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Oil price volatility - risks and opportunities in 2015
The crash of world oil prices can create great pressure for principals and suppliers to take a commercial decision to walk away from contracts as a result of market conditions. Should a party find themselves facing a contractual termination issue, there are some basic points to consider which may help to put you in the best position possible.

New era of supervision of Australian private health insurers
If enacted, the proposed Private Health Insurance Act 2015 will empower Australian Prudential Regulation Authority to administer the prudential regulation of the private health insurance industry in Australia and the provisions of the Private Health Insurance Act 2007 relating to the establishment, functions and responsibilities of Private Health Insurance Administration Council will be repealed.

Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill passed as Ordinance in India
The long-awaited Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill has become a provisional law in India. The Bill amends the Insurance Act (1938), the General Insurance Business (Naturalisation) Act (1972), and the Insurance Regulatory and Development Act (1999).

The Singapore approach to scrutiny of arbitral awards
International arbitration must, out of necessity, rely on the courts to uphold and enforce arbitral awards and to support the arbitral process...

Other articles & Reports
News
Partnership to create world's largest law firm, 28/01/2015


New international commercial court launched in Singapore, 07/01/2015


Hong Kong law firm celebrates silver anniversary, 20/11/2014


Special Reports
M&A
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'.
IP & TMT
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.
Anti-Trust & Competition
Our Anti-trust Report features contributions from Yulchon on 'Koreas aggressive antitrust enforcement in financial product markets, and from Phoenix Legal on 'CCI's recent decision in the Indian automobile sector: fostering a level playing field'
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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