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Climate of change

Rise with the tide

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

Down to brass tax

OECD tax expert reveals what is behind the sweeping overhaul of the international tax system

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 renewed

Renewable energy projects have blossomed across Asia. What has led to the recent boom?

Renewable energy regulations in Malaysia

By Khem Thadani and Jasprit Kaur, Adnan Sundra & Low

Renewable energy regulations in the Philippines

By Kristin Charisse Siao, Efren II Resurreccion and Mely Ann Emerie Cristobal,Villaraza & Angangco

Renewable energy regulations in Japan

By Yusuke Sugihara, City-Yuwa Partners

Renewable energy regulations in Indonesia

By Luky Walalangi, Wisnu Renansyah Jenie and Rendi Prahara Septiawedi, Walalangi & Partners

Renewable energy regulations in India

By Deepak Chowdhury and M Arun Kumar, IndusLaw

Offshore wind power generation in Japan

By Koji Fukatsu, TMI Associates
Nation steps up its game in renewable energy, but stringent regulation remains

A comparison of renewable energy regulations

Asian policy makers are shifting focus to prioritise renewable power in their energy mixes. With various green initiatives emerging, businesses should compare the regulations in jurisdictions before investing in sustainable power generation

Korea Law Firm Awards 2021

Asia Business Law Journal presents the best law firm in South Korea for 2021 and four winners each in 27 practice areas

Hard talk

Our survey gets the candid opinions of regional in-house counsel when it comes to legal services from law firms, and they’re not pulling any punches

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

NFT regulations in Taiwan

By Abe Sung and Eddie Hsiung, Lee and Li

NFT regulations in the Philippines

By Mark Gorriceta, Liane Stella Candelario and Richmond Montevirgen, Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra

NFT regulations in Japan

By Masakazu Iwakura, Atsushi Igarashi and Haruo Narimoto, TMI Associates

NFT regulations in Indonesia

By Naufal Fileindi and Muhammad Fernanda Dharmawan, Guido Hidayanto & Partners

NFT regulations in India

By Sujata Chaudhri, Urfee Roomi and Rishikaa, Sujata Chaudhri IP Attorneys

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?

SPACs on the rise in Asia

By Matt Roberts, Maples Group
Following the implementation of a new regime to permit the listing of SPACs on the Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX), and with SPAC listings also soon to be possible on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (SEHK), there are now some further compelling options for Asia-based SPAC promoters and investors

Lessons for APAC de-SPACs

By Derek Liu, Michelle Heisner, Derek Poon, and Ashok Lalwani, Baker McKenzie
Like many US financial innovations exported worldwide, special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) have garnered a mix of enthusiasm from companies and investors, and caution from regulators in Asia

Bracing for SPAC impact

The explosive growth of special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) in the US is coming to Asia. While the hype is immense, companies and investors need to do their homework before jumping into these new spaces

SPAC super league

SPACs have climbed into the big league of capital markets, so we crunched the stats on Asia-related SPAC listings to find the highest performing legal advisers

What to expect from India’s amendments to CIRP regulations

By Shardul Shroff and Shreya Prakash, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
On 30 September 2021, the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) issued amendments to the IBBI (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) (Third Amendment) Regulations, 2021

Thailand’s top 100 lawyers 2021

Asia Business Law Journal reveals Thailand's top 100 lawyers

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

JILA collaborates on in-house webinar

The Japan In-House Lawyers Association (JILA), Daini Tokyo Bar Association and the Japan Association for Chief Legal Officers (JACLO) have organised a joint webinar to address how in-house legal departments and external legal resources

GCAI forges academic connection

The General Counsels’ Association of India (GCAI) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on 27 September with Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab to boost the competence of young graduates

ACC’s virtual annual meeting a success

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) welcomed more than 2,000 in-house counsel to its virtual annual meeting, which featured a tailored content stream for the Asia-Pacific in-house community for the first time

ACC Australia holds conference, awards online

The 2021 ACC Australia In-House Legal National Conference is set to be the largest online gathering of in-house legal in the southern hemisphere

KICA, IHCF co-host social governance webinars

The two largest in-house counsel associations in Korea have joined forces to organise four webinars in September, which deal with ESG-related regulations and legal disputes, as well as countermeasures for companies

Workers’ rights in the Philippine gig economy

By Martin Luigi Samson, ACCRALAW 
Most gig workers are engaged as independent contractors and are not legally entitled to the mandatory statutory benefits to which employees are entitled. Instead, they are compensated based on the contract between the independent contractor and the principal or hiring party

Role of intermediaries in protecting Indian IP

By Madhu Rewari and Madhurima Gadre, Anand and Anand
In this digital age, where social media has become all the rage and sharing content on the internet has become possible with just a click of a button, businesses need to be more vigilant on the content available on social media platforms or intermediaries

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

Settling disputes by mediation in Singapore and Thailand

By Naiyachon Tathong and John Sze, JTJB
Aside from arbitration or litigation, the only way for parties to attempt to resolve disputes is through constructive dialogue. Mediation involves the engagement of a qualified third party who may help parties bridge differences

Copyright infringement and legal liability in China webcasts

By Fu Zhenkun and Gao Rongrong, Corner Stone & Partners
An interactive webcast includes live broadcasts of games, shows and pan-entertainment. Anchors often use unauthorised music works where they earn income by singing songs, flaunting talents and interacting with fans to get rewards, or by sharing advertising incomes

SCCA creates connectivity platform

The Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA) has created Peers.Online, a virtual platform that serves as a connectivity hub for corporate counsel around the world

FICL launches website

The Federation of Indian Corporate Lawyers (FICL) launched its official website, www.ficl.org.in, on 7 October

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?

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Thailand Law Firm Awards

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

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