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Vietnam update
Vietnam / The start of 2017 saw a handful of new regulations that affect business in Vietnam. Indochine Counsel have briefed them and outlined the most important changes from each new regulation, ranging from the Civil Code to minimum wage and from accountancy to gambling ...
Didi and Uber China’s merger from an Anti-monopoly Law perspective
China (PRC) / On August 1, 2016, which happened to be the eighth anniversary of the Anti-monopoly Law, Didi announced its merger with Uber China ...
Regulatory challenges for Vodafone Idea merger
India / Vodafone India is in discussions with Idea Cellular for an all-share merger. It appears that the intense competition the Indian telecom industry is facing due to freebies offered by the new entrant, Reliance Jio, has ...
Recent changes to Indonesia’s coal and mineral resources regulations
Indonesia / On January 11, 2017, the Government of Indonesia enacted Government Regulation No. 1 of 2017 on Fourth Amendment of Government Regulation No. 23 of 2010 on Implementation of Mineral and Coal Mining Business Activity ...
Cyber bullying in the Philippines
Philippines / The pen is mightier than the sword or so the adage goes. When this was once said, it was to highlight the power of thoughts and ideas over brute force and violence as a way to effect change. Today, the pen can ...
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PwC opens Hong Kong law firm
Former King & Wood Mallesons Beijing partner David Tiang will lead the new office.
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.
Judging underway for In-House Community Counsels of the Year
The judging process is underway for this year's In-House Community Counsels of the Year and In-House Teams of the Year.
Norton Rose Fulbright and Chadbourne & Parke to merge
Norton Rose Fulbright and Chadbourne & Parke have agreed to a merger that will create a law firm with more than 4,000 lawyers in 58 offices and 32 countries.
The new IP and online landscape in China
China (PRC) / The past 12 months have brought several significant developments in the IP and online environment in China, many of which are game-changers in the way IP ...
Reshaping the perception of Indian IP law
India / The past few years have seen plentiful developments in the Indian IP regime. The judiciary has consistently delivered ...
Protecting IP in three dimensions
Managing and protecting intellectual property (IP) can be a complex undertaking. Often, IP is viewed too narrowly — in many cases only as something intangible...
Personal data protection: Dawn of a new era
Indonesia / After for more than a year in the pipeline, Indonesia has issued rules that mark the start of a new era for personal data protection in the country. ...
Streamlining insolvency in the UAE
United Arab Emirates / The United Arab Emirates’ much-awaited new bankruptcy law is a positive step forward for the country’s insolvency regime. If implemented constructively and embraced within ...
Does AI imply a future of legal wisdom foregone? The potential long-term implications of legal artificial intelligence
In his book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell repeatedly mentions what has become known as the “10,000-hour rule”, which states that to become world-class in any field you...
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 ...
What the doctor ordered
As well as highlighting the importance of teamwork within an in-house team and between the legal team and others within the business, Michele Kythe Lim, Group Head, Legal &...
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 ...
The thing about … Sai Ree Yun
Recently in Seoul, Asian-mena Counsel’s Patrick Dransfield photographed Sai Ree Yun, one of the six founding partners of Yulchon, and also asked him ...
The world according to Joe Andrew
Joe Andrew, global chairman of Dentons, talked to In-House Community co-director Patrick Dransfield during a recent visit to Hong Kong about the challenges of ...
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.
Judging underway for In-House Community Counsels of the Year
The judging process is underway for this year's In-House Community Counsels of the Year and In-House Teams of the Year.