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Herbert Smith Freehills CEO D’Agostino discusses operating in Asia amid its mixed support of LGBTQ equality

The record on LGBTQ equality across Asia is decidedly mixed. While there have been positive signals for LGBTQ equality across the region, there are also some indications that some countries are moving backwards on LGBTQ equality.

According to recent analysis from the Thomson Reuters Foundation, “Thailand and possibly Vietnam might pass marriage equality laws, and potential laws for same-sex partnerships are under consideration by legislatures in Nepal and Japan.” (The Foundation also provided a regioal snapship of LGBTW equality in Asia.)

Read the full article featuring Justin D'Agostino on the Legal Executive Institute's website

This article is part of the Legal Executive Institute's Outspoken: Advancing LGBTQ+ Professionals Initiative.

Thomson Reuters Pride at Work Hong Kong is delighted to support this initiative.

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Westlaw Asia – Getting Started

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Westlaw Asia – Researching Hong Kong Content

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Westlaw Asia – Researching United Kingdom Content

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Westlaw Asia – Researching Malaysia Content

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