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Oil price volatility - legal issues in the E&P sector
With oil prices at their lowest for over five years, E&P companies and the governments of the countries where they conduct their exploration and production activities are now assessing their options.

Oil price volatility - Offshore oil storage
Are there any legal concerns with tankers being used for floating storage?

Oil price volatility - global employment issues
Amidst the oil & gas layoffs, the industry has to ensure that it has the manpower skills in place to respond to demand when oil prices recover.

Cabotage and its impact in Indonesia
Indonesia's shipping and offshore marine industry underwent major changes since the introduction of the Maritime Law No. 17 of 2008.

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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'.
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.
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 it’s 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 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.
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