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The era of in-house counsel

Legal academic Professor Eunice Kim heralds a new era for in-house counsel

Trading trove

A foreign trade war, a collection of new trade alliances and a raft of pending legislation have placed Vietnam in a fortunate position for a major windfall. Can it capitalize?

Thailand’s top 100 lawyers 2019

Thailand remains attractive to international investors for its openness to trade. The country has been a regional hub for many sectors. Asia Business Law Journal reveals Thailand’s top 100 lawyers in 2019

Getting the deal done: Outlook for Thailand M&A

The Southeast Asian nation expects multibillion-dollar infrastructure projects to drive M&A, but care is needed with foreign ownership restrictions

Impact of Vietnam’s new Competition Law on mergers

This article aims to explore the new law’s impact on “economic concentration” activity, which includes mergers, acquisitions, consolidations and joint ventures

Guernsey, Jersey toolkit for UK and Europe

The mature and stable regimes of the Channel Island states can be efficient hubs to manage capital flows across the world

Indonesian Law Firm Awards 2019

Indonesia saw an uptick in M&A in the first half of this year, growing 88% year-on-year with a total deal value of US$17.1 billion. Asia Business Law Journal names the top firms in Indonesia for 2019

Thailand beacons

By Troy Schooneman and Mayuree Sapsutthiporn, Kudun & Partners

A legal legacy

Asian Development Bank's general counsel moves on

Singapore’s top 100 lawyers 2019

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

Bay watch

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

HK protest protection

What employers need to cover during the city’s prolonged period of protests and unrest

A regional comparison in patent law

Some of Asia’s major jurisdictions are witnessing key developments in patent law, from enforcement to embracing new technology. Our comparisons shed some light

Keeping up with latest technologies in Indonesia

By Enrico Iskandar and Debu Batara Lubis, Bagus Enrico & Partners

Indonesia’s innovative approaches to cross-border M&A

By Luky I Walalangi, Miriam Andreta and Hans Adiputra Kurniawan,Walalangi & Partners

‘Light touch’ provisional liquidation regime in Bermuda

By Henry Tucker and Kyle Masters, Carey Olsen

New frontiers in fintech and cryptos

By Steven Rees-Davies and Fiona Chan, Appleby

Legal Frontiers in Bermuda

Fintech, cryptocurrency regulation, and the advantages of an innovative “light touch” liquidation regime

Data privacy in India

By Shahana Chatterji and Sohini Chatterjee, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Two elephants in the room: The trade war

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

Legal Frontiers in Indonesia

New regulatory approaches to cross-border M&A and technology

Treading carefully

Cautious steps towards legal reform in Taiwan

The Philippines’ Top 100 Lawyers 2019

Asia Business Law Journal reveals the Philippines’ top 100 lawyers

Protecting the innovators

Chitra Iyer argues that India’s first judgment on standard essential patents is for the greater good

Law regarding gender parity in Sri Lanka

By Ayomi Aluwihare, F J & G de Saram

Law regarding gender parity in the Philippines

By Rosalyn Ruth Anuncio and Joyce Aiza Chan, Quisumbing Torres

Law regarding gender parity in Indonesia

By Indri Pramitaswari Guritno and Primastuti Purnamasari, HHP Law Firm

Overseeing growth of fintech in Indonesia

By Freddy Karyadi and Anastasia Irawati, ABNR Counsellors

Indonesia’s Top 100 Lawyers 2019

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

An Asian mosaic

Senior women lawyers across Asia share personal stories of successes, struggles and strategies

Developments in crypto law in Thailand

By Palawi Bunnag, ILCT Advocates & Solicitors

Developments in crypto law in Taiwan

By Abe Sung and Eddie Hsuing, Lee and Li

Developments in crypto law in South Korea

By Michael Kim, Daniel Lee and Nathan Park, Kobre & Kim

Developments in crypto law in the Philippines

By Aida Araceli G Roxas-Rivera and Fernand Joseph D Miranda, Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

Developments in trademark law in Taiwan

By Tsai Yu-Li and Tsai Lu-Fa, Deep & Far in Taipei

Developments in trademark law in Sri Lanka

By Anomi Wanigasekera and Navindi Naotunna, Julius & Creasy

Developments in trademark law in the Philippines

By Bienvenido Marquez III and Divina Ilas-Panganiban, Quisumbing Torres

Developments in trademark law in India

By Safir Anand and Twinky Rampal, Anand & Anand

A regional comparison of developments in crypto law

Examining developments in cryptocurrency law around the region is like taking a litmus test to measure the flexibilty and depth of competency of these legal systems. Staying up to speed is crucial

A regional comparison of developments in trademark law

As brand identification moves beyond traditional realms and into ever more interesting spheres of influence, staying abreast of trends and changes to law in the Asian region is imperative

A comparison of law regarding gender parity

As brand identification moves beyond traditional realms and into ever more interesting spheres of influence, staying abreast of trends and changes to law in the Asian region is imperative

Singapore law and the frontiers of technology

By Ronald JJ Wong, Covenant Chambers

A foreign attraction

Focus on China’s Foreign Investment Law

Malaysia’s top 100 lawyers 2019

ABLJ reveals the top 100 lawyers practising in Malaysia

Getting ready for the crypto spring

By Alison Thomson and Rebecca Jack, Appleby

Digitalization of AML laws in BVI

By Mirza Manraj and Philip Graham, Harneys

Interpretation No. 770 and protection for minority shareholders

By James Huang and Maggie Huang, Lee and Li

Legal Frontiers in the British Virgin Islands

Cutting edge issues for companies that utilise BVI for offshore investment

Learning to fly

Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam learn value of sound business law

2019 begins China’s era of compliance

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

Cook Islands leads the way

The eventful evolution of the Cook Islands from offshore outcast to global offshore investment leader

Tipping Point

Lord Goldsmith pans India's Arbitration Bill

Legal frontiers in the Caymans

The first in a series exploring cutting edge issus in various jurisdictions

Ringing up legal spend

Billing rates: How much is too much?

TISE launches green segment

Offshore investors can utilize the International Stock Exchange, including its newly launched green market

Thinking outside the box

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

Fintech: Offshore regulations and trends in Asia

By Fiona Chan, Alison Thomson and Prabha Sasidharan, Appleby in Hong Kong

Legal Frontiers in the Philippines

The frontiers of complex existing and emerging areas of law in the Philippines are changing

All aboard the tax ‘train’

By Benedicta Du-Baladad, BDB Law

Democracy blooms?

Thai Legal faces changing landscape as a military regime prepares for democratic elections

The Philippines Law Firm Awards

ABLJ names the top firms in the Philippines for 2018

Korea’s top 100 lawyers

ABLJ reveals the top 100 lawyers practising in Korea

The A-List 2018: China’s elite lawyers

CBLJ presents a list of top private practice lawyers for China-related business

A moral quarrel

Patent ruling intrudes into India’s bedrooms

World-scale resolution

Experts tackle international dispute resolution

Out of time?

Is Indonesia running out of time to implement reforms for business and cast out corruption?

Thailand’s top 100 lawyers

ABLJ reveals the top 100 lawyers practising in Thailand

Data driven

Talking tech with US data guru David White, director at AlixPartners

Patent law developments in the Philippines

By Richmond K Lee, ACCRA Law Offices

Patent law developments in Japan

By Dr Yoshitaka Sonoda and Natalie Crick, Sonoda & Kobayashi

Patent law developments in South Korea

By Yoon Suk Shin and Kurt B Gerstner, Lee International

Patent law developments in India

By Rajeev Kumar and Pankaj Musyuni, LexOrbis

Patent law developments in China

By Yang Guoxu and Lu Chuanliang, CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office

A new coat

Malaysia is on the cusp of fundamental legal reform following the end of six decades of rule by one political party

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

Singapore’s top 100 lawyers

ABLJ reveals the top 100 lawyers practising in Singapore

All about action

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

Singapore-India corridor: a natural fit for both parties

By Vivek Kathpalia, Nishith Desai Associates

Capital returns

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

Trapped in tradition

Japan’s legal sector must evolve the role of in-house counsel and explore new markets to stay relevant

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

Cryptocurrency laws and regulations in Asia

Head to Head: Comparison of cryptocurrency laws

Cryptocurrency laws and regulations in UAE

By Adil Shafi and Kajal Patel, Anjarwalla Collins & Haidermota

Cryptocurrency laws and regulations in Taiwan

By Jaime Cheng and Teresa Huang, Lee Tsai & Partners

Cryptocurrency laws and regulations in South Korea

By Michael Kim, Daniel Lee and Nathan Park, Kobre & Kim

Cryptocurrency laws and regulations in China

By Shen Wenhao, JunZeJun Law Offices

Cryptocurrency laws and regulations in The Philippines

By Aida Araceli G Roxas-Rivera and Paolo S Tamase, Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

The Philippines top 100 lawyers 2018

ABLJ reveals the top 100 lawyers practising in the Philippines

PE investment in Indonesia

By Freddy Karyadi and Anastasia Irawati, Ali Budiardjo Nugroho Reksodiputro

Contractual remedies for investors in India

By Monali Dutta and Sudipta Bhattacharjee, Advaita Legal

Elephants in the room

How South Korea’s legal sector deals with not so subtle external influences

India and China: a comparison of trademark law

Trademark law comparison: India versus China

Indonesia’s top 100 lawyers 2018

Our first A-List: Indonesia's top 100 lawyers

Sensory branding in India

By Safir Anand, Anand and Anand

Opening up

Japan's new bid to compete in arbitration

Locked out

Analysis of Indian court ruling disallowing foreign law firms to open offices in the country

Primed and charged

Politics generates electric atmosphere for Philippine Legal

Legal trends

What are the hot topics on legal minds around the region in the Year of the Dog?

Analyzing the code

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

Deals of the Year 2017

The best deals in the region and the legal luminaries who guided them

The Asia game

Corporate counsel associations move to stay relevant at a time when the significance of borders is diminishing

Fair play in the sandbox

The benefits and challenges of these 'safe spaces'

Taking aim at GST

Introduction of the tax in India has had challenges

Real estate law in China

By Hao Han, Zhong Lun Law Firm

Arbitration law in the Philippines

By Augusto A San Pedro Jr and Raquel Wealth A Taguian, Villaraza & Angangco Law Offices

The A-List 2017: China’s top 100 lawyers

CBLJ presents a list of top private practice lawyers for China-related business

The A-List 2017: India’s top 100 lawyers

Get to know whether you have India's top private practice lawyers on your side ... or better yet, if you're one of them

The big picture

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

Legal begets AI

Final in the three-part tech series explores AI role in legal services

Over the horizon

Offshore trends for Asian investors

Straight talk

New section taps top lawyer and GC on Chinese investment into US

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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

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Rise with the tide

Chen Yan, GC of KE Holdings, shares his experiences in adapting to China’s new personal data law

Bangladesh

A-List: Bangladesh

Asia Business Law Journal reveals Bangladesh's top lawyers

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

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?