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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

Winds of change

A comparison of cryptocurrency regulation

Asian jurisdictions have been cautious in developing legal frameworks around virtual currencies, but the volatile market and relentless evolution of cryptos are pushing regulators to act

Evolution of fintech regulation in Indonesia

By Freddy Karyadi and Anastasia Irawati, ABNR
With the continued rapid growth of the financial technology sector, the government has been reforming its licensing regime to provide business opportunities while also protecting local interests

Indonesia’s top 100 lawyers

Asia Business Law Journal presents its A-List of the top 100 lawyers practising in Indonesia

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?

Gender in justice

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

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?

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 

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

Korea’s top 100 lawyers

Following an extensive nomination process, Asia Business Law Journal reveals the A-List of the country’s legal profession

Compliance challenges for foreign investment in the US

By Jeffrey L Kessler, Eva W Cole and Heather P Lamberg, Winston & Strawn

Outbound investment strategies into the US

By I Bobby Majumder, Lynwood E Reinhardt and Brooke C Dorris, Reed Smith

Regional perspective of Senegal and Ivory Coast

By Mouhamed Kebe, Mohamed A Dieng and Annick Kobenan, Geni & Kebe

IP, immigration and regulations for foreign innovators in Nigeria

By Afolasade Olowe, Yeye Nwidaa and Tolu Olaloye, Jackson Etti & Edu

Legislation, incentives to invest in Nigeria

By Fidelis Adewole and Marian Asuenimhen, G Elias & Co

Investment risks and opportunities in Angola

By Catarina Levy Osório, João Francisco Cunha and Frederico de Távora Pedro, ALC Advogados

Investment opportunities in the UAE

By Rohit Kochhar and Anjuli Sivaramakrishnan, Kochhar & Co

Litigate or arbitrate? Flexibilities for foreign disputes in Thailand

By Pisut Attakamol, Baker McKenzie

Strategies for Japanese businesses investing in Thailand

By Melisa Uremovic and Sui Lin Teoh, R&T Asia (Thailand)

Designing a JV contract in Taiwan

By Lee Li-pu, Chen Chiu-hua and Teresa Pan, Formosan Brothers Attorneys-at-Law

Legal developments for investors in the Philippines

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

Investing in Indonesia post-Omnibus Law

By Freddy Karyadi and Anastasia Irawati, Ali Budiardjo Nugroho Reksodiputro Counsellors At Law (Abnr)

Trends in technology investment in India

By Abhishek Malhotra, TMT Law Practice

Patent protection for Japanese businesses in India

By Joginder Singh and Rajeev Kumar, LexOrbis

Investment strategies, regulations and policies in India

By Rishabh Shroff, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Roadmap for investing in Bangladesh

By ASA Bari and Shahrima Tanjin Arni, AS & Associates

Economic pacts key to Japanese dealmaking

By Yusuke Hatakeyama, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

Trends in Japanese foreign direct investment

By Masako Takahata, Japan In-house Lawyers Association

China’s IP makeover

Top-down intellectual property reforms include major judicial and legislative change, solving problems that have affected enterprises for decades. But do the changes go far enough?

Devil in the data

Looking up to the EU's General Data Protection Regulation as a benchmark, Asian data privacy landscape evolves rapidly with its own unique approaches and challenges

Malaysia’s top 100 lawyers

Asia Business Law Journal reveals the country's top 100 lawyers

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

Real estate-backed ICOs in Thailand

By Palawi Bunnag, ILCT Ltd
The country is seeking a concrete direction for the regulation of emerging assets as cryptocurrency trading heats up

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

Philippines Law Firm Awards

We present the top law firms in the country

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

Pathfinder

Gerard Sanders, the AIIB's general counsel, looks back at the bank's first five years, including its innovations through covid-19, as he prepares to leave the position

Asia Business Law Survey

Our regional survey of law firms examines the impact of the pandemic, how the legal market has persevered, and whether changes adopted by the sector will be permanent

Development of energy laws in Taiwan

By Shuai-Sheng Huang, Chen Peng-Kwang and Jane Wang, Formosa Transnational
Power generation and energy preservation have always been critical issues in Taiwan, and effective regulation has kept the evolution of renewable energy on the right track

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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

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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

SPAC

Bracing for SPAC impact

The explosive growth of special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) in the US is coming to Asia. While the hype is immense, companies and investors need to do their homework before jumping into these new spaces

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The A-List: Vietnam’s Top 100 Lawyers 2021 

Asia Business Law Journal reveals Vietnam's top lawyers

Asia eyes Jersey digital asset funds, Susan McKinstray, Carey Olsen

Asia eyes Jersey digital asset funds

By Susan McKinstray, Carey Olsen

There has been a surge in Asia-based fund managers looking to establish digital asset funds and holding structures in Jersey

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?