RANKINGS: ALB Offshore Client Choice 2024

by Asian Legal Business《亚洲法律杂志》, Bingqing Wang |

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RANKINGS: ALB Asia Top 15 In-house Teams 2024

Traditionally, corporate legal departments have been asked to do much but given little. But, the era of heightened productivity has arrived with technology transforming how legal work gets done.

THAILAND: New Data, New Rules

by Sarah Wong |

Thailand is one of the countries in Southeast Asia most prone to cyber vulnerabilities and data breaches.

RANKINGS: ALB Asia IP Rankings 2024

The past year marked an important turning point in the development of the regulatory ecosystem for intellectual property (IP) across Asia.

EMPLOYMENT: Level Playing Field

by Nimitt Dixit |

Singapore is set to introduce a new anti-discrimination employment law later in the year, and while employers welcome the changes, lawyers say more needs to be done in terms of building capabilities to ensure compliance.

BRIEFS: SG Bill to Arm Financial Watchdog With More Investigative Authority

A new bill will give the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) more authority to supervise and investigate the financial sector, including the power to enter the premises of financial institutions without a warrant or prior notice in some situations.

Q&A: ‘I'm a firm believer in a top-down compliance culture’

by Sarah Wong |

Hong Kong is stepping up to combat financial crimes and enhancing its reputation as a reliable global business centre. Christopher Wilson, the executive director of enforcement at the Securities and Futures Commissions (SFC), articulates the organisation's goals in upholding regulatory standards and offers guidance for general counsel to champion a culture of compliance.

MIDDLE EAST: ‘My biggest enemy is time’

by Nimitt Dixit |

Nadim Elias El Haj, chief legal officer of Abu Dhabi National Hotels, brings a wealth of experience from his tenure in legal leadership across the hospitality and tourism sectors, including tenures at Bloom Properties, Lakhraim Business Group, and Millennium Hotels and Resorts.

MIDDLE EAST: IPO Oasis

by Nimitt Dixit |

The Middle East’s regional IPO markets are flourishing despite a global slowdown and geopolitical instability owing to the region’s long-term structural and regulatory reforms, a maturing diversified market and strong investor confidence.

RANKINGS: ALB India Top Disputes Boutique Firms 2024

In its inaugural list, Asian Legal Business shines a spotlight on India’s leading legal advocacy firms specialising in resolving complex legal challenges. These firms are redefining dispute resolution in India with their unparalleled expertise and proven track record.