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Recent Significant Changes to the Corporate Regulatory and Restructuring Regime in Singapore
Singapore / In an effort to ensure Singapore’s corporate regulatory regime continues to stay robust and to strengthen Singapore’s status as a leading global financial hub, the Companies (Amendment) Act 2017 (“CAA 2017”) was passed by Parliament on 10 March 2017 ...
China’s Priorities for a Free Trade Agreement with Canada
China (PRC) / Analysis of Chinese language commentary, news media and academic studies, reveal some of China's top priorities for a free trade agreement with Canada ...
Vietnam Update – Q2, 2017
Vietnam / Including electronic visas, IPRs taxes, import/export rules, new tax regulations for farmland use, management of investment projects and commercial mediation ...
Indonesia: New Regulation Regarding Public Companies’ Shareholding Reporting Obligation
Indonesia / The Financial Services Authority has updated public companies’ obligation to report on their shareholding by way of OJK Regulation No. 11/POJK.04/2017 regarding Report on Public Company Ownership ...
India Update for May 2017
India / The May 2017 India newsletter from Clasis Law includes an article on “Corporate Compliances: Necessity and Implication”, as well as Banking, Projects, Energy & Natural Resources and IP updates ...
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Obituary: Kirtee Kapoor
Sad passing of Davis Polk partner and friend of the In-House Community ...
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.
Dentons expands into Myanmar
Myanmar / Dentons, already the world's largest law firm, has expanded its Southeast Asia presence with the addition of a new office in Yangon ...
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...
SCIA adopts new arbitration framework
China (PRC) / The SCIA’s new rules make it the first arbitration institution in China to hear investor-state arbitrations and administer cases under Uncitral Arbitration Rules.
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 … 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, ...
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.
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.