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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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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

Thailand lawyers

Thailand’s top 100 lawyers

Asia Business Law Journal reveals Thailand's top 100 lawyers

CORRESPONDENTS

IBC code

Unresolved riddle of the code and acknowledgement of debt

By Misha and Nikhil Mathur, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

A crucial cog in the wheel for the purposeful implementation and working of the IBC code is the applicability of section 18 of the Limitation Act, 1963, on the provisions of the code.

domain

Where does liability lie in domain name infringement?

By Saif Khan and Shobhit Agrawal, Anand and Anand

There exists an imminent need for all stakeholders to collaborate and come up with a domain name framework that ensures that private rights and public interests are secured

retail

Philippines’ proposed ITA shakes up online retail

By Michael Ryan Natividad, ACCRALAW

Online retail and other e-commerce services are now a mainstay of Philippine commerce. The exponential rise and consequent prevalence of online purchases are partly due to the covid-19 pandemic lockdowns that have constrained the consumer to stay at home

IN-HOUSE AGENDA

India’s leading GCs launch new association

India’s leading GCs launch new association

Senior general counsel of Indian companies gathered on 5 March in Gurugram to launch the General Counsels’ Association of India (GCAI)

ACC Asia-Pacific annual meeting goes virtual 

ACC Asia-Pacific annual meeting goes virtual 

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Asia-Pacific will conduct its virtual annual meeting under the theme of transforming the modern law department. The 2021 Virtual ACC Xchange takes place on 16-17 June.

SCCA continues GC competition for law students 

SCCA continues GC competition for law students 

The Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA) is holding its in-house counsel competition for law students, the SCCA Legal Eagle Challenge, again this year following last year’s inaugural success 

FEATURES

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Economic pacts key to Japanese dealmaking

By Yusuke Hatakeyama, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
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Litigate or arbitrate? Flexibilities for foreign disputes in Thailand

By Pisut Attakamol, Baker McKenzie
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Designing a JV contract in Taiwan

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

REGIONAL COMPARISONS

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

IP compulsory licensing

IP licensing during the pandemic

Intellectual property lawyers in India and the Philippines, two of the region's most affected countries, explore how compulsory licensing regulations may assist in fighting the pandemic