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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 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’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

ACC Australia holds conference, awards online

The 2021 ACC Australia In-House Legal National Conference is set to be the largest online gathering of in-house legal in the southern hemisphere

KICA, IHCF co-host social governance webinars

The two largest in-house counsel associations in Korea have joined forces to organise four webinars in September, which deal with ESG-related regulations and legal disputes, as well as countermeasures for companies

SCCA creates connectivity platform

The Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA) has created Peers.Online, a virtual platform that serves as a connectivity hub for corporate counsel around the world

FICL launches website

The Federation of Indian Corporate Lawyers (FICL) launched its official website, www.ficl.org.in, on 7 October

ACC Annual Meeting tailored for APAC

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) will conduct its annual meeting virtually from 19-21 October, featuring a tailored content stream for the Asia-Pacific in-house community for the first time

ACC HK peels back pandemic for summer boat party

With the current pandemic situation and travel restrictions, the best way to enjoy the summer sunshine in Hong Kong is a cruise offshore. The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Hong Kong did just that

KICA teams up with SIAC 

The Korea In-House Counsel Association (KICA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) to promote international arbitration as a preferred method of dispute resolution

MCCA hosts webinar on arbitration trends

The Malaysian Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) recently held a panel discussion on trends and developments in dispute management in Asia

SCCA challenges students to make social media policy

Following last year’s inaugural success, the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA) invited students to act as fictional general counsel and advise a board of directors on social media policy

APCCA updates its charter 

The Asia-Pacific Corporate Counsel Alliance (APCCA) has formed a working group to amend and update the charter it launched in 2009, in order to anticipate the further growth of the alliance

ACC HK appoints 4 new directors

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Hong Kong has appointed four new directors to its board following the ACC HK Annual General Meeting on 24 June

ACC Asia-Pacific delivers virtual conference

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Asia-Pacific has held its annual meeting titled the 2021 Virtual Xchange on 16-17 June, attracting a diverse audience of 150 in-house professionals across the region

SCCA discusses workplace well-being

The Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA) is holding its first series of discussions to promote better well-being in the workplace and tackle unnecessary sources of stress, especially when lawyers have to deal with long hours of work during deals and transactions

KICA explores patent law, case trends

Following the recent landmark decision by the Supreme Court of Korea on a patent litigation case, the Korea In-house Counsel Association (KICA) hosted a webinar with Yulchon law firm on new trends in patent law and cases

FICL supports webinar on rule of law

The Federation of Indian Corporate Lawyers (FICL) has supported a global webinar marathon of 24 hours organised by the American Bar Association – International Law Section (ABA ILS) with the Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF) on corporate social responsibility and the rule of law

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

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 

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 

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 

ACC HK launches AI-driven newsletter

Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Hong Kong members now have improved access to the ACC’s global resources and thought leadership following the Corporate Counsel Now electronic newsletter launch. The weekly newsletter will feature a range of content relating to in-house legal services in Asia, including legal leadership and ACC resources 

KICA holds virtual general assembly

The Korea In-house Counsel Association (KICA) held its 2021 general assembly and new year’s meeting virtually on 20 January. The KICA president, Lee Wan-keun, told the meeting that the number of in-house counsel in Korea had reached about 4,000 in 20 years from just eight in 1999

SIMC shares mediation tips

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Singapore has collaborated with the Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC) for a lunchtime webinar on the challenges and potential pitfalls of managing business risk for in-house counsel and C-suite level executives

ACC survey pinpoints data privacy as top in-house concern

A key worldwide Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) survey of chief legal officers has found data and privacy issues are weighing the most on their minds

SCCA announces winners of the 4th Singapore CLO Awards

The Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA) has announced the winners of its 4th Singapore Chief Legal Officer Awards on 23 December via a “virtual gala” and interviews with all the top nominees and an overflowing virtual room of 250 audiences

JILA and KICA join forces

The Japan In-house Lawyers Association (JILA) and the Korea In-house Counsel Association (KICA) have launched a new co-operation to bolster research and knowledge sharing between the two organisations

ACC Singapore closes 2020 with magic, music

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Singapore ended the year with a sprinkle of magic and music at its virtual annual Festive Party

ACC updates legal maturity model

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) has released its ACC Legal Operations Maturity Model 2.0, reflecting advancements in the maturity of legal departments around the globe across 14 legal operations functions

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

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

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

In-house survey on building corporate trust

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) and Edelman have released their first joint Trust in Business Report, a survey of chief legal officers (CLOs) and institutional investors on their perceptions of how to increase public trust in businesses

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

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

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

ACC moves to digital platforms during pandemic

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) hosted an Asia-Pacific Digital Meeting to highlight the importance of gathering and sharing past experiences while exploring new ways of thinking during the current global uncertainty

ACC Australia poll flags in-house ‘burnout’

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Australia published its third member flash poll related to the COVID-19 pandemic, with results showing in-house counsel in the country are feeling considerable strain since the pandemic locked them down

SCCA embraces digital platforms

Amid the chaos of COVID-19, the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA) has found its footing with the office adjusting to working from home

Faure to keynote for ACC at APAC virtual event

The Association of Corporate Counsel’s (ACC) virtual Asia-Pacific meeting in late July will feature a keynote speech from author and legal sector innovator Trevor Faure to kick off the event theme of “A New Blueprint: Legal Leadership and Transformation in Uncertain Times”

Singapore legal departments weigh up pandemic

The Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA) and Dazychain Legal Operations Software jointly published a survey on the impact, challenges and post-pandemic future of in-house legal teams

KICA hosts webinar on COVID-19 legal issues

The Korea In-house Counsel Association (KICA) has hosted a sponsored webinar on pandemic-related legal issues with White & Case, Kim & Chang, Jipyong and Yulchon participating. Topics discussed included US contract and domestic contract law issues (including force majeure), personnel labour issues related to COVID-19, and in-house data management compliance

KICA launches English homepage

The Korea In-house Counsel Association (KICA) has launched an English-language website designed to meet the interests of foreign institutions, law firms and Korea’s foreign in-house community

ACC develops COVID-19 resource hub

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) has developed a range of resources to assist the global in-house community in guiding their organizations through the crisis

KICA re-elects popular president

The Korea In-house Counsel Association's (KICA) re-elected Lee Wan-keun president in its 2020 annual general meeting, which took place in the Lotte Hotel in Seoul on 25 January

GCs push for a seat at the table

ACC 2020 chief legal officers (CLOs) survey revealed that a “seat at the table”, regulatory issues, technology and AI (artificial intelligence) are among the top factors influencing the role of general counsel

SCCA Black Tie gives the glamour

In celebration of Singapore Corporate Counsel Association’s 17th anniversary on 1 November 2019, a stylish crowd gathered for the SCCA Annual Black Tie 2019

Korean in-house associations co-host mentoring seminar

The Korea In-house Counsel Association (KICA) and the In-house Counsel Forum (IHCF) co-hosted a mentoring seminar on “lawyer’s attitudes in responding to digital revolution, business innovation” on 30 October

Truffles, tastes and tells for unconscious bias

FTI Consulting’s Women’s Initiative Network and the ACC Women’s Committee co-hosted an evening at the ultra-progressive Tippling Club On 3 October

Aussie, NZ in-house lawyers converge on Adelaide

More than 350 in-house lawyers from across Australia and New Zealand gathered in Adelaide recently for the 25th Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Australia National Conference

2020 ACC Asia-Pacific Annual Meeting

ACC Asia-Pacific’s 2020 annual meeting in Singapore at the Shangri-La Hotel from 24 to 26 March will be homing in on key developments and trends within the region to support the theme, “the Asian century”

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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

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Role of intermediaries in protecting Indian IP

By Madhu Rewari and Madhurima Gadre, Anand and Anand

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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

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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

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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

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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

REGIONAL COMPARISONS

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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

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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?