Forward Planning

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

Remote and flexible working arrangements have become a necessity for many businesses as COVID-19 continues to cast a shadow. Now, as such measures become more normal, firms are refining the formula…

Arrest of Prominent Lawyers in Hong Kong Casts Uncertainty

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

Last month’s mass arrests are the latest blow to Hong Kong’s autonomy, say legal bodies and human rights groups in the city and beyond. But the arrests haven’t been the only development concerning…

‘HKEX as a whole has risen to the challenge’

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

Seasoned capital markets expert Bonnie Y Chan recently rejoined Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX), the parent company of the Hong Kong stock exchange, as head of listing. Chan, who spent…

The Failure of India’s Yes Bank Poses Uncomfortable Questions

BY Aparna Sai |

Yes Bank, which was established in 2004, was once considered a rising star in India’s banking industry. However, saddled with bad debts and experiencing a corporate governance failure, the private…

Hope on the Horizon

BY Ranajit Dam |

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…

A Smoother Road

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

As the mammoth Belt and Road initiative touches some 70 countries, complex commercial disputes cannot be avoided. But while the opportunities may come with risks, lawyers in Asia say there are a…

Safer Havens

BY Asian Legal Business |

With 2020 looking shaky, offshore jurisdictions can provide much-needed shelter and support for international deals, listings, incorporations and restructurings. The year 2019 was an eventful one:…

‘We've underlined our commitment to Hong Kong’

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

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…

ALB 2020 Asia In-House Survey: Would You Like Some Innovation With That?

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

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…

Social Media Is Useful for Law Firms, but They Need to Take a Slightly Different Approach

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

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. While…