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Managing your distributors in the anti-trust new dawn
Two years ago, people didn’t talk much about anti-trust in China. At that time, the anti-monopoly law (AML) had remained silent …

New Commercial Companies Law – impact on foreign investment
The issue of the new commercial companies law (Federal Law No. 2 of 2015) (the Law) was announced by the UAE …

New provisions for foreign investors and conditional investment sectors under the law on investment 2014
On November 26, 2014, the Vietnamese National Assembly passed a new law on investment (LOI). The LOI appears to make …

What to expect when you are expecting…
The Court of Appeal, in the recent decision of Airasia Bhd v Rafizah Shima Mohamed Aris,1 ruled on the extent of which …

Other articles & Reports
New beginnings after India's largest law firm divides, 13/05/2015
Saturday May 9th 2015, was the last working day of Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co...

Expanding onto the New Silk Road, 06/05/2015
May marks the first full month during which law firm Lewis Silkin can boast international status, as …

Mazars merges in Europe, 22/04/2015
Mazars, an international, integrated and independent organisation specialising in audit, accountancy, tax, legal and advisory services, has  …

Malaysia's first ever qualified foreign law firm, 22/04/2015
With effect from April 4 2015, Trowers & Hamlins became the first foreign law firm to …

Special Reports
Dispute Resolution
Our Dispute Resolution Special Report features the HKIAC's thoughts on 'Hong Kong and the HKIAC: adding value for Indian parties'; why arbitration is picking up pace for the KLRCA in 'Onwards and upwards for the KLRCA'; 'Enforcing arbitral awards in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) courts', an article from Al Suwaidi; and the SIAC's input: 'The emergency arbitrator and expedited procedure in the SIAC: a new direction for arbitration in Asia'.
Deals of the Year 2014
In this landmark Deals of the Year Issue, we credit last year's most complex, large, unique and innovative deals. Recently implemented laws led to both Hong Kong and West Africa's inaugural sukuks, soon-to-be implemented integration in the ASEAN region led to gigantic deals and both China and the UAE witnessed their largest ever IPOs, with China's valued at an immense, world record-breaking US$25 billion.
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'.
In-House Insights
Putting teeth into compliance programmes
Stan Lui, General Counsel APAC of Nobel Biocare, tells ASIAN-MEAN COUNSEL about his unique teaching methods, as well as alerting us to the kind of problems the future may hold and offering his own personal solutions.
Banking on change
Managing Director and Head, Group Legal and Secretariat at DBS Bank Sue Lynn Koo discusses her career trajectory, the importance of out-of-the-box thinking and how technology is both a blessing and a curse for her role. She also gives advice to external counsel she wishes she’d heard when she was one, and reveals the best advice she’s ever been given.
‘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.
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Upcoming Community Events & Forums
In-House Congress Kuala Lumpur 2015 - Thursday 11 June 2015

In-House Congress Bangkok 2015 - Tuesday 23 June 2015

In-House Congress Manila 2015 - Wednesday 8 July 2015

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.
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