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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?

Fighting fund

Litigation financing has found favour in developed markets, but Asian jurisdictions remain guarded. With Hong Kong and Singapore leading the way, will others follow?

A legal legacy

Asian Development Bank's general counsel moves on

Treading carefully

Cautious steps towards legal reform in Taiwan

An Asian mosaic

Senior women lawyers across Asia share personal stories of successes, struggles and strategies

Learning to fly

Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam learn value of sound business law

Democracy blooms?

Thai Legal faces changing landscape as a military regime prepares for democratic elections

Out of time?

Is Indonesia running out of time to implement reforms for business and cast out corruption?

A new coat

Malaysia is on the cusp of fundamental legal reform following the end of six decades of rule by one political party

Trapped in tradition

Japan’s legal sector must evolve the role of in-house counsel and explore new markets to stay relevant

Elephants in the room

How South Korea’s legal sector deals with not so subtle external influences

Primed and charged

Politics generates electric atmosphere for Philippine Legal

The Asia game

Corporate counsel associations move to stay relevant at a time when the significance of borders is diminishing

The big picture

Exclusive interview with the United Nations under-secretary-general for legal affairs

NY state of mind

Exclusive from New York's Chief Judge on the rising concept of commercial courts

TM an Asian comparison

Region's IP experts head to head on trademark laws

2017… What’s ahead?

Asia's best legal minds explore the landscape in Year of the Rooster

Architect in-house

AIIB's legal architect shares his plans

The legal system in Indonesia despite economic challenges

Despite the challenges, Indonesia makes its best efforts to rebuild

Unity in Asia?

Singapore's Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon on the road to business law convergence

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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

Malaysia-A-List 2021

Malaysia’s top 100 lawyers

Asia Business Law Journal reveals the country's top 100 lawyers

vietnam top 100 lawyers

Vietnam’s top 100 lawyers

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

CORRESPONDENTS

intermediary rules

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

Philippines tax reform for export-oriented enterprises, Eric Recalde, ACCRALAW 

Philippines tax reform for export-oriented enterprises

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

Time to learn, unlearn and relearn NBFC resolutions, Veena Sivaramakrishnan and Soummo Biswas, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Time to learn, unlearn and relearn NBFC resolutions

By Veena Sivaramakrishnan and Soummo Biswas, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

IN-HOUSE AGENDA

ACC

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

ACC Exchange

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 well-being

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

FEATURES

fintech digital bank

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

Foreign liquidator assistance and common law in Bermuda, Keith Robinson and Emma Duffy, Carey Olsen

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

women lawyers

Gender in justice

Twenty senior women lawyers across Asia share their personal stories of success, strategy and struggle for a more inclusive legal profession

REGIONAL COMPARISONS

A comparison of Cryptocurrency regulation

A comparison of Cryptocurrency regulation

Asian jurisdictions have been cautious in developing legal frameworks around virtual currencies, but the volatile market and relentless evolution of cryptos are pushing regulators to act

Data privacy

A comparison of data privacy laws

While the laws in the region share similar elements, gaps remain as privacy compliance culture is relatively new and jurisdictions vary in their approaches