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Asia banking dominos

Why Asia’s banking dominos won’t fall amid global turmoil


Can a stablecoin ever be a security?

Indonesia top lawyers 2023

We reveal our choices for the country’s top legal experts

Inventive incentive

Former justice head explains Hong Kong’s unique strengths as a dispute resolution hub

Philippines bridging gender gap

One-on-one with Rowel Barba, APEC’s IP expert

Vietnam Law Firm Awards

Asia Business Law Journal names the country’s top law firms

JSA foreign investments


Thailand’s first corporate counsel association invites GC to join

Thailand’s first formal corporate counsel group, the Thai Corporate Counsel Association (THAI-CCA), is taking shape with organisers inviting all in-house lawyers to join ahead of the official launch in June

SCCA inaugurates APAC congress, inks MoU with IP office

Around 900 attendees from 19 jurisdictions flocked to discuss the latest industry developments and trends at the APAC Legal Congress 2023 held at the One Farrer Hotel Singapore on 3-4 May

ACC HK members meet the board over champagnes

Around 30 members of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Hong Kong shared ideas while sampling bubbly at a Meet the Board and Champagne Tasting Event on 9 March at the White Cube Gallery Hong Kong

ICCA seminar shares insights on restructuring, good corporate governance

Around 20 in-house lawyers attended an ICCA seminar on 14 March in collaboration with GHP Law Firm titled “Corporate restructuring (M&A Holding Company): Parenting and GCG Group”

FICL discusses domestic and international commercial arbitration

Issues on institutional domestic and international commercial arbitration were discussed at a Federation of Indian Corporate Lawyers (FICL) event on 17 March

Legal professionals reconnect in South Australian In-House Counsel Day

Around 100 in-house counsel met at the National Wine Centre of Australia in Adelaide to network, learn and share ideas at the ACC-organised South Australian In-House Counsel Day on 23 March

ACC Australia kicks off in-house counsel days

More than 100 in-house counsel met in Melbourne’s central business district to connect during the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Australia’s first in-person Victorian In-House Counsel Day

SCCA legal congress to bring together APAC’s legal experts

The Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA), with the support of the city state’s Ministry of Law, will bring together legal experts from across the Asia-Pacific region to discuss the latest industry trends and developments at the APAC Legal Congress 2023

SCCA celebrates International Women’s Day

Notable leaders shared inspiring stories to celebrate the contributions of women in the legal industry at the International Women’s Day Evening Drinks 2023 on 10 March at One Degree 15 Marina at Sentosa Cove


Vietnam Law Firm Awards

Asia Business Law Journal names the country’s top law firms

Indonesia’s top 100 lawyers

Amid prolonged economic geopolitical uncertainty, Indonesia remains attractive for foreign investment

The patent protector

Rowel Barba, director general of the Philippines’ IP office and new chair of APEC IP expert group, shares insights on the state of IP in the region in an exclusive interview

Who’s next?

The recent collapse of regional financial institutions in the US has rocked global banking, including in Asia, prompting a range of legal ramifications that could last for years

Inventive incentive

Teresa Cheng, Edward Liu list Hong Kong’s unique strengths as a dispute resolution hub

Thailand Law Firm Awards

Things are looking up for Thailand, with the reopening of borders welcoming travellers back. With a fast-developing economy and strong business ties to the region, Thailand is set to regain its position as an attractive destination for foreign tourists and investment

Connect the DOTs

All the hype around crypto art raises concerns about fraud and counterfeiting in an unregulated market, but digital ownership tokens could shield from such threats

Judging retirement

Retirement from work, or full-time work, is something that happens to everyone. For some people, retirement from the work that constitutes their main career in life is mandatory once they reach a certain age

Business blossoms

Like the nation’s famous cherry blossom trees, business in Japan is opening up after a bleak covid winter. But this time things seem different


India’s green deposit, finance initiatives need push

By Anurag Dwivedi and Shashwat Bhaskar, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Artificial intelligence’s impact on legal industry

By Jaya Negi and Yudhajeet Sinha, Anand and Anand

Singapore, China agreement on BRI disputes

By Una Khng, Helmsman in Singapore
India’s proposed CoC voting threshold

India’s CoC voting threshold may force hand of lenders

By Anurag Dwivedi and Shashwat Bhaskar, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Philippines bridging gender gap

Philippines bridging gender gap, preserving cultural heritage

By Amanda Carlota, Federis & Associates
BVI approved funds for startup

Features and benefits of BVI Approved Funds for startup, emerging managers

By Gary Smith and Wendy Au, Loeb Smith Attorneys


BEPS action and anti-avoidance tax regime in Indonesia

By Freddy Karyadi and Anastasia Irawati

The nation has been actively combating base erosion and profit shifting by strengthening its tax-related laws and regulations

IP protection in India for Japanese businesses

By Joginder Singh and Rajeev Kumar, LexOrbis

Universal healthcare law opens financing opportunities in Philippines

By Charmaine Rose Haw-Lim, Dan Kevin Mandocdoc, and Ann Danzel Albana, Gulapa Law

The Philippines seeks to improve access to healthcare for those in need while providing business and investment in the sector

Challenges navigating Taiwan’s emerging insurtech sector

By Eddie Hsiung and Maggie Chang, Lee and Li

The rise of new technologies and increasing demand for innovative products have provided the groundwork for the island’s insurtech sector to grow – and the regulator is catching up

Litigate or arbitrate: The continuing debate

By James Noble, Kate Lan and Yan Chng, Carey Olsen in Singapore

Carey Olsen’s Singapore team has considered the first reported BVI case on the court’s jurisdiction to determine a just and equitable winding-up application when faced with an arbitration agreement between parties

Regulating decentralised finance in Taiwan

By Steven Hsu, Ashley Chao, and Kimi Chang, HSU & Associates

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


Navigating business opportunities in Thailand

The country’s strong economic performance and regional partnerships have attracted many foreign businesses

A comparison of trademark law

Trademark laws are rapidly evolving to ensure businesses can maintain a competitive edge

A comparison of capital markets regulations

As China and India accelerate their ambitions to be dominant economies in the next decade, their financial market regimes have evolved to encourage company expansions and fundraisings

A comparison of renewable energy laws

In a race to achieve net zero, asian countries have set policies for wind and solar energy deployment and generation

A comparison of healthtech regulations

Asia's healthcare sector has grown to an unprecedented size and perforated the digital world, but the integration between medicine and technology

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?

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