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2023 – The legal year in review

From AI and geopolitics to energy transitions and global taxation, law firms and in-house counsel had plenty to keep them busy in 2023

Strength in Numbers

Why are the region's corporate counsel associations scrambling to form alliances?

Legal AI’d

Unleashing potential of generative AI across the legal profession

Who’s next?

The recent collapse of regional financial institutions in the US has rocked global banking, including in Asia, prompting a range of legal ramifications that could last for years

Time for a rethink?

Lawyers across Asia are changing their career paths

Keymasters

Riding out the storm

How can businesses mitigate the damage from global economic headwinds?

Maintaining momentum

What will the new government in Philippines mean for businesses?

New horizons

By George W Russell
As Asia-Pacific companies increasingly look abroad for fresh opportunities, law firms are expanding their footprints in response.

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

Earth v law

Do lawyers have a heightened responsibility to help avert a climate catastrophe?

SPAC super league

SPACs have climbed into the big league of capital markets, so we crunched the stats on Asia-related SPAC listings to find the highest performing legal advisers

Ruben’s rules

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

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?

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?

A legal legacy

Asian Development Bank's general counsel moves on

Treading carefully

Cautious steps towards legal reform in Taiwan

An Asian mosaic

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

Learning to fly

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

Democracy blooms?

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

Out of time?

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

A new coat

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

Trapped in tradition

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

Elephants in the room

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

Primed and charged

Politics generates electric atmosphere for Philippine Legal

The Asia game

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

The big picture

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

NY state of mind

Exclusive from New York's Chief Judge on the rising concept of commercial courts

TM an Asian comparison

Region's IP experts head to head on trademark laws

2017… What’s ahead?

Asia's best legal minds explore the landscape in Year of the Rooster

Architect in-house

AIIB's legal architect shares his plans

The legal system in Indonesia despite economic challenges

Despite the challenges, Indonesia makes its best efforts to rebuild

Unity in Asia?

Singapore's Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon on the road to business law convergence

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Philippines top law firms 2023

Philippines Law Firm Awards

Acknowledging the country's outstanding legal performer in 2022

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Vietnam’s top 100 lawyers

Asia Business Law Journal reveals the leading talent in Vietnam’s legal profession

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Korea’s Top 100 Lawyers

Asia Business Law Journal unveils the top performers of South Korea’s legal profession

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Right place and right time

By Chen Zhida, Helmsman 

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IP protection and dispute management in Russia

By Vladimir Biriulin and Sergey Medvedev, Gorodissky & Partners
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Anti-bribery rules in Thailand: A simple guide

By Sakchai Limsiripothong, Pralakorn Siwawej and Korakod Jittimaporn, Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners Ltd
data privacy laws analysis

Keeping watch on Data Privacy

A comparison of laws governing technology and individual rights in Thailand, Japan and the Philippines

REGIONAL COMPARISONS

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Keeping watch on Data Privacy

A comparison of laws governing technology and individual rights in Thailand, Japan and the Philippines

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