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UAE VAT Executive Regulation Update: Free Zone Guidance
United Arab Emirates / The UAE Ministry of Finance has announced the Executive Regulation for the Federal Decree-Law ...
Canada: Intellectual Property Bulletin
North America / The New Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations and Certificate of Supplementary Protection Regulations ...
Asset searches in the digital age
Asia (Other) / Social media and other technology are changing the way asset searches are conducted in a dispute ...
Indonesia: New regulation on guidelines and procedures for the implementation of investment climate development activities
Indonesia / The head of the Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board issued Regulation No. 9 of 2017 on Guidelines and Procedures for the Implementation of Investment Climate Development Activities ...
Malaysia introduces audit exemption for certain private companies
Malaysia / The growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) has played a significant role in the process of industrialisation worldwide ...
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GPS shows the way to flexible legal advice
A new law firm has opened its doors in Hong Kong, promising an innovative practice model that is better suited to the needs of in-house counsel than traditional law firms.
Adding value to M&A deals
A lively panel of general counsel discussed the issue at the IBA’s M&A conference in Hong Kong.
Benchmarking the in-house team’s evolution
Lawyers are increasingly expected to be much more actively involved in risk management, technology, strategy and project management.
Berwin Leighton Paisner and Bryan Cave in talks to merge
The two firms have confirmed they are in discussions about combining to create a new, fully integrated, global law firm ...
Anti-Trust & Competition: China - Anti-monopoly enforcement in China’s healthcare industry
China (PRC) / The healthcare industry has gradually become one of the key focal points of the anti-monopoly law enforcement in China ...
Anti-Trust & Competition: Philippines - Towards robust yet balanced competition in the Philippines
Philippines / The state of Philippine competition regulation has been slowly taking shape barely over two years after the passage of the Philippine Competition Act (RA 10667) ...
Anti-Trust & Competition: Asia’s evolving competition landscape
Asia (Other) / After a period of rapid adoption of competition laws in Asia, only Bhutan and North Korea are compliance safe spaces ...
Projects & Energy Special Report: Thailand: New Minerals Act
Thailand / A new Minerals Act (BE 2560 (2017) was published on March 2, 2017 and took effect on August 30, 2017 (180 days after the publication date) ...
Projects & Energy Special Report: Off-grid energy solutions in Africa
Africa / Africa’s development has been significantly affected by the energy deficit, with an estimated 70 percent of people in sub-Saharan Africa without reliable access to electricity ...
Projects & Energy Special Report: Indonesia – Power struggle
Indonesia / Recent years have been challenging for the power sector in Indonesia. Despite the government’s ambitious target to install 35,000MW of new capacity by 2019, the development of the electricity sector ...
Robin Scott of City Mart Holding
Robin Scott discusses his transition to an in-house role in one of the world’s most exciting frontier economies ...
Hema Latha Sinnakaundan, Sun Life Malaysia
Asian-mena Counsel speaks to the general counsel, chief compliance officer and company secretary of Sun Life Malaysia about her role and the changing nature of the in-house legal function ...
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 ...
The thing about … Jeanette Chan
Recently, Asian-mena Counsel’s Patrick Dransfield photographed Jeanette Chan, managing partner of the China practice and head of the Asia communications and technology practice at Paul, Weiss, and asked her ...
The thing about … Kirsty Dougan
The managing director of Axiom spoke to Asian-mena Counsel’s Patrick Dransfield about disrupting the traditional law firm model in Asia ...
The thing about … Nagarajah Muttiah
As we come close to the firm’s centenary, Asian-mena Counsel talks to the managing partner of Malaysia's Shook Lin & Bok ...
The In-House Community Counsels of the Year Awards 2017
The In-House Community presented Trevor Faure the In-House Community In-House Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution to the world-wide in-house community at the 2017 In-House Community Awards & Celebration ...
Deals of the Year 2016
Asian-mena Counsel’s review of the top transactions and matters that closed during 2016...
Firms of the Year
Every year, Asian-mena Counsel surveys the In-House Community’s 21,000 members for Representing Corporate Asia & the Middle East, the most comprehensive poll of the buyers of legal services across Asia and ...