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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

Thinking outside the box

Opportunities available to companies that utilize offshore structures in the Cayman Islands

Fintech: Offshore regulations and trends in Asia

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

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

Philippine IP office tackles divisional patent applications

By Editha Hechanova and Chrissie Ann L Barredo, Hechanova & Co

Increase in minimum float for better corporate governance

By Ann Catherine Co, ACCRA Law Offices

CFIUS reforms and their impact on FI into the US

By Wang Jihong and Zhao Huiqi, Zhong Lun Law Firm

The escalation of pre-litigation mediation and its advantages

By Shantanu Sahay and Rohan Sharma, Anand and Anand

Blacklisting of contractors in public procurement

By Ravi Singhania and Madhu Sweta, Singhania & Partners

Developing resolution plan for financial, operational creditors

By Shardul S Shroff and Roma Das, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Korea’s top 100 lawyers

ABLJ reveals the top 100 lawyers practising in Korea

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Japan A-List

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

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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

Korea

Korea’s top 100 lawyers

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

FEATURES

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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.

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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

ESG principles in Asia - Business Law

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

REGIONAL COMPARISONS

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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

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