Providing practical guidance on and promoting the convergence of Asian business laws.

  • Asia-centric focus
  • Polycentric and practice-oriented identity
  • Multi-stakeholder

The Asian Business Law Institute, or "ABLI", was launched in January 2016. It is a permanent institute based in Singapore that initiates, conducts and facilitates research with a view to providing practical guidance in the field of Asian legal development and promoting the convergence of Asian business laws. Its mission is to remove unnecessary or undesirable differences between Asian legal systems that pose obstacles to free and seamless trade.

Our Creation

ABLI was launched on 21 January 2016 in conjunction with the International Conference on ‘Doing Business Across Asia – Legal Convergence in an Asian Century’, held in Singapore. Read More 

Our Logo

ABLI's logo reflects ABLI's ambition of achieving convergence through collaboration. Read More 

Our Research Projects

ABLI’s projects address key problems resulting from legal diversity in Asia identified by stakeholders in the public and private sector. Read More 

Our Board of Governors

ABLI’s long-term strategic direction in accordance with its aims is set by its Board of Governors chaired by Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon of the Supreme Court of Singapore. The Board comprises representatives from each of Australia, China, India and Singapore and other internationally renowned legal experts. Read More 

Our Advisory Board

ABLI's Advisory Board provides recommendations and advice to the Board of Governors regarding potential projects to be undertaken by ABLI which will enable it to fulfil its aims and any other matter requested by the Board of Governors. Read More 

Our Founding Partners

ABLI is supported by important businesses and organisations in Asia. Read More 

Our Team

ABLI is supported by a Secretariat with offices in the Supreme Court of Singapore. Read More 


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