign Investment Law

Malaysia’s top 100 lawyers 2019

ABLJ reveals the top 100 lawyers practising in Malaysia

Legal Frontiers in the British Virgin Islands

Cutting edge issues for companies that utilise BVI for offshore investment

Learning to fly

Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam learn value of sound business law

2019 begins China’s era of compliance

China's Year of the Pig is ringing in a new 'Era of Compliance'

Legal frontiers in the Caymans

The first in a series exploring cutting edge issus in various jurisdictions

Ringing up legal spend

Billing rates: How much is too much?

TISE launches green segment

Offshore investors can utilize the International Stock Exchange, including its newly launched green market

Legal Frontiers in the Philippines

The frontiers of complex existing and emerging areas of law in the Philippines are changing

Democracy blooms?

Thai Legal faces changing landscape as a military regime prepares for democratic elections

The Philippines Law Firm Awards

ABLJ names the top firms in the Philippines for 2018

A moral quarrel

Patent ruling intrudes into India’s bedrooms

World-scale resolution

Experts tackle international dispute resolution

Out of time?

Is Indonesia running out of time to implement reforms for business and cast out corruption?

Thailand’s top 100 lawyers

ABLJ reveals the top 100 lawyers practising in Thailand

Data driven

Talking tech with US data guru David White, director at AlixPartners

A new coat

Malaysia is on the cusp of fundamental legal reform following the end of six decades of rule by one political party

Singapore’s top 100 lawyers

ABLJ reveals the top 100 lawyers practising in Singapore

All about action

Lawyers explain why Singapore excels at arbitration, and just about everything else

Capital returns

China is injecting new energy and vitality into its capital market with various reforms.

Trapped in tradition

Japan’s legal sector must evolve the role of in-house counsel and explore new markets to stay relevant

Cryptocurrency laws and regulations in Asia

Head to Head: Comparison of cryptocurrency laws

The Philippines top 100 lawyers 2018

ABLJ reveals the top 100 lawyers practising in the Philippines

Elephants in the room

How South Korea’s legal sector deals with not so subtle external influences

India and China: a comparison of trademark law

Trademark law comparison: India versus China

Indonesia’s top 100 lawyers 2018

Our first A-List: Indonesia's top 100 lawyers

Locked out

Analysis of Indian court ruling disallowing foreign law firms to open offices in the country

Primed and charged

Politics generates electric atmosphere for Philippine Legal

Legal trends

What are the hot topics on legal minds around the region in the Year of the Dog?

Analyzing the code

How does India's Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code stand up to critical analysis after a year in effect?

Deals of the Year 2017

The best deals in the region and the legal luminaries who guided them

The Asia game

Corporate counsel associations move to stay relevant at a time when the significance of borders is diminishing

Fair play in the sandbox

The benefits and challenges of these 'safe spaces'

Taking aim at GST

Introduction of the tax in India has had challenges

The big picture

Exclusive interview with the United Nations under-secretary-general for legal affairs
Legal-Ai

Legal begets AI

Final in the three-part tech series explores AI role in legal services

Over the horizon

Offshore trends for Asian investors

Straight talk

New section taps top lawyer and GC on Chinese investment into US

Speaking a common language

Dispute resolution and the Belt and Road

A regional comparison of patent law

Patent laws in the region vary in their effectiveness.

In the pipeline

The final in our special series on the Belt and Road initiative looks at the long-term implications of the project for law firms around the world
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Space invaders

Second in our three-part series looks at cybersecurity and data protection

Unwanted advances

Corporate counsel on sexual harassment in India's workplace

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Indonesia’s top 100 lawyers

Asia Business Law Journal presents its A-List of the top 100 lawyers practising in Indonesia

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Following an extensive nomination process, Asia Business Law Journal reveals the A-List of the country’s legal profession

CORRESPONDENTS

NFTs

Philippines ponders NFTs in online gaming

By Juan Miguel Calimon Dela Cruz, ACCRALAW 

Popular games like Axie Infinity and My Defi Pet have recently gained traction for their unique selling proposition that one can earn money as they play

AI’s right to legal identity in India

By Vaishali Mittal and Siddhant Chamola, Anand and Anand

Advocates of IP and economic growth have consistently propagated the cause of recognising AI inventions in law. However, this is different from the issue that debates granting legal recognition to AI as an independent entity

Challenges in implementing resolution plans in India

By Saurav Panda, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

In spite of the strong emphasis in IBC regarding time-bound implementation, there have been several challenges that have mired timely implementation of resolution plans

IN-HOUSE AGENDA

ACC Annual Meeting

ACC Annual Meeting tailored for APAC

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) will conduct its annual meeting virtually from 19-21 October, featuring a tailored content stream for the Asia-Pacific in-house community for the first time

ACC HK peels back pandemic for summer boat party

With the current pandemic situation and travel restrictions, the best way to enjoy the summer sunshine in Hong Kong is a cruise offshore. The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Hong Kong did just that

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KICA teams up with SIAC 

The Korea In-House Counsel Association (KICA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) to promote international arbitration as a preferred method of dispute resolution

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Ruben’s rules

The OECD’s Paris-based senior competition expert, Ruben Maximiano, shares how adopting an effective competition policy helps increase investor confidence

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The Philippines’ top 100 lawyers

Asia Business Law Journal reveals the Philippines’ top 100 lawyers

REGIONAL COMPARISONS

A comparison of updates on trademark law

A comparison of updates on trademark law

Safeguarding trademarks presents real challenges amid the pandemic, with massive shifts to online trading, difficulties getting cases to court and physical enforcement challenges to name a few

A comparison of Cryptocurrency regulation

A comparison of Cryptocurrency regulation

Asian jurisdictions have been cautious in developing legal frameworks around virtual currencies, but the volatile market and relentless evolution of cryptos are pushing regulators to act