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Japan Law Firm Awards 2022

Asia Business Law Journal names the top firms in Japan

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

Damage controls

Korea takes hard look at creating safe space for cryptocurrency

Settling cross-border commercial disputes in Singapore

By Una Khng, Helmsman in Singapore

Korea’s top 100 lawyers 2022 

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

Keymasters

Fair & square

In-house lawyers can provide valuable guidance in compliance matters if brought in at the right time

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

Against the clock

The interim chair of the Philippine Competition Commission shares key priorities

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

Malaysia’s top 100 lawyers 2022

Asia Business Law Journal reveals the country’s top 100 lawyers

AI step-through

Step-by-step artificial intelligence strategies for business transformation

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

Riding out the storm

How can businesses mitigate the damage from global economic headwinds?

ESOP fables

Separating fact from myth about granting share deals to keep talent

Overview of entry strategies for India market

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

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

Japan’s top 100 lawyers 2022

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

Data Dojo

How Japan is keeping its data protection regime sharp

Maintaining momentum

What will the new government in Philippines mean for businesses?

Bermuda perspectives on global tax initiatives

By Ashley Fife, Carey Olsen

Monkey business

The scandal that rocked the top branch of India's NSE

Indonesia’s top 100 lawyers 2022

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

Pressing need for regulating cryptocurrencies

By Abhishek Malhotra and Bagmisikha Puhan, TMT Law Practice

Metaverse opens quagmire of Indian IP issues

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

Sri Lanka’s top lawyers

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

IP protection in Germany for Japanese companies

By Peter Reckenthäler and Gottfried Schüll, Cohausz & Florack

Japan outbound investment back on track

By Masako Takahata, Japan In-house Lawyers Association (JILA)

Legal updates for Japanese investors in the Philippines

By Nilo Divina, Ciselie Marie Gamo-Sisayan, and Shiela Esquivel, DivinaLaw

Duties of a company’s ‘responsible person’ in Taiwan

By Lee Li-pu, Chen Chiu-Hua, and Pan Yi-Chun, Formosan Brothers

Investment strategies in Vietnam for foreign businesses

By Anh Dang, Vietnam International Law Firm (VILAF)

Practice and developments for investing in Taiwan

By Alex Jih-Ching Yeh and Mark J Harty, LCS & Partners

IP protection in India for Japanese businesses

By Joginder Singh and Rajeev Kumar, LexOrbis

Strategies for foreign companies investing in Bangladesh

By ABM Nasirud Doulah and Amina Khatoon, Doulah & Doulah in Dhaka

Guide for Japanese investment in Thailand

By Nuanporn Wechsuwanarux, Susumu Hanawa, and Kornkitti Sivamoke, Chandler MHM

Recent IP protection measures in Brazil

By Rana Gosain, Daniel Law

New era of labour dispute cases in Taiwan

By Samrong Hwang, Albert Kao and Pang-Heng Hung, Formosa Transnational

Strategic investment in India for Japanese investors

By Rishabh Shroff, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Arbitration issues for foreign investors in Bangladesh

By Sameer Sattar, Sattar&Co

Compliance challenges for foreign investment in the US

By Jeffrey L Kessler, Eva W Cole and Heather P Lamberg, Winston Strawn

New horizons

By George W Russell
As Asia-Pacific companies increasingly look abroad for fresh opportunities, law firms are expanding their footprints in response.

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

Offshore solutions in BVI

Corporate flexibility and ease of navigation can explain the increasing popularity of the British Virgin Islands among Asian fund managers, virtual asset businesses and special purpose acquisition companies

Hastening technology for Philippine smart cities

By Aris L. Gulapa, Charmaine Rose K. Haw-Lim, and Maria Isabelle J. Poblete, Gulapa Law
An ICT innovation that has gained traction across local government units and government agencies is the development of “smart cities”

Taxation, legality of cryptocurrency in India

By Abhishek Malhotra and Bagmisikha Puhan, TMT Law Practice
The Finance Bill, 2022 (as tabled during the Union Budget discussion of 2022-2023) marked a watershed moment in India’s journey towards regulating cryptocurrencies and fostering digital innovation and growth in the country.

Taiwan’s top 100 lawyers 2022

Following an extensive nominations process, Asia Business Law Journal reveals the A-List of Taiwan's legal profession

Outside the box

Movement in the West towards greater diversity and inclusion is now reverberating in Asia via work directed to law firms that embrace these values. But just how proactive are our legal communities here?

Diversity and inclusion in Indian law firms

By Aprajita Nigam and Manisha Singh, LexOrbis
Mere cohabitation of a diverse population is not enough. What is required is cohabitation with equal opportunities

The future of digital asset taxes in Thailand

By Palawi Bunnag, Laeard Ketwat and Pipat Pipatpajong, ILCT
Digital assets have become rapidly popular among Thai investors in the past few years

Strategies for post-pandemic recovery in Thailand

By Saravut Krailadsiri, Somboon Sangrungjang and Pariyapol Kamolsilp, Kudun and Partners
The pandemic marks the end of one business era, but also the start of another

The A-List: Top offshore lawyers 2022

Asia Business Law Journal reveals the top offshore lawyers

Thailand Law Firm Awards 2022

Asia Business Law Journal presents the best law firm in Thailand for 2022 and four winners each in 22 practice areas

War of attrition

As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, the international legal community has condemned not just with words, but by boycotting Russian business and transactions

Future of Indian IP rights in the Metaverse

By Sujata Chaudhri, Urfee Roomi, and Alvin Antony, Sujata Chaudhri IP Attorneys
The convergence of human interaction in digital lives through the metaverse creates a harmonious virtual community, but how will this evolution cope with disputes and challenges brought by trademarks and patents from the real world?

DAOism: a new kind of faith

By Andrew Godwin
The idea for a decentralised autonomous organisation, where the rules are baked into its code with no management structure or board of directors, has emerged with the rise of blockchain technology

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

Cryptocurrencies in India: fad or future?

By Abhishek Malhotra and Bagmisikha Puhan, TMT Law Practice
Digital currencies have spread their wings into global fora, and the nation requires vision to avoid missed opportunities

Earth v law

Do lawyers have a heightened responsibility to help avert a climate catastrophe?

Philippines Law Firm Awards 2021

Asia Business Law Journal presents the best law firm in the Philippines for 2021 and four winners each in 22 practice areas

A comparison of carbon-neutral policies

Asian policymakers have laid down frameworks to ensure public and private sector involvement in tackling the climate crisis

Forbidden not forgotten

Enthusiasm for cryptos in Indonesia has led Muslim clerics to forbid them, but the market begs to differ

A comparison of capital markets regulations

Financial markets in the region are gearing up for significant changes, with China launching its third stock exchange and Hong Kong embracing listing rules for SPACs.

Asia Business Law Survey

Our regional survey of law firms finds the legal market has adapted well during the pandemic and is striking a positive note for 2022

One step ahead

As most Asian jurisdictions restrict firms from promoting their services, marketing expert Barbara Koenen-Geerdink shares the workaround through business development strategies

Legal frontiers in the Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands has legal frameworks to offer Asian businesses bespoke approaches in capital raising opportunities

The A-List: Vietnam’s Top 100 Lawyers 2021

Asia Business Law Journal reveals Vietnam's top lawyers

A-List: Bangladesh 2021

Asia Business Law Journal reveals Bangladesh's top lawyers

Rise with the tide

Chen Yan, GC of KE Holdings, shares his experiences in adapting to China’s new personal data law

Down to brass tax

OECD tax expert reveals what is behind the sweeping overhaul of the international tax system

Digital banking and crypto regulations in Malaysia

By Rodney D'Cruz and Dato' AJ Surin, Adnan Sundra & Low
The growing use of technology has led to a seismic shift in traditional finance, and no country wants to be left behind

Asia renewed

Renewable energy projects have blossomed across Asia. What has led to the recent boom?

Offshore wind power generation in Japan

By Koji Fukatsu, TMI Associates
Nation steps up its game in renewable energy, but stringent regulation remains

A comparison of renewable energy regulations

Asian policy makers are shifting focus to prioritise renewable power in their energy mixes. With various green initiatives emerging, businesses should compare the regulations in jurisdictions before investing in sustainable power generation

Korea Law Firm Awards 2021

Asia Business Law Journal presents the best law firm in South Korea for 2021 and four winners each in 27 practice areas

Hard talk

Our survey gets the candid opinions of regional in-house counsel when it comes to legal services from law firms, and they’re not pulling any punches

Asia eyes Jersey digital asset funds

By Susan McKinstray, Carey Olsen
There has been a surge in Asia-based fund managers looking to establish digital asset funds and holding structures in Jersey

A comparison of regulations surrounding NFTs

Blockchain technology has created ripples worldwide by turning art, music, videos and in-game items into digital assets, puzzling regulators into a cautious waiting game. But for how long? And where to from here?

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

Thailand’s top 100 lawyers 2021

Asia Business Law Journal reveals Thailand's top 100 lawyers

Regulation of crypto exchanges and other crypto services in Cayman

By Santiago Carvajal, Loeb Smith Attorneys
The Virtual Asset (Service Providers) Act, 2020 (VASP Act) as amended, provides a legislative framework for the conduct of virtual assets business in the Cayman Islands, and the registration and licensing of persons providing virtual asset services

NFTs and the IP conundrum

Are existing copyrights laws redundant in the case of NFTs, as blockchain technology itself provides for the protection of proof of authenticity and ownership of underlying digital assets?

A comparison of patent law developments

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.

Siri Hal Jarvis & Associates

We peer into the undefined future of legal tech and explore how AI is already reshaping the business of law. Just how long will it be before Jarvis makes partner?

Ruben’s rules

The OECD’s Paris-based senior competition expert, Ruben Maximiano, shares how adopting an effective competition policy helps increase investor confidence

The Philippines’ top 100 lawyers 2021

Asia Business Law Journal reveals the Philippines’ top 100 lawyers

Indonesia Law Firm Awards 2021

Asia Business Law Journal presents the best law firm in Indonesia for 2020 and four winners each in 22 practice areas

Looking to the East

The new president of the ICC Court, Claudia Salomon, discusses what changes she expects to see in the dispute resolution landscape in Asia

Spinning green into gold

ESG-focused fund inflows into Asia are growing, but investing is replete with risk given the region’s diversities and historical inequalities

Japan A-List 2021

Following an extensive nomination process, Asia Business Law Journal reveals the A-List of the country’s legal profession

A comparison of updates on trademark law

Safeguarding trademarks presents real challenges amid the pandemic, with massive shifts to online trading, difficulties getting cases to court and physical enforcement challenges to name a few

Lawyering 2.0

Why have law firms been so sluggish to adopt technology? And where is the legal sector heading now it is on board?

Singapore’s secret recipe

SIAC's CEO talks about strategies for the centre's success and emerging trends in arbitration

Foreign liquidator assistance and common law in Bermuda

By Keith Robinson and Emma Duffy, Carey Olsen
Foreign liquidators may apply for recognition in Bermuda pursuant to the common law by the application of the principles of comity

Spinning your Zoom

Communications expert John Miers offers some practical advice for engaging and retaining your virtual audience

A comparison of cryptocurrency regulation

Asian jurisdictions have been cautious in developing legal frameworks around virtual currencies, but the volatile market and relentless evolution of cryptos are pushing regulators to act

Evolution of fintech regulation in Indonesia

By Freddy Karyadi and Anastasia Irawati, ABNR
With the continued rapid growth of the financial technology sector, the government has been reforming its licensing regime to provide business opportunities while also protecting local interests

Indonesia’s top 100 lawyers 2021

Asia Business Law Journal presents its A-List of the top 100 lawyers practising in Indonesia

Fighting fund

Litigation financing has found favour in developed markets, but Asian jurisdictions remain guarded. With Hong Kong and Singapore leading the way, will others follow?

Gender in justice

Twenty senior women lawyers across Asia share their personal stories of success, strategy and struggle for a more inclusive legal profession

SPAC invaders

Asia is losing out to the US as its tech giants are wooed away by sponsors to list in the US. Can the region’s markets move quickly enough to repel the SPAC invasion and keep their unicorns?

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