GAIL Asia Pacific Impact Lawyers Journal
Issue 3 | March 2024

We are proud to present the third edition of the Impact Lawyers Journal, produced by members of GAIL Asia Pacific. This Journal is a place where impact lawyers can share their experience and expertise, with a particular focus on issues of interest in the Asia Pacific region.

In this issue we look at the substance of Impact Law, exploring the kinds of legal issues that Impact lawyers work on.

Our lead article by Joseph Chun, Sharing Responsibility for Sustainable Supply Chains under the European Union Deforestation-free Regulation investigates how this EU law will have an impact in the Asia Pacific region. It highlights the need for Impact lawyers to think through the negotiation of supply chain contracts complying with ESG laws to ensure they don’t have unintended negative consequences. 

We continue our reports on Impact law in the region with updates and overviews from Sotaro Hotta on Japan and Giana Lin and Dorothy Tan on China.  

Since our last issue, Steven Moe has convened the landmark Seeds Impact Conference and LISI has launched version 2 of its ground-breaking LISI Impact Term Sheet

Ammara Farooq Malik and Brian Tang led a webinar last August on the Transposition in Pakistan and Hong Kong of The Chancery Lane Project’s Climate Change Clauses which we have summarised for those who missed it.  Vivien Teu provides perspectives from Asia Pacific on Impact Approaches in Private Equity and Venture Capital.

And we have a couple of sneak previews – from Michael Ryland on the GAIL Blended Finance Project due to report at GAIL’s Annual Summit in April, and from Keya Advani on the GAIL 2024 Annual Summit itself.