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Asia Business Law Journal names the top firms in Japan

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Heads of five major IP offices share their strategies

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

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How has global uncertainty pervaded the legal workforce?

In-house counsel turn-offs with law firms

Our survey gauges the opinions of in-house counsel on their pet peeves with law firms

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IN-HOUSE AGENDA

HSBC, Cuscaden Peak legal chiefs win SCCA awards 2022

The Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA) hosted its sixth Chief Legal Officer (CLO) Awards reception at the Sinfonia Ristorante on 10 November, recognising CLOs who have made outstanding contributions to their respective companies, businesses, or organisations

FICL hosts panel with Singapore’s Second Minister for Law Edwin Tong

The Federation of Indian Corporate Lawyers (FICL) hosted roundtable discussions with Edwin Tong, Singapore’s Second Minister for Law, on 28 November, during his first official visit outside the country

ICCA co-hosts webinar on new data protection law

The Indonesian Corporate Counsel Association (ICCA) has co-organised a webinar with HHP Law Firm (member of Baker McKenzie) and ICC Indonesia

India’s FICL, Singapore’s SIAC in arbitration collaboration

The FICL signed a MoU with the SIAC on 26 November to promote international arbitration as a preferred method for resolving global disputes

SCCA webinar explores legal operations and tech trends

More than 100 people attended a Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA) webinar on how legal departments can navigate the increasing exposure to risks and complex global matters on a stretched budget

Former Ukrainian press secretary shares stories at ACC’s 2022 Annual Meeting

The Las Vegas conference on 23-26 October marked the first time in nearly three years since the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) hosted its in-person annual meeting, attracting more than 2,700 attendees from around the world.

ACC Australia’s podcast success leads to premier of season 3

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Australia has begun the third season of its successful podcast called “In-house Insiders”, which shares the most interesting stories of in-house legal professionals

ACC report finds increasing role for CLOs in cybersecurity

Company chief legal officer’s (CLO) roles and responsibilities are expanding with growth seen in cybersecurity strategy and oversight, says a report released by the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Foundation.

GCAI calls for due recognition of in-house counsel at India event

Key stakeholders from law, policy and business called for recognition of general counsels’ (GCs) value and rights at an event on 4 October at the India International Centre in New Delhi

FEATURES

Vietnam’s top 100 lawyers

Asia Business Law Journal presents the A-List of the 100 best practising lawyers in Vietnam

The hit list

Slow turnaround time and overpricing are the biggest turn-offs for in-house counsel in the region when dealing with their law firm counterparts, according to our survey

High five

From creating a manga version of patent examination guidelines to easing applications without a patent attorney, the heads of five major IP offices share their strategies to spur innovation while fostering collaboration

Arbitration aspirations

As Hong Kong reopens its borders, Mariel Dimsey, secretary-general of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, explains her plans to enhance the city’s reputation as a leading dispute resolution hub

Taking the plunge

Disruption brought by global uncertainty has pervaded the dynamics of the legal workforce, with lawyers across Asia rethinking a career outside the same old fish bowl

Japan Law Firm Awards 2022

Asia Business Law Journal names the top firms in Japan

Thailand’s top 100 lawyers 2022

The A-List is based on extensive research conducted and nominations received from in-house counsel based in Thailand and elsewhere, as well as Thailand-focused partners at international law firms

Damage controls

After months of clamping down and chaos, South Korea is taking a hard look at how to create a safe space for cryptocurrency to flourish while safeguarding investors

Korea’s top 100 lawyers 2022 

Asia Business Law Journal reveals the top 100 lawyers practising in South Korea

CORRESPONDENTS

Key changes to BVI company legislation

By Peter Vas, Loeb Smith Attorneys

Creating capacity for India’s decarbonisation agenda

By Ramanuj Kumar, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
intellectual property anand and anand

Delhi High Court leads way for IP protection, enforcement

By Shrawan Chopra and Vibhav Mithal, Anand and Anand

Partial resolution under CIRP in India is on right track

By Veena Sivaramakrishnan and Apeksha , Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Jian Johnson Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

VM directions bring local flavour to global swap markets

By Jian Johnson, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

EXPERT BRIEFINGS

Bollywood buzzing over NFTs

By Pravin Anand, Dhruv Anand and Udita Patro, Anand and Anand

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are all the rage among Indian celebrities, but scepticism remains due to the legal ambiguity of the blockchain ecosystem

Taiwan’s solar-powered fishery project

By Billy MC Chen and Lillian Chen, K&L Gates

Fishery solar plant projects could benefit farmers and investors, but complexities from this new initiative could drain the pond

Cayman Islands BOR back in spotlight

By Anthony McKenzie, Rebecca Lee, Cheow Eng How, and Toh Wei Xun, Carey Olsen

Cayman companies are required to maintain beneficial ownership information in line with international standards to combat money laundering, tax evasion and terrorist financing

Anti-bribery laws, industry codes in Japan’s healthcare sector

By Kengo Nishigaki, Andrew Trost Griffin, and Yuji Yamamoto, GI&T Law Office in Tokyo

In this article, they explain from first-hand experience major legal and compliance risks for healthcare companies operating in Japan

Settling cross-border commercial disputes in Singapore

By Una Khng, Helmsman in Singapore

Connectivity, an efficient legal system and a plethora of choice are making Singapore increasingly popular for resolving international disputes

Tests for apparent bias in international arbitration

By R Govin and Ang Yong Tong, Gurbani & Co

When doubt arises over an arbitrator’s impartiality, case law provides options to assess the appearance of bias, but some ambiguity may remain

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

REGIONAL COMPARISONS

An update of NFT law developments

The past year saw crypto art break through to the mainstream, and many lawsuits involving non-fungible tokens making headlines. How are the region’s regulators responding?

A comparison of tax laws

Policymakers in the region are working to strike a balance between promoting economic development and raising revenue. Companies need to take a bird’s-eye view of the implications for their businesses

A comparison of cybersecurity regulations

As the world grapples with rampant cyberattacks, policymakers in the region have toughened their data security measures and business compliance is crucial

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

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