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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

Thailand lawyers

Thailand’s top 100 lawyers

Asia Business Law Journal reveals Thailand's top 100 lawyers

CORRESPONDENTS

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

IBC code

Unresolved riddle of the code and acknowledgement of debt

By Misha and Nikhil Mathur, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

A crucial cog in the wheel for the purposeful implementation and working of the IBC code is the applicability of section 18 of the Limitation Act, 1963, on the provisions of the code.

IN-HOUSE AGENDA

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.

SCCA continues GC competition for law students 

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 

FEATURES

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Investment risks and opportunities in Angola

By Catarina Levy Osório, João Francisco Cunha and Frederico de Távora Pedro, ALC Advogados
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Legal developments for investors in the Philippines

By Jerry S Coloma III, Rodolfo G Tuazon Jr and Keisha Trina M Guangko, MOSVELDTT
BVI British Virgin Islands

Guide to reporting economic substance in BVI

By Michael Padarin and Daniel Moore, Carey Olsen

Key takeaways from the first reporting period and practical pointers on economic substance compliance In The British Virgin Islands

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