India Top TMT/Fintech Lawyers 2021

BY Asian Legal Business |

In this inaugural list, we spotlight India’s top TMT/fintech lawyers, who have been selected based on their work, clients’ recommendations, and feedback from the market. A few of the lawyers have been profiled.

Roundtable: Arbitration in India

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

Arbitration is becoming increasingly prominent in India’s legal sector, with courts and the government continuing to provide support. Lawyers say that while certain challenges still remain, the sector will continue to grow in strength. 

PASL Wind Solutions Judgment Could Give India Arbitration Lift-Off

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

In a groundbreaking decision on April 20, the Supreme Court clarified that two Indian parties can arbitrate in a non-Indian forum. The outcome of PASL Wind Solutions v. GE Power Conversion India has confirmed that entities can select foreign arbitral seats – such as London, Singapore or Hong Kong – in arbitration agreements, even in cases where contracts and counterparties are based within India. Practitioners feel that this judgment is a critical step in the development of India’s arbitration landscape.

‘We believe in providing services to clients at their doorsteps’

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

Established in 1911, Khaitan & Co is one of India’s oldest firms. A domestic giant, it recently decided to expand its presence overseas with an office in Singapore. Haigreve Khaitan, senior partner at Khaitan, tells ALB why this is the right time to open the Singapore office, and how the new outpost will fit into the firm’s strategy going forward.

Helping Hand

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to drag on, employers are buckling in for another year of this strange ‘new normal.’ A number of firms have adapted the way they work, going above and beyond and placing a greater emphasis on wellbeing.

ALB Malaysia Rising Stars 2021

BY Asian Legal Business |

The Malaysian legal industry has been seeing young lawyers making their mark in the market by setting high standards and achieving results for their clients. In this annual list, ALB spotlights lawyers 40 years of age who are doing high-quality work, and in the process earning accolades from their colleagues, superiors and clients.

GC Roundtable: Banking & Finance

BY Hu Yangxiaoxiao 胡阳潇潇 |

China’s dynamic finance industry has been evolving rapidly in the past year or two in the face of increasing regulatory scrutiny as well as the growing impact of technology. Legal department heads say that while the current landscape poses certain challenges, it also brings with it a number of distinct opportunities that in-house teams are helping their companies take advantage of.   

Friends in Deed

BY Asian Legal Business |

In an unprecedented time of challenges for the commodity trading sector, specialist lawyers are helping their clients navigate obstacles.

Unicorn Wave

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

The recently announced Gojek-Tokopedia merger has once again brought Indonesia’s booming tech sector into the headlines. And given the country’s immense potential, this boom is set to continue for some time to come.

Neighbourly Ties

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

As two of the world’s three largest economies, Japan and China have had strong trade and investment links for decades now.

ALB Philippines Client Choice 2021

BY Asian Legal Business |

In its inaugural list of the ALB Philippines Client Choice list, we put the spotlight on the top lawyers in the country when it comes to client service. These lawyers were selected based on client recommendations sent directly to ALB. The list is in alphabetical order, and certain lawyers have been profiled.

Arbitration to the Rescue

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

For businesses with a presence spanning the EU and the UK, Brexit was never going to be a clean break.