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Jury out on fate of cryptos, NFTs

By Raghavan Ramabadran & Sai Prashanth, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan in Chennai

Choosing a venue for arbitration

By Nathan Wong and Jacky Tsai, Haldanes
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Putting zip in your Zoom

By John Miers

Keeping up with IP

A panel of Indian experts debate the future of the IP ecosystem in light of monumental developments

Case study: China’s first batch of urban rail ABS projects

By Ye Fei and Xie Yuhao, Jincheng Tongda & Neal

YouTube videos as prior art evidence in patent invalidation

By Zhao Peng and Wang Xiaodong, Sanyou Intellectual Property Agency

ICC clearly

ICC Court’s new president Claudia Salomon discusses her role and the future landscape of dispute resolution in Asia
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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

Securing large damages in IP infringement litigation

By Liu Ji and Jin Xiao, CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office

Putting zip in your Zoom

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

Investment rules, agencies and dispute resolution in Nigeria

By Adedolapo Akinrele, Adewale Sontan and Abraham Otene, FO Akinrele & Co

The disputes landscape for foreign investors in India

By Atul Pandey and Ravitej Chilumuri, Khaitan & Co

Singapore’s secret recipe

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

Spinning your Zoom

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

Common omissions in HK-listed companies’ annual reports

By Rossana Chu and Lynndy Jia, LC Lawyers

Exploring IPOs on ChiNext board under registration system

By Liu Yinhong, Wang Cheng and Zhang Ming, Jincheng Tongda & Neal

Impact of Shanghai and Hong Kong policies on where to list

By Liu Yinhong, Lu Jiangxia and Yu Zheng, Jincheng Tongda & Neal

Three major changes in draft Data Security Law

By Shan Tao, ETR Law Firm

Key differences in US and Chinese inventiveness for SEPs

By Tian Yong and Tao Haiping, Sanyou Intellectual Property Agency

Choosing the right exchange to IPO is a strategic move

By Yang Ke and Piao Yu, Tian Yuan Law Firm; William Ji, William Ji & Co

Setting up a family trust in Hong Kong

By Rossana Chu and Jacky Chan, LC Lawyers

Cryptocurrencies unchained?

By Anu Tiwari and Anindita Bhowmik, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas; Rajiv Luthra and Anirudh Gotety, L&L Partners
In this special report, co-published with Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and L&L Partners, legal experts assess the status of cryptos in India and the prospects for effective regulation

Investment and M&A modes in the senior care industry

By Cindy Hu and Yang Jiaxin, East & Concord Partners

Controlling litigation risks for SPACs

By Brian Cochran, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd

Managers take note of Hong Kong employment law updates

By Rossana Chu and Jacky Chan, LC Lawyers

How to be a successful in-house counsel

In-house award winners share must-have skills for successful GCs

Examining the Patent Law’s fourth amendment

By Cui Chengzhe, Sanyou Intellectual Property Agency

Jiangsu on song

How Jiangsu province is optimising its strengths and establishing a dominant position in east China’s legal market

ESG policies can unlock success in Chile

By Sergio Díez and Daniela Tapia, Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos

Tight times

Chinese law firms reveal their fees in our exclusive billing rates survey, shedding light on how reduced corporate budgets have affected the cost of legal services

Patents or know-how protection? How to choose

By Dang Xiaolin, Sanyou Intellectual Property Agency 

Trends in technology investment in India

By Abhishek Malhotra, TMT Law Practice

Criminal Law amendment address risk for M&A and reorganisations

By Du Lianjun and Chu Zhilin, East & Concord Partners 

Protecting pledgee’s interests during a capital/share increase

By Ma Yue, Yuan Yimeng and Luo Xue, AnJie Law Firm

Solving the IP puzzle

The blueprint for China’s top-down intellectual property (IP) reforms includes piecing together major judicial and legislative change, solving problems that have affected enterprises for decades. But do the changes go far enough?

Risks of live-streaming sales contracts

By Zhang Yubo and Wang Yidan, Tiantai Law Firm

Hindrances to data compliance in large enterprises

By Raymond Wang and Alex Luo, Anli Partners

How to be a top lawyer

Top 10 habits of most successful lawyers in China

Pathfinder

Gerard Sanders moves on from his GC role at Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and shares his formative work with the bank, and the past year’s challenges

Update on the IPO and take-private markets in Bermuda

By Nicholas Davies and Jo Lit, Walkers
In the current wave of take-private activity, companies incorporated in Bermuda, above all other jurisdictions, are taking the lead and will remain at the forefront

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

Secrets to success

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

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

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

Choosing a venue for arbitration

By Denning Jin, Han Kun Law Offices
The concept of venue has a relatively confusing “twin brother”, that is, the seat of arbitration.

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

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

Left without remedy

Creditors are in need of a credible mechanism for the resolution of covid-19-related distress until the suspension of the corporate insolvency resolution process is in place

A wealth of advice

Acclaimed financial lawyer David Liu shares his career stories

Complex asset disposal in mass economic crime cases

By Wang Dan, Long An Law Firm
Mass economic crime, with illegal fundraising as a typical form, affects a large group of non-specific victims and features broad involvement, substantial destruction and difficult disposal of assets

Practical issues of lawsuits confirming bankruptcy claims

By Xu Yu and Sun Hao, Hylands Law Firm
The lawsuit confirming bankruptcy claims is the final procedure in which the debtor and creditor raise objections to the determination of claims by the administrator in bankruptcy proceedings.

Surviving a ‘new normal’

India Business Law Journal teamed up with prominent arbitrator Ashok Sharma and a stellar panel of GCs to debate how in-house legal teams should rise to the unprecedented challenges facing Indian companies in a post-lockdown environment

Restructuring strategies

By Mark Fairbairn and Carolyn Dong, DLA Piper
This article examines options to improve liquidity and effect restructurings at a time when COVID-19 is causing economic pain on an unprecedented scale

Interview with Jiang Wenlu, general manager, legal department of Sinochem International

Jiang Wenlu, general manager, legal department of Sinochem International shared his insight with us on team management

Interview with Max Zhang, assistant general counsel of Becton Dickinson Medical Devices China

Max Zhang, assistant general counsel of Becton Dickinson Medical Devices China shared his insight with us on team management

Interview with Tonell Liu, legal director of Suning Sports

Tonell Liu, legal director of Suning Sports shares his insight with us on team management

Interview with Chris Zhao, chief regional counsel for APAC of DuPont

Chris Zhao, chief regional counsel for APAC, safety and construction of DuPont shared her insight with us on team management

Interview with Jiang Ying, legal director of the LEGO Group China

Jiang Ying, legal director of the LEGO Group, China shared her insight with us on team management

Interview with Feng Xiaoju, APAC general counsel of Saint-Gobain (China)

Feng Xiaoju, Asia-Pacific general counsel of Saint-Gobain (China) Investment shared his insight with us on team management

New Baker chair’s steady course

Baker McKenzie will carry on the firm’s strategy its late chairman helped create

Legal challenges in the internet age

Talking tech with Anna Xue, the IP director at Perfect World

The recognition of employment relationship under ‘Internet Plus’

By Qin Wen, Ivy Zhang, Rui Bai Law Firm, Xin Bai Law Firm

Survey of Chinese law firms’ billing rates in 2018

Fees rise but quality, professionalism count more

No prizes for second place

Tough going for students from lower-rung law schools

Law firm billing rates survey 2018

Hourly fees are up, but clients still call the shots

Weighted voting right system for listings in Hong Kong

By Fan Xingcheng, Dentons

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Senior lawyers from local and national firms analyse service demand and competition in Guangzhou’s legal market

PRACTITIONERS' PERSPECTIVES

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Guidelines for national carbon emissions trading

By Zhao Shujie, East & Concord Partners
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China’s personal information protection regime is complete

By Li Chunyi, Zhongzi Law Office
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How courts view responsibility of private fund managers

By Jiang Mingze and Yang Qiuci, Shihui Law Office

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Decentralised autonomous organisations

By Andrew Godwin