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SPACs on the rise in Asia

By Matt Roberts, Maples Group
Following the implementation of a new regime to permit the listing of SPACs on the Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX), and with SPAC listings also soon to be possible on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (SEHK), there are now some further compelling options for Asia-based SPAC promoters and investors

Lessons for APAC de-SPACs

By Derek Liu, Michelle Heisner, Derek Poon, and Ashok Lalwani, Baker McKenzie
Like many US financial innovations exported worldwide, special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) have garnered a mix of enthusiasm from companies and investors, and caution from regulators in Asia

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

SPAC super league

SPACs have climbed into the big league of capital markets, so we crunched the stats on Asia-related SPAC listings to find the highest performing legal advisers

Settling disputes by mediation in Singapore and Thailand

By Naiyachon Tathong and John Sze, JTJB
Aside from arbitration or litigation, the only way for parties to attempt to resolve disputes is through constructive dialogue. Mediation involves the engagement of a qualified third party who may help parties bridge differences

Patent law development in Malaysia

By Charmayne Ong and Kuek Pei Yee, Skrine
Patent legislation across Asian jurisdictions is constantly catching up with the pandemic’s demands, with stronger protection, foreign filing and higher compensation being common themes.

Singapore SPAC framework and opportunities

By Raymond Tong and Hoon Chi Tern, Rajah & Tann

Mandating covid-19 vaccines in Singapore and Thailand

By Mary-Anne Chua, Bunnasomboon Chaiparinya and Poonyawee Jitjameekorn, JTJB
A refusal of vaccination without reasonable grounds could lead to an infection that endan­gers the business, but it is unlawful for employers to make vaccinations compulsory

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

A regional comparison of energy regulations

As the region gears up to meet ambitious economic goals, supplying energy needs is putting strains on resources, the environment and regulatory mechanisms

Singapore’s top 100 lawyers 2019

Asia Business Law Journal reveals the top 100 lawyers practising in Singapore
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Ringing up legal spend

Billing rates: How much is too much?

Singapore’s top 100 lawyers

ABLJ reveals the top 100 lawyers practising in Singapore

All about action

Lawyers explain why Singapore excels at arbitration, and just about everything else

Singapore: a regional leader for fintech, cryptos

By Chiew Yu Sarn, Yusarn Audrey

Singapore-India corridor: a natural fit for both parties

By Vivek Kathpalia, Nishith Desai Associates

Singapore – Patent law in the Asia Pacific region

A regional comparison of patent law - Singapore

Singapore seeks transparency on control and ownership

By Ronnie Tan and Wong Ying-chung, Central Chambers Law Corporation

Easier for venture capital funds in Singapore

By Wong Ying Chung and Lisa Lim, Central Chambers Law Corporation

TM an Asian comparison

Region's IP experts head to head on trademark laws

Singapore’s conduit to overseas opportunities

By Ronnie Tan, Central Chambers Law Corporation

In-house agenda

The investor’s purpose in VC, funds industries

By Ronnie Tan and Sara Liew, Central Chambers Law Corporation

Total control

Singapore legal sector lopes forward despite some sizeable setbacks

Brexit: minimum impact likely for Singapore

By Ronnie Tan, Twang Kern Zern and Sara Liew, Central Chambers Law Corporation

HKIAC and arbitration in Asia: Japan, Singapore, India and Hong Kong

Battle for supremacy in arbitration

Unity in Asia?

Singapore's Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon on the road to business law convergence

A prayer for prevention

Compliance strategies in a tough neighbourhood

Which arbitration rules are right for you?

New rules governing arbitration in China, Hong Kong, Singapore and at the International Chamber of Commerce have changed the game. Which rules are right for you? 

Island hopping to India

Choosing the best offshore centre for India-bound investment requires careful consideration of the risks and financial rewards.

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