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Roadmap for a superhighway

How can India plug the legal and regulatory gaps that are holding back the nation’s massive infrastructure sector?

China Deals of The Year 2023

From blockbuster issuances to fiercely contested disputes, we proudly unveil the Deals of the Year 2023

Pillar two: setting the web

Pillar two of a global tax initiative to clamp down on cross-border tax avoidance from multinationals is here. Do Asian jurisdictions stand ready?

Final frontiers, first opportunities

India's moon mission rocketed space into the minds of savvy businesses eager for a crack at the final frontier. But are the regulatory parameters in place to support the investment?

Japan Law Firm Awards

Asia Business Law Journal shines a spotlight on the exceptional performance of top law firms in Japan, highlighting their excellence and impact in the legal field

Strength in Numbers

Why are the region's corporate counsel associations scrambling to form alliances?

Legal AI’d

Unleashing potential of generative AI across the legal profession

A greater good

How law firms across the region prioritise pro bono work, sustainability, and staff welfare over profits

Who’s next?

The recent collapse of regional financial institutions in the US has rocked global banking, including in Asia, prompting a range of legal ramifications that could last for years

Connect the DOTs

Digital ownership tokens signal future of property law

Singapore’s top 100 lawyers 2023

We reveal the top performers of the country’s legal profession

Judging retirement

Is the mandatory retirement age for judges still relevant?

Power clash

With strong net zero commitments, Asia is set to be a key arena for climate change-related disputes

Korea Law Firm Awards

Celebrating the best of South Korea’s legal profession

Arbitration aspirations

Mariel Dimsey tells us about her new role and plans to enhance the city’s reputation as a leading dispute resolution hub

Time for a rethink?

Lawyers across Asia are changing their career paths

The business of billing

As clients get savvier, law firms face pressure to lower their fees

Who’s listening?

Are industry calls to tone down cybersecurity directives being heard?

Enforcing integrity

Insolvency board makes greater use of enforcement mechanisms to ensure compliance with the bankruptcy code

Japan Law Firm Awards 2022

Asia Business Law Journal names the top firms in Japan

Damage controls

Korea takes hard look at creating safe space for cryptocurrency

Keymasters

Fair & square

In-house lawyers can provide valuable guidance in compliance matters if brought in at the right time

Against the clock

The interim chair of the Philippine Competition Commission shares key priorities

AI step-through

Step-by-step artificial intelligence strategies for business transformation

Riding out the storm

How can businesses mitigate the damage from global economic headwinds?

ESOP fables

Separating fact from myth about granting share deals to keep talent

Bouncing back

Revealed: The top international law firms for India matters

Japan’s top 100 lawyers 2022

Following an extensive nomination process, Asia Business Law Journal unveils the top performers of Japan’s legal profession

Data Dojo

How Japan is keeping its data protection regime sharp

Maintaining momentum

What will the new government in Philippines mean for businesses?

Indonesia’s Future Legal Leaders 2022

Asia Business Law Journal identifies 50 up-and-coming lawyers in Indonesia who are poised for further success

Monkey business

The scandal that rocked the top branch of India's NSE

In her words

Women lawyers share their passion for the profession

Indonesia’s top 100 lawyers 2022

Following an extensive nomination process, Asia Business Law Journal unveils its top performers of the country’s legal profession

Malaysia Law Firm Awards 2022

Having endured testing times, Malaysia is banking on a rebound in corporate earnings with business activity gathering pace since the end of last year

Sri Lanka’s top lawyers

Following an extensive nomination process, Asia Business Law Journal unveils its top performers of the country’s legal profession

International A-List 2022

The top 100 overseas lawyers for handing India matters

New horizons

By George W Russell
As Asia-Pacific companies increasingly look abroad for fresh opportunities, law firms are expanding their footprints in response.

Taiwan’s top 100 lawyers 2022

Following an extensive nominations process, Asia Business Law Journal reveals the A-List of Taiwan's legal profession

Outside the box

Movement in the West towards greater diversity and inclusion is now reverberating in Asia via work directed to law firms that embrace these values. But just how proactive are our legal communities here?

The A-List: Top offshore lawyers 2022

Asia Business Law Journal reveals the top offshore lawyers

Thailand Law Firm Awards 2022

Asia Business Law Journal presents the best law firm in Thailand for 2022 and four winners each in 22 practice areas

War of attrition

As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, the international legal community has condemned not just with words, but by boycotting Russian business and transactions

DAOism: a new kind of faith

By Andrew Godwin
The idea for a decentralised autonomous organisation, where the rules are baked into its code with no management structure or board of directors, has emerged with the rise of blockchain technology

Earth v law

Do lawyers have a heightened responsibility to help avert a climate catastrophe?

Philippines Law Firm Awards 2021

Asia Business Law Journal presents the best law firm in the Philippines for 2021 and four winners each in 22 practice areas

Forbidden not forgotten

Enthusiasm for cryptos in Indonesia has led Muslim clerics to forbid them, but the market begs to differ

Asia Business Law Survey

Our regional survey of law firms finds the legal market has adapted well during the pandemic and is striking a positive note for 2022

One step ahead

As most Asian jurisdictions restrict firms from promoting their services, marketing expert Barbara Koenen-Geerdink shares the workaround through business development strategies

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

Asia Business Law Journal reveals Vietnam's top lawyers

A-List: Bangladesh 2021

Asia Business Law Journal reveals Bangladesh's top lawyers

Rise with the tide

Chen Yan, GC of KE Holdings, shares his experiences in adapting to China’s new personal data law

Down to brass tax

OECD tax expert reveals what is behind the sweeping overhaul of the international tax system

Asia renewed

Renewable energy projects have blossomed across Asia. What has led to the recent boom?

Thailand’s top 100 lawyers 2021

Asia Business Law Journal reveals Thailand's top 100 lawyers

NFTs and the IP conundrum

Are existing copyrights laws redundant in the case of NFTs, as blockchain technology itself provides for the protection of proof of authenticity and ownership of underlying digital assets?

Siri Hal Jarvis & Associates

We peer into the undefined future of legal tech and explore how AI is already reshaping the business of law. Just how long will it be before Jarvis makes partner?

Ruben’s rules

The OECD’s Paris-based senior competition expert, Ruben Maximiano, shares how adopting an effective competition policy helps increase investor confidence

The Philippines’ top 100 lawyers 2021

Asia Business Law Journal reveals the Philippines’ top 100 lawyers

Indonesia Law Firm Awards 2021

Asia Business Law Journal presents the best law firm in Indonesia for 2020 and four winners each in 22 practice areas

Looking to the East

The new president of the ICC Court, Claudia Salomon, discusses what changes she expects to see in the dispute resolution landscape in Asia

Spinning green into gold

ESG-focused fund inflows into Asia are growing, but investing is replete with risk given the region’s diversities and historical inequalities

The rebuild

The IP division at Delhi High Court may be a harbinger of a new era, but India would do well to look further afield for examples of best-practice IP dispute resolution, argues KS Kardam, former senior joint controller of patents and designs at the Indian Patent Office

Mapping global expertise

As a wave of dealmaking showcases legal prowess around the world, we reveal the top foreign law firms for India work

No place to hide

After years of freewheeling on light taxes, a global effort is closing in on big tech to extract a pound of flesh

Putting zip in your Zoom

Communications specialist John Miers offers practical guidance for engaging positively with your virtual audience

Rupee reboot

With the central bank poised to begin the process of adopting an official digital currency, veteran finance adviser Shivanand Pandit assesses the checks and balances needed to safeguard the process

Lawyering 2.0

Technology adoption among established law firms has for ages been a slow ascent, but things are different in China. Legal tech companies here are leading innovation and are taking a more direct and homegrown approach than their global peers

GC confidential

What qualities do effective general counsel need to be assets to their companies? We asked two prominent GCs for their candia personal views on where you need to be to have your legal department working at optimum for your company and its people

Japan A-List 2021

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

Lawyering 2.0

Why have law firms been so sluggish to adopt technology? And where is the legal sector heading now it is on board?

Singapore’s secret recipe

SIAC's CEO talks about strategies for the centre's success and emerging trends in arbitration

Gender in justice

Prominent women lawyers in Asia share their experiences of finding success and overcoming gender barriers on the way

Spinning your Zoom

Communications expert John Miers offers some practical advice for engaging and retaining your virtual audience

Star struck

Through rolling reforms including the stellar success of the Star Market, mainland capital markets are soaring skyward, even as the trend of US IPOs maintains momentum. So, what is the right listing location for your company?

Continual vigilance

Controlling legal risk goes beyond the legal department, and in-house counsel need a pragmatic approach, without letting perfection be the enemy of progress. Prominent counsel Peter Zhang offers advice from his decades of experience 

Indonesia’s top 100 lawyers 2021

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

Vaccinating your staff?

The government has allowed the private sector to step in and vaccinate staff. Pharma legal expert Shantanu Mukherjee and co-author Sampreetha Kumar explain how to navigate setting up a vaccination facility for your employees

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?

Panacea or problem?

SPACS have generated tremendous interest in India, but are these re-emerging investment tools really a practical alternative to IPOs and a panacea for reviving capital markets? And just how tightly should they be regulated?

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Korea’s top 100 lawyers 2021

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

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 2021

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

Insurance in bloom

Foreign insurers are cautiously optimistic over the decision to allow 74% FDI in the sector

Driver’s seat

The pre-pack insolvency resolution process allows corporate debtors to take the wheel and steer their way out of tricky situations, but its success will depend on how certain roadblocks are bypassed

Tax takeaways

The 2021-22 budget was a restrained exercise that prioritised tidying up tax administration, and while the tweaks may not have grabbed headlines, they are sure to have an impact

How to be a top lawyer

Top 10 habits of most successful lawyers in China

Future legal leaders

50 up-and-coming lawyers who are making a name for themselves in the profession

Philippines Law Firm Awards 2020

We present the top law firms in the country

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

Secrets to success

The top 10 performance-enabling habits of India’s elite lawyers

Vietnam’s top 100 lawyers

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

Policy tweak

The Draft Data Centre Policy 2020 is much needed for the digital economy, but could benefit from single window clearance, economic incentives and protections against misuse of data

Finding middle ground

Singapore Mediation Centre’s executive director, Ban Jiun Ean, discusses the art of mediation, the impact of the Singapore Convention on Mediation, emerging trends in the sector and the possibilities for online dispute resolution

Finding middle ground

Singapore Mediation Centre chief Ban Jiun Ean offers his insights

Cash-strapped

Lawyers are feeling the pinch as clients weighed down by the pandemic push for lower legal fees.

Reach for the sky

Blue skies await aviation sector once it flies past the current turbulence

Pulling the plug

New FDI cap on digital media leaves unanswered questions and raises concerns over its implementation

Will it work?

The government is working to implement newly codified labour laws, but how will they fare in a transformed working environment? Ragini Rastogi reports

Thailand’s top 100 lawyers 2020

Asia Business Law Journal reveals Thailand's top 100 lawyers

Moving targets

With IP infringers shifting pirated content to mirror websites following takedown orders, Delhi High Court has started allowing dynamic injunctions to block new means of broadcasting the material

Profit v losses

As an elusive covid-19 vaccine draws closer, big pharma is licking its lips at the monetary potential of what could be a virtually limitless ongoing global demand. But governments may use compulsory licensing regulation to tilt the scale towards affordability as the death toll escalates

Protection in paralysis

With India’s legal enforcement machinery neutralised by lockdown, infringement activity has climbed to an all-time high. What can IP owners do to stay afloat?

Google Leegle

Google’s director of legal operations, technology and strategy Mary Shen O’Carroll talks about emerging trends in legal technology and the future of in-house legal teams

Reimagining INTA

The CEO of the International Trademark Association, Etienne Sanz de Acedo, talks to India 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

IP profit v human loss

Big pharma is racing to find covid-19 vaccines in the hope of profiting from a virtually limitless global demand, but governments are likely to step in to tilt the scale

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?

Crisis point

Faced with the greatest challenge in recent memory, law firms are ripping up the rule book in their battle for survival

All rise

Advocates and court administrators are navigating the technology and direction of virtual courts like never before, but is enough being done to make these forums smooth and accessible?

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Applying fair use doctrine to generative AI

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By Gary Smith and Frost Wu, Loeb Smith Attorneys
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Right place and right time

By Chen Zhida, Helmsman 

Product-by-process claim lesson in appeal judgment

By Pravin Anand, Vaishali Mittal, and Siddhant Chamola, Anand and Anand

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New act brings telecoms up to speed

New act brings telecoms up to speed

By Ashima Obhan and Manisha Khalkho, Obhan & Associates
Supreme Court tax regime for online gaming

Supreme Court to set tax regime for online gaming

By Shankey Agrawal, and Lopamudra Mahapatra, BMR Legal
RBI financial climate risk

RBI’s draft directive for housing finance companies

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal

Features

India’s telecoms act

Any hangups?

India’s telecoms act updates an outdated regime but brings with it privacy and implementation concerns

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In-house Counsel Awards 2023-24

In-house counsel and corporate legal teams honoured by their peers for outstanding legal work. Katherine Abraham reports

Steady as she goes

Tax specialists Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan provide an analysis of the tax policies unveiled during the budget

Practitioner’s perspectives

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Data Privacy Guide

Understanding India's new data protection regime

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Data privacy considerations for technology companies

By Harsh Kumar and Indraneel Chakraborty, Kaizen Law
India’s data protection goals with AI

Black list or white: Navigating India’s data protection goals with AI

By Arnav Joshi and Ashima Obhan, Obhan & Associates

Vantage point

Proactive approach needed to fight counterfeiters

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Proactive approach needed to fight counterfeiters

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