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Bollywood buzzing over NFTs

By Pravin Anand, Dhruv Anand and Udita Patro, Anand and Anand

Damage controls

Korea takes hard look at creating safe space for cryptocurrency

AI step-through

Step-by-step artificial intelligence strategies for business transformation

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

Assessing inventiveness and ownership of AI-related inventions

By Shraddha Singh Chauhan, Anand and Anand

GIFT City showcases efforts to foster India’s fintech vision

By Anu Tiwari and Pallavi Rao, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Developments in India’s credit card, BNPL regulation

By Anu Tiwari and Pallavi Rao, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Data Dojo

How Japan is keeping its data protection regime sharp

Pressing need for regulating cryptocurrencies

By Abhishek Malhotra and Bagmisikha Puhan, TMT Law Practice

Metaverse opens quagmire of Indian IP issues

By Manisha Singh, Dheeraj Kapoor, and Simrat Kaur, LexOrbis

Regional developments in CBDCs and implications for India

By Anu Tiwari and Arjun Goswami, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Taxation era for Indonesia’s digital financial world

By Freddy Karyadi and Anastasia Irawati

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

Challenges, opportunities with virtual asset regulation in BVI

By Michael Padarin and Daniel Moore, Carey Olsen
Regulators globally are wrestling with tough questions as to how virtual assets should be regulated

Taxation, legality of cryptocurrency in India

By Abhishek Malhotra and Bagmisikha Puhan, TMT Law Practice
The Finance Bill, 2022 (as tabled during the Union Budget discussion of 2022-2023) marked a watershed moment in India’s journey towards regulating cryptocurrencies and fostering digital innovation and growth in the country.

The future of digital asset taxes in Thailand

By Palawi Bunnag, Laeard Ketwat and Pipat Pipatpajong, ILCT
Digital assets have become rapidly popular among Thai investors in the past few years

Specified users under CICRA herald changing nature of lending

By Anu Tiwari and Anindita Bhowmik, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has amended the Credit Information Companies Regulations, 2006 on 10 November 2021, through the Credit Information Companies (Amendment) Regulations, 2021.

Future of Indian IP rights in the Metaverse

By Sujata Chaudhri, Urfee Roomi, and Alvin Antony, Sujata Chaudhri IP Attorneys
The convergence of human interaction in digital lives through the metaverse creates a harmonious virtual community, but how will this evolution cope with disputes and challenges brought by trademarks and patents from the real world?

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

Wait and see on NFT framework in Korea

By Michael Kim, Daniel Lee, and Nathan Park, Kobre & Kim
The country is at a crossroad as it seeks to define virtual assets within its regulation

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

Forbidden not forgotten

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

Is India ready for a digital lending overhaul?

By Anu Tiwari and Anindita Bhowmik, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
The rapid growth of the digital lending industry increased credit accessibility in India, but also brought concerns on unregulated entities, illegal digital lending applications and coercive recovery tactics

Rise with the tide

Chen Yan, GC of KE Holdings, shares his experiences in adapting to China’s new personal data law

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

Asia eyes Jersey digital asset funds

By Susan McKinstray, Carey Olsen
There has been a surge in Asia-based fund managers looking to establish digital asset funds and holding structures in Jersey

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

Will AAs revolutionise India’s financial services?

By Anu Tiwari and Anindita Bhowmik, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
In accessing financial services or products, individuals are often required to share financial information stored with other entities. The lack of a centralised mechanism to access information makes the process time-consuming and often unreliable

NFTs and the IP conundrum

Are existing copyrights laws redundant in the case of NFTs, as blockchain technology itself provides for the protection of proof of authenticity and ownership of underlying digital assets?

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

Blockchain technology in Indian financial services

By Anu Tiwari and Anindita Bhowmik, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Blockchain, a form of digital ledger technology (DLT), is a linearly linked information-containing block secured by cryptography and shared between participants

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

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

Evolution of fintech regulation in Indonesia

By Freddy Karyadi and Anastasia Irawati, ABNR
With the continued rapid growth of the financial technology sector, the government has been reforming its licensing regime to provide business opportunities while also protecting local interests

RBI clears air around PA/PG guidelines

By Anu Tiwari and Rohan banerjee, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

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

Journey of payment regulations from nodals to licences

By Anu Tiwari and Rohan Banerjee, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

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

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

Revisiting data privacy in a pandemic

By Rachelle M Diaz, PJS Law
A comprehensive overview of the five pillars of compliance within the Philippine Data Privacy Act

Vanquishing viral enemies

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

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

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

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

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

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

Keeping up with latest technologies in Indonesia

By Enrico Iskandar and Debu Batara Lubis, Bagus Enrico & Partners

‘Light touch’ provisional liquidation regime in Bermuda

By Henry Tucker and Kyle Masters, Carey Olsen

New frontiers in fintech and cryptos

By Steven Rees-Davies and Fiona Chan, Appleby

Data privacy in India

By Shahana Chatterji and Sohini Chatterjee, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Overseeing growth of fintech in Indonesia

By Freddy Karyadi and Anastasia Irawati, ABNR Counsellors

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

Singapore law and the frontiers of technology

By Ronald JJ Wong, Covenant Chambers

Getting ready for the crypto spring

By Alison Thomson and Rebecca Jack, Appleby

Fintech: Offshore regulations and trends in Asia

By Fiona Chan, Alison Thomson and Prabha Sasidharan, Appleby in Hong Kong

Data driven

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

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

Fair play in the sandbox

The benefits and challenges of these 'safe spaces'
Legal-Ai

Legal begets AI

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

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

Press for profit

First of our special series looks at the meteoric rise of fintech

Asia on high alert over cybersecurity

A global concern is a regional priority requiring corporate counsel to be on top of their brief, writes Veta Richardson

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