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Charting a new course

As the region feels its way through the fog of the global pandemic, we enlisted some of Asia’s top general counsel for a virtual roundtable to plot a roadmap for recovery

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

Bangladesh: Ready for business

Often overshadowed in such a powerhouse neighbourhood, this populous nation has scripted an unlikely economic success story, creating lucrative opportunities for pioneering foreign investors

High stakes

The months leading up to the US presidential election in November will be crucial for the world, and especially for Asia. Dennis Unkovic explores the cards being dealt in political and legal terms, and warns the stakes could not be higher

Empowering women in law

Law firms should facilitate the growth of women in the legal fraternity, which will result in crafting a more progressive legal infrastructure

Levelling the field

The career growth of a female lawyer is often challenged by difficult work-life balance choices, leadership bias, a lack of opportunity for dialogue and debate, and stagnant workplace cultures

Are you being watched?

Governments adopting trace-and-track apps to prevent the spread of the pandemic have raised questions about the ‘right balance’ between pandemic response and privacy considerations

A contemporary IP regime

A lot of changes are underway to strengthen the intellectual property (IP) system in India. This article captures a snapshot of several initiatives made in this direction

Cybersecurity

Data protection and cybersecurity are evolving areas of regulation in Asia. Here, experts shed light on emerging jurisprudence in the region’s top jurisdictions

Cryptocurrencies

Governments across the region are being forced to clear the regulatory air on virtual currencies as they can no longer afford to ignore their popularity

Counterpunch!

With COVID-19 raging across the region, governments are trying to avoid knockout blows for their territories as they counter with life or death policy moves and decisions affecting business survival

First in line

A detailed analysis of Taiwan’s intellectual property regime: Trademark protection is obtained through registration and Taiwan follows the first-to-file system

Power & parity

Senior women lawyers across Asia share personal stories of successes and struggles for a more inclusive legal profession

The A-List 2020: Indonesia

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

Home & safe?

With COVID-19 forcing companies to implement work-from-home policies, Jim Fitzsimmons helps us understand the cybersecurity risks posed by a remote workforce

Omnibus bill: Is it time to invest in Indonesia?

The Southeast Asian country’s plan to create a unified regulatory framework for taxation seeks to simplify doing business in the nation

C-suite sanction

The case of former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn is a timely reminder for multinational corporations to ensure their senior executives are prepared for all scenarios when relocating to Asia

Malaysia’s top 100 lawyers 2020

Asia Business Law Journal reveals Malaysia’s best private practice lawyers. The names and photographs of all 100 A-list lawyers are published here

A regional comparison of data privacy laws

Privacy regulation presents a conundrum for most governments as they try to balance the rights of citizens with national security and business needs

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.

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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

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Japan’s top 100 lawyers

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

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

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ACC Australia survey indicates in-house salary freeze

The Association of Corporate Counsel Australia partnered with Empsight International to produce the 2020 ACC Law Department Compensation and Policies Practices Report, drawing from a survey of corporate legal departments from 68 organizations in Australia

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KICA moves office

The Korea In-house Counsel Association (KICA) moved into a new office at 301-2 of the Lawyers’ Education and Culture Centre in Seocho-dong, Seoul, on 20 October

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SCCA programme fosters legal tech leaders

The Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA), in collaboration with SIM University, have put together an academic programme after receiving an outpouring of requests for more legal tech competency courses

FEATURES

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Thailand’s top 100 lawyers

Asia Business Law Journal reveals Thailand's top 100 lawyers

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Google Leegle

Google’s director of legal operations, technology and strategy Mary Shen O’Carroll talks about emerging trends in legal technology and the future of in-house legal teams

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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

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.