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Further transparency in respect of Cayman Islands companies
The Cayman Islands has often been referred to pejoratively as a “secrecy jurisdiction”. The two main supports for the secrecy allegation were on the one hand the existence of “secrecy” legislation, The Confidential Relationship Preservation Law (CRPL) dating back to the 1970s ...
What Happens After the Dawn Raid?
The dawn raid has led to the forensic collection of 100,000 documents, now safely secured on a hard drive. What is the process from here? It’s important to plan your strategy in advance to minimise downtime, extract relevant documents and get ready for production ...
The blockchain effect on investment funds
Blockchain was originally considered to be the innovative technology that only supported cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ethereum ...
Bringing eDiscovery In-House? Four Tips to Get You Started
With an increase in litigation and in costs for document review, more and more companies are considering bringing parts, if not all, of the eDiscovery process in house ...
Accessing new markets in APAC – Essential questions you must ask!
New market opportunities in this region are immense, but there are challenges.
Onshore restructuring vulnerable to offshore SPV insolvency proceedings
In the prevailing economic climate, an increasing number of large corporate groups have occasion to consider restructuring their affairs ...
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Growth of e-discovery across Asia
The e-discovery landscape across Asia is diverse, but increased adoption was in evidence at the 10th annual Relativity Fest, write Tim Gilkison and Rahul Prakash.
Pioneering New Law in Asia
Kirsty Dougan, managing director of Vario Asia, lays out her vision for the company in Asia and how she has seen the legal industry change ...
The five stages of the board management maturity model
The tools boards use to communicate should be simple to use, meet their needs (and no more) and be secure ...
NewLaw takes-off in Southeast Asia
Rob Shakespeare of KorumLegal discusses the market for flexible and innovative legal solutions in one of the world’s fastest-growing regions ...
Disrupting the law
Technology has been changing the world of work since the dawn of the industrial revolution, but it is only in the past decade or so that technological innovations have truly started to disrupt the way that legal services are delivered ...
Accessing new markets in APAC – Essential questions you must ask!
New market opportunities in this region are immense, but there are challenges.
Keeping track of sanctions
Governments around the world are increasingly using economic sanctions and embargoes as a foreign policy tool ...
A crisis of compliance
Investigating allegations of compliance breaches is an expensive affair. Employee and third-party malfeasance remain a costly budget item on P&Ls across Asia ...
The growth of third-party funders
Growing awareness of litigation funding is making it easier for businesses to pursue disputes ...
Q&A with Vario's new Asia MD - Kirsty Dougan
The former head of Axiom and newly appointed Asia managing director of Vario talks to Nick Ferguson about her new role and the future of NewLaw ...