Sitting in the legal driver’s seat at a renowned MNC in India has its rewards. However, as Shahana Basu Kanodia, Chief Legal Officer/Global General Counsel of Apollo Tyres Limited explains, one of the biggest challenges can be integrating the legal function between different offices in Asia, Europe and Africa to provide timely, consistent and pragmatic legal advice to business divisions in different time zones. Here she tells us more about her role.
Asia’s economic growth has relied heavily on power generated from fossil fuels. But environmental concerns, political volatility in oil producing nations and finite resources mean the race is on to find alternative ways of meeting huge energy demand. In our Special Report on Energy and Natural Resources find out how the region is increasingly investing in overseas power projects and technologies as it strives to diversify its energy mix. Meanwhile, senior industry lawyers tell us how high-profile offshore energy disasters have shaped insurance legislation and how Indonesia plans to exploit its geothermal resources to generate electricity.
Dr George Woodman, director of Teng Hoi Conservation Organization, presents the case for carbon trading as a way of cutting greenhouse gas emissions and explains how a simple game is helping spread the word.