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KICA launches English homepage

The Korea In-house Counsel Association (KICA) has launched an English-language website designed to meet the interests of foreign institutions, law firms and Korea’s foreign in-house community

ACC develops COVID-19 resource hub

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) has developed a range of resources to assist the global in-house community in guiding their organizations through the crisis

KICA re-elects popular president

The Korea In-house Counsel Association's (KICA) re-elected Lee Wan-keun president in its 2020 annual general meeting, which took place in the Lotte Hotel in Seoul on 25 January

GCs push for a seat at the table

ACC 2020 chief legal officers (CLOs) survey revealed that a “seat at the table”, regulatory issues, technology and AI (artificial intelligence) are among the top factors influencing the role of general counsel

SCCA Black Tie gives the glamour

In celebration of Singapore Corporate Counsel Association’s 17th anniversary on 1 November 2019, a stylish crowd gathered for the SCCA Annual Black Tie 2019

Korean in-house associations co-host mentoring seminar

The Korea In-house Counsel Association (KICA) and the In-house Counsel Forum (IHCF) co-hosted a mentoring seminar on “lawyer’s attitudes in responding to digital revolution, business innovation” on 30 October

Truffles, tastes and tells for unconscious bias

FTI Consulting’s Women’s Initiative Network and the ACC Women’s Committee co-hosted an evening at the ultra-progressive Tippling Club On 3 October

Aussie, NZ in-house lawyers converge on Adelaide

More than 350 in-house lawyers from across Australia and New Zealand gathered in Adelaide recently for the 25th Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Australia National Conference

2020 ACC Asia-Pacific Annual Meeting

ACC Asia-Pacific’s 2020 annual meeting in Singapore at the Shangri-La Hotel from 24 to 26 March will be homing in on key developments and trends within the region to support the theme, “the Asian century”

FEATURES

Privacy, cybersecurity challenges amid COVID-19

Governments adopting trace-and-track apps to prevent the spread of the pandemic have raised questions about the ‘right balance’ between pandemic response and privacy considerations

Counterpunch!

With COVID-19 raging across the region, governments are trying to avoid knockout blows for their territories as they counter with life or death policy moves and decisions affecting business survival

Power & parity

Senior women lawyers across Asia share personal stories of successes and struggles for a more inclusive legal profession

Indonesia’s top 100 lawyers 2020

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

Home & safe?

With COVID-19 forcing companies to implement work-from-home policies, Jim Fitzsimmons helps us understand the cybersecurity risks posed by a remote workforce

C-suite sanction

The case of former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn is a timely reminder for multinational corporations to ensure their senior executives are prepared for all scenarios when relocating to Asia

Malaysia’s top 100 lawyers 2020

Asia Business Law Journal reveals Malaysia’s best private practice lawyers. The names and photographs of all 100 A-list lawyers are published here

COVID-19: What’s your plan?

With the spread of novel coronavirus, businesses are taking unprecedented measures in order to stay operational and to protect their employees

Dollars in the details?

China’s new Foreign Investment Law and its implementation regulations lay out a blueprint full of promise for international companies. But the lack of detail may present problems

CORRESPONDENTS

For better or worse: The legal limits of comparative ads

By Tusha Malhotra and Pankhuri Malik, Anand and Anand
Millions are spent every year by companies on comparative advertising, and many times these advertisements are taken down due to claims of disparagement.

Revised IRR for patents, utility models and designs

By Ramon Emil T Olea, Patent specialist, Federis & Associates
The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) in October 2019 released its proposed amendments to the revised implementing rules and regulations (IRR) for patents, utility models and industrial designs

Impact of COVID-19 on bankruptcy code

By Misha and Vaijayant Paliwal, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a crushing blow to the world economy, and has placed businesses in almost all jurisdictions under severe financial strain
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Converting to a one-person corporation

By Leia Clarissa Veronica R Veracruz, ACCRALAW

To keep abreast of changing times and make doing business in the Philippines easier, the Revised Corporation Code (RCC) has introduced the concept of a corporation with a single stockholder

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Importance of filing patents for fundamental research

By Qi Yongqiang, Corner Stone & Partners

The importance of SCI papers has also been reduced and SCI papers-related indicators have ceased to be a major factor in assessing researchers’ performance

EXPERT BRIEFINGS

A contemporary IP regime

A lot of changes are underway to strengthen the intellectual property (IP) system in India. This article captures a snapshot of several initiatives made in this direction.

First in line

A detailed analysis of Taiwan’s intellectual property regime: Trademark protection is obtained through registration and Taiwan follows the first-to-file system

Omnibus bill: Is it time to invest in Indonesia?

The Southeast Asian country’s plan to create a unified regulatory framework for taxation seeks to simplify doing business in the nation

Receiverships in the BVI

Shining a light on the courts of British Virgin Islands’ approach to granting the appointment of receivers, and the state of the law in respect of this powerful interim remedy.

A case of intervention?

Has a recent Malaysian federal court decision watered down the non-interventionist policy enshrined within its arbitration regime?

Caymans: Investing through exempted limited partnership

This article examines the extent of the rights of limited partners to the information in the investment vehicles in which they often entrust their money with another person for a long period of time

Caymans: Key trends in Asian fund finance

In this series, top law firms from the region explore emerging trends and provide insights into the regulatory framework in the islands

Regaining momentum: Outlook for Indian M&A in UK, Europe

While geopolitical events are slowing deal activity, the country remains an attractive and growing economy with strong long-term prospects

Getting the deal done: Outlook for Thailand M&A

The Southeast Asian nation expects multibillion-dollar infrastructure projects to drive M&A, but care is needed with foreign ownership restrictions

REGIONAL COMPARISONS

Asian perspectives on cybersecurity laws

Data protection and cybersecurity are evolving areas of regulation in Asia. Here, experts shed light on emerging jurisprudence in the region’s top jurisdictions

A comparison of developments in cryptocurrency regulation

Governments across the region are being forced to clear the regulatory air on virtual currencies as they can no longer afford to ignore their popularity

A regional comparison of data privacy laws

Privacy regulation presents a conundrum for most governments as they try to balance the rights of citizens with national security and business needs

A regional comparison of energy regulations

As the region gears up to meet ambitious economic goals, supplying energy needs is putting strains on resources, the environment and regulatory mechanisms

A regional comparison of developments in crypto law

Examining developments in cryptocurrency law around the region is like taking a litmus test to measure the flexibilty and depth of competency of these legal systems. Staying up to speed is crucial