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Bumpy road ahead for vehicle manufacturers in India – pulled up by the competition watchdog
South Asian markets are one of the fastest growing markets for vehicle manufacturers worldwide. However, doing business in South Asia has its own challenges. The anti-monopoly watchdog of India …

Foreign investment in Indonesian real estate
Indonesia’s Agrarian Law provides that foreigners can only acquire right to use (hak pakai) title for land if they reside in Indonesia. If foreign investors wish to engage in …

Landmark case on minimum wages in Malaysia… Does it include a service charge?
In June 2014, the Malaysian Industrial Court, in a landmark decision, ruled on the issue of a hotel employee’s salary structure. …

The Engineering Law, as amended – Summary
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 …

Other articles & Reports
The future of the legal industry: discussion with Richard Susskind, Trevor Faure etc., 22/10/2014

WFW adds Middle East hub, 07/10/2014

ZICOlaw expands into Hanoi, Vietnam, 07/10/2014

Special Reports
Anti-Trust & Competition
Our Anti-trust Report features contributions from Yulchon on 'Korea’s 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'
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.
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 Shanghai 2014 - Wednesday 29 October 2014

In-House Congress Abu Dhabi 2014 - Wednesday 12 November 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.
To find out more, click on the link below.

Legal Advisor - Construction/Projects 5 + PQE Hong Kong

Regional Senior Counsel - Cash Management (8-12 PQE), Singapore

Oil & Gas - Senior Corporate Counsel (7-10 PQE), Singapore

Commodity Derivatives - Investment Bank (5-7 PQE), Singapore

Salaried Partner 7+ PQE - Hong Kong

Senior Counsel 8 + PQE - International Role, Singapore

Legal Counsel (3+ yrs PQE) Hong Kong

Legal & Regulatory Counsel (4+ yrs PQE) Kuala Lumpur

Senior Legal Counsel (8+ yrs PQE) Shanghai

Corporate M&A 1 - 5 PQE Hong Kong

Banking & Finance 3 + PQE Singapore

Financial Regulatory Associate, Hong Kong, 2 - 5 PQE

Legal Manager 5+ PQE - (based in Shenzhen)

Senior Construction Dispute Lawyer 6+ PQE - Hong Kong

Senior Litigation Counsel, Hong Kong, 8-12 years

APAC Director of Legal - Medical Device Company, Hong Kong 10+

Asset Management / Funds Lawyer - In-House, Hong Kong (2-8years pqe)

Regional Legal Counsel, Hong Kong, 3-6 PQE

Legal Director - Singapore based Multinational Technology Company 8-12 Years PQE

Regulatory Lawyer Leading Financial Services Company 8+ Years PQE

In-House Legal Manager 2-6PQE Hong Kong

Legal Counsel, Shanghai, 3-6 PQE

Corporate Counsel, Singapore, 7 - 9 PQE

ECM Partner (8+ PQE), Singapore

IP Specialist (8+ PQE), Singapore

Senior Property Lawyer Large Conglomerate 8+ Years PQE