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Spinning your Zoom

Communications expert John Miers offers some practical advice for engaging and retaining your virtual audience

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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Japan A-List

Following an extensive nomination process, Asia Business Law Journal reveals the A-List of the country’s legal profession

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Indonesia’s top 100 lawyers

Asia Business Law Journal presents its A-List of the top 100 lawyers practising in Indonesia

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

CORRESPONDENTS

NFTs

Philippines ponders NFTs in online gaming

By Juan Miguel Calimon Dela Cruz, ACCRALAW 

Popular games like Axie Infinity and My Defi Pet have recently gained traction for their unique selling proposition that one can earn money as they play

AI’s right to legal identity in India

By Vaishali Mittal and Siddhant Chamola, Anand and Anand

Advocates of IP and economic growth have consistently propagated the cause of recognising AI inventions in law. However, this is different from the issue that debates granting legal recognition to AI as an independent entity

Challenges in implementing resolution plans in India

By Saurav Panda, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

In spite of the strong emphasis in IBC regarding time-bound implementation, there have been several challenges that have mired timely implementation of resolution plans

IN-HOUSE AGENDA

ACC Annual Meeting

ACC Annual Meeting tailored for APAC

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) will conduct its annual meeting virtually from 19-21 October, featuring a tailored content stream for the Asia-Pacific in-house community for the first time

ACC HK peels back pandemic for summer boat party

With the current pandemic situation and travel restrictions, the best way to enjoy the summer sunshine in Hong Kong is a cruise offshore. The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Hong Kong did just that

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KICA teams up with SIAC 

The Korea In-House Counsel Association (KICA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) to promote international arbitration as a preferred method of dispute resolution

FEATURES

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

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Ruben’s rules

The OECD’s Paris-based senior competition expert, Ruben Maximiano, shares how adopting an effective competition policy helps increase investor confidence

legal tech

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?

REGIONAL COMPARISONS

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A comparison of patent law developments

Patent legislation across Asian jurisdictions is constantly catching up with the pandemic’s demands, with stronger protection, foreign filing and higher compensation being common themes.

A comparison of updates on trademark law

A comparison of updates on trademark law

Safeguarding trademarks presents real challenges amid the pandemic, with massive shifts to online trading, difficulties getting cases to court and physical enforcement challenges to name a few