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Regulatory overview for companies doing business in Thailand

By Warot Wanakankowit, Warot Advisory Services

Investment incentives and setting up business in Taiwan

By Robin Chang, Matt Lai and Lu Jialin, Lee and Li

Foreign investment-friendly IP regime in Taiwan

By Jane Wang, Brian Hsieh and Monica Wang, Formosa Transnational

Brief guide to FDI in the Philippines

By Raoul Angangco, Sylvette Tankiang and Franchette Acosta, Villaraza & Angangco

Investment rules, agencies and dispute resolution in Nigeria

By Adedolapo Akinrele, Adewale Sontan and Abraham Otene, FO Akinrele & Co

The disputes landscape for foreign investors in India

By Atul Pandey and Ravitej Chilumuri, Khaitan & Co

Indian investment opportunities for South Korean businesses

By Gaurav Dani and Saurav Kumar, IndusLaw

Tax planning strategies for South Korean investors

By Kim Sunyoung and Kim Minhyung, Shin & Kim

Korea’s global outreach

By Chae Jooyup, Korea In-house Counsel Association (KICA)

Liability of guarantors after landmark India verdict

By Soummo Biswas and Shivani Sinha, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Guarantors, whether personal or corporate, have an intrinsic relationship with the corporate debtor in their capacities as directors, promoters, associates, subsidiaries or holding companies.

Japan A-List 2021

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

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

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?

Singapore’s secret recipe

SIAC's CEO talks about strategies for the centre's success and emerging trends in arbitration

Kolin decision brings final relief to Philippine trademark confusion

By Mila Federis, Federis & Associates
The recent decision in Kolin Electronics (KECI) v Kolin Philippines International (2021) came as a relief to erase the confusion by the court decision that allowed two unrelated companies to register one identical trademark for clearly related goods

Foreign liquidator assistance and common law in Bermuda

By Keith Robinson and Emma Duffy, Carey Olsen
Foreign liquidators may apply for recognition in Bermuda pursuant to the common law by the application of the principles of comity

Spinning your Zoom

Communications expert John Miers offers some practical advice for engaging and retaining your virtual audience

The yes, no, maybe of 2021 intermediary rules

By Safir Anand, Anand and Anand
There has been an ongoing debate on the yays and nays of the 2021 intermediary rules, primarily because India is set to begin enforcing a new set of rules that fundamentally changes the way the internet will be experienced in the country

International recognition of Philippine IP strategies

By Amanda Carlota, Federis & Associates
For the eighth consecutive year, the Philippines remained off the Special 301 Report, an annual report published by the US Trade Representative on the state of IP rights protection and enforcement around the world

ACC HK appoints 4 new directors

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Hong Kong has appointed four new directors to its board following the ACC HK Annual General Meeting on 24 June

Tax reform for export-oriented enterprises in the Philippines

By Eric Recalde, ACCRALAW 
Value-added tax (VAT) is only imposed if the goods or services are “destined” for local consumption. There is no VAT when they are for consumption abroad

Regulatory regime for private funds in Cayman Islands

By Gary Smith, Loeb Smith Attorneys
The Private Funds Act, 2020, requires the registration of closed-ended funds with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA)

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

Simple procedures for patent litigation in China

By John Xia, Corner Stone & Partners
A patent protects the patentee’s technological advantages to obtain rewards, invest them in new R&D activities, and promote further developments. Since patents entail technological advantages, others often infringe patents, intentionally or unintentionally, in practice

Developments in bankruptcy and insolvency laws in Singapore and Malaysia

By Hariz Lee and Rahayu Abd Ghani, JTJB
The pandemic has had a significant impact on the global economy, and businesses hard hit by the uncertainty and disruptions have been pushed to consider becoming insolvent or bankrupt. This article explains the insolvency and bankruptcy laws

ACC Asia-Pacific delivers virtual conference

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Asia-Pacific has held its annual meeting titled the 2021 Virtual Xchange on 16-17 June, attracting a diverse audience of 150 in-house professionals across the region

SCCA discusses workplace well-being

The Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA) is holding its first series of discussions to promote better well-being in the workplace and tackle unnecessary sources of stress, especially when lawyers have to deal with long hours of work during deals and transactions

KICA explores patent law, case trends

Following the recent landmark decision by the Supreme Court of Korea on a patent litigation case, the Korea In-house Counsel Association (KICA) hosted a webinar with Yulchon law firm on new trends in patent law and cases

FICL supports webinar on rule of law

The Federation of Indian Corporate Lawyers (FICL) has supported a global webinar marathon of 24 hours organised by the American Bar Association – International Law Section (ABA ILS) with the Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF) on corporate social responsibility and the rule of law

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

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Asia Business Law Journal presents the best law firm in Thailand for 2022 and four winners each in 22 practice areas

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Compliance challenges for foreign investment in the US

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IP protection in Germany for Japanese companies

IP protection in Germany for Japanese companies

By Peter Reckenthäler and Gottfried Schüll, Cohausz & Florack
New-Horizons

New horizons

By George W Russell

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

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