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A comparison of developments in dispute resolution

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

Green shoots

Time to make hay?

Bermuda leads with ‘soft touch’

By Henry Tucker, Carey Olsen
Earlier regarded as a last resort, soft touch provisional liquidation is today a commonly deployed tool for restructuring offshore companies listed in Hong Kong and Singapore

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

The Cook Islands solution

This South pacific island country offers convenient, flexible and easy-to-administer options for setting up private trust companies

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

Structuring and financing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Bangladesh

The Bangladesh economy continues to grow at an impressive scale, with a GDP growth rate of 8.1%, surpassing that of its neighbouring countries and making it one of Asia’s most remarkable success stories

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

ACC Australia poll flags in-house ‘burnout’

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Australia published its third member flash poll related to the COVID-19 pandemic, with results showing in-house counsel in the country are feeling considerable strain since the pandemic locked them down

SCCA embraces digital platforms

Amid the chaos of COVID-19, the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA) has found its footing with the office adjusting to working from home

Faure to keynote for ACC at APAC virtual event

The Association of Corporate Counsel’s (ACC) virtual Asia-Pacific meeting in late July will feature a keynote speech from author and legal sector innovator Trevor Faure to kick off the event theme of “A New Blueprint: Legal Leadership and Transformation in Uncertain Times”

Singapore legal departments weigh up pandemic

The Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA) and Dazychain Legal Operations Software jointly published a survey on the impact, challenges and post-pandemic future of in-house legal teams

KICA hosts webinar on COVID-19 legal issues

The Korea In-house Counsel Association (KICA) has hosted a sponsored webinar on pandemic-related legal issues with White & Case, Kim & Chang, Jipyong and Yulchon participating. Topics discussed included US contract and domestic contract law issues (including force majeure), personnel labour issues related to COVID-19, and in-house data management compliance

The necessity of India’s confidentiality clubs

By Vaishali Mittal and Siddhant Chamola, Anand and Anand
The IP litigation landscape has changed dramatically in the past decade with businesses becoming more technology-driven and technology-dependent than ever before.

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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

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The Philippines’ top 100 lawyers

Asia Business Law Journal reveals the Philippines’ top 100 lawyers

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Japan’s top 100 lawyers

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

CORRESPONDENTS

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Managing employment contracts during covid-19

By Martin Luigi G Samson, ACCRALAW

Taking decisive action now may be critical to the survival of  enterprises. Hopefully, the continued existence of businesses will allow them to survive, thrive and take care of employees in the future

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Controlling costs: deletion versus amendment of claims

By Vidisha Garg, Anand and Anand

Patent filings in India have increased from 47,854 patent applications in 2017-18 to 50,667 in 2018-19. Considering India has become such an important jurisdiction, the cost of filing patent applications has become a concern

confidentiality clubs

The necessity of India’s confidentiality clubs

By Vaishali Mittal and Siddhant Chamola, Anand and Anand

The IP litigation landscape has changed dramatically in the past decade with businesses becoming more technology-driven and technology-dependent than ever before.

IN-HOUSE AGENDA

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Australia poll sees cautious optimism on job security pandemic

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Australia published its fifth member flash poll related to the covid-19 pandemic, with results showing in-house counsel in the country are feeling cautiously optimistic that they will not lose their jobs

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Singapore in-house competition for law students

The Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA) hosted the city-state’s first in-house counsel competition for law students: the SCCA Legal Eagle Challenge

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Webinar talks GCs through new landscape

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Singapore recently hosted a webinar examining the role of general counsel in managing a covid-19 altered landscape amid unprecedented global economic and political uncertainty

FEATURES

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The Philippines’ top 100 lawyers

Asia Business Law Journal reveals the Philippines’ top 100 lawyers

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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

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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

PRACTITIONERS' PERSPECTIVES

Bangladesh

Structuring and financing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Bangladesh

The Bangladesh economy continues to grow at an impressive scale, with a GDP growth rate of 8.1%, surpassing that of its neighbouring countries and making it one of Asia’s most remarkable success stories

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Receiverships in the BVI

Shining a light on the courts of British Virgin Islands’ approach to granting the appointment of receivers, and the state of the law in respect of this powerful interim remedy.