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Enforceable obligation to be friendly: a new principle of law
A recent judgment from the Commercial Court in London established a new principle of law, in one of the cases brought by Clyde & Co’s dispute resolution team in Dubai ...

Employment law developments across the GCC
a summary of the key employment law developments across the GCC ...

An overview of medical malpractice in the UAE
With an increasing focus on regulation and reforms by local health authorities,there is evidence of a more litigious approach developing in the area of medical malpractice ...

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 …

Other articles & Reports
Singapore's Personal Data Protection Act in Effect, 29/08/2014

New laws passed In Asia to cope with cyber threats, 27/08/2014

Onshore comparators Hong Kong and mainland China report gains, 20/08/2014

Special Reports
Energy & Natural Resources
Dr Mohamad Idwan (‘Kiki’) Ganie, Managing Partner of Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo, explains the impact of a new law on mineral and coal mining in Indonesia and the refining conditions which must be met in order to export metals and Ruchdi Maalouf, a qualified lawyer who specialises in oil and gas decided to move from legal practice to a purely commercial role with Yamal LNG in Moscow. Here, he tracks his career trajectory and outlines how the natural progression of a commercial career can turn a commercial lawyer into a commercial manager.
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.
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Upcoming Community Events & Forums
In-House Congress Mumbai 2014 - Thursday 11 September 2014

In-House Congress Singapore 2014 - Tuesday 23 September 2014

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