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Doing Business in Iran: the banking bottleneck
With the easing of sanctions against Iran, vast business opportunities have opened up. The challenge is whether and how to participate in such a potentially phenomenal market without taking undue risks.
Anti-trust guideline for automotive industry introduces presumed exemption for vertical agreements
The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) released the Anti-trust Guideline for Automotive Industry ...
Compulsory licensing of patents in India: a human rights issue as well!
The compulsory licensing regime in India has always been embroiled in controversy, more so when it involves compulsory ...
Revisiting the Indonesian Language Law
Indonesiaís Law No. 24 of 2009 regarding the National Flag, Language, Emblem and Anthem (the Language Law) was very likely ...
Other articles & Reports
News
Law firms advise on Brexit, 29/06/2016 Thanks to the recent referendum, competition law, construction law, contracts and trading relationships, data protection/transparency, dispute resolution, employment law, environmental law, ...
Mayer Brown opens office in Dubai, 29/06/2016 Mayer Brown announced the opening of its office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The office serves as a hub of the firmís Middle East practice....
Special Reports
Cyber Crime Our cover story Being 'Verbal' with cyber crime and data protection details different jurisdictions' approaches to cyber crime, while Clyde & Co's Richard Bell writes about 'Electronic growing pains' and Deacons' Richard Hudson reports on the 'CEO fraud' phishing scam.
Dispute Resolution The Beijing Arbitration Centre reference a case study to demonstrate arbitration's fairness; Clyde & Co discuss arbitral awards in China and the future of arbitration in the middle kingdom; and Mochtar Karuwin Komar review mediation and explain why it should become more popular.
Deals of the Year 2015 Our 11th annual Deals of the Year Special Report compiles the most innovative, unique, mega and complex transactions between December 2014 and November 2015 that saw the region flying high again.
In-House Insights
Leading in-house counsel throughout a 'worldwide web'
Global General Counsel of NetApp Matthew Fawcett shares his views on overseeing a worldwide legal team, advises the In-House Community on what they have stated are their most prevailant challenges and tells them what to do when "sitting in the worry seat".
The importance of communication
Robert Southgate, Head of Corporate Governance, Compliance & Contentious Legal for the Asia, Middle East & Africa region for British Telecommunications (BT), reveals to the In-House Community his methods of motivation, what makes external counsel stand out to him and why 'phoning it in' is never the answer.
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 & Secretarial/Company Secretary at IHH Healthcare discusses what she feels is essential to in-house success, as well as revealing how she motivates and inspires her team and herself. She also points out how now, legal departments need "to work hand-in-hand with the client".
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Upcoming Community Events & Forums
Risk & Compliance Symposium, China 2016 - Tuesday 5 July 2016

In-House Congress Manila 2016 - Tuesday 12 July 2016


Now in their 18th 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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