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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

Siri Hal Jarvis & Associates

We peer into the undefined future of legal tech and explore how AI is already reshaping the business of law. Just how long will it be before Jarvis makes partner?

SPAC invaders

Asia is losing out to the US as its tech giants are wooed away by sponsors to list in the US. Can the region’s markets move quickly enough to repel the SPAC invasion and keep their unicorns?

China’s IP makeover

Top-down intellectual property reforms include major judicial and legislative change, solving problems that have affected enterprises for decades. But do the changes go far enough?

Juggling act

The evolution of India’s personal data protection bill is influenced by the need to protect the interests of businesses, the government and the individual, writes Yukti Sharma

Bay watch

How will China's greater bay project work for lawyers?

Two elephants in the room: The trade war

Is the worst yet to come in the US-China trade war?

2019 begins China’s era of compliance

China's Year of the Pig is ringing in a new 'Era of Compliance'

Ringing up legal spend

Billing rates: How much is too much?

A moral quarrel

Patent ruling intrudes into India’s bedrooms

All about action

Lawyers explain why Singapore excels at arbitration, and just about everything else

Capital returns

China is injecting new energy and vitality into its capital market with various reforms.

Analyzing the code

How does India's Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code stand up to critical analysis after a year in effect?

Over the horizon

Offshore trends for Asian investors

Cayman continues as pre-eminent global offshore jurisdiction

By Matt Roberts, Maples and Calder

Unwanted advances

Corporate counsel on sexual harassment in India's workplace

Press for profit

First of our special series looks at the meteoric rise of fintech

The squeeze

Global antitrust compliance gets tougher

Build or Bust?

Can Duterte revive infrastructure in the Philippines?

Just relax

We analyze foreign investment in China under a new administrative regime

Brakes on Brexit?

Tired of Brexit? Get prepared while you wait

Deal shields

Corporates in Asia wise up to M&A insurance

A prayer for prevention

Compliance strategies in a tough neighbourhood

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Thailand’s top 100 lawyers 2021

Asia Business Law Journal reveals Thailand's top 100 lawyers

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The Philippines’ top 100 lawyers

Asia Business Law Journal reveals the Philippines’ top 100 lawyers

Indonesia Law Firm Awards

Asia Business Law Journal presents the best law firm in Indonesia for 2020 and four winners each in 22 practice areas

CORRESPONDENTS

insolvency bankruptcy

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

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

intermediaries

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

IN-HOUSE AGENDA

JILA webinar

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

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

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

FEATURES

Digital banking and crypto regulations in Malaysia

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 eyes Jersey digital asset funds, Susan McKinstray, Carey Olsen

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

SPAC

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

REGIONAL COMPARISONS

renewable energy

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

NFT regulations comparison

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?