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Keep watch on data privacy

By Kowit Somwaiya, Usa Ua-areetham and Warit Lertwuthisart, LawPlus
Thailand's Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA): Key principles, compliance requirements, and penalties

Cayman toolkit for foreign arbitration

By Jeremy Lightfoot, Kimberley Leng, and Yi Yang, Carey Olsen in Hong Kong
Recent developments have reinforced the Cayman islands’ pro-arbitration reputation

Direction corrections on Singapore tax

By Eugene Lim, Christine Schwarzl and Mei Yeo, WTS Taxise in Singapore
The island nation is ringing in tax changes to keep it competitive, pay for an energy transition, and align with new international standards

Japan anti-bribery enforcement trends

By Kengo Nishigaki, Nobuhiro Matsuo, and Patrick Forman, GI&T Law Office

Philippine e-commerce protections

By Editha R Hechanova, Timothy J David and Allan V. Badillo, Hechanova & Co Inc

The shifting sands of India’s indirect taxes

By Rajat Bose, Ankita Bhasin and Ankit Sachdeva, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

A comparison of Jersey foundations and trusts

By Rachel Yao, Carey Olsen

IP protection in Hong Kong, with infringement case example

By Grace H W Chu, Jasmine C K Wong and Venus W S Man, Fairbairn Catley Low & Kong

Taiwan investment strategies for Korean companies

By Jacqueline Fu and Lin Yoting, K&L Gates

AI inspires awe, but needs to instil confidence

By Ban Jiun Ean, Maxwell Chambers

Cayman law’s attraction to Asian investors

By Ann Ng, Sharon Yap and Nick Harrold, Maples Group

ADR in the United Arab Emirates: proactive dispute management

By Guillaume Hess, Jonathan Sutcliffe and Henry Kim, K&L Gates

Taiwan’s intellectual property protection and litigation

By Patrick Marros Chu and Winona Chen, Lee and Li

Investment activities in Singapore: a legal perspective

By Christopher Tan, Henry Kim and Edward Bennett, K&L Gates Straits Law

Disputes in Taiwan: an overview for Korean firms

By Patrick Marros Chu and Matt Lai, Lee and Li

LEP strengthens long-term ties with Malaysia

By Constance Low, Loo Sim Yi and Goh Chai Ling, Adnan Sundra & Low

Investment strategies in Nigeria

By Ayotunde Owoigbe and Ibiyemi Ajiboye, Banwo & Ighodalo

Fast track to accelerate Thailand TM applications

By Titirat Wattanachewanopakorn and Ratinuch Kawnachaimongkol, ILCT

IP protection in the Philippines

By Rogelio Nicandro and Nicole Beatriz Yap Veloso, Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De los Angeles

Japan’s IP High Court finds domestic patent covered US server

By Aki Ryuka and Yichen Liu, RYUKA & PARTNERS

IPR protection in Indonesia for South Korean companies

By Emirsyah Dinar, AFFA Intellectual Property Rights

Navigating commercial litigation in Indonesia

By Nien Rafles Siregar and Bobby Rahman Manalu, Siregar Setiawan Manalu Partnership

Navigating commercial disputes in India

By Sumeet Kachwaha and Ankit Khushu, Kachwaha & Partners

Strategies for South Korean investment in India

By Suneeth Katarki, Rashi Saraf and Swathi Sreenath, IndusLaw

Driving ESG compliance in the Philippines

By Charity Aurellano and Raphael Pangalangan, Ocampo & Suralvo

Privy Council clarifies proper purpose rule to Bermuda trustee’s powers

By Helen Wang and Ryan Chong, Carey Olsen in Singapore

Protecting IP and intangible assets in Taiwan

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

Legal overview for Japanese investment in Thailand

By Mallika Esposito Seu Margherita and Palawi Bunnag, ILCT in Bangkok

Advice for Japanese companies investing in Taiwan

By Albert Kao, Chen Wen-Chih and Hung Pang-Heng, Formosa Transnational

Trends and features of Japan foreign investment

By Masako Takahata, Japan In-house Lawyers Association

Managing and resolving disputes in Taiwan

By Albert Kao, Chen Wen-Chih and Hung Pang-Heng, Formosa Transnational

Investment prospects for Japanese enterprises in India

By Gaurav Dani, Saurav Kumar and Swathi Sreenath, IndusLaw in New Delhi

Investment liberalisation and tax reform in the Philippines

By Benedicta Du-Baladad, Du-Baladad & Associates in Metro Manila

Strategies for foreign companies investing in the Philippines

By Sylvette Tankiang, Franchette Acosta and Maria Carla Mapalo, V&A Law

IP protection in India for Japanese businesses

By Joginder Singh and Rajeev Kumar, LexOrbis in New Delhi

Commercial dispute mechanism for foreign investment in India

By Harshit Anand, Kamaljeet Singh and Harshil Mehta, AP & Partners in New Delhi

BEPS action and anti-avoidance tax regime in Indonesia

By Freddy Karyadi and Anastasia Irawati

Universal healthcare law opens financing opportunities in Philippines

By Charmaine Rose Haw-Lim, Dan Kevin Mandocdoc, and Ann Danzel Albana, Gulapa Law

Challenges navigating Taiwan’s emerging insurtech sector

By Eddie Hsiung and Maggie Chang, Lee and Li

Litigate or arbitrate: The continuing debate

By James Noble, Kate Lan and Yan Chng, Carey Olsen in Singapore

Regulating decentralised finance in Taiwan

By Steven Hsu, Ashley Chao, and Kimi Chang, HSU & Associates

Bollywood buzzing over NFTs

By Pravin Anand, Dhruv Anand and Udita Patro, Anand and Anand

Taiwan’s solar-powered fishery project

By Billy MC Chen and Lillian Chen, K&L Gates

Cayman Islands BOR back in spotlight

By Anthony McKenzie, Rebecca Lee, Cheow Eng How, and Toh Wei Xun, Carey Olsen

Anti-bribery laws, industry codes in Japan’s healthcare sector

By Kengo Nishigaki, Andrew Trost Griffin, and Yuji Yamamoto, GI&T Law Office in Tokyo

Settling cross-border commercial disputes in Singapore

By Una Khng, Helmsman in Singapore

Tests for apparent bias in international arbitration

By R Govin and Ang Yong Tong, Gurbani & Co
When doubt arises over an arbitrator’s impartiality, case law provides options to assess the appearance of bias, but some ambiguity may remain

Jersey an attractive option for Asia’s crypto fund managers

By Chris Griffin and Tom Katsaros, Carey Olsen
Tax benefits have been known to draw digital asset managers in Singapore to structure their funds in Jersey, and the latest developments offer even greater advantages

Incentivisation of green technologies in India

By Manisha Singh and Pradeep Kumar Kamal, LexOrbis
The global climate pledge has fuelled the country’s ambition to adopt environmentally friendly technology, and everyone is invited to join

Overview of entry strategies for India market

By Ravi Singhania, Dipak Rao, and Gunjan Gupta, Singhania & Partners

Debt restructuring in the BVI and Cayman Islands

By Han Wenhao, Harneys
Financial turmoil from the pandemic pushes global companies to restructure their debt cross-border, where advanced regimes in offshore jurisdictions provide viable options

Recent developments in Hong Kong’s arbitration landscapes

By Ng Jern-Fei QC, Danny Tang, and John CK Chan, Temple Chambers

Bermuda perspectives on global tax initiatives

By Ashley Fife, Carey Olsen

Pressing need for regulating cryptocurrencies

By Abhishek Malhotra and Bagmisikha Puhan, TMT Law Practice

Metaverse opens quagmire of Indian IP issues

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

Taxation era for Indonesia’s digital financial world

By Freddy Karyadi and Anastasia Irawati

Japan outbound investment back on track

By Masako Takahata, Japan In-house Lawyers Association (JILA)

Legal updates for Japanese investors in the Philippines

By Nilo Divina, Ciselie Marie Gamo-Sisayan, and Shiela Esquivel, DivinaLaw

Duties of a company’s ‘responsible person’ in Taiwan

By Lee Li-pu, Chen Chiu-Hua, and Pan Yi-Chun, Formosan Brothers

Investment strategies in Vietnam for foreign businesses

By Anh Dang, Vietnam International Law Firm (VILAF)

Practice and developments for investing in Taiwan

By Alex Jih-Ching Yeh and Mark J Harty, LCS & Partners

IP protection in India for Japanese businesses

By Joginder Singh and Rajeev Kumar, LexOrbis

Strategies for foreign companies investing in Bangladesh

By ABM Nasirud Doulah and Amina Khatoon, Doulah & Doulah in Dhaka

Guide for Japanese investment in Thailand

By Nuanporn Wechsuwanarux, Susumu Hanawa, and Kornkitti Sivamoke, Chandler MHM

Recent IP protection measures in Brazil

By Rana Gosain, Daniel Law

New era of labour dispute cases in Taiwan

By Samrong Hwang, Albert Kao and Pang-Heng Hung, Formosa Transnational

Strategic investment in India for Japanese investors

By Rishabh Shroff, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Arbitration issues for foreign investors in Bangladesh

By Sameer Sattar, Sattar&Co

Compliance challenges for foreign investment in the US

By Jeffrey L Kessler, Eva W Cole and Heather P Lamberg, Winston Strawn

Offshore solutions in BVI

Corporate flexibility and ease of navigation can explain the increasing popularity of the British Virgin Islands among Asian fund managers, virtual asset businesses and special purpose acquisition companies

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”

Taxation, legality of cryptocurrency in India

By Abhishek Malhotra and Bagmisikha Puhan, TMT Law Practice
The Finance Bill, 2022 (as tabled during the Union Budget discussion of 2022-2023) marked a watershed moment in India’s journey towards regulating cryptocurrencies and fostering digital innovation and growth in the country.

Diversity and inclusion in Indian law firms

By Aprajita Nigam and Manisha Singh, LexOrbis
Mere cohabitation of a diverse population is not enough. What is required is cohabitation with equal opportunities

The future of digital asset taxes in Thailand

By Palawi Bunnag, Laeard Ketwat and Pipat Pipatpajong, ILCT
Digital assets have become rapidly popular among Thai investors in the past few years

Strategies for post-pandemic recovery in Thailand

By Saravut Krailadsiri, Somboon Sangrungjang and Pariyapol Kamolsilp, Kudun and Partners
The pandemic marks the end of one business era, but also the start of another

Future of Indian IP rights in the Metaverse

By Sujata Chaudhri, Urfee Roomi, and Alvin Antony, Sujata Chaudhri IP Attorneys
The convergence of human interaction in digital lives through the metaverse creates a harmonious virtual community, but how will this evolution cope with disputes and challenges brought by trademarks and patents from the real world?

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

Legal frontiers in the Cayman Islands

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

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

Offshore wind power generation in Japan

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

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

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

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

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

Compliance challenges for foreign investment in the US

By Jeffrey L Kessler, Eva W Cole and Heather P Lamberg, Winston & Strawn

Outbound investment strategies into the US

By I Bobby Majumder, Lynwood E Reinhardt and Brooke C Dorris, Reed Smith

Regional perspective of Senegal and Ivory Coast

By Mouhamed Kebe, Mohamed A Dieng and Annick Kobenan, Geni & Kebe

IP, immigration and regulations for foreign innovators in Nigeria

By Afolasade Olowe, Yeye Nwidaa and Tolu Olaloye, Jackson Etti & Edu

Legislation, incentives to invest in Nigeria

By Fidelis Adewole and Marian Asuenimhen, G Elias & Co

Investment risks and opportunities in Angola

By Catarina Levy Osório, João Francisco Cunha and Frederico de Távora Pedro, ALC Advogados

Investment opportunities in the UAE

By Rohit Kochhar and Anjuli Sivaramakrishnan, Kochhar & Co

Litigate or arbitrate? Flexibilities for foreign disputes in Thailand

By Pisut Attakamol, Baker McKenzie

Strategies for Japanese businesses investing in Thailand

By Melisa Uremovic and Sui Lin Teoh, R&T Asia (Thailand)

Designing a JV contract in Taiwan

By Lee Li-pu, Chen Chiu-hua and Teresa Pan, Formosan Brothers Attorneys-at-Law

Legal developments for investors in the Philippines

By Jerry S Coloma III, Rodolfo G Tuazon Jr and Keisha Trina M Guangko, MOSVELDTT

Investing in Indonesia post-Omnibus Law

By Freddy Karyadi and Anastasia Irawati, Ali Budiardjo Nugroho Reksodiputro Counsellors At Law (Abnr)

Trends in technology investment in India

By Abhishek Malhotra, TMT Law Practice

Patent protection for Japanese businesses in India

By Joginder Singh and Rajeev Kumar, LexOrbis

Investment strategies, regulations and policies in India

By Rishabh Shroff, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Roadmap for investing in Bangladesh

By ASA Bari and Shahrima Tanjin Arni, AS & Associates

Economic pacts key to Japanese dealmaking

By Yusuke Hatakeyama, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

Guide to reporting economic substance in BVI

By Michael Padarin and Daniel Moore, Carey Olsen
Key takeaways from the first reporting period and practical pointers on economic substance compliance In The British Virgin Islands

Real estate-backed ICOs in Thailand

By Palawi Bunnag, ILCT Ltd
The country is seeking a concrete direction for the regulation of emerging assets as cryptocurrency trading heats up

Development of energy laws in Taiwan

By Shuai-Sheng Huang, Chen Peng-Kwang and Jane Wang, Formosa Transnational
Power generation and energy preservation have always been critical issues in Taiwan, and effective regulation has kept the evolution of renewable energy on the right track

Navigating the Channel Islands

Offshore jurisdictions are facing regulatory challenges and growing onshore competition, but the Channel Islands seems to be bucking the trend

Revisiting data privacy in a pandemic

By Rachelle M Diaz, PJS Law
A comprehensive overview of the five pillars of compliance within the Philippine Data Privacy Act

Bermuda leads with ‘soft touch’

By Henry Tucker, Carey Olsen
Earlier regarded as a last resort, soft touch provisional liquidation is today a commonly deployed tool for restructuring offshore companies listed in Hong Kong and Singapore

The Cook Islands solution

This South pacific island country offers convenient, flexible and easy-to-administer options for setting up private trust companies

Empowering women in law

Law firms should facilitate the growth of women in the legal fraternity, which will result in crafting a more progressive legal infrastructure

Levelling the field

The career growth of a female lawyer is often challenged by difficult work-life balance choices, leadership bias, a lack of opportunity for dialogue and debate, and stagnant workplace cultures

A contemporary IP regime

A lot of changes are underway to strengthen the intellectual property (IP) system in India. This article captures a snapshot of several initiatives made in this direction

First in line

A detailed analysis of Taiwan’s intellectual property regime: Trademark protection is obtained through registration and Taiwan follows the first-to-file system

Omnibus bill: Is it time to invest in Indonesia?

The Southeast Asian country’s plan to create a unified regulatory framework for taxation seeks to simplify doing business in the nation

Regaining momentum: Outlook for Indian M&A in UK, Europe

While geopolitical events are slowing deal activity, the country remains an attractive and growing economy with strong long-term prospects

Getting the deal done: Outlook for Thailand M&A

The Southeast Asian nation expects multibillion-dollar infrastructure projects to drive M&A, but care is needed with foreign ownership restrictions

Guernsey, Jersey toolkit for UK and Europe

The mature and stable regimes of the Channel Island states can be efficient hubs to manage capital flows across the world

Thailand beacons

By Troy Schooneman and Mayuree Sapsutthiporn, Kudun & Partners

Data privacy in India

By Shahana Chatterji and Sohini Chatterjee, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

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