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Joko Widodo re-elected: How will it affect doing business in Indonesia?
Indonesia / In his election campaign, Jokowi declared nine missions ...
Africa: Guinea emerging from the shadows
Africa / Recent reports from three respected international organisations sketch a relatively upbeat picture of economic prospects in the west African state of Guinea ...
Philippines: The POGO problem – Harmonising immigration, gaming and gambling
Philippines / It is highly illegal to gamble in China save for a few state-run lotteries. To avoid this prohibition, gambling companies operate offshore so that they may continue catering to Chinese nationals who play casino and e-games online ...
New Changes in Korean Labour Law
South Korea / Many foreign employers find Korean labour law to be a challenging obstacle to running a business in Korea, due to its complexity and the intensity of the regulations ...
Vietnam: New guidance on forex management to FDI enterprises
Vietnam / Some significant improvements regarding capital transactions and M&A pertaining to foreign-invested enterprises in Vietnam ...
Onshore restructuring vulnerable to offshore SPV insolvency proceedings
Asia (Other) / In the prevailing economic climate, an increasing number of large corporate groups have occasion to consider restructuring their affairs ...
A Lawyer’s Future is Looking Sharp with Electronic Hearings
Asia (Other) / The benefits of running an efficient collection and forensic process extends all the way to the hearings room ...
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Phuoc lawyers create new firm
A group of lawyers from Phuoc & Partners have established a new law firm in Vietnam.
Japan's biggest firm agrees Thai acquisition
Nishimura is set to merge with Thailand’s SCL in October.
Herbies goes to Shanghai FTZ
Herbert Smith Freehills is adding local law capabilities in China through a joint operation with Kewei Law Firm.
Dentons to merge with Lee International
The deal would see it become the first international law firm to combine with a Korean firm.
Keeping track of sanctions
Asia (Other) / Governments around the world are increasingly using economic sanctions and embargoes as a foreign policy tool ...
A crisis of compliance
Asia (Other) / Investigating allegations of compliance breaches is an expensive affair. Employee and third-party malfeasance remain a costly budget item on P&Ls across Asia ...
A new bed — a shared dream?
China (PRC) / A discussion of the new China Foreign Investment Law and the creation of an Expert Committee to produce template documents for in-house counsel ...
UAE – Dynamism in business and dispute resolution in the Gulf
United Arab Emirates / With a variety of new legislation in the emirates, Louise Bowmaker of Horizons & Co looks at some of the most significant recent and upcoming changes ...
SCIA’s innovation: Optional appellate arbitration in China
China (PRC) / A substantive appellate mechanism constitutes a beneficial complement to the finality of single-instance arbitration ...
Introducing Chinese arbitration to the world
China (PRC) / Through open dialogue, BAC is developing the knowledge and expertise to become a leading arbitration hub among the international arbitration community ...
Andrew Cooke
We speak to the head of strategy and general counsel for Flash Entertainment, and our In-House Community Counsel of the Year, about running an in-house legal team and his outlook ...
Joseph Trillana Gonzales
We speak to the general counsel of Aboitiz Power about his role and the outlook for the profession in the Philippines.
Elina Mohamed
We speak to the general counsel at Orpic about her career, the development of the industry and her outlook ...
Carl Watson, Arcadis Asia
The general counsel of Arcadis Asia discusses effective in-house functionality and how he has worked to build a legal team that is fit for purpose.
Weiwen Wang
Along with legal knowledge, a business mindset and good communication skills are important attributes for the vice-president for business reputation and responsibility, Greater China, at InterContinental Hotels Group ...
Ethical Decision Making Process by Manish Asarkar
Manish Asarkar, legal & compliance head of Black & Veatch, India talks about the value in having strong Ethics and Compliance for companies and how to reatain these values in the decision ...
The thing about … Stephen Denyer
The director of strategic relationships for the Law Society of England and Wales met with Patrick Dransfield at the society’s London headquarters ...
A new bed — a shared dream?
A discussion of the new China Foreign Investment Law and the creation of an Expert Committee to produce template documents for in-house counsel ...
How technology drives managed legal services
Managed legal services are an increasing area of focus for consumers and are starting to make significant inroads into Asia and APAC.
Counsels of the Year 2019 – What we learnt
The winners of this year’s awards once again set the benchmark for excellence ...
In-House Community Counsels of the Year Awards 2019: Winners
MTR Corp, ADGM, Clifford Chance, Baker McKenzie and Lawcadia among the winners at our fourth annual awards dinner ...
Deals of the Year 2018
Asian-mena Counsel’s review of the top transactions and matters that closed during 2018...