CAPITAL MARKETS: Nikkei’s New Dawn

by Asian Legal Business《亚洲法律杂志》 |

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Japan's strategic reforms have sparked record foreign investment and a Nikkei 225 surge, as cost-conscious management and market-friendly policies transform the country into an attractive global investment hub.

 

Foreign ownership of Japanese stocks climbed to a record last year after significant reforms in the…

Q&A: ‘A transformed economy with decarbonisation at its heart’

by Sarah Wong |

Matthew Gingell, general counsel of Oxygen House, established The Chancery Lane Project in 2019 with the aim of promoting significant advancements in decarbonisation through the integration of climate protection measures into international commercial agreements.

BRIEFS: Korean Companies Face Left-Leaning Agenda as Opposition Dominates Parliament

by Sarah Wong |

On May 30, South Korea’s newly elected National Assembly met for the first time after the April local elections altered the composition of the country’s 300-seat legislature.

EXPLAINER: How will the updated Company Law help Corporate China?

by Sarah Wong |

Since the enactment of China’s Company Law in 1994, the country’s corporate landscape has taken off in a phenomenal way. To date, more than 40 million companies have been established, and almost 10,000 public companies are listed on the three major stock exchanges.

FORUM: The Next Generation

by Sarah Wong |

As the Asia legal market continues to evolve on the back of shifting political and market forces, law firms are being challenged on multiple fronts, including technological capabilities and business models. A well-structured succession plan is necessary to facilitate a smooth transition and introduce new perspectives. Law firms across the region discuss how they are preparing the next generation of leaders to guide their firms into the future.

RANKINGS: ALB Asia Super 50 Disputes Lawyers 2024

In its fourth annual list, Asian Legal Business spotlights the region’s top dispute lawyers, recognised for their outstanding client service. These lawyers were rigorously selected based on client recommendations directly submitted to ALB. The list is presented alphabetically, with profiles for select individuals.

RANKINGS: ALB Singapore Rising Stars 2024

In its third edition, Asian Legal Business continues its tradition of identifying the country’s most promising legal talents. These exceptional lawyers demonstrate remarkable potential and have earned consistent client praise. The list is arranged alphabetically, and some lawyers have been featured in profiles. 

INFRASTRUCTURE: Building Growth

by Nimitt Dixit |

India’s economic growth is intrinsically linked to its infrastructure development, and the government is doing everything possible and more to attract private investment. However, concerns about a weaker NDA alliance, high counterparty risk, and a slow court system remain high on investors’ minds.

EXPLAINER: Does Covishield’s alleged health concerns expose it to legal liability?

by Nimitt Dixit |

COVID-19 vaccine-maker AstraZeneca was in the spotlight in May following the company’s admission in a UK court proceeding of the possibility of a rare side effect, Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (TTS) associated with its vaccines. More than 50 individuals have alleged the vaccine resulted in death and serious injuries from TTS.  

Q&A: ‘There is a mindset shift in the attitude and approach towards arbitration’

by Nimitt Dixit |

The Arbitration Bar of India (ABI) was launched on 11th May, with Gourab Banerji, a senior advocate at the Supreme Court of India, appointed as its inaugural president. Banerji shares with ALB about how ABI's plans to take arbitration to cities across India for better accessibility, increase the quality of arbitration institutions, address the issues of slow enforcement and long arbitral timelines for speedier dispute resolution, and integrate technology in the dispute resolution process for enhanced efficiency.