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Shanghai Court rules on SHIAC jurisdiction following CIETAC breakaway
Shanghai Court recently ruled SHIAC has jurisdiction on disputes arising from a clause referring the disputes to "CIETAC Shanghai Sub-Commission".

Prohibition against transfer of personal data outside Hong Kong
Section 33 of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (PDPO) prohibits the transfer of personal data to places outside Hong Kong, except in circumstances specified in the PDPO.

Security of payment under FIDIC contracts: more secure, for now
The High Court of Singapore recently handed down an important judgment in relation to the enforceability of Dispute Adjudication Board (DAB) decisions under the FIDIC forms of contract.

Oil price volatility - risks and opportunities in 2015
The sharp fall in oil prices amid deteriorating sentiment over the global economy has made investors weary of investing in other commodities.

Other articles & Reports
Special Reports
Private Equity
Our Private Equity Special Report features contributions from Davis Polk on 'Private investment in public equity (PIPE): what you need to know to invest in Hong Kong and US PIPE transactions', and from Zhong Lun Law Firm, whose senior partners wrote about 'The challenges of private capital'.
Our M&A Report includes SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan's article 'Further liberalisation and consolidation of the banking sector' and Phoenix Legal's contribution 'M&A Booster New Companies Act has it all easy and clean'. You'll also find a Cover Story compiling thoughts from numerous sources throughout the region entitled 'M&A Report: a year opened with expectation'.
Our IP & TMT Report includes Anjie Law Firm's article 'China makes detailed liability rules available for social media' and the 'WWE v. Reshma' case study, courtesy of Anand & Anand. We also get insights from in-house lawyers Ronald Yu and Kenneth Yip, as they discuss 'A new way to look at IP' and 'The case for having an in-house patent engineer', respectively.
In-House Insights
Planting her flag on in-house law
Having made the leap from external to in-house, Choo Suit Mae, Group General Counsel of Sime Darby, knows from over 25 years working externally what its like to approach law from that point of view, and applies this constantly when working with external counsel. Giving her thoughts on life and law, she reveals what she believes to be the secrets of success in both, noting that courage in all aspects goes a long way.
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 worlds 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.
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Singapore Outbound Symposium 2015 - Tuesday 17 March 2015

In-House Congress Beijing 2015 - Thursday 26 March 2015

Now in their 16th year, the In-House Congress and Symposium circuit are the gatherings for the In-House Community along the New Silk Road.
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Senior Lead Counsel APAC, 10 to 15 years PQE, Technology Solutions MNC, Singapore

Investment Funds 3+ PQE Hong Kong/Singapore

Legal Counsel - Asia Pacific Region (Singapore, Shanghai or Beijing)

Corporate M&A/IPO 3 - 5 PQE Hong Kong / China

Senior Equities Lawyer, Leading Global Bank, 7-14 Years (PQE), Hong Kong

In House: Fortune 500 Legal Counsel, Shanghai, 8+pqe

General Counsel, Asia Pacific, PQE: 10-15 years, Singapore

Trade and Structured Finance Lawyer (8-12 PQE), Singapore

Real Estate / Hospitality - Deputy GC, Singapore

Funds - Senior Legal Counsel, Singapore

Regional Head of Compliance - Pharmaceutical MNC, PQE: 5-10 yrs, Singapore

Salaried Partner - Regional Corporate M&A, PQE: 8-12 yrs, Singapore

In-house Legal Counsel 3-6 PQE Hong Kong

Compliance Manager (5+ yrs EXP) Hong Kong

Board Secretary (10+ yrs PQE) China

Corporate Counsel (8+ yrs PQE) Singapore

US ECM Associate (Beijing) International Law Firm 7-14 Years (PQE)

Legal Manager (Transactional) Electronics Company 4-6 Years (PQE)

Derivatives Lawyer, Hong Kong, 3-8 years

Litigation Hong Kong 3 - 6 PQE

Senior Legal Counsel, Information & Communications Technology Company, Singapore - 8+ years PQE

Legal Counsel, Singapore, 4-6 Years

Legal Counsel, Hong Kong, 8+ Years

Regional Legal Counsel, Hong Kong, 5+ Years

In-House Derivatives Lawyer, Hong Kong 4+pqe

Senior Lead Counsel APAC, 6 to 10 years PQE, Engineering MNC, Singapore

Legal Counsel (12+ PQE), Bangalore, India