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Doing Business in Iran: Donald J. Trump; Mining Investment Opportunities
Middle East (Others) / The election of Mr. Donald J. Trump as President of the United States has resulted in much consideration by corporates of existing strategies with respect to Iran...
New UAE Pledge Law over Movable Assets
United Arab Emirates / The new Pledge Law of the UAE was enacted on 12 December 2016 ...
Private right of action under Canada’s Anti-Spam Law
North America / As of July 1, 2017, individuals and organizations will be entitled to institute a "private right of action" before the courts against those that contravene certain provisions of Canada's Anti-Spam Law ...
Canada: Consultation on New Health Regs for Self-Care Products
North America / Health Canada is seeking consultation on new standards for self-care products, over-the-counter drugs, natural health products and cosmetics ...
Tetra Pak case clarifies ‘justifiable reasons’ in tying
China (PRC) / After a five-year investigation, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (“SAIC”) has recently imposed an administrative penalty on the affiliates of Tetra Pak Group (“Tetra Pak”) for its abuse of ...
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Cadwalader Asia partners find new firms
China (PRC) / Several of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft’s former Asia team are starting the new year with new jobs after the US firm closed its offices in
Nominations open for In-House Community Counsels of the Year Awards 2017
The In-House Community is now canvassing nominations for our second Counsels of the Year Awards.
India introduces new bankruptcy code
India / India’s new insolvency and bankruptcy code came into force last week, raising hopes that failing companies will be recognised and wound up much quicker in the future...
Lucien Wong leaves Allen & Gledhill to become Singapore AG
Singapore / Singapore has appointed Allen & Gledhill’s Lucien Wong, one of the city-state’s most prominent private practice lawyers, as attorney-general. ...
M&A Special Report
China (PRC) / M&A Special Report In this month’s M&A issue we shine a light on two of the region’s biggest economies: China and India. First, we examine how ...
Will China pave the Silk Road in gold?
China (PRC) / China’s One Belt, One Road initiative is arguably the most globally far-reaching and impactful economic strategy since the US Marshall Aid Programme implemented after World War II. ...
Tread carefully in post-sanctions Myanmar
Myanmar / On October 7, 2016, the US ended its Myanmar sanctions programme. As a result, interest in investing in Myanmar is back on the rise, and with it the search for local partners....
10th Annual Representing Corporate Asia & Middle East Survey, including Firms of the Year, 2016
ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL is pleased to present the results of its 10th annual Representing Corporate Asia and Middle East Survey of members of our In-House Community of corporate legal and compliance ...
Investigations in support of supply chain social compliance
Multinational corporations (MNCs) have in recent years been facing increasing pressure to ensure high standards of social compliance in their supply chains. In 2016 alone, media reports ...
Anti-Trust & Competition Special Report
Hong Kong / Keeping Hong Kong competitive Rose Webb, chief executive officer of the Competition Commission of Hong Kong, talks about the city’s new Competition Ordinance.
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Raymond Goh
With experience at top-tier law firms and a global investment bank, Raymond Goh has a rounded legal background that has helped him to guide Anbang Insurance ...
Heba Ali
Described by one of her peers as being “everything you would need in a lawyer”, Heba Ali was hired by Lenovo in 2014 to establish the organisation’s legal ...
Credit where credit’s due- Christopher Stephens
Having worked as a lawyer in New York for 15 years and Asia for almost 20 before joining Asian Development Bank which focusses on developing jurisdictions, Christopher ...
Taking the plunge - Bob Santamaria
After twenty years in a partnership role at Australian firm Allens Arthur Robinson, Bob Santamaria took the plunge and moved in-house in 2007, joining ANZ ...
Banking on change
Managing Director and Head, Group Legal and Secretariat at DBS Bank Sue Lynn Koo discusses her career trajectory, the importance of out-of-the-box thinking and how technology ...
What the doctor ordered
As well as highlighting the importance of teamwork within an in-house team and between the legal team and others within the business, Michele Kythe Lim, Group Head, Legal &...
Industry Thoughts
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The world according to Joe Andrew
Joe Andrew, global chairman of Dentons, talked to In-House Community co-director Patrick Dransfield during a recent visit to Hong Kong about the challenges of ...
The zombie lives on!
The continuing half-life of the billable hour and how it has neutered necessary change for top tier international law firms
The thing about ... Neil Kaplan QC, CBE, SBS
Recently, ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL’’s Patrick Dransfield photographed and talked to Neil Kaplan and put to him a series of questions on behalf of the In-House Community.
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10th Annual Representing Corporate Asia & Middle East Survey, including Firms of the Year, 2016
ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL is pleased to present the results of its 10th annual Representing Corporate Asia and Middle East Survey of members of our In-House Community of corporate legal and compliance ...
What we learned - In-House Community Counsels of the Year Awards
On May 26, 2016, the In-House Community hosted its inaugural regional Counsels of the Year Awards in order to celebrate outstanding ...


The In-House Community hosts its inaugural Counsels of the Year Awards Ceremony
On May 26, 2016, the In-House Community hosted its inaugural regional Counsel of the Year Awards Ceremony at the Hong Kong Jockey Club Happy Valley Clubhouse. The ceremony brought together the cream ...