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Thailand: Ten year visa extension
Thailand / Due to the rapidly increasing number of foreign senior-citizens seeking Thailand as a retirement destination, Thailand’s Cabinet recently approved the ten-year retirement visa extension ...
What should you do when a director gets arrested?
Asia (Other) / On December 6, 2016, Pacific Radiance Limited, a company listed on the mainboard of the Singapore Exchange announced that an executive director had been arrested by the Singaporean authorities on suspicion that he had committed an offense under the Prevention of Corruption Act ...
New regulation on title retention in Vietnam
Vietnam / The retention of title, a legal concept recognised throughout the world, has now officially become one of the security measures for the performance of obligations in Vietnam ...
Are shares donated to a foundation subject to gift tax?
South Korea / Hwang Pil-sang, the founder of Suwon Kyocharo, a Korean daily newspaper, decided to donate money earned through his newspaper business to help students of the university he attended ...
Clarifying the role of contractors and subcontractors
Philippines / Recent changes to labour laws in the Philippines attempt to clarify the status of contractors and subcontractors in certain industries ...
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The biggest challenges facing in-house counsel
Talent and career management is the most important issue facing in-house legal teams as they strive to meet the challenges of doing more with less.
Machine-learning in the legal department
JP Morgan has introduced machine-learning software that it claims will replace 360,000 hours a year of mundane contract-review work.
Obituary: Kirtee Kapoor
Sad passing of Davis Polk partner and friend of the In-House Community ...
Indonesia revisits online taxi issue
Indonesia / Indonesia’s previous attempt to regulate app-based online taxis, which came into force on October 1, 2016, clearly failed to resolve the tension with conventional taxi providers ...
Asia gears up for international arbitration
Africa / Developments across the region are supporting the development of alternate dispute resolution mechanisms that will promote further investment into Asia’s ...
Q&A - Katherine Yap, chief executive of Maxwell Chambers
Singapore’s Maxwell Chambers is an integrated dispute resolution complex housing best-in-class hearing facilities and support services, as well as top international alternate dispute resolution (ADR) institutions. ...
Third-party funding in Asia
Asian-mena Counsel speaks to Tom Glasgow, investment manager for Asia at IMF Bentham, about the environment for third-party funding in the region...
Asia in-house legal and compliance hiring trends and salaries, 2017
Asia (Other) / Asian-mena Counsel is delighted to partner again with Taylor Root on their 2017 market update and salary survey report for in-house legal and compliance in Hong Kong, China and Singapore ...
The role of arbitration in promoting Sino-African trade and investment
China (PRC) / In March, the Beijing Arbitration Commission/Beijing International Arbitration Centre (BAC) and the Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration (NCIA) formally founded the China-Africa Joint Arbitration Centre...
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 ...
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 ...
The thing about … Michael Hickman
Asian-mena Counsel’s Patrick Dransfield talked to and photographed Michael Hickman in his beloved Shanghai and put to him a series of questions on behalf of the In-House Community ...
The thing about … Ahmad Bin Hezeem
Recently in Dubai, Asian-mena Counsel’s Patrick Dransfield photographed Ahmad Bin Hezeem, senior partner at BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates (BSA) and also put to him a series ...
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, ...
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...
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.