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Reimagining INTA

The CEO of the International Trademark Association, Etienne Sanz de Acedo, talks to Asia Business Law Journal about his reinvention of the global flagship INTA Annual Meeting event with a bold move to the virtual sphere in this pandemic year

Back off black

The EU removed the Cayman Islands from its blacklist of tax havens in October, after the British overseas territory was named a non-cooperative jurisdiction for tax purposes. Did the blacklist affect its business or reputation?

Harbouring ambitions

With the new limited partnership fund legislation Hong Kong is showing its intent to lure asset managers away from their favoured offshore jurisdictions and anchor them in the city

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

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

Vanquishing viral enemies

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

Foreign yet familiar

In an exclusive interview, Canadian Justice Beverley McLachlin talks about her role as an overseas judge in Hong Kong

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

The Philippines’ top 100 lawyers

Asia Business Law Journal reveals the Philippines’ top 100 lawyers

Emerging trends in patent legislation

Patent laws are fast evolving across the world, and nowhere more so than Asia. Emerging case laws and new legislation are helping shape stronger intellectual property laws for regional players

A comparison of developments in dispute resolution

A close look at the emerging trends in litigation and alternative dispute resolution around Asia

Bermuda leads with ‘soft touch’

By Henry Tucker, Carey Olsen
Earlier regarded as a last resort, soft touch provisional liquidation is today a commonly deployed tool for restructuring offshore companies listed in Hong Kong and Singapore

Rising Stars: Thailand law firms

In the first of our new series that identifies movers and shakers making waves in regional legal markets, we showcase Thai law firms on the rise

The Cook Islands solution

This South pacific island country offers convenient, flexible and easy-to-administer options for setting up private trust companies

Japan’s top 100 lawyers

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

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

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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

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

CORRESPONDENTS

Time to learn, unlearn and relearn NBFC resolutions, Veena Sivaramakrishnan and Soummo Biswas, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Time to learn, unlearn and relearn NBFC resolutions

By Veena Sivaramakrishnan and Soummo Biswas, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) in India have been quite mysterious in their existence, and remain regulated with a comparatively soft touch

Employee’s right to receive or refuse vaccine, Clarence Darrow C Valdecantos, ACCRALAW

Employee’s right to receive or refuse vaccine

By Clarence Darrow C Valdecantos, ACCRALAW

Metro Manila marked the first anniversary of its covid-19 quarantine on 15 March. And now, the national capital region and other nearby provinces (the NCR Plus) have been placed anew under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ)

India issues guidelines for digital media ads of influencers, Pravin Anand and Ashutosh Upadhyaya, Anand and Anand

India issues guidelines for digital media ads of influencers

By Pravin Anand and Ashutosh Upadhyaya, Anand and Anand

The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) came out with guidelines for influencers advertising on digital media in February, which will come into effect on 15 April

IN-HOUSE AGENDA

SCCA

Registrations open for SCCA roundtable

The SCCA is bringing together leading lawyers from China, India, Hong Kong, Singapore, and the Philippines to shed light on the challenges faced by in-house and external counsel today through its webinar, Cross-Border Conversation

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.

FEATURES

Fighting fund

Fighting fund

Litigation financing has found favour in developed markets, but Asian jurisdictions remain guarded. With Hong Kong and Singapore leading the way, will others follow?

SPACed-out

SPAC invaders

Asia is losing out to the US as its tech giants are wooed away by sponsors to list in the US. Can the region’s markets move quickly enough to repel the SPAC invasion and keep their unicorns?

Alpha Femmes

Gender in justice

Twenty senior women lawyers across Asia share their personal stories of success, strategy and struggle for a more inclusive legal profession

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