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Developments in the ASEAN: our VP visits Cambodia and Thailand

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Economic power is shifting East, and likely to continue to do so. In addition to China and India, the strong growth of other Asian economies – including those in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) – is beginning to draw attention.

The Philippines is the third largest English-speaking country in the world and one of the fastest growing economies in Southeast Asia. The so-called ‘tiger cub’ economy has been predicted by HSBC to become the world’s 16th largest by 2050. Strong internal consumption has driven GDP growth rates above 6.1 percent in every year since 2012.

In addition, as a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Philippines is part of the world’s sixth biggest regional economy and the world’s third biggest regional market. It is seen by many as a landing point for doing business across Southeast Asia.

Join us for the launch of our Doing Legal Business in the Philippines Guide. Our panel of experts will share their experience of working in the region and discuss the legal business opportunities and challenges of doing legal business in the Philippines, including:

  • An overview of the economy, political and legal system;
  • Legal and regulatory framework: recent trends and practical aspects;
  • Current business opportunities - what are the growing business areas?

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Our series of Doing Legal Business reports provides an overview and guide to doing legal business in key international markets. Topics covered in our Philippines guide are:

  • The legal system and courts;Information about the legal services market and representation;
  • How the legal profession in each jurisdiction is regulated;
  • What practice rights and requalification options are available.

It also contains useful links and contacts for your questions on practising in the Philippines.

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