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New Negative List Introduces Changes to Health Investment in Indonesia
The Indonesian Government has released a new list of business fields that are closed to investment and business fields that are conditionally open to investment …

Mobile financial services in Tanzania: The current and future status of the legal and regulatory framework
Tanzania is one of the fastest growing mobile markets and mobile financial services are at the heart of this burgeoning sector. With upcoming regulation ...

Export Processing and Special Economic Zones in Tanzania
We examine the features and requirements of the EPZ and SEZ frameworks, set-out the differences and comparative advantages of each ...

SC Larger Bench decision in case of Kone Elevators – distinction between ‘contracts of sale’ vis-a-vis ‘works contract’
The Constitutional Bench of the Hon’ble Supreme Court (SC), over-ruling the earlier decision of three-member Bench re State of A.P. v. Kone Elevators (India) Ltd1, has held that the activity of manufacturing, …

Other articles & Reports
Squire Patton Boggs merges with Japanese firm, 09/07/2014

Korean firm capitalises on investment in Yangon, 09/07/2014

Lion City based firm capitalises on FDI in Myanmar, 25/06/2014

Malaysian and Indonesian firms announce strategic alliance, 26/06/2014

Special Reports
Energy & Natural Resources
As well as an Industry Thoughts section written by Nick Seddon, Partner at Beaton Capital, which advises on strategies for growth and market entry, our Energy & Natural Resources issue incorportes Special Reports regarding 'Mining industry challenges in Indonesia' and the transition 'From legal to commercial'. Special Feature 'China, India and Brazil – The scope for international cooperation in criminal matters with the world's future economic superpowers' delves into issues pertaining to the relationships and arrangements each of these future powerhouses has with the United Kingdom. We also provide a roundup of the latest and greatest headline moves and deals from around the region and jurisdiction updates.
Dispute Resolution
Our Dispute Resolution Special Report includes contributions from Eversheds and the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC.) In 'The Litigation Paradox: Why most roads lead to court,' Eversheds reveals that general counsel are most likely to see cases go all the way to court rather than being resolved by alternative dispute resolution and in 'The suitability of HKIAC arbitration for derivative disputes,' the HKIAC analyses typical disputes arising out of derivative contracts and the advantages of referring these to arbitration. Our cover story: 'Should you mediate, arbitrate or litigate?' looks at current issues in the dispute resolution sphere and considers how these have impacted the legal landscape in Hong Kong and China.
International legal risk for banks and corporates
Philip R Wood QC (Hon) is head of the Allen & Overy Global Law Intelligence Unit, and visiting professor at the universities of Oxford, Cambridge and London. Here, he takes us through the evolution and growth of law, the management and mitigation of legal risk and the impact population growth and GDP have on emerging markets and debt.*
In-House Insights
The sMart and the savvy
Daniel Shih, Chief Ethics Officer, Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Walmart China juggles his legal functions and ethical obligations with crisis management on a day to day basis. Working at the world’s largest public corporation means that he has to adopt a risk-based approach to prioritise the issues and be ready and switched on at all times. Here he tells ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL how his career has arced its way through a myriad of fields including capital markets and telecommunications before landing this blue-chip role with the top Fortune 500 company.
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.
opportunities of the week
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Contracts Director UAE PQE8+

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Head of Legal Taiwan

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DCM Execution/Transaction Management, Singapore 3-6years

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Legal Counsel - MNC Hong Kong 3 - 5PQE

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Arbitration Counsel, Hong Kong, 8+ years

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Funds Lawyer Hong Kong 4-8 PQE

Upcoming Community Events & Forums
In-House Congress Seoul 2014 - Thursday 28 August 2014

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