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IN-HOUSE AGENDA

FICL hosts high tea for Law Society’s maiden visit

The Federation of Indian Corporate Lawyers (FICL) hosted a high tea reception on 6 September in honour of the Law Society of England and Wales president, Stephanie Boyce

ACC Australia retreat features leadership masterclass

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Australia hosted a reflective and intensive executive retreat with  senior legal counsels from across Australian business

Diverse topics on offer at ACC Global Day virtual event

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is offering a new virtual event, Global Day, to cater for delegates unable to attend its in-person annual meeting in Las Vegas this year on 23-26 October

GCAI, TERI team up on sustainability issues

The General Counsels’ Association of India (GCAI) signed an MoU with the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) School of Advanced Studies, a New Delhi-based higher education institution specialising in sustainable development

SCCA immerses students in demanding GC role

Local law students faced a tough task when they took on the role of a firm’s general counsel in the SCCA third annual in-house counsel competition, wrapping up with an awards ceremony on 30 July at Temasek Polytechnic

SCCA tables discussion on investing in Germany

The Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA) hosted a panel discussion on “Legal and practical considerations when investing in Germany” on 14 July

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

Nominations open for ACC Australia Corporate Lawyer Awards

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is now calling for nominations for the 2022 Australian Corporate Lawyer Awards

GCs, partners share insights at ACoS summit

More than 100 general counsel and partners from leading law firms shared insights at the sixth Annual Meet and International Summit of the Alliance for Corporate Counsel and Company Secretaries (ACoS) India

FEATURES

Against the clock

In an exclusive interview, the chairman of the Philippine Competition Commission shares his key priorities to ensure a clean slate for a new chair and set of commissioners

Malaysia’s top 100 lawyers 2022

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

Philippines business law firm directory 2022

One of the most comprehensive resources for general counsel, foreign law firms and anyone else seeking expert legal advice in the Philippine

AI step-through

Artificial Intelligence promises an exciting future and tremendous growth, provided that legal professionals able to navigate their business in this novel environment

Korea Outbound Investment Guide 2022

Expert lawyers in some of the most exciting economies around the Asia-Pacific and Africa provide practical advice to Korean in-house counsel and senior management on managing their investments in these jurisdictions

Investment strategies in Mozambique for Korean investors

By Eduardo Calú, Samuel Levy, and Gisela Sitoe, Sal & Caldeira

Mozambique is a developing country with many business opportunities for South Korean investors, and with the legislation required to safeguard investment in force

Partnering for future of foreign investment in the Philippines

By Divina Gracia Pedron, Andrea Alegre, and James Louie Cuevas, Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

Among the Philippines’ key trade partners, South Korea stands out among prolific investors, notably accounting for 18.5% of approved foreign investment in the past first quarte

Navigating commercial disputes in India

By Sumeet Kachwaha and Ankit Khushu, Kachwaha & Partners

No one likes the idea of having to dispute outside one’s known territories. However, when a corporation takes on a global footprint, it needs to anticipate being dragged into litigation in unfamiliar waters

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

CORRESPONDENTS

Assessing inventiveness and ownership of AI-related inventions

By Shraddha Singh Chauhan, Anand and Anand

Developments in India’s credit card, BNPL regulation

By Anu Tiwari and Pallavi Rao, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Supreme Court’s Vidarbha ruling undermines India’s insolvency law

By Shardul Shroff and Misha, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Philippines, US boost collaboration in IP enforcement

Philippines, US boost collaboration in IP enforcement

By Amanda Carlota, Federis & Associates
From left: Anu Tiwari, Pallavi Rao

GIFT City showcases efforts to foster India’s fintech vision

By Anu Tiwari and Pallavi Rao, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
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Weighing new security in offshore refinancing and restructuring

By Peter Vas, Loeb Smith Attorneys

EXPERT BRIEFINGS

Jersey an attractive option for Asia’s crypto fund managers

By Chris Griffin and Tom Katsaros, Carey Olsen

Tax benefits have been known to draw digital asset managers in Singapore to structure their funds in Jersey, and the latest developments offer even greater advantages

Incentivisation of green technologies in India

By Manisha Singh and Pradeep Kumar Kamal, LexOrbis

The global climate pledge has fuelled the country’s ambition to adopt environmentally friendly technology, and everyone is invited to join

Overview of entry strategies for India market

By Ravi Singhania, Dipak Rao, and Gunjan Gupta, Singhania & Partners

India has become a favoured destination, not only for foreign investment but also for doing business, and enduring foreign exchange management laws freely permit investment in almost all sectors

Debt restructuring in the BVI and Cayman Islands

By Han Wenhao, Harneys

Financial turmoil from the pandemic pushes global companies to restructure their debt cross-border, where advanced regimes in offshore jurisdictions provide viable options

Recent developments in Hong Kong’s arbitration landscapes

By Ng Jern-Fei QC, Danny Tang, and John CK Chan, Temple Chambers

A pro-arbitration approach has solidified Hong Kong’s status as a leading arbitration hub and centre of legal excellence

Bermuda perspectives on global tax initiatives

By Ashley Fife, Carey Olsen

The world has witnessed some major changes to tax laws and reporting requirements, but governments need to ensure their tax systems are simple, fair and reliable

Pressing need for regulating cryptocurrencies

By Abhishek Malhotra and Bagmisikha Puhan, TMT Law Practice

Different approaches to cryptocurrencies across jurisdictions cause disparity in the understanding and classification of digital assets

Metaverse opens quagmire of Indian IP issues

By Manisha Singh, Dheeraj Kapoor, and Simrat Kaur, LexOrbis

Many unforeseen issues that entail comprehensive changes to global law will emerge as the Metaverse unfolds further, with Intellectual Property Law in India front and centre

Taxation era for Indonesia’s digital financial world

By Freddy Karyadi and Anastasia Irawati

The rapid development of crypto-asset trading and transactions in the country has enticed the government to impose a tax on the commodity

REGIONAL COMPARISONS

A comparison of patent regimes

As innovation advances modern enterprises, Asian countries are competing to offer businesses maximum patent protection to secure their intelligence capital

A comparison of data protection laws

Despite the varied and complex socioeconomic and political landscapes, many Asian jurisdictions are taking giant strides in strengthening personal data safeguards

A comparison of M&A regulatory updates

Global M&A activity has climbed sharply since last year, creating opportunities in emerging markets like India and the Philippines, which have relaxed and liberalised their investment policies

A comparison of trademark frameworks

Safeguarding trademarks poses real challenges as the virtual world collides with the real one, but opportunities abound for those who are quick to adapt

A comparison of digital banking regulations

As technology revolutionises the banking sector, brick-and-mortar retail is increasingly becoming obsolete as regulators jump to set new standards for inclusive finance

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