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A legal legacy

Asian Development Bank's general counsel moves on

Treading carefully

Cautious steps towards legal reform in Taiwan

An Asian mosaic

Senior women lawyers across Asia share personal stories of successes, struggles and strategies

Learning to fly

Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam learn value of sound business law

Democracy blooms?

Thai Legal faces changing landscape as a military regime prepares for democratic elections

Out of time?

Is Indonesia running out of time to implement reforms for business and cast out corruption?

A new coat

Malaysia is on the cusp of fundamental legal reform following the end of six decades of rule by one political party

Trapped in tradition

Japan’s legal sector must evolve the role of in-house counsel and explore new markets to stay relevant

Elephants in the room

How South Korea’s legal sector deals with not so subtle external influences

Primed and charged

Politics generates electric atmosphere for Philippine Legal

The Asia game

Corporate counsel associations move to stay relevant at a time when the significance of borders is diminishing

The big picture

Exclusive interview with the United Nations under-secretary-general for legal affairs

NY state of mind

Exclusive from New York's Chief Judge on the rising concept of commercial courts

TM an Asian comparison

Region's IP experts head to head on trademark laws

2017… What’s ahead?

Asia's best legal minds explore the landscape in Year of the Rooster

Architect in-house

AIIB's legal architect shares his plans

The legal system in Indonesia despite economic challenges

Despite the challenges, Indonesia makes its best efforts to rebuild

Unity in Asia?

Singapore's Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon on the road to business law convergence

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Indonesia’s top 100 lawyers 2020

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

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Power & parity

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

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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

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.

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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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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

IN-HOUSE AGENDA

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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

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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

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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

FEATURES

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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

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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

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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

PRACTITIONERS' PERSPECTIVES

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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.

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A case of intervention?

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