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

A comparison of patent provisions: India v China

What are the major developments in India and China with their evolving patent ecosystems?

A regional comparison of real estate markets

What developments are affecting the property sector in often volatile regional markets?

A regional comparison of arbitration landscapes

The competition for arbitration business is heating up with a host of national developments

A comparison of M&A laws

Asia M&A booms with government incentives and global investor interest. To compete, dealmakers must keep current on trends and regulations

A comparison of renewable energy laws

In a race to achieve net zero, asian countries have set policies for wind and solar energy deployment and generation

A comparison of healthtech regulations

Asia's healthcare sector has grown to an unprecedented size and perforated the digital world, but the integration between medicine and technology

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

DAOism: a new kind of faith

By Andrew Godwin
The idea for a decentralised autonomous organisation, where the rules are baked into its code with no management structure or board of directors, has emerged with the rise of blockchain technology

Cryptocurrencies in India: fad or future?

By Abhishek Malhotra and Bagmisikha Puhan, TMT Law Practice
Digital currencies have spread their wings into global fora, and the nation requires vision to avoid missed opportunities

A comparison of carbon-neutral policies

Asian policymakers have laid down frameworks to ensure public and private sector involvement in tackling the climate crisis

Forbidden not forgotten

Enthusiasm for cryptos in Indonesia has led Muslim clerics to forbid them, but the market begs to differ

Digital banking and crypto regulations in Malaysia

By Rodney D'Cruz and Dato' AJ Surin, Adnan Sundra & Low
The growing use of technology has led to a seismic shift in traditional finance, and no country wants to be left behind

A comparison of renewable energy regulations

Asian policy makers are shifting focus to prioritise renewable power in their energy mixes. With various green initiatives emerging, businesses should compare the regulations in jurisdictions before investing in sustainable power generation

A comparison of regulations surrounding NFTs

Blockchain technology has created ripples worldwide by turning art, music, videos and in-game items into digital assets, puzzling regulators into a cautious waiting game. But for how long? And where to from here?

Regulation of crypto exchanges and other crypto services in Cayman

By Santiago Carvajal, Loeb Smith Attorneys
The Virtual Asset (Service Providers) Act, 2020 (VASP Act) as amended, provides a legislative framework for the conduct of virtual assets business in the Cayman Islands, and the registration and licensing of persons providing virtual asset services

A comparison of patent law developments

Patent legislation across Asian jurisdictions is constantly catching up with the pandemic’s demands, with stronger protection, foreign filing and higher compensation being common themes.

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

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

Crypto regulation in Singapore and Thailand

By Kay yong, JTJB (Singapore); Bunnasomboon Chaiparinya and Yukgrit Kantamanee, JTJB International Lawyers (Thailand)

A comparison of data privacy laws

While the laws in the region share similar elements, gaps remain as privacy compliance culture is relatively new and jurisdictions vary in their approaches

Real estate-backed ICOs in Thailand

By Palawi Bunnag, ILCT Ltd
The country is seeking a concrete direction for the regulation of emerging assets as cryptocurrency trading heats up

IP licensing during the pandemic

Intellectual property lawyers in India and the Philippines, two of the region's most affected countries, explore how compulsory licensing regulations may assist in fighting the pandemic

Emerging trends in patent legislation

Patent laws are fast evolving across the world, and nowhere more so than Asia. Emerging case laws and new legislation are helping shape stronger intellectual property laws for regional players

A comparison of developments in dispute resolution in UAE

By Abdulla Galadari and Manish Narayan, Galadari Advocates

A comparison of developments in dispute resolution

A close look at the emerging trends in litigation and alternative dispute resolution around Asia

Cybersecurity

Data protection and cybersecurity are evolving areas of regulation in Asia. Here, experts shed light on emerging jurisprudence in the region’s top jurisdictions

Cryptocurrencies

Governments across the region are being forced to clear the regulatory air on virtual currencies as they can no longer afford to ignore their popularity

A regional comparison of data privacy laws

Privacy regulation presents a conundrum for most governments as they try to balance the rights of citizens with national security and business needs

A regional comparison of energy regulations

As the region gears up to meet ambitious economic goals, supplying energy needs is putting strains on resources, the environment and regulatory mechanisms

A regional comparison in patent law

Some of Asia’s major jurisdictions are witnessing key developments in patent law, from enforcement to embracing new technology. Our comparisons shed some light

New frontiers in fintech and cryptos

By Steven Rees-Davies and Fiona Chan, Appleby

A regional comparison of developments in crypto law

Examining developments in cryptocurrency law around the region is like taking a litmus test to measure the flexibilty and depth of competency of these legal systems. Staying up to speed is crucial

A regional comparison of developments in trademark law

As brand identification moves beyond traditional realms and into ever more interesting spheres of influence, staying abreast of trends and changes to law in the Asian region is imperative

A comparison of law regarding gender parity

As brand identification moves beyond traditional realms and into ever more interesting spheres of influence, staying abreast of trends and changes to law in the Asian region is imperative

Getting ready for the crypto spring

By Alison Thomson and Rebecca Jack, Appleby

Patent law developments in Japan

By Dr Yoshitaka Sonoda and Natalie Crick, Sonoda & Kobayashi

Patent law developments in South Korea

By Yoon Suk Shin and Kurt B Gerstner, Lee International

Patent law developments in India

By Rajeev Kumar and Pankaj Musyuni, LexOrbis

Patent law developments in China

By Yang Guoxu and Lu Chuanliang, CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office

Singapore: a regional leader for fintech, cryptos

By Chiew Yu Sarn, Yusarn Audrey

Cryptocurrency laws and regulations in Asia

Head to Head: Comparison of cryptocurrency laws

India and China: a comparison of trademark law

Trademark law comparison: India versus China

A regional comparison of patent law

Patent laws in the region vary in their effectiveness.

Patent Law in Taiwan

A regional comparison of patent law - Taiwan

China – Patent law in the Asia Pacific region

A regional comparison of patent law - China

Sri Lanka – Patent law in the Asia Pacific region

A regional comparison of patent law - Sri Lanka

Singapore – Patent law in the Asia Pacific region

A regional comparison of patent law - Singapore

India – Patent law in the Asia Pacific region

A regional comparison of patent law - India

Japan – Patent law in the Asia Pacific region

A regional comparison of patent law - Japan

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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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