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Ashurst establishes joint venture with HwaHyun in Korea

Ashurst and law firm HwaHyun has established a joint venture, which secured the Ministry of Justice’s approval on 29 November 2022, to expand its outbound Korean practice

A comparison of tax laws: South Korea

By Ross Harman, Tom Kwon and Park Jeongwoo, Lee & Ko

Former chair of Korean financial regulator joins Yoon & Yang

Choi Jong-ku, a former chairman of the Financial Services Commission (FSC) of South Korea, has joined Yoon & Yang as a special adviser in the Korean firm’s banking and finance practice group

Strategies for South Korean investment in India

By Suneeth Katarki, Saurav Kumar, and Swathi Sreenath, IndusLaw

This article discusses opportunities for South Korean investors, along with a brief on the regulatory and legal regime governing investment

Korea Outbound Investment Guide – Foreword

By Chae Jooyup, KICA

One of the most digitalised and advanced nations, South Korea has been transformed into a technological powerhouse thanks to large conglomerates and government efforts to leverage startups to create disruptive innovation

IHCF and SIAC ink collaborations

The In-House Counsel Forum (IHCF) of Korea signed an MoU with the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) on 18 July to promote international arbitration as a preferred method of dispute resolution for resolving global disputes

Paul Hastings and Jones Day in Meridian Bioscience buyout

South Korea’s healthcare company SD Biosensor and South Korean private equity fund SJL Partners were advised by Paul Hastings in their definitive merger agreement

Business law digest

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority announced the Mandatory Reference Checking Scheme and its implementing guidelines, which aim to tackle the “rolling bad apples” problem, a term referring to people who commit misconduct at a financial institution but can get a new job without disclosing it

Famed IP litigator Gao brings team to KWM

Intellectual property specialist Gordon Gao brought colleagues Sherry Yao, Zhang Xuting and Cassidy Guo with him from Fangda Partners to join King & Wood Mallesons as partners

KICA moves office

The Korea In-house Counsel Association (KICA) has moved into a new office in Seoul at 5 Yeongdong-daero 141-gil, Gangnam-gu, from its previous address at the Lawyers’ Education and Culture Centre

Eyes wide shut

Does the de minimis exemption help or hinder the CCI?

The art of bridge-building

Hang Dongxia, board secretary at Huarui Bank, shares her strategies for working with external lawyers

Regulating crypto assets

The past decade has seen extraordinary growth in technological innovation

Hong Kong and Singapore in lockstep for regtech adoption

Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has launched Regtech Knowledge Hub to heighten awareness of regulatory compliance in fintech-related fields and encourage the sharing of expertise

HSF sets construction disputes hub in Kuala Lumpur

Herbert Smith Freehills has opened a construction and infrastructure disputes hub in Kuala Lumpur

Aftershocks

Objects in mirror are closer than they appear

In her words

Senior women lawyers across Asia describe their journeys to success and share words of wisdom for aspiring juniors in the profession. Vandana Chatlani reports

Business law digest

A roundup of noteworthy legal developments in the region

Deal highlights

Aquila Acquisition Corporation became the first special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) to list in Hong Kong

Wait and see on NFT framework in Korea

By Michael Kim, Daniel Lee, and Nathan Park, Kobre & Kim

The country is at a crossroad as it seeks to define virtual assets within its regulation

Tax planning strategies for South Korean investors

By Kim Sunyoung and Kim Minhyung, Shin & Kim

Perspectives on Korean investment in India

By Rajat Prakash and Siddharth Mahajan, Athena Legal

Patent law developments in South Korea

By Yoon Suk Shin and Kurt B Gerstner, Lee International

Cryptocurrency laws and regulations in Asia

A comparison of law on cryptocurrencies. As jurisdictions grapple with the undoubted risks and rewards, and whether to regulate, firms provide jurisdictional comparisons

Cryptocurrency laws and regulations in South Korea

By Michael Kim, Daniel Lee and Nathan Park, Kobre & Kim

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

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By Zhu Rui and Qin Yu, Grandway Law Offices

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By Ryan Fang and Simon Shi, Jingtian & Gongcheng
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As global uncertainty disrupts the legal workforce, Asian law firms see attrition as young lawyers switch to in-house and other lanes

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IBC valuations may spike with proceeds of avoidable transactions

By Karthik Somasundram and Khyati Mehrotra, Bharucha & Partners

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Article 32 a game changer for trade secret infringers

By Chen Zhixing and Lan Manfeng, AnJie Broad Law Firm
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By Karthik Somasundram and Khyati Mehrotra, Bharucha & Partners
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