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Links between environmental destruction and corruption risk in Southeast Asia
Asia (Other) / Corporate investigators need only work in corruption and fraud cases in Southeast Asia for a short while before noticing a correlation as clear as it is unsurprising ...
Right to privacy and data protection in India
India / The concept of data protection and privacy has not been addressed in any exclusive comprehensive legislation in India ...
INDONESIA: The risk of government force majeure under PPA
Indonesia / The electricity industry is known to be a complicated but important industry, where external factors that are beyond the control of the parties involved can cause problems to the progress and/or cost of the projects.
MALAYSIA: Managing risks along China’s belt and road initiative
Asia (Other) / China’s belt and road initiative (BRI) involves Chinese companies investing in or with companies in the belt-and-road countries ...
PHILIPPINES: The internet and doing business in the Philippines
Philippines / Earlier this year, the Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued an opinion stating that an online gaming system with absolutely no physical presence in the Philippines shall be considered as “doing business” in the Philippines and was thus required to obtain a licence to do business from the SEC ...
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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 ...
Latest legal developments in the upcoming China crude oil futures — Analysis from an offshore perspective
China (PRC) / The medium sour crude oil contract, soon launching on the Shanghai International Energy Exchange, will be the first Chinese commodity futures contract accessible to foreign investors ...
Former Myanmar deputy finance minister joins Zico
Maung Maung Thein joins as executive chairman of local subsidiary Zico Law Myanmar.
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 ...
China’s new network security law may affect operations inside and outside China: Are you ready?
China (PRC) / Network operators in China, especially of critical information infrastructure, face increasing protection requirements that could burden service contracts and affect data beyond China ...
A roadmap for response and remediation
Asia (Other) / Cybersecurity professionals are no doubt familiar with the oft-repeated adage that there are only two kinds of companies — ‘those that have been breached’ and ‘those who do not know it ...
Cybersecurity a boardroom priority
Asia (Other) / “Nothing is certain but death, taxes and cyber-attack” - By Rory Macfarlane, Partner, Ince & Co Hong Kong ...
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 … 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 T-shaped lawyer
Peter Connor explains how you can become more creative, innovative, collaborate more with your business colleagues and add more value for your organisation.
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 ...