In recent years, the popularity of standing desks has soared, with an increasing number of individuals and businesses recognizing the potential health benefits of working while standing. However, as the use of standing desks becomes more common, questions about their legality and compliance with workplace regulations […]
Singapore, a small trading port turned thriving global business hub, is on the rise. With a strategic vision, innovative policies, and relentless ambition, this city-state has become a powerhouse in Asia. With its ascent, law firms are seeing Singapore as an emerging legal hub. The Economist […]
The recent state-of-the-nation address by Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, titled “Economic Course of a Just Kazakhstan,” presents a comprehensive road map for Kazakhstan’s political, economic, and social development. From a legal perspective, the reforms and initiatives proposed by the President not only signify a positive transformation […]
The legal status of magic mushrooms, which contain the psychoactive compound psilocybin, has been a topic of debate and evolution over the years. From being widely used in ancient cultures to criminalization during the 20th century, the perception of these fungi is once again undergoing significant […]
European law firm Fieldfisher has joined forces with innovative Australian legal technology company Lawcadia to launch a 24-hour data breach notification assessment platform for all organisations with UK and EU data assets subject to GDPR and UK GDPR. The UK-headquartered firm, which advises clients from its 26 offices in […]
Welcome back to Season 2 of Legally Sis Podcast! Duran & Duran-Schulze Law is thrilled to embark on another exciting journey of insightful discussions and valuable information. In this season, they’re diving deep into the world of business, entrepreneurship, and legal intricacies. Join them as they […]
India created history when the Lander Module (LM) of the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) third lunar mission Chandrayaan-3, launched on July 14, made a successful landing on the Moon’s surface on August 23, making India only the fourth country after the erstwhile USSR, the U.S. […]
In today’s globalized world, the practice of law extends far beyond national boundaries. International law firms play a crucial role in assisting clients with cross-border legal matters, whether it’s international business transactions, arbitration proceedings, or multinational regulatory compliance. One of the most underestimated yet vital aspects […]
Anam Khan has a focus on diversified roles in the legal industry which includes both conventional and unconventional career paths — specifically dispute resolution, corporate law, and intrapreneur roles. She consults law firms and legal start-ups on business development and marketing-related roles. In this interview with Asia […]
Over the last few years, Kazakhstan has undergone significant political changes under the leadership of President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. He has initiated a series of progressive reforms designed to strengthen state institutions and empower citizens’ rights. On August 30, Kazakhstan is celebrating Constitution Day, which takes […]
When life gives you lemons, the saying goes, you make lemonade. But what if the lemons you’ve been handed aren’t from the fruit aisle but instead from the dealership? A malfunctioning car can sour anyone’s mood, especially if you’ve just driven off the lot with what […]
The economic growth forecasts for India seem to be stabilizing as per recent reports of global financial institutions. The proposed personal data protection law saw progress this month with hopes of the same being introduced in Parliament in August. The Government’s focus on ease of doing […]
Global digital dynamics cannot and should not be reduced to a simple US-China competitive frame, and we must step away from the idea of a trilateral race for digital power between US, China, and Europe.
Practicing Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) Law in Hong Kong. An interview with Jennifer Wu, Partner, Pinsent Masons
Jennifer Wu is a Hong Kong-based Partner with Pinsent Masons specialized in Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) Law. She heads a team on cross border cyber, technology and data related issues, including crypto, software licensing, digital transformation, civil fraud/ asset recovery and data governance/ data protection. She has been commended […]
Reflections on nearly 30 years in legal practice in Malaysia. An interview with Anand Raj, Head of Tax Disputes, Shearn Delamore & Co.
Anand Raj has been a partner with Malaysian law firm Shearn Delamore & Co. since 2003. He was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1996. In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Anand details his practice and provides background about […]
Introduction In this modern era, a country is known for a well-organized legal system, a society is lighted by the courteous behaviour of its people or civility and a spontaneous legal system is recognized with its dynamic applause of rules and regulations. The salient purpose of […]
Thailand’s First Corporate Counsel Association officially launched and admitted as APCCA’s Country Member No.7
The Thai Corporate Counsel Association (THAI-CCA) officially makes its debut as Thailand’s first formal corporate counsel association, serving the third largest legal community in the Asia-Pacific region. The association was launched at the inaugural GC Powerlist Thailand 2023, held in partnership with the Legal 500, on […]
While government officials in the United States and China enact policies to “decouple” their economies, the question for business is how to navigate the shifting geopolitical landscape. Even changes impacting trade between the two largest economies will not be one-dimensional. Some US companies are expected to […]
The 13th World Chambers Congress takes place in Geneva this week (21-23 June) under the theme of ‘Achieving peace and prosperity through multilateralism in commerce’. Attracting 1,500 participants from over 100 countries, the Congress is the biggest, most diverse economic forum for chamber and business executives […]
Pisut Rakwong is the Founder and Managing Partner of Pisut & Partners. With an impressive range of expertise, Pisut’s practice areas include dispute resolution, corporate law, insolvency and restructuring, trade competition, labour and employment matters, insurance, administrative cases, and even white-collar criminal affairs.
Legalized learning app is revolutionizing legal education in Bangladesh, addressing the pressing need for comprehensive, accessible, and technology-driven learning solutions for the legal sector which is notably the most reluctant to change.
Prior to joining S&P Global, Pearl Pang was an active litigation lawyer in her private practice for seven (7) years, focusing on general litigation matters, with particular experiences in medico-legal and general insurance liability matters, as well as asset and debt recovery related matters.
In the realm of digital search, Google is the undisputed champion. However, the advent of increasingly sophisticated AI technologies is revolutionizing our perceptions of search and AI functionality. The newest contender in the AI dialogue landscape is Google’s innovative contribution: Google Bard. This introduction begs the […]
Independent, neutral and robust dispute resolution processes are needed to overcome blocks to cross-border trade, says Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (Court)
As the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICCs) 13th World Chambers Congress (WCC) prepares to kick off on 21 June in Geneva on a theme of ‘multilateralism key to achieving peace and prosperity for all’, Alexander Fessas, Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (Court), emphasises the importance of […]
This article first appeared on Global Legal Insights (2023) Over the past several years, Thailand has been researching, developing, and applying artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in the public and private sectors through international collaborations with AI developers. Thailand is adapting to AI to […]
ChatGPT, the artificial intelligence conversation model developed by OpenAI, and half owned by Microsoft, has received notable attention across various sectors worldwide, and Asia’s legal realm is no exception. This AI has the capability to interact with users in a way that resembles human conversation. ChatGPT […]
Walid Arfush is an international media manager who served for over 10 years at Euronews TV channel. He created SN Media which focuses on strategic communications, media relations, crisis communications, intelligence services, and reputation management. This week he will be participating in the Astana International Forum […]
Yusuke TAKAMIYA is Partner at Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, one of the biggest and top-ranked law firms in Japan. Yusuke is currently serving as the International Competition Network’s Non-Governmental Advisor to the Japan Fair Trade Commission (“JFTC”), and the former researcher at the Competition Research Center […]
Foreign investment in India through portfolio investors continues to remain positive in the last few weeks though there has been a decline in overall FDI in the past financial year. Economic growth forecasts appear to be moderated based on prevailing circumstances, globally as well as internally. […]
The THAI-CCA’s official launch is set to debut on 22nd June 2023 at the inaugural GC Powerlist Thailand, organized in collaboration with The Legal 500. This internationally renowned accolade will recognize the importance of the Thai legal market as the third largest legal community in the Asia Pacific region and the nation’s most influential and innovative corporate counsel who drive the legal business forward.
Atty. Marie Christine Duran-Schulze has been a practicing corporate attorney for over 14 years in the Philippines. Atty. Duran-Schulze holds a master’s degree in business administration from Dela Salle University and a Juris Doctor degree from Far Eastern University. She completed her Bachelor of Science in […]
Hashim Wafa is a highly experienced business lawyer and IP attorney based in Kochi, India. As the Managing Attorney at Wafa and Wafa, he leads a team of skilled lawyers providing comprehensive legal services. With expertise in global IP advisory, corporate law practice, arbitration, compliance management, […]
Abstract Access to food, water and clean air are inalienable part of Human rights which cannot be realized in the absence of healthy and sustainable environment. This paper explores the connection between environmental degradation and human rights. The object demonstrates inaccessibility to food, pure water and […]
Teams from Sri Lanka are now making a global mark in Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR). Most recently 4 students have been invited to represent their country at the Warsaw Negotiations Rounds (WNR) in Poland. The well-seasoned team is coached by Anuji Kannangara a certified mediator, and led by Shayhum AbooSalih who was […]
The global economic slowdown is impacting India with the reduction of economic growth forecasts by international financial institutions, a downward trend that has been continuing for more than a quarter now. There is hope for improvement with more domestic consumption that is expected to increase. The […]
The Importance of Practice Management in Law Firms: An Interview with Stella Lau, Practice Manager at MahWengKwai & Associates
Practice managers are not yet commonly deployed in boutique law firms, as many still operate with traditional organizational structures. However, as the legal industry continues to evolve, the role of a practice manager is becoming more recognized and valued.