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In November last year, China’s Supreme People’s Court and the Hong Kong Government signed the Supplemental Arrangement Concerning the Mutual Enforcement of Arbitral Awards between the Mainland and Hong Kong SAR. The agreement is widely expected to enhance the enforcement process and serve as an expansion of the 2000 Arrangement Concerning Mutual Enforcement of Arbitral Awards between the Mainland and the HKSAR.
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Incoming U.S. president Joe Biden is tasked with resetting his country’s geopolitical relations as outgoing president Donald Trump leaves behind a wake of chaos. While Trump’s imposition of tariffs and sanctions contributed to many viewing him as an aggressor, Biden is expected to remain firm in his handling of geopolitical relations, but operate more diplomatically than his predecessor, lawyers say.
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Yihan Goh, dean of the Singapore Management University School of Law, was recently appointed as a senior counsel. He spoke to ALB about how the pandemic is impacting legal education, and what he and his team are doing to build the ‘law school of the future.’
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Virtual bank licences have been something of a work in progress in Singapore over the past few years, and despite the pandemic, this process has remained on track. In June last year, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) shortlisted 14 contenders “eligible for next stage of assessment,” and by December, the city-state had approved four digital bank licences.
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India’s historic rise in renewable energy M&A deals in 2020 has emerged as a bright spot during the coronavirus pandemic. But lawyers are not surprised by the growth, which they say is supported by a range of factors. 
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The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), signed by fifteen Asia-Pacific economies in November last year, has been heralded as the largest trade pact in the world.
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With technology usage ramped up by the global COVID-19 pandemic, forward-thinking law firms are increasingly looking to invest in smart technology solutions that enable their lawyers to thrive, regardless of physical location. Whether firms want to attract top talent with flexibility, work more collaboratively as an organisation, or offer clients a more sophisticated experience, post-pandemic, decisions makers are taking a strategic approach into 2021.
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As a pandemic year winds to a close, businesses in Asia are hopeful that 2021 will be a year of recovery and possibility. With a vaccine on the horizon and talk of borders reopening, the picture is remarkably brighter than it was just a few months ago.
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The COVID-19 pandemic overshadowed some of the year’s biggest events and set well-laid plans into a tailspin. Now, on the brink of a new year, as economies look to open up, the focus is firmly on the future.
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As Hong Kong’s capital markets continue to have a strong year, one trend has been clear: The growing number of listings by Chinese biotech and biopharma companies.