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What investors should know about Mexico’s new Energy Law
A significant step toward permitting private capital to support Mexican oil and gas production ...

Investigating procurement fraud in South and Southeast Asia
Markets in Asia can pose unexpected challenges for companies that rely on fraud mitigation and investigation practices applicable to developed markets. Quite simply, these practices do not work in Asia ...

Tanzania: Prospecting for and mining of radioactive minerals
New uranium mining projects have recently been announced in Tanzania. This briefing looks at the legislative framework surrounding radioactive minerals in Tanzania.

Public private partnerships in Tanzania
PPP's: an update following the Finance Act 2014

Other articles & Reports
Hong Kong primes itself for its inaugural sukuk issuance, 10/04/2014

Rajah & Tann goes A-Hunton for more …., 27/03/2014

Eversheds lands landmark contract with the IATA, 05/03/2014

Special Reports
Embracing the law firm convergence model
Increasingly, the notion of law firm ‘convergence’ has prompted meaningful change in many of the world’s biggest legal departments. Here, Paul Smith, the new Chairman at Eversheds expands on the convergence model and explains how a decrease in the number of law firms per client has led to heightened efficiency and a reduction in costs. He also underscores the importance of a deeper sense of trust between law firm and client.
Investigations & Compliance Special Report
ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL's latest Investigations & Compliance Special Report features a corporate investigator's guide to handling and mitigating corruption by risk consultancy, Kroll and a look at the changing landscape of bribery compliance in Brazil, India and China from Eversheds. Kim & Chang share with us their insights on how Korea's regulators are stepping up their efforts to combat corruption on the ground and Ron Yu, director and General Counsel at Gilkron Limited discusses the importance of extending the compliance programme to cover the business ecosystem.
M&A Special Report
Our M&A Special Report launches with an article from Eversheds on 'The M&A Blueprint: from inception to integration.' Here Stephen Kitts, Managing Partner - Asia discusses the importance of a team of professionals providing the right "connective tissue" to see a deal through to its conclusion. Huang Jianwen, Partner at King & Wood Mallesons then sheds light on some of the cultural issues that can sometimes vex foreign parties in the context of outbound dealings with China. Christopher Osborne, Partner at Watson Farley & Williams (Thailand) Ltd updates us on changing trends in the M&A landscape in Thailand and Brian Chia, Partner at Wong & Partners explains why Malaysia is poised for an upswing in foreign investment. Peter Kasanda, Legal Director and Michael Strain of Clyde & Co round up our Special Report with their take on how the surge in M&A deals in Africa has come about.
In-House Insights
Driving value
Rebecca Lim, Group General Counsel of Westpac Banking Corporation speaks to ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL about the challenges and opportunities she has encountered in her role at the Australian headquartered bank. Here, she explains how her and her team manage to stay ahead of the curve.
Making his Mark
After a career which has seen him work with some household names, Anuraag Malhotra has been the engine behind the sizeable legal department at the Landmark Group, Dubai, as its General Counsel, and also as its Strategic Investments Adviser. After almost 10 years at the helm, Malhotra has seen how the markets in the UAE and other Gulf countries have matured and become more sophisticated. He explains how he and his team have responded and adapted to these changes.
Jumping the (white picket) fence and going in-house…. into real estate and the investment management business
Amy Ng, General Counsel for CBRE Global Investors Asia Pacific describes some of the ups and downs inherent in her role since she joined the company in 2005. For her, the appeal in moving in-house was to go beyond a purely legal role and explore the more esoteric aspects of a business itself. Eight years on, she deliberates on how her career has changed and what she looks for specifically when retaining external counsel.
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