Features & Analysis

By Ranajit Dam | 06 Apr 20
Buffeted by the triple storms of protectionism, costly regulations and coronavirus, the shipping industry in Asia has been experiencing choppy waters of late. However, lawyers continue to see a steady flow of work, and they are hopeful that things will...
By Elizabeth Beattie | 10 Feb 20
As the mammoth Belt and Road initiative touches some 70 countries, complex commercial disputes cannot be avoided.
By Asian Legal Business | 10 Feb 20
With 2020 looking shaky, offshore jurisdictions can provide much-needed shelter and support for international deals, listings, incorporations and restructurings.
By Asian Legal Business | 07 Feb 20
In December, Herbert Smith Freehills named Hong Kong-based Asia managing partner Justin D’Agostino as its next chief executive officer. After the holiday break, D’Agostino sat down with ALB to talk about the evolution of the market, the recent unrest in...
By Elizabeth Beattie | 06 Feb 20
The ALB 2020 Asia In-house Survey results are in – and while the numbers may map conservative change, the emerging picture is far from mundane. As the in-house role continues to evolve, lawyers are no longer tied to their desks...
By Elizabeth Beattie | 05 Feb 20
As the legal market grows increasingly competitive and law firms vie to attract the best talent, a carefully crafted social image has become a powerful tool to promote, engage and stand out.
By Elizabeth Beattie | 05 Feb 20
Last year, the Monetary Authority of Singapore announced that it would be issuing digital bank licenses, as the city-state seeks to liberalise its banking sector.
By Elizabeth Beattie | 05 Feb 20
With multiple government agencies finding 2019 to be the second-hottest year on record, individuals and business of all stripes need to step up now and do their part in addressing the climate crisis. And lawyers and firms are no exception.
By Elizabeth Beattie | 31 Dec 19
The year could not have gone more differently for Asia’s two legal hubs. In Hong Kong, a dim economic outlook coupled with uncertainty from the U.S.-China trade war has cast a shadow over the special administrative region, while protests –...
By Asian Legal Business | 18 Dec 19
China is becoming one of the world’s key countries for the development of financial technology, and lawyers are set to reap the benefits.