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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

Most Popular

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

Thailand lawyers

Thailand’s top 100 lawyers

Asia Business Law Journal reveals Thailand's top 100 lawyers

CORRESPONDENTS

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

Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) in India have been quite mysterious in their existence, and remain regulated with a comparatively soft touch

Employee’s right to receive or refuse vaccine, Clarence Darrow C Valdecantos, ACCRALAW

Employee’s right to receive or refuse vaccine

By Clarence Darrow C Valdecantos, ACCRALAW

Metro Manila marked the first anniversary of its covid-19 quarantine on 15 March. And now, the national capital region and other nearby provinces (the NCR Plus) have been placed anew under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ)

India issues guidelines for digital media ads of influencers, Pravin Anand and Ashutosh Upadhyaya, Anand and Anand

India issues guidelines for digital media ads of influencers

By Pravin Anand and Ashutosh Upadhyaya, Anand and Anand

The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) came out with guidelines for influencers advertising on digital media in February, which will come into effect on 15 April

IN-HOUSE AGENDA

SCCA

Registrations open for SCCA roundtable

The SCCA is bringing together leading lawyers from China, India, Hong Kong, Singapore, and the Philippines to shed light on the challenges faced by in-house and external counsel today through its webinar, Cross-Border Conversation

India’s leading GCs launch new association

India’s leading GCs launch new association

Senior general counsel of Indian companies gathered on 5 March in Gurugram to launch the General Counsels’ Association of India (GCAI)

ACC Asia-Pacific annual meeting goes virtual 

ACC Asia-Pacific annual meeting goes virtual 

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Asia-Pacific will conduct its virtual annual meeting under the theme of transforming the modern law department. The 2021 Virtual ACC Xchange takes place on 16-17 June.

FEATURES

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

Fighting fund

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?

Alpha Femmes

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

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

IP compulsory licensing

IP licensing during the pandemic

Intellectual property lawyers in India and the Philippines, two of the region's most affected countries, explore how compulsory licensing regulations may assist in fighting the pandemic