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Indonesian Law Firm Awards 2020

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

The Philippines’ top 100 lawyers

Asia Business Law Journal reveals the Philippines’ top 100 lawyers

Emerging trends in patent legislation

Patent laws are fast evolving across the world, and nowhere more so than Asia. Emerging case laws and new legislation are helping shape stronger intellectual property laws for regional players

A comparison of developments in dispute resolution

A close look at the emerging trends in litigation and alternative dispute resolution around Asia

Bermuda leads with ‘soft touch’

By Henry Tucker, Carey Olsen
Earlier regarded as a last resort, soft touch provisional liquidation is today a commonly deployed tool for restructuring offshore companies listed in Hong Kong and Singapore

Rising Stars: Thailand law firms

In the first of our new series that identifies movers and shakers making waves in regional legal markets, we showcase Thai law firms on the rise

The Cook Islands solution

This South pacific island country offers convenient, flexible and easy-to-administer options for setting up private trust companies

Japan’s top 100 lawyers

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

Charting a new course

As the region feels its way through the fog of the global pandemic, we enlisted some of Asia’s top general counsel for a virtual roundtable to plot a roadmap for recovery

Structuring and financing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Bangladesh

The Bangladesh economy continues to grow at an impressive scale, with a GDP growth rate of 8.1%, surpassing that of its neighbouring countries and making it one of Asia’s most remarkable success stories

Bangladesh: Ready for business

Often overshadowed in such a powerhouse neighbourhood, this populous nation has scripted an unlikely economic success story, creating lucrative opportunities for pioneering foreign investors

High stakes

The months leading up to the US presidential election in November will be crucial for the world, and especially for Asia. Dennis Unkovic explores the cards being dealt in political and legal terms, and warns the stakes could not be higher

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

Levelling the field

The career growth of a female lawyer is often challenged by difficult work-life balance choices, leadership bias, a lack of opportunity for dialogue and debate, and stagnant workplace cultures

Are you being watched?

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

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

Cybersecurity

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

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

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

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

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Japan’s top 100 lawyers

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

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Rising Stars: Thailand law firms

In the first of our new series that identifies movers and shakers making waves in regional legal markets, we showcase Thai law firms on the rise

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The A-List 2020: Indonesia

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

CORRESPONDENTS

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Controlling costs: deletion versus amendment of claims

By Vidisha Garg, Anand and Anand

Patent filings in India have increased from 47,854 patent applications in 2017-18 to 50,667 in 2018-19. Considering India has become such an important jurisdiction, the cost of filing patent applications has become a concern

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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.

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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.

IN-HOUSE AGENDA

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Australia poll sees cautious optimism on job security pandemic

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Australia published its fifth member flash poll related to the covid-19 pandemic, with results showing in-house counsel in the country are feeling cautiously optimistic that they will not lose their jobs

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Singapore in-house competition for law students

The Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA) hosted the city-state’s first in-house counsel competition for law students: the SCCA Legal Eagle Challenge

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Webinar talks GCs through new landscape

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Singapore recently hosted a webinar examining the role of general counsel in managing a covid-19 altered landscape amid unprecedented global economic and political uncertainty

FEATURES

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A comparison of developments in dispute resolution

A close look at the emerging trends in litigation and alternative dispute resolution around Asia

top law firms indonesia

Indonesian Law Firm Awards 2020

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

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Emerging trends in patent legislation

Patent laws are fast evolving across the world, and nowhere more so than Asia. Emerging case laws and new legislation are helping shape stronger intellectual property laws for regional players

PRACTITIONERS' PERSPECTIVES

Bangladesh

Structuring and financing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Bangladesh

The Bangladesh economy continues to grow at an impressive scale, with a GDP growth rate of 8.1%, surpassing that of its neighbouring countries and making it one of Asia’s most remarkable success stories

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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.