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Finding middle ground

Singapore Mediation Centre’s executive director, Ban Jiun Ean, discusses the art of mediation, the impact of the Singapore Convention on Mediation, emerging trends in the sector and the possibilities for online dispute resolution

A legal legacy

Asian Development Bank's general counsel moves on

Tipping Point

Lord Goldsmith pans India's Arbitration Bill

Thinking outside the box

Opportunities available to companies that utilize offshore structures in the Cayman Islands

New brand, new era

Asian International Arbitration Centre's director, Sundra Rajoo, on the rebranding of the former Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration and its impact

Patent problems

Shearn Delamore & Co's managing partner, Grace Yeoh, highlights the operational IP problems their clients still face in Malaysia

Foreign, female and business focused

New Zealand lawyer Catherine O'Connell on her launching a law firm in Japan, a traditional, male-dominated nation

Wanted: Women lawyers in Japan

Rika Beppu on the founding of Women in Law Japan, and their aim towards gender equity

JILA lights the way

Yasuhiro Umeda and Miki Sakakibara on the start of the Japan In-house Lawyers Association, and its challenges ahead

Opening up

Japan's new bid to compete in arbitration

The big picture

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

GC not EZ

Bjarne P. Tellmann: Building a truly outstanding legal team

NY state of mind

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

ACC alliance ‘good for HKCCA members’

HKCCA president Lin Shi on its alliance with ACC

Need for clarity

Transparency crucial in arbitration between sovereign states and commercial investors

In the interest of fairness

Cherie Blair QC discusses global standards for rules-based commerce

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Thailand’s top 100 lawyers

Asia Business Law Journal reveals Thailand's top 100 lawyers

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Indonesia Law Firm Awards 2020

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

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The Philippines’ top 100 lawyers

Asia Business Law Journal reveals the Philippines’ top 100 lawyers

CORRESPONDENTS

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IBC resolution within regulated sectors in the public interest

By Anoop Rawat, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Various laws still contain gaps and ambiguities, and reconciliation with the provisions of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 becomes a challenging task. It is essential to create synergies among specific regulatory laws with the provisions and the process envisaged under the code

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Suspension of employment during the pandemic

By Laurie Christine P Quiambao, ACCRALAW

The honourable secretary of the Department of Labour and Employment has signed DO No. 215-20, which means that an employee may be placed on a floating status, or temporarily laid off, for the said period without losing his or her employment

India eases working requirements of patents

By Vidisha Garg, Anand and Anand

The Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2020 have great significance as they provide huge relief to stakeholders, with many glitches being removed and creases ironed out, thereby easing the requirements to a great extent

IN-HOUSE AGENDA

SCCA

SCCA announces winners of the 4th Singapore CLO Awards

The Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA) has announced the winners of its 4th Singapore Chief Legal Officer Awards on 23 December via a “virtual gala” and interviews with all the top nominees and an overflowing virtual room of 250 audiences

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JILA and KICA join forces

The Japan In-house Lawyers Association (JILA) and the Korea In-house Counsel Association (KICA) have launched a new co-operation to bolster research and knowledge sharing between the two organisations

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ACC Singapore closes 2020 with magic, music

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Singapore ended the year with a sprinkle of magic and music at its virtual annual Festive Party

FEATURES

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Pathfinder

Gerard Sanders, the AIIB's general counsel, looks back at the bank's first five years, including its innovations through covid-19, as he prepares to leave the position

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Philippines Law Firm Awards

We present the top law firms in the country

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Vietnam’s top 100 lawyers

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

PRACTITIONERS' PERSPECTIVES

Bangladesh

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

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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.