The Asian Business Law Institute (ABLI) is an Institute based in Singapore that initiates, conducts and facilitates research and produces authoritative texts with a view to providing practical guidance in the field of Asian legal development and promoting the convergence of Asian business laws.
Among ABLI’s core tasks are:
- to evaluate and stimulate the development of Asian law, legal policy, and practice, and in particular make proposals for the further convergence of business law among Asian Countries and regions;
- to study Asian approaches regarding business laws and practice in drafting legal instruments, restatements of law or model rules;
- to conduct and facilitate pan-Asian research, in particular to draft, evaluate or improve principles and rules which are common to the Asian legal systems; and
- to provide a forum, for discussion and cooperation, between the business community and the legal fraternity including, inter alia judges, lawyers, academics and other legal professionals, who take an active interest in Asian business law development.
To accomplish its tasks, ABLI operates on its own initiative. It is also, however, available for consultation by institutions involved in the development of law on an Asian, international or national level.