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xxxix, 431 pages ; 24 cm
  • Foreword
  • Asia-Pacific judiciaries : themes and contemporary perspectives / H. P. Lee and Marilyn Pittard
  • Independence and accountability of the judiciary : comparative analysis of the theories and the realities with lessons for the Asia-Pacific / Shimon Shetreet
  • The judiciary of Bangladesh : its independence and accountability / M. Rafiqul Islam
  • Judicial independence, impartiality and integrity in Brunei Darussalam / Ann Black
  • The future of judicial independence in China / Lin Feng
  • The judiciary in Fiji : a broken reed? / Venkat Iyer
  • Hong Kong's judiciary under 'one country, two systems' / Albert H. Y. Chen and P. Y. Lo
  • Judicial independence and the rise of the Supreme Court in India / Rehan Abeyratne
  • The Indonesian courts : from non-independence to independence without accountability / Nadirsyah Hosen
  • Indepedence of the judiciary and securing public trust in Japan / Shigenori Matsui
  • The Malaysian judiciary : a Sisyphean quest for redemption? / H. P. Lee and Richard Foo
  • Judicial power in Myannmar and the challenge of judicial independence / Melissa Crouch
  • The Singapore judiciary : independence, impartiality and integrity / Kevin Y. L. Tan
  • Decline and fall of Sri Lanka's judiciary and prospects for resurrection / Suri Ratnapala
  • Institutional independence of the judiciary : Taiwan's incomplete reform / Wen-Chen Chang
  • The Vanuatu judiciary : a critical check on executive power / Miranda Forsyth
  • Independence, impartiality and integrity of the judiciary in Vietnam / Pip Nicholson and Nguyen Hung Quang
  • The challenges of judicial independence in the Asia-Pacific / H. P. Lee and Marilyn Pittard.
Judicial independence, integrity and impartiality are crucial to public trust in the judiciary. Justice must also be seen to be dispensed fairly and without fear or favour. In the context of themes and perspectives as well as comparative theories of independence, this book provides a contemporary analysis of the role and independence of judges in 15 countries in the Asia-Pacific. Expert analyses include countries that are governed by authoritarian governments or are beset by dramatic government changes, which undermine judges by attacking and preventing their independence, to more democratic countries where there are strides towards judicial independence. The problems confronting judges and courts are explained and analysed, with the aim of establishing a commonality of standards which can be developed to strengthen and promote the important values of judicial independence, impartiality and integrity. Solutions for the Asia-Pacific region are also proposed.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107137721 20180306
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xvi, 528 pages ; 24 cm
  • Preface
  • Comparative takeover regulation : the background to connecting Asia and the West / Umakanth Varottil and Wai Yee Wan
  • Deal structure and minority shareholders / Afra Afsharipour
  • The transactional scope of takeover law in comparative perspective / Paul Davies
  • A comparative analysis of the regulation of squeeze outs and going private transactions / Vikramaditya Khanna
  • Assessing the performance of takeover panels : a comparative study / Emma Armson
  • The biases of an 'unbiased' optional takeovers regime: the mandatory bid threshold as a reverse drawbridge / Johannes W. Fedderke and Marco Ventoruzzo
  • Takeover regulation in China : striking a balance between takeover contestability and shareholder protection / Robin Hui Huang and Juan Chen
  • The enigma of hostile takeovers in Japan : bidder beware / Dan W. Puchniak and Masafumi Nakahigashi
  • M&As in Korea : continuing concern for minority shareholders / Hyeok-Joon Rho
  • Takeover laws and practices in Taiwan : recent developments and future prospects / Claire Te-fang Chu
  • The nature of the market for corporate control in India / Umakanth Varottil
  • Evolutionary development in Hong Kong of transplanted UK-origin takeover rules / David C. Donald
  • Legal transplantation of UK-style takeover regulation in Singapore / Wai Yee Wan
  • The regulation of takeovers and mergers in Malaysia / Mushera Ambaras Khan
  • Concluding observations and the future of comparative takeover regulation / Umakanth Varottil and Wai Yee Wan.
While Western economies generally display dispersed shareholding in listed companies, Asian economies commonly have concentrated shareholding also in publicly listed companies. The principal analysis in Comparative Takeover Regulation relates to the role of takeover regulation in different economies. In the Asian context, the nature of takeover regulation may necessitate a different approach, with greater emphasis on the mandatory bids and disclosure of substantial shareholding. The likelihood of hostile takeovers will be minimal. It is these differences among various jurisdictions that strike at the heart of Varottil and Wan's new work. Ideal for educational institutions that teach corporate law, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions, as well as for law firms, corporate counsel and other practitioners, Comparative Takeover Regulation provides students and scholars with brand new analysis of this increasingly important field of study.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107195271 20180403
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xxi, 265 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction
  • The Mekong River Basin
  • Legal and institutional framework
  • A retrospective look at tributary watercourse law in the Mekong and other selected legal regimes
  • Mekong tributaries : selected case studies
  • The Mekong : the archetypal disserved river basin
  • A flawed vision? : deficiencies in the Mekong legal regime
  • Conclusion: Demarginalizing tributaries and shifting the Mekong legal and policy paradigm : a proposal for the way ahead.
In Following the Proper Channels: Tributaries in the Mekong Legal Regime, Bennett Bearden offers in-depth policy and legal analyses of the marginalization of tributaries in the context of the 1995 Agreement on the Cooperation for the Sustainable Development of the Mekong River Basin, law of international watercourses, hydrosovereignty, and the national economic development interests of the Mekong riparians. As a problem-based study, enlightening conclusions are made based on the increasingly state-centric nature of water resources management in the Mekong region through pursuit of national agendas in the unilateral and bilateral development of tributaries. The overarching legal and hydropolicy issue is whether states can simultaneously pursue hydrosovereignty on tributaries and ensure the Mekong legal regime's efficacy to achieve holistic water resources management and basin-wide governance.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004362598 20180508
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xxxiii, 691 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Preface / Robert French
  • International investment treaties and arbitration across Asia : a bird's eye view / Luke Nottage, Julien Chaisse and Sakda Thanitcul
  • The impact of investment treaties and ISDS provisions and FDI in Asia and globally / Shiro Armstrong
  • Do investment treaties work : in the land of smiles? / Jason Webb Yackee
  • International investment arbitration in Thailand : limiting contract-based claims while maintaining treaty-based ISDS / Luke Nottage and Sakda Thanitcul
  • The termination of Indonesia's BITS : changing the bathwater, but keeping the baby? / Antony Crockeet
  • The European Union's free trade agreement with Singapore : one step forward, 28 steps back? / Mahdev Mohan
  • Malaysia and investor-state dispute settlement : learning from experience / Sufian Jusoh, Muhammad Faliq Abd Razak and Mohamad Azim Mazlan
  • FDI in the Philippines and the pitfalls of economic nationalism / Anselmo Reyes
  • International investment dispute resolution in Vietnam : opportunities and challenges / Nguyen Manh Dzung and Nguyen Thi Thu Trang
  • International investment law and practice in the Kingdom of Cambodia : an evolving 'rule taker'? / Romesh Weeramantry
  • International investment arbitration in Myanmmar : bounded rationality, but not as we know it / Jonathan Bonnitcha
  • International investment arbitration in Laos : large issues for a small state / Romesh Weeramantry and Mahdev Mohan
  • International investment policy for small states : the case of Brunei / Bruno Jetin and Julien Chaisse
  • The limits of isomorphism : global investment law and the ASEAN investment regime / Sungjoon Cho and Jürgen Kurtz
  • Foreign investment regulation and treaty practice in New Zealand and Australia : getting it together in the Asia-Pacific? / Amokura Kawharu and Luke Nottage
  • Korea's international investment agreements : policy at the contours / Joongi Kim
  • A Japanese perspective on international investment agreements : recent developments / Tomoko Ishikawa
  • China's international investment policy : formation, evolution, and transformation(s) / Julien Chaisse
  • Investor state dispute settlement in the 2016 Indian Model Bilateral Investment Treaty : does it go too far? / Prabhash Ranjan and Pushkar Anand
  • An empirical case for extending standing panels in investor-state arbitration / Leon Trakman
  • Governance and international investment treaties for Asia : a principled approach to assessing regulatory action / Donald Robertson.
International Investment Treaties and Arbitration Across Asia brings together leading academics and practitioners to examine whether and how the Asian region has or may become a significant `rule maker' in contemporary international investment law and dispute resolution. The editors introduce FDI trends and regulations, investment treaties and arbitration across Asia. Authors add country studies for the ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations as well as an overview of ASEAN treaties, or examine other potential `middle powers' (Korea, Australia and New Zealand collectively) and the emerging `big players' (China, Japan and India). Two early chapters present econometric studies of treaty impact on FDI flows, in aggregate as well as for Thailand, while two concluding chapters offer other normative and forward-looking perspectives.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004360099 20180306
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xix, 354 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Preface / Maartje de Visser, Hu Jiaxiang and Andrew Harding
  • The fall and rise of legal education in Asia : inhibition, imitation, innovation / Simon Chesterman
  • Asian culture meets western law, the collective confronts the individual : the necessity and challenges of a cross-cultural legal education / Francis SL Wang and Laura WY Young
  • Going global : Australia looks to internationalise legal education / Ann Black and Peter Black
  • The rhetoric of corruption and the law school curriculum : why aren't law schools teaching about corruption? / Helena Whalen-Bridge
  • Teaching comparative law in Singapore : global and local challenges / Andrew Harding and Maartje de Visser
  • International moot court as equaliser : an Asian paradigm / Chen Siyuan
  • "Closing the gap" between legal education and courtroom practice in Japan : Yôken Jijitsu teaching and the role of the judiciary / Souichirou Kozuka
  • Legal education in South Korea : does continuance of the old judicial examination style ruin the dream of ideal legal education? / Yong Chul Park
  • Experientialization of legal education in Hong Kong : adoption and adaptation / Wilson Chow, Michael Ng and Julienne Jen
  • Preparing for the sinicization of the western legal tradition : the case of Peking University School of Transformative Law / Philip J. McConnaughay and Colleen B. Toomey
  • Globalisation and innovative study : legal education in China / Li Xueyao, Li Yiran and Hu Jiaxiang
  • Legal education in 21st century Vietnam : from imitation to renovation / Bui Ngoc Son
  • Legal studies at Thammasat University : a microcosom of the development of Thai legal education / Munin Pongsapan
  • Second fiddle : why Indonesia's top graduates shy away from being judges and prosecutors, and what we can do about it / Linda Yanti Sulistiawati and Ibrahim Hanif.
Legal education systems, like legal systems themselves, were framed across Asia without exception according to foreign models. These reflect the vestiges of colonialism, and can be said to amount to imitating the style and purposes of legal education typical in Western and relatively "pure" common law and civilian systems. Today, however, we see Asian legal education coming into its own and beginning to accept responsibility for designing curricula and approaches that fit the region's particular needs. This book explores how conventional "transplanted" approaches as regards program design as well as modes of teaching are, or are on the cusp of being, reimagined and discerns emerging home-grown traces of innovation replacing imitation in countries and universities across East Asia.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004349681 20180312
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xxviii, 380 pages ; 24 cm
  • Foreword
  • Competition law and policy in the ASEAN region : origins, objectives and opportunities / Burton Ong
  • Regionalisation of competition law and policy in ASEAN : why, how and when? / Wan Khatina Nawawi
  • Diversity of national compeition laws in the ASEAN region and the resulting challenges for businesses operating in the region / Corinne Chew
  • Competition law, state-owned enterprises and regional market integration in ASEAN / Pornchai Wisuttisak and Cheong May Fong
  • Can ASEAN achieve a single market with national-only competition law? / Eleanor M. Fox
  • Models of regional cooperation in competition law and policy from around the world : lessons for the ASEAN region / G. Deniz Both
  • The transplantability of the EU's compeition law framework into the ASEAN region / Josef Drexel
  • Convergence and divergence within the EU's supranational competition law framework : norms, enforcement rules and prioritisation in the United Kingdom and Ireland / Barry J. Rodger and Mary Catherine Lucey
  • Antitrust appraisal of vertical agreements in the ASEAN Economic Community : proposals for a more harmonised approach / Alison Jones
  • Application of competition law to public services : the EU experience, the ASEAN approach and implications for regional integration in ASEAN / Andrea Gideon
  • Developing regional competition policy for ASEAN in the telecommunicators sector / John Townsend.
This edited volume of essays examines a wide range of issues related to the regionalisation of competition policy in South East Asia, where the ten member states of ASEAN have launched the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). Written by a diverse group of academics, practitioners and policy-makers, this book explore issues such as the role of competition policy in facilitating the market-integration ambitions of the ASEAN member states, the challenges arising from divergences in the national competition law regimes of the ASEAN member states, and the absence of a supranational legal framework and the future of competition policy in light of the AEC Blueprint 2025. Given the nexus between regional competition policy and regional market integration, this book will be of particular interest to lawyers, economists and policymakers working in the fields of competition law and regional trade law.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107197992 20180530
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xii, 364 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • War crimes, justice and the politics of memory / Bina D'Costa
  • The limits of "doing" justice : compensation as reparation in post-war Sri Lanka / Neloufer de Mel and Chulani Kodikara
  • Justice after the event : Sri Lanka's civil wars, memory, life and reconciliation / Pradeep Jeganathan
  • The right to life and compensation in Pakistan's tribal areas / Saba Gul Khattak
  • Seeking justice and keeping the memory alive / Leki Thungon
  • Stand up and be counted : elections, democracy and the pursuit of justice in Jammu and Kashmir / Sanjay Kak
  • The Adivasi undertrial, a prisoner of war : a study of undertrial detainees in South Chhattisgarh / Vrinda Grover
  • The Ayodhya dispute : law's imagination and the functions of the status quo / Deepak Mehta
  • Constitutional nationalism and structural violence : a study of the Muluki Ain and the constitutions of Nepal / Sanjeev Uprety and Bal Bahadur Thapa.
Green Library
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xx, 285 pages ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction-- 2. Three constitutional arrangements on religion-- 3. Religion and religious freedom in public life-- 4. Religious freedom in divided societies and the role of the state-- 5. Constitutional adjudication on religion and religious freedom-- 6. Judicial institutions and the rule of law deficit-- 7. Religion, electoral politics and religious freedom-- 8. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107183346 20180312
As religious polarisation in society deepens, political actors and policy-makers have begun to struggle with questions on the role of the dominant religion and how religion influences constitutional commitments and development. By focusing on Indonesia, Malaysia and Sri Lanka, Constitutions, Religion and Politics in Asia demonstrates how constitution-making and the operation of constitutional arrangements involving religion cannot be separated from the broader political dynamics of society. Although constitutions establish legal and political structures of government institutions and provide tools for rights protection, they do not operate in a vacuum divorced from the games of power and the political realities surrounding them. Here, Shah sets out how constitutions operate and evolve and demonstrates how constitutional provisions can produce unintended consequences over time. A vital new source of scholarship for students and scholars of law and religion and comparative constitutional law, and those interested in issues of constitutionalism and legal and political history in Asia.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107183346 20180312
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xx, 285 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Three constitutional arrangements on religion
  • Religion and religious freedom in public life
  • Religious freedom in divided societies and the role of the state
  • Constitutional adjudication on religion and religious freedom
  • Judicial institutions and the rule of law deficit
  • Religion, electoral politics and religious freedom
  • Conclusion.
As religious polarisation in society deepens, political actors and policy-makers have begun to struggle with questions on the role of the dominant religion and how religion influences constitutional commitments and development. By focusing on Indonesia, Malaysia and Sri Lanka, Constitutions, Religion and Politics in Asia demonstrates how constitution-making and the operation of constitutional arrangements involving religion cannot be separated from the broader political dynamics of society. Although constitutions establish legal and political structures of government institutions and provide tools for rights protection, they do not operate in a vacuum divorced from the games of power and the political realities surrounding them. Here, Shah sets out how constitutions operate and evolve and demonstrates how constitutional provisions can produce unintended consequences over time. A vital new source of scholarship for students and scholars of law and religion and comparative constitutional law, and those interested in issues of constitutionalism and legal and political history in Asia.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107183346 20180312
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xviii, 232 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Supreme Court of Singapore and the promise of enforceable constitutional conventions
  • Malaysian courts and electoral fraud
  • Hong Kong courts and constitutional contradictions
  • Supreme Court of India and criminality in politics
  • The Constitutional Court of Taiwan and calibrated judicial review
  • The Constitutional Court of Korea and systemic electoral barriers
  • The Constitutional Court of Thailand and partisan judges
  • The Supreme Court of Pakistan : accommodation and defiance of military authority
  • The Supreme Court of Bangladesh and defensive judicial review
  • Democratic values and the conundrum of unconstitutional constitutional amendments
  • Conclusion.
What is the relationship between the strength of a country's democracy and the ability of its courts to address deficiencies in the electoral process? Drawing a distinction between democracies that can be characterised as 'dominant-party' (for example Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong), 'dynamic' (for example India, South Korea, and Taiwan), and 'fragile' (for example Thailand, Pakistan , and Bangladesh), this book explores how democracy sustains and is sustained by the exercise of judicial power. In dominant-party systems, courts can only pursue 'dialogic' pathways to constrain the government's authoritarian tendencies. On the other hand, in dynamic democracies, courts can more successfully innovate and make systemic changes to the electoral system. Finally, in fragile democracies, where a country regularly oscillates between martial law and civilian rule, their courts tend to consistently overreach, and this often facilitates or precipitates a hostile take-over by the armed forces, and lead to the demise of the rule of law.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107192621 20180219
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xxv, 236 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • 1. From ASEAN way to the ASEAN Charter: towards the rule of law?-- 2. Conceiving the rule of law in ASEAN integration-- 3. Beyond supranationalism: the European Union as inspiration for ASEAN integration-- 4. Limiting sovereignty and the limits of judicial authority in regional integration-- 5. Rule of law or rule through law in Southeast Asia-- 6. ASEAN community and building the law regime in ASEAN-- 7. Soft regulation and informal rule making in the AEC-- 8. Conclusion: in search of the rule of law in ASEAN.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107193604 20171009
An interdisciplinary work that comparatively studies rule of law practices and the relationship between the rule of law and regional integration, a topic largely explored in European integration. By looking at the function of the rule of law in ASEAN rather than what it 'means' measured on normative conception, the book situates the rule of law in broader institutional and political processes in the member states and in regional relations to show the motivations of member states in adopting a peculiar type of regional architecture. It asks whether forging the rule of law in the region can help build it internally for member states. The book revisits discourses on the 'spill-over' of economic integration, the impact of globalization in reshaping the state and generating new tools of the rule of law. It makes a comprehensive comparison - the European Union, Africa Union and MERCOSUR - showing the uneven pathways to rule of law in various contexts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107193604 20171009
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xxv, 236 pages ; 24 cm
  • 1. From ASEAN way to the ASEAN Charter: towards the rule of law?-- 2. Conceiving the rule of law in ASEAN integration-- 3. Beyond supranationalism: the European Union as inspiration for ASEAN integration-- 4. Limiting sovereignty and the limits of judicial authority in regional integration-- 5. Rule of law or rule through law in Southeast Asia-- 6. ASEAN community and building the law regime in ASEAN-- 7. Soft regulation and informal rule making in the AEC-- 8. Conclusion: in search of the rule of law in ASEAN.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107193604 20171009
An interdisciplinary work that comparatively studies rule of law practices and the relationship between the rule of law and regional integration, a topic largely explored in European integration. By looking at the function of the rule of law in ASEAN rather than what it 'means' measured on normative conception, the book situates the rule of law in broader institutional and political processes in the member states and in regional relations to show the motivations of member states in adopting a peculiar type of regional architecture. It asks whether forging the rule of law in the region can help build it internally for member states. The book revisits discourses on the 'spill-over' of economic integration, the impact of globalization in reshaping the state and generating new tools of the rule of law. It makes a comprehensive comparison - the European Union, Africa Union and MERCOSUR - showing the uneven pathways to rule of law in various contexts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107193604 20171009
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xix, 294 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: Asian subregions, environmental regimes and regime effectiveness
  • Southwest Asia : the Arabian Gulf/Gulf of Oman and the Red Sea/Gulf of Aden regimes
  • Connecting central Asia with southwest, north and Eurasia : the Caspian Sea, Aral Sea and sustainable development regimes
  • Southeast Asia : the Mekong, conservation and haze pollution regimes
  • Linking south and east Asia : the Tumen regime, China and the Third Pole.
Informed by international law, international relations and environment management scholarship, this interdisciplinary analysis of environmental regimes in Asian subregions proposes a new regime for the Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau based on China's cooperation with its south Asian neighbors. After evaluating the nine existing environmental regimes across the subregions of southwest, central, southeast and northeast Asia, Simon Marsden proposes a tenth regime for the cross subregion in south and east Asia known as the Third Pole. The role of China in connection with each of the existing agreements - as lender, dialogue partner or Party - is a key aspect of the analysis, considering it in developmental, legal and political contexts. Conclusions recommend future research to progress efforts in developing such a regime and caution the need for context in any legal transplant. This book will have a strong appeal for international environmental law and environmental planning and management researchers. Meanwhile those in international relations or international politics will find valuable insights in the book's exploration of relationships between the states of each subregion and China, whilst coverage of the regulation of oil and gas, hydroelectricity and exploitation of other resources will be of great interest to energy law scholars and practitioners.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784718084 20180122
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vi, 84 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Evolution, overview and status of the UN Watercourses Convention, the UNECE Water Convention and the Mekong Agreement
  • Comparing the Mekong Agreement, the UN Watercourses Convention and the UNECE Water Convention
  • Can the UN Watercourses Convention and the UNECE Water Convention assist in strengthening governance in the Mekong and beyond?
Entry into force of the UN Watercourses Convention in August 2014, and the opening of the UNECE Water Convention to all states in March 2016, are significant milestones in international water law. A comparative analysis of these two global water conventions and the 1995 Mekong Agreement reveals that all three instruments are generally compatible. Nonetheless, the international legal principles and processes set forth in the two conventions can render the Mekong Agreement more up-to-date, robust and practical. The Governance Regime of the Mekong River Basin: Can the Global Water Conventions Strengthen the 1995 Mekong Agreement? contends that strengthening the Agreement would be timely, given the increasing pressures associated with the rapid hydropower development within the basin and the gradually emerging disputes therein. Due to these fast-moving developments, Kinna and Rieu-Clarke strongly recommend that the Mekong states should seriously consider joining both conventions in order to buttress and clarify key provisions of the 1995 Mekong Agreement.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004345690 20170829
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xv, 619 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction / Dan W. Puchniak, Harald Baum and Luke Nottage
  • The rise of the independent director in the West : understanding the origins of Asia's legal transplants / Harald Baum
  • Independent directors : a theoretical framework / Wolf-Georg Ringe
  • Varities of independent directors in Asia : a taxonomy / Dan W. Puchniak and Kon Sik Kim
  • Japan's gradual reception of independent directors : an empirical and political-economy analysis / Gen Goto, Manabu Matsunaka and Souichirou Kozuka
  • Korea's mandatory independent directors : expected and unexpected roles / Kyung-Hoon Chun
  • Independent directors in China : facts and reform proposals / Xin Tang
  • From double board to unitary board system : independent directors and corporate governance reform in Taiwan / Hsin-Ti Chang, Yu-Hsin Lin and Ying-Hsin Tsai
  • Independent directors in Hong Kong / Vivienne Bath
  • Independent directors in Singapore : a corporate governance outlier? / Dan W. Puchniak and Luh Luh Lan
  • Board independence in India : from form to function? / Vikramaditya Khanna and Umakanth Varottil
  • The rise and unlikely demise of independent directors in Australia / Fady Aoun and Luke Nottage
  • Case studies of independent directors in Asia / Bruce Aronson
  • Independent directors in Asia : theoretical lessons and practical implications / Souichirous Kozuka and Luke Nottage.
The rise of the independent director in Asia is an issue of global consequence that has been largely overlooked until recently. Less than two decades ago, independent directors were oddities in Asia's boardrooms. Today, they are ubiquitous. Independent Directors in Asia undertakes the first detailed analysis of this phenomenon. It provides in-depth historical, contextual and comparative perspectives on the law and practice of independent directors in seven core Asian jurisdictions (China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan) and Australia. These case studies reveal the varieties of independent directors in Asia, none of which conform to its original American concept. The authors develop a taxonomy of these varieties, which provides a powerful analytical tool for more accurately understanding and effectively researching independent directors in Asia. This new approach challenges foundational aspects of comparative corporate governance practice and suggests a new path for comparative corporate governance scholarship and reform.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107179592 20180312
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xxvii, 324 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Foreword / Sundaresh Menon
  • Preface
  • Intellectual property interoperability in ASEAN and beyond : an integration model / Elizabeth Siew-Kuan Ng
  • Integrating intellectual property systems in light of plurilateral and regional agreements / Denis Croze
  • Challenges for ASEAN interoperability : lessons from research on cultural heritage protection in Indonesia / Agus Sardjono
  • Trademark protection in Myanmar : current issues and future directions / Khin Mar Yee
  • Trademark system in Cambodia / Sim Sokheng, Sovath Phin, and Giulio C. Zanetti
  • Singapore's intellectual property dispute resolution experience and ASEAN interoperability / Mark Lim, See Tho Sok Yee, and Diyanah Binte Baharudin
  • Enforcement of intellectual property rights the challenges of ASEAN integration / Ricardo R. Blancaflor
  • Cooperation through conflict of laws : the justiciability of cross-border copyright infringement / Graeme W. Austin
  • Intellectual property remedies across borders / Richard Garnett
  • Copyright interoperability in ASEAN : current and future issues / Pisawat Sukonthapan
  • Notification and registration system for geographical indications / Lê Thi Thu Hà and Delphine Marie-Vivien
  • Connectivity, interoperability, and regional integration of the ASEAN trademark and design systems / Ignacio de Medrano Caballero
  • Proposal for a PAN-ASEAN trademark registration : a case for the practical application of the interoperability system / Soh Kar Liang and Chew Phye Keat
  • Challenges for protection and administration of intellectual property : Thailand's perspective / Jakkrit Kuanpoth
  • The EUIPO convergance program : a model for ASEAN? / Annette Kur
  • Developing a common patent system : lessons to be learned from the European experience / Reto Hilty and Roberto Romandini
  • Integration in intellectual property in Latin America / Carlos Adrián Garaventa and Pablo Wegbrait
  • ASEAN intellectual property matrix / ASEAN Intellectual Property Association.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is actively seeking ways for member countries to enhance their individual economic development within the context of overall regional advancement. Central to this is the creation of a regional intellectual property framework. This book examines the efforts to move beyond sovereign protections of intellectual property rights and establish meaningful inter-state cooperation on intellectual property issues. Rather than aim for IP harmonization, ASEAN recognizes its internal diversity and pursues an agenda of 'IP Interoperability'. The essays in this collection examine the unique dynamics of 'interoperability', analyzing the administration of intellectual property in a part of the world that is of increasing importance. The book enables the reader to compare and contrast the ASEAN model to other approaches in regional cooperation, such as Europe and Latin America, and also explores private international law as a potential vehicle for interoperability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107167209 20180129
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xiv, 448 pages ; 25 cm
  • ASEAN
  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • Indonesia
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • The Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • The Democratic Republic of Timor-leste
  • Vietnam.
"[This book] is a...reference guide to investment protection in the region, providing succinct answers to the main questions that investors may consider in connection with investments in a given jurisdiction. Each country chapter covers arbitral legislation and institutions in the country, investment-related domestic laws, an analysis of its bilateral investment treaties, and a summary of investment cases involving the relevant State or its investors."-- Back cover.
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xxvii, 327 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Forward Preface Acknowledgments Part I: Introduction and Conceptual Framework Chapter 1: The "Grand Challenge" of Disability and Development in ASEAN, by Derrick L. Cogburn Chapter 2: Conceptual Foundations of CRPD Implementation: Theory, Data and Methods, by Derrick L. Cogburn Part II. Country Case Studies Implementing the CRPD in ASEAN Chapter 3: Understanding National Implementation of the CRPD in the Philippines, by John Paul Cruz Chapter 4: Understanding National Implementation of the CRPD in Thailand, by Naparat Kranrattanasuit, Issavara Sirirungruang, Nantanoot Suwannawut Chapter 5: Understanding National Implementation of the CRPD in Lao PDR, by Paula Appelhans Chapter 6: Understanding National Implementation of the CRPD in the Malaysia, by Ruzita Mohd Amin, Rohana Jani, and Norhayati Zakaria Chapter 7: Understanding National Implementation of the CRPD in Indonesia, by Irwanto and Slamet Thohari Chapter 8: Understanding National Implementation of the CRPD in Myanmar, by Paula Appelhans Chapter 9: Understanding National Implementation of the CRPD in Cambodia, by Khy Huy Chapter 10: Understanding National Implementation of the CRPD in Singapore, by Meng Ee Wong, May Low, and Paula Appelhans Chapter 11: Understanding National Implementation of the CRPD in Vietnam, by Giang Phan Chapter 12: Understanding National Implementation of the CRPD in Brunei, by Khy Huy Part III. Meta-Analyses, Regional Implications and Recommendations Chapter 13: Implementing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: A Cross-Case Comparative Analysis of CRPD Implementation in ASEAN, by Derrick L. Cogburn Chapter 14: CRPD Implementation in ASEAN: Implications for Human Rights, by Tina Kempin Reuter Chapter 15: Global Legal Norm Diffusion and CRPD Implementation in ASEAN, by Robert Dinerstein Chapter 16: Conclusions and Recommendations to "Make the Right Real" in Southeast Asia, by Tina Kempin Reuter and Derrick L. Cogburn Appendix A: The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Appendix B: Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities About the Contributors.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498526913 20170522
This book evaluates the national implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in ASEAN. Working with country-specific research teams, the contributors compiled detailed case-studies of CRPD implementation in each country in ASEAN. This book presents a detailed overview of the problem, the relevant literature, and the conceptual framework, and then it explores the implementation of the CRPD in each of the ten countries in Southeast Asia. Details include the factors that influenced each country to ratify the CRPD, the focal point structure of implementation, the independent mechanism established to monitor the implementation, and the civil society organizations involved. This book also evaluates the implications of CRPD implementation for human rights and development in ASEAN, including the degree of institutionalized support for persons with disabilities, the development objectives of the CRPD against the strategic objectives of the ASEAN economic community and the broader ASEAN community, and the way these developments compare with those in other countries and regions. Working with country-specific research teams, the editors compiled detailed case-studies of CRPD implementation on each country in ASEAN. This book presents a detailed overview of the problem and the relevant literature. The contributors also offer conclusions on the research and national and ASEAN-level recommendations for moving forward.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498526913 20170522
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vi, 50 pages ; 24 cm.
In this work, Christopher Chen examines and compares the regulation of over-the-counter derivatives in Hong Kong and Singapore, the two largest international financial centres in Asia Pacific. Chen analyses current or proposed regulations on trade reporting, centralised clearing and mandatory exchange trading mandates regarding OTC derivatives against the backdrop of reforms of international financial regulatory structure after the global financial crisis. The article also relates the reforms in Asia to development in major Western markets such as the US, the UK or the European Union. Apart from technical comparison and dissecting of content of rules from different angles, his work also examines the rationale behind those reforms and policy concerns behind Asian adoption of the regulatory mandates prescribed by G20 as well as potential policy concerns (such as competition and extraterritoriality) in a market that is dominated by Western banks.
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