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Vantage point

A legal legacy

Asian Development Bank's general counsel moves on

Tipping Point

Lord Goldsmith pans India's Arbitration Bill

Thinking outside the box

Opportunities available to companies that utilize offshore structures in the Cayman Islands

New brand, new era

Asian International Arbitration Centre's director, Sundra Rajoo, on the rebranding of the former Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration and its impact

Patent problems

Shearn Delamore & Co's managing partner, Grace Yeoh, highlights the operational IP problems their clients still face in Malaysia

Foreign, female and business focused

New Zealand lawyer Catherine O'Connell on her launching a law firm in Japan, a traditional, male-dominated nation

Wanted: Women lawyers in Japan

Rika Beppu on the founding of Women in Law Japan, and their aim towards gender equity

JILA lights the way

Yasuhiro Umeda and Miki Sakakibara on the start of the Japan In-house Lawyers Association, and its challenges ahead

Opening up

Japan's new bid to compete in arbitration

The big picture

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

GC not EZ

Bjarne P. Tellmann: Building a truly outstanding legal team

NY state of mind

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

ACC alliance ‘good for HKCCA members’

HKCCA president Lin Shi on its alliance with ACC

Need for clarity

Transparency crucial in arbitration between sovereign states and commercial investors

In the interest of fairness

Cherie Blair QC discusses global standards for rules-based commerce

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The A-List 2020: Indonesia

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

confidentiality clubs

The necessity of India’s confidentiality clubs

By Vaishali Mittal and Siddhant Chamola, Anand and Anand

The IP litigation landscape has changed dramatically in the past decade with businesses becoming more technology-driven and technology-dependent than ever before.

contracts

Pandemics, police power and private contracts

By Samantha Beatrice P King, ACCRALAW

Under the Bayanihan Act, the president is empowered to order private establishments to direct their operations towards COVID-19 efforts.

insolvency

Will India’s suspension of insolvency proceedings work?

By Misha and Shreya Prakash, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

It remains to be seen if a modified version of the insolvency resolution process under the IBC will suffice in these vastly changed macro-economic conditions, or if the government will need to offer a new model for insolvency resolution

IN-HOUSE AGENDA

ACC

ACC Australia poll flags in-house ‘burnout’

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Australia published its third member flash poll related to the COVID-19 pandemic, with results showing in-house counsel in the country are feeling considerable strain since the pandemic locked them down

SCCA embraces digital platforms

Amid the chaos of COVID-19, the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA) has found its footing with the office adjusting to working from home

ACC

Faure to keynote for ACC at APAC virtual event

The Association of Corporate Counsel’s (ACC) virtual Asia-Pacific meeting in late July will feature a keynote speech from author and legal sector innovator Trevor Faure to kick off the event theme of “A New Blueprint: Legal Leadership and Transformation in Uncertain Times”

FEATURES

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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

women

Empowering women in law

Law firms should facilitate the growth of women in the legal fraternity, which will result in crafting a more progressive legal infrastructure

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Cryptocurrencies

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

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?