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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

Earth v law

Do lawyers have a heightened responsibility to help avert a climate catastrophe?

Philippines Law Firm Awards 2021

Asia Business Law Journal presents the best law firm in the Philippines for 2021 and four winners each in 22 practice areas

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

A comparison of capital markets regulations

Financial markets in the region are gearing up for significant changes, with China launching its third stock exchange and Hong Kong embracing listing rules for SPACs.

Asia Business Law Survey

Our regional survey of law firms finds the legal market has adapted well during the pandemic and is striking a positive note for 2022

One step ahead

As most Asian jurisdictions restrict firms from promoting their services, marketing expert Barbara Koenen-Geerdink shares the workaround through business development strategies

Case study for sandbox approach on open finance

By Monique B Ang, ACCRALAW 
The central bank of the Philippines issued circular that sets out guidelines for the adoption of the open finance framework as a part of its digital payments transformation roadmap to promote financial inclusion

APCCA elects leader

The Asia Pacific Corporate Counsel Alliance (APCCA) has elected Arlene Lapuz Ureta as its new secretary-general, succeeding Reza Topobroto

KICA celebrates 10th anniversary

The Korea In-house Counsel Association celebrated its 10th anniversary on 2 November and published a digital book to commemorate this milestone

HK justice secretary at ACC seminar

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Hong Kong organised a lunchtime seminar at Justice Place with the Secretary for Justice of Hong Kong, Teresa Cheng

ACC Australia holds virtual national conference

The 2021 Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Australia held its In-house Legal National Conference from 8-9 November titled “Rethink limitations. Rethink possibilities. Rethink in-house.”

FICL supports Dispute Resolution webinar

The Federation of Indian Corporate Lawyers took part in a webinar titled “Dispute Solution or Alternative Dispute Resolution” organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry

SCCA hosts CLO Awards

For the fifth year, the Singapore Corporate Counsel Associations has crowned the Singapore Chief Legal Officer (CLO) Awards winners on 15 December

Legal frontiers in the Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands has legal frameworks to offer Asian businesses bespoke approaches in capital raising opportunities

Proposed provisional patent application in the Philippines

By Ramon Emil Olea, Federis & Associates
Lawmakers in the Philippines are pushing for the passage of a bill that seeks to modernise the country’s IP protection, called the “New Intellectual Property Act”

Continuing obligations of Cayman Islands private funds

By Elizabeth Kenny, Loeb Smith Attorneys
The Private Funds Act (2021 Revision) requires Cayman Islands-domiciled, closed-ended investment funds to register with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority as a private fund

Is invisible use of TM in Google AdWords infringement?

By Madhu Rewari, Anand and Anand
The Google AdWords program has invited the attention of trademark owners as the number of infringement cases rises with third-party trademarks were being used

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

Issues and challenges of group insolvency in India

By Anoop Rawat and Ahkam Khan, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 incorporated the best practices across jurisdictions, and group insolvency was to be introduced in a phased manner

Common problems of trademark use in China

By Christy Chen, Corner Stone & Partners
Trademark registrants are obliged to keep their registered trademarks in use but this could be a challenge for a good number of trademarks

Tech challenges in Singapore, Thailand shipping sector

By Murali Pany and Warinbhorn Benjasak, JTJB
Although there is wide recognition that the adoption of tech will bring benefits, there are still significant issues that need to be addressed

The A-List: Vietnam’s Top 100 Lawyers 2021

Asia Business Law Journal reveals Vietnam's top lawyers

A-List: Bangladesh 2021

Asia Business Law Journal reveals Bangladesh's top lawyers

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Taiwan A-List 2022

Taiwan’s top 100 lawyers 2022

Following an extensive nominations process, Asia Business Law Journal reveals the A-List of Taiwan's legal profession

The A-List: Top Offshore Lawyers 2021

The A-List: Top offshore lawyers 2022

Asia Business Law Journal reveals the top offshore lawyers

Thailand Law Firm Awards

Thailand Law Firm Awards 2022

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

CORRESPONDENTS

Impact of NCLAT judgment on development financial institutions

By Veena Sivaramakrishnan and Suomo Biswas, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.
End of the road for public utility vehicles in Philippines?

End of the road for public utility vehicles in Philippines?

By Mervin Kenneth C Ignacio, ACCRALAW
Russia-Ukraine crisis influences Indian pharma industry Sachin Malik

Russia-Ukraine crisis influences Indian pharma industry

By Sachin Malik, Anand and Anand

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Hastening technology for Philippine smart cities

By Aris L. Gulapa, Charmaine Rose K. Haw-Lim, and Maria Isabelle J. Poblete, Gulapa Law

An ICT innovation that has gained traction across local government units and government agencies is the development of “smart cities”

A comparison of digital banking regulations

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

Metaverse opens quagmire of Indian IP issues

Metaverse opens quagmire of Indian IP issues

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

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