Edited by Doctor Pitman Potter and Doctor Ljiljana Biukovic of the UBC Institute of Asian Research, this multi-contributed text offers an integrative theoretical and practical approach to the development of business laws in China, India, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan and Taiwan.
It includes an introduction to the theory of selective adaptation, which emphasizes the importance of understanding local conditions, legal cultures and institutional infrastructure for conducting successful business in foreign jurisdictions, and also offers a comprehensive analysis of national legal frameworks within which local business operates. The work is unique in connecting three levels of regulation of business - national, regional and international, providing useful direction and information on the interaction of legal rules in Asia and consequences of conducting business under such a complex net of legal rules.
Each chapter provides an overview of the business law system in the selected country, identifying key local issues and the adaptation of international regimes, eg: World Trade Organisation, and reviews local conditions and provides insight into their meaning, eg: property regime in Indonesia, with discussion of possible future developments. Each chapter also provides an appendix of current laws and regulations for the economy selected, as well as lists of text and electronic resources on business law and regulation.
Pitman B. Potter, J.D., Ph.D., is a Professor of Law at the University of British Columbia Law Faculty and Director of UBC Institute of Asian Research. His teaching and research focus on the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan law and policy in foreign trade and investment, dispute resolution, intellectual property, contracts, business regulation, and human rights. Dr. Potter is admitted to the practice of law in British Columbia, Washington and California, and serves as a consultant to Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. As a Chartered Arbitrator, he is engaged in international trade arbitration work involving China.
Ljiljana Biukoviæ, LL.B., LL.M., Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor teaching Contracts, European Union Law, External Relations of EU, and Global Law at the University of British Columbia Law Faculty. She is an associate of the UBC Institute for European Studies. Dr. Biukoviæ’s current research interests are the adaptation of international legal norms by national governments, the impact of regionalism on multilateral trade negotiations, and the development of EU law. She recently received a Farris Award to research the interface between arbitration and the courts.
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