South Korea Latest Updates Unfair competition in KoreaThe Korean government has taken steps to protect trade secrets more effectively by easing the requirements for trade information to become trade secrets and by enabling ... South Korea Articles and Reports North Asia Special ReportAsian-Counsel investigates how liberalisation has influenced the legal systems of Japan and South Korea and compares how each nation has progressed within a globalised market economy. We also get timely updates on investment, litigation, arbitration and tax issues in the two countries by experts on the ground. Finance Special Report 2008Off the back of an extraordinary year of growth, modest economic expectations in the year to come are the current trend. Asian-Counsel provides a regional overview in addition to special features on Islamic finance in Japan, recent developments in Malaysian securities law and regulations and Islamic banking and finance regulations in the United Arab Emirates. To list or not to list? ... The Asian IPO questionOur Special Report on Initial Public Offerings discusses where remaining investor sentiment is heading in the region, and why some industries are likely to forge ahead with listings this year despite market uncertainties. With supplemental reports on the trends and developments in China, Japan and Korea. Asian M&AIn the Asian M&A Special Report, the complex, multi-directional transactions which have marked the region of late are examined in detail. The simple days of inbound Western investment are clearly a thing of the past. South Korea focusThis month’s Asian-Counsel marks our South Korea focus issue, providing an overview of the latest developments on Korea’s corporate legal scene by the nation’s leading firms. Meanwhile, our feature story discusses how the current global economy will inspire and impact emerging trends in the nation’s legal market in the year ahead. Mergers & Acquisitions Special ReportThe June issue of Asian-Counsel takes a look at M&A activity levels and trends across Asia Pacific and investigates factors which in-house counsel should consider in light of the downturn, whilst leading firms discuss how newly-enacted legislation and other issues will impact the M&A arena in Japan, Korea and China. South Korea In-House Insights Banking on changeManaging Director and Head, Group Legal and Secretariat at DBS Bank Sue Lynn Koo discusses her career trajectory, the importance of out-of-the-box thinking and how technology is both a blessing and a curse for her role. She also gives advice to external counsel she wishes she'd heard when she was one, and reveals the best advice she's ever been given.
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