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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.

COVID-19: What’s your plan?

With the spread of novel coronavirus, businesses are taking unprecedented measures in order to stay operational and to protect their employees

Dollars in the details?

China’s new Foreign Investment Law and its implementation regulations lay out a blueprint full of promise for international companies. But the lack of detail may present problems

Juggling act

The evolution of India’s personal data protection bill is influenced by the need to protect the interests of businesses, the government and the individual, writes Yukti Sharma

A case of intervention?

Has a recent Malaysian federal court decision watered down the non-interventionist policy enshrined within its arbitration regime?

Caymans: Investing through exempted limited partnership

This article examines the extent of the rights of limited partners to the information in the investment vehicles in which they often entrust their money with another person for a long period of time

Caymans: Key trends in Asian fund finance

In this series, top law firms from the region explore emerging trends and provide insights into the regulatory framework in the islands

Jump start

One-and-a-half years into the Mahathir administration, Malaysian law firms are highlighting major legislative developments, pitfalls and trends that need immediate attention to electrify the nation’s business environment

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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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Managing employment contracts during covid-19

By Martin Luigi G Samson, ACCRALAW

Taking decisive action now may be critical to the survival of  enterprises. Hopefully, the continued existence of businesses will allow them to survive, thrive and take care of employees in the future

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Controlling costs: deletion versus amendment of claims

By Vidisha Garg, Anand and Anand

Patent filings in India have increased from 47,854 patent applications in 2017-18 to 50,667 in 2018-19. Considering India has become such an important jurisdiction, the cost of filing patent applications has become a concern

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The necessity of India’s confidentiality clubs

By Vaishali Mittal and Siddhant Chamola, Anand and Anand

The IP litigation landscape has changed dramatically in the past decade with businesses becoming more technology-driven and technology-dependent than ever before.

IN-HOUSE AGENDA

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Australia poll sees cautious optimism on job security pandemic

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Australia published its fifth member flash poll related to the covid-19 pandemic, with results showing in-house counsel in the country are feeling cautiously optimistic that they will not lose their jobs

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Singapore in-house competition for law students

The Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA) hosted the city-state’s first in-house counsel competition for law students: the SCCA Legal Eagle Challenge

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Webinar talks GCs through new landscape

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Singapore recently hosted a webinar examining the role of general counsel in managing a covid-19 altered landscape amid unprecedented global economic and political uncertainty

FEATURES

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Election day fireworks

Renowned legal professor Lawrence Douglas discusses the possibility of a constitutional crisis if Donald Trump should lose the US presidential election, but refuse to go

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Revisiting data privacy in a pandemic

By Rachelle M Diaz, PJS Law

A comprehensive overview of the five pillars of compliance within the Philippine Data Privacy Act

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Vanquishing viral enemies

Senior in-house counsel share their ideas and practical solutions on fighting cybersecurity and data privacy challenges

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.