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What an English court's decision means for tycoons on the run

High fliers

Top foreign law firms for India-related work

Caught in the firing line

How law firms and in-house teams avoid conflicts of interest

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One head, many hats

A modern-day general counsel’s role goes much beyond a lawyer on a payroll

RESOURCES

Asia Business Law Directory
A-List lawyers 2017
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FROM THE EDITOR

The fightback begins

Asia Business Law Directory

VANTAGE POINT

Why fear virtual currencies?

We must adapt to virtual currencies like we adapted to past disruptions, writes Akhil Prasad at Boeing

Fake news: A real problem

Fake news and the challenge for traditional media

Keeping world order

Interview with the UN’s top lawyer

CORRESPONDENTS

Issuance of FAQs clarifies GST on financial services

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal

Upswing in M&A activity expected to gather steam

By Rupinder Malik and Revathy Muralidharan, J. Sagar Associates

Decision marks another step widening the arbitration net

By Karthik Somasundram and Shreya Gupta, Bharucha & Partners

Clarity needed on contract or job worker manufacturing

By Sourav Kanti De Biswas, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Trends show need to adjust GST advance ruling scheme

By L Badri Narayanan, Jyoti Pal and Disha Jain, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

Well-known red sole, not even a trademark?

By Omesh Puri and Dheeraj Kapoor, LexOrbis

Estoppel against invalidity in design infringement suits

By Omesh Puri, LexOrbis

Serial filing of divisional patent applications in India

By Joginder Singh, LexOrbis

Convertible notes: A viable option for Indian startups?

By Aparna Ravi, Samvad Partners

Procedure not to bar right to renew trademark

By Naman Jain, LexOrbis

Ordinance marks overhaul of Commercial Courts Act

By Deepak Sabharwal, Deepak Sabharwal & Associates

Smart cities mission meshes with communications policy

By Sharath Chandrasekhar and Soujanya Gollapudi, HSA Advocates

More action needed to ease contractors’ liquidity crisis

By Dhirendra Negi and Ananya Kumar, J. Sagar Associates

Timely ordinance replies to resolution process feedback

By Manoj Kumar, Hammurabi & Solomon

PRACTITIONERS' PERSPECTIVES

Court’s role in insolvency cases

Subodh Sadana and Bhuvan Arora analyse judicial intervention in insolvency resolution

The appellate court’s purview

Shrawan Chopra and Pundreek Dwivedi assess grounds for intervention by an appellate court

Financial targets for law firms

Bithika Anand and Nipun Bhatia discuss how to set revenue targets for Indian lawyers

FEATURES

High fliers

Top foreign law firms for India-related work

Full steam ahead

Insolvency code: Investors continue to face daunting challenges

Locked in

How EU’s GDPR affects Indian companies

Stress test

Vodafone case a gauge for how the courts exercise powers in treaty disputes

Seeking simpatico

Personal rapport is key for external counsel to have the ear of their clients, writes Smita Priyadarshini, senior managing legal director at Dell

Finding satisfaction at work

Alternatives should be available for lawyers who cannot or do not want to work long hours

Dishing up the deal

How a merger overcame news of loan default and US$4.3b debt

Tech savvy

What are the must-have legal software products for in-house counsel?

Trademark toolkit

Smart strategies to protect your marks inside and outside the courts

AROUND THE REGION

Capital returns

China is injecting new energy and vitality into its capital market with various reforms.

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Focus on termination of labour contracts in China

By Xiang Lan, Boss & Young
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Cryptocurrency laws and regulations in South Korea

By Michael Kim, Daniel Lee and Nathan Park, Kobre & Kim

Foreign, female and business focused

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

Legal-news-in-brief

Legal news in brief

The Philippines Top 100 Lawyers

ABLJ reveals the top 100 lawyers practising in the Philippines

Trapped in tradition

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