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Apple sues Qualcomm over abuse of dominant market position
China (PRC) / In January 2017, Apple sued Qualcomm in Beijing Intellectual Property Court over the abuse of its dominant market position. Apple alleged that Qualcomm abused its market dominance when licensing telecommunication standard-essential patents (SEPs) and selling baseband chipsets. ...
Key new provisions for power purchase agreements
Indonesia / On January 23, 2017, Indonesia’s Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources introduced a regulation that limits room for negotiation and risk allocation in power purchase agreements (PPAs)....
Dollar-denominated securities in relation to Corporation Code’s provisions on capital
Philippines / The Philippines Stock Exchange (PSE) issued rules on December 2, 2016 governing the listing, trading and settlement of US dollar-denominated securities (DDS)....
Vietnamese citizens allowed to game at casinos
Vietnam / On January 16, 2017, Vietnam’s government issued a decree that allows citizens to game at casinos. Decree No. 03/2017/ND-CP on casino business operations (Decree 03) took effect on March 15, 2017...
RBI intervenes in patching up of Tata and DoCoMo’s joint venture
India / Background to the joint venture: Tata DoCoMo, an Indian mobile network operator, was set up as a joint venture between Tata Teleservices (TTSL) and NTT DoCoMo in November 2008...
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Is your legal team ready for Change 3.0?
We speak to Peter Connor, founder and chief executive of AlternativelyLegal, about how he sees the future of in-house legal and compliance teams.
Inaugural In-House Community gathering in Shenzhen 深圳企业法律顾问大会
China (PRC) / The inaugural In-House Congress Shenzhen will be held next week at the Shenzhen Marriott Hotel Nanshan.
PwC opens Hong Kong law firm
Former King & Wood Mallesons Beijing partner David Tiang will lead the new office.
Visionary Firm of the Year shortlist unveiled
Our research team has shortlisted 10 nominees for Visionary Firm of the Year, which recognises legal services providers that are at the cutting edge of technology and innovation.
Deals of the Year 2016
Asian-mena Counsel’s review of the top transactions and matters that closed during 2016...
Bankable construction contracts in PPP projects
Careful negotiation of construction contracts is one of the most important factors in ensuring that lenders are willing to finance a PPP project, write Neil Cuthbert and Atif Choudhary of ...
The Power of File Sharing with an Expiration Date
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The role of reputation due diligence before investing in Asia
While the political winds of the past 12 months seem to reflect an anti-globalisation sentiment in many major economies around the globe ...
Is your legal team ready for Change 3.0?
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Having spent more than 25 years in a variety of roles across the legal services industry, Mitchell Kowalski argues there are better ways to deliver legal services.
Is your legal team ready for Change 3.0?
We speak to Peter Connor, founder and chief executive of AlternativelyLegal, about how he sees the future of in-house legal and compliance teams.
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 ...
Banking on change
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The thing about … Paul Rawlinson and Gary Seib
We sat down with Paul Rawlinson, global chair of Baker McKenzie, and Gary Seib, Asia Pacific chair and a member of the firm’s global executive, ...
Innovation, technology and process, process, process ...
Having spent more than 25 years in a variety of roles across the legal services industry, Mitchell Kowalski argues there are better ways to deliver legal services.
The thing about … Seung Soon Lim
Recently in Seoul, Asian-mena Counsel’s Patrick Dransfield photographed Seung Soon Lim, managing partner of Yoon & Yang, and also asked him a series of ...
Deals of the Year 2016
Asian-mena Counsel’s review of the top transactions and matters that closed during 2016...
Visionary Firm of the Year shortlist unveiled
Our research team has shortlisted 10 nominees for Visionary Firm of the Year, which recognises legal services providers that are at the cutting edge of technology and innovation.
Announcing our Commended External Counsel of the Year
Nominated entirely by in-house counsel and corporate decision-makers in the In-House Community, these external counsel all received the outstanding recommendation of their clients.