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Structuring and financing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Bangladesh

The Bangladesh economy continues to grow at an impressive scale, with a GDP growth rate of 8.1%, surpassing that of its neighbouring countries and making it one of Asia’s most remarkable success stories

Receiverships in the BVI

Shining a light on the courts of British Virgin Islands’ approach to granting the appointment of receivers, and the state of the law in respect of this powerful interim remedy.

A case of intervention?

Has a recent Malaysian federal court decision watered down the non-interventionist policy enshrined within its arbitration regime?

Caymans: Investing through exempted limited partnership

This article examines the extent of the rights of limited partners to the information in the investment vehicles in which they often entrust their money with another person for a long period of time

Caymans: Key trends in Asian fund finance

In this series, top law firms from the region explore emerging trends and provide insights into the regulatory framework in the islands

Impact of Vietnam’s new Competition Law on mergers

This article aims to explore the new law’s impact on “economic concentration” activity, which includes mergers, acquisitions, consolidations and joint ventures

Keeping up with latest technologies in Indonesia

By Enrico Iskandar and Debu Batara Lubis, Bagus Enrico & Partners

Indonesia’s innovative approaches to cross-border M&A

By Luky I Walalangi, Miriam Andreta and Hans Adiputra Kurniawan,Walalangi & Partners

‘Light touch’ provisional liquidation regime in Bermuda

By Henry Tucker and Kyle Masters, Carey Olsen

New frontiers in fintech and cryptos

By Steven Rees-Davies and Fiona Chan, Appleby

Legal Frontiers in Bermuda

Fintech, cryptocurrency regulation, and the advantages of an innovative “light touch” liquidation regime

Legal Frontiers in Indonesia

New regulatory approaches to cross-border M&A and technology

Law regarding gender parity in Sri Lanka

By Ayomi Aluwihare, F J & G de Saram

Law regarding gender parity in the Philippines

By Rosalyn Ruth Anuncio and Joyce Aiza Chan, Quisumbing Torres

Law regarding gender parity in Indonesia

By Indri Pramitaswari Guritno and Primastuti Purnamasari, HHP Law Firm

Developments in crypto law in Thailand

By Palawi Bunnag, ILCT Advocates & Solicitors

Developments in crypto law in Taiwan

By Abe Sung and Eddie Hsuing, Lee and Li

Developments in crypto law in South Korea

By Michael Kim, Daniel Lee and Nathan Park, Kobre & Kim

Developments in crypto law in the Philippines

By Aida Araceli G Roxas-Rivera and Fernand Joseph D Miranda, Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

Developments in trademark law in Taiwan

By Tsai Yu-Li and Tsai Lu-Fa, Deep & Far in Taipei

Developments in trademark law in Sri Lanka

By Anomi Wanigasekera and Navindi Naotunna, Julius & Creasy

Developments in trademark law in the Philippines

By Bienvenido Marquez III and Divina Ilas-Panganiban, Quisumbing Torres

Developments in trademark law in India

By Safir Anand and Twinky Rampal, Anand & Anand

Getting ready for the crypto spring

By Alison Thomson and Rebecca Jack, Appleby

Digitalization of AML laws in BVI

By Mirza Manraj and Philip Graham, Harneys

Legal Frontiers in the British Virgin Islands

Cutting edge issues for companies that utilise BVI for offshore investment

Cook Islands leads the way

The eventful evolution of the Cook Islands from offshore outcast to global offshore investment leader

Fintech: Offshore regulations and trends in Asia

By Fiona Chan, Alison Thomson and Prabha Sasidharan, Appleby in Hong Kong

Overcoming legal barriers to FDI in infrastructure

By Ronald Dime, DLDTE Law Office

All aboard the tax ‘train’

By Benedicta Du-Baladad, BDB Law

Patent law developments in the Philippines

By Richmond K Lee, ACCRA Law Offices

Singapore: a regional leader for fintech, cryptos

By Chiew Yu Sarn, Yusarn Audrey

Singapore-India corridor: a natural fit for both parties

By Vivek Kathpalia, Nishith Desai Associates

Cryptocurrency laws and regulations in UAE

By Adil Shafi and Kajal Patel, Anjarwalla Collins & Haidermota

Cryptocurrency laws and regulations in Taiwan

By Jaime Cheng and Teresa Huang, Lee Tsai & Partners

Cryptocurrency laws and regulations in South Korea

By Michael Kim, Daniel Lee and Nathan Park, Kobre & Kim

Cryptocurrency laws and regulations in China

By Shen Wenhao, JunZeJun Law Offices

Cryptocurrency laws and regulations in The Philippines

By Aida Araceli G Roxas-Rivera and Paolo S Tamase, Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

PE investment in Indonesia

By Freddy Karyadi and Anastasia Irawati, Ali Budiardjo Nugroho Reksodiputro

Contractual remedies for investors in India

By Monali Dutta and Sudipta Bhattacharjee, Advaita Legal

Sensory branding in India

By Safir Anand, Anand and Anand

Real estate law in China

By Hao Han, Zhong Lun Law Firm

Arbitration law in the Philippines

By Augusto A San Pedro Jr and Raquel Wealth A Taguian, Villaraza & Angangco Law Offices

Cayman continues as pre-eminent global offshore jurisdiction

By Matt Roberts, Maples and Calder

Airport standards in the Philippines

By Charmaine Haw-Lim and Aileen Sanguir, Gulapa Law Office

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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

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?

SIAC Lim Seok Huivideo

Singapore’s secret recipe

The SIAC’s CEO talks about strategies for the centre’s success and emerging trends in arbitration

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

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