Resources in Asia-Pacific


Law Info China

  • Chinese law in English, established by the Peking University, including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan
  • Includes statutes and reported cases

Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China

  • Laws and regulations available on topics such as finance and foreign exchange
  • Other information includes ministry speeches, economic data, updates on trade and investment

China Securities Regulatory Commission

China Law Digest

  • Comprehensive site featuring laws and general legal information and news
  • Chinese laws, regulations and cases available

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited

Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission

  • Regulations - list of SFC Code and guidelines
  • Consultation papers - full text, conclusions
  • Enforcement action by the SFC - prosecutions, disciplinary actions, public reprimands
  • Press Releases by the Securities and Futures Commission and the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong
  • Takeovers Panel decisions

Companies Registry

Standing Committee on Company Law Reform

Hong Kong Monetary Authority

  • Publications include legislative guidelines and regulations
  • Quarterly bulletin covers issues such as corporate governance, interest rate regulations etc

Department of Justice

  • Laws of Hong Kong

Asian Institute of International Financial Law, University of Hong Kong

  • Research and publications on international financial and economic law, and banking and finance law.

Legislative Council

Bills, legislation and subsidiary legislation, financial proposals available


Ministry of Law and Justice

  • Includes information on corporate regulation

Securities and Exchange Board of India

  • Includes information about how the SEBI regulates the securities markets

Bombay Stock Exchange

National Stock Exchange of India

India Code Legislative Department

  • Government site for Indian legislation

Institute of Company Secretaries

Jindal Global Law Review - India Law

  • GLR aims to publish inter-disciplinary scholarship at the intersections of legal theory, critical theory, political economy, international relations and the humanities. The inaugural issue was published in September 2009


Indonesia Stock Exchange

  • Includes information on corporate actions, creditor actions, press releases, trading rules

Surabaya Stock Exchange (merged with the Indonesia Stock Exchange on 30 October 2007)

Jakarta Futures Exchange

  • Includes information on prices and data, products and press releases

Otoritas Jasa Keuangan (Indonesia Financial Services Authority) [in Indonesian]

  • Includes capital market laws, regulations, decrees and rules

OECD presentation on the new Otoritas Jasa Keuangan

  • Outlines changes to the regulatory body and its authority


Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission

  • Includes SESC actions, and SESC annual reports on investigations of offences, recommendations, surveillance and inspections

Financial Services Agency

Ministry of Finance

Tokyo Stock Exchange

  • News about updates and amendments to trading and listing rules

Bank of Japan

Temple University, Japan

  • Articles, cases and statutes available
  • Topics include corporate governance, corporate shareholders, corporate law, antitrust

Japanese Law Online

  • Information on topics including corporate law, securities regulation, includes translations of laws, commentaries and updates

Supreme Court of Japan

Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants 

Association of Corporate Executives

Japan Securities Depository Center

Tokyo Financial  Exchange Inc

Nagoya Stock Exchange


Korea Stock Exchange

  • Includes information about investigations on trading offences and member enforcement actions and processes as well as general market surveillance by the KSE
  • Also includes press releases, for example on corporate disclosure

Center for Korean Legal Studies, Columbia University

  • List of articles on Korean law listed by topic. Topics include corporate law, banking law, securities law, foreign exchange control
  • Selected articles available online only

Invest Korea

  • Includes laws and regulations on finance, securities and accounting


Securities Commission of Malaysia

  • Publications section
  • Guidelines and regulations
  • Legislation including the Securities Commission Act, Futures Industry Act, Malaysian Code on Takeovers and Mergers
  • Discussion papers and presentations (includes discussion of market regulation, reform etc)

Bursa Malaysia

  • Market regulation
  • Includes discussion on interpretation and changes of legislation and codes

Current Law Journal Legal Network - Law Database of Malaysia

  • Case names and headnotes available online by conducting search
  • Subscription fee required for full text

Ministry of Finance (Treasury)

  • Information includes Ministerial speeches and statements from international conferences on market regulation and corporate governance, and reform in Malaysia

Malaysian Company Law Basics

  • Information includes the duties and liabilities of company directors, and directors and secretaries code of ethics
  • Court judgments
  • Articles on corporate governance also available

New Zealand

New Zealand Stock Exchange

  • Information includes listing rules and market surveillance reports

Faculty of Law, University of Auckland

  • Primary and secondary legal sources available

In-house Lawyers Association of New Zealand

Ministry of Economic Development

Papua New Guinea

Investment Promotion Authority
Port Moresby Stock Exchange


Securities and Exchange Commission


Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)

  • Statutes and subsidiary legislation administered by MAS

Singapore Stock Exchange

  • Includes regulations, by-laws, listing rules, press releases

Internet Insolvency Search Service, Ministry of Law

  • Information on bankruptcy and liquidation

Law Society of Singapore

  • Includes the Law Gazette, official publication of the Law Society. Cases, articles and legislation available on various issues relating to corporate law, insurance law, etc

Ministry of Finance

  • Includes Asia Development Forum with papers, speeches on matters including regulation of markets, insurance, and banking, and corporate governance

Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority

Lawnet free resources

  • Some links to legislation and Law Reform Committee reports

Insolvency and Public Trustees Office

Sri Lanka

Central Bank of Sri Lanka

Colombo Stock Exchange

Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka


Law Source Retrieving System of Taiwan, Republic of China, Stock Exchanges and Futures Trading

  • Includes legislation such as the Securities and Exchange Law

Securities and Futures Institute

Taiwan Stock Exchange

  • Includes legislation and rules


Securities and Exchange Commission

  • Includes full text of the Securities and Exchange Act 1992, and latest developments in regulation and legislation
  • List of legal actions and settlements under specified sections of the Securities and Exchange Act

Stock Exchange of Thailand

  • Press releases on issues such as rules and regulations for internet trading and corporate governance

Doing Business in Thailand

  • World Bank measures of business regulation

Ministry of Finance

  • Includes policy statements, media releases on issues including corporate governance and market regulation


Vietnam Legal Documents (1)

Vietnam Legal Documents (2)

South Pacific Island Nations


University of the South Pacific School of Law

  • Includes cases, legislation, sources of law for South Pacific countries

Journal of South Pacific Law

  • Full-text articles, case notes and working papers from the Journal of South Pacific Law

University of Waikato

  • Includes articles, full-text judicial decisions and legal information for South Pacific countries

Cook Islands




Legislation Judgments

Reserve Bank of Fiji


Guam Code On-Line

Supreme Court

Superior Court

District Court




Marshall Islands


Micronesia (Federated States of)







Northern Mariana Islands

Commonwealth Law Revision Commission