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Introduction of real estate investment trusts in India
The Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) in India have been in the news for some time. The World Bank1 describes REIT as a security sold to investors for the purpose of investing in real estate. REITs …

Employment Law: Hiring expats, holidays and more
The Indonesian Government has issued a Regulation on the employment of foreign workers and the implementation of education and training programs for Indonesian companion employees. Presidential …

Deep impact... (on Malaysia’s bond market?)
The recent decision of the Malaysian Federal Court reported as CIMB Bank Bhd v Maybank Trustees Bhd & Other Appeals [2014] 3 CLJ 1 appeared to have changed the landscape of the bond market …

The Engineering Law, as amended – Interpretation
As Qatar’s business sector continues to mobilise itself to achieve the goals of Qatar’s 2030 Vision and in particular to prepare for FIFA 2022, the legal regime applicable to engineering and architectural …

Other articles & Reports
Q&A with centenary celebrators Nakamura & Partners, 17/09/2014

China allows wholly foreign-owned hospitals in seven cities, 03/09/2014

Singapore's Personal Data Protection Act in Effect, 29/08/2014

Special Reports
8th annual Representing Corporate Asia & Middle East Survey, including Firms of the Year, 2014
Our landmark 8th annual Representing Corporate Asia & Middle East Survey Special Report, the largest and most objective of its kind across Asia and the Middle East, contains the views of in-house counsel as they give their input on, amongst other things, the areas of most concern to them in fulfilling their role in their own jurisdiction, as well as a full rundown of the law firms which have made the strongest and most positive impressions on the In-House Community over the past 12 months, our Firms of the Year, 2014.
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.
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
Upcoming Community Events & Forums
In-House Congress Singapore 2014 - Tuesday 23 September 2014

In-House Congress Hong Kong 2014 - Wednesday 8 October 2014

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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