Japan’s resurgent economy has lured international law firms back to Asia-Pacific’s biggest wealth hub. But the country’s protectionist traditions present formidable challenges, reports Marialuisa Taddia.
Korea’s festering divide serves as a reminder of the intensifying worldwide struggle to uphold the rule of law and judicial independence. Michael Cross takes the pulse of the global profession at the International Bar Association’s annual conference in Seoul
A lack of central bureaucracy and divergent laws make the Association of Southeast Asian Nations a difficult market to crack, but for law firms that understand the region the potential is huge. Marialuisa Taddia reports.
No one talks about ‘light touch’ regulation in financial services these days. But is the FCA struggling to find the right balance between intervention and fostering innovation? Grania Langdon-Down reports