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Federal Penal Code amendments
United Arab Emirates / The amendments are designed to make the UAE's Penal Code consistent with other recent federal legislation and current federal enforcement policies.
Confidentiality under renewed focus
United Arab Emirates / The New Banking Law and the New AML Law have enhanced the protection afforded to confidential information.
Investments for the environment
Philippines / In a recent report released by the leading international body for assessment of climate change, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UN IPCC), established a target global warming limit of 1.5°C ...
Infrastructure investment in emerging markets — mitigating the risks
Asia (Other) / Infrastructure projects in emerging markets attract investors on the back of potential returns that can outstrip yields in mature markets ...
Redeeming failures — Lessons from the Ardon Maroon case
Asia (Other) / The recent case of Ardon Maroon Asia Master Fund (In Official Liquidation) serves as a stark reminder that it is critical that investment funds are built on properly considered, and expertly drafted constitutional documents, including the mechanics for redemptions ...
Major amendments to the Product Liability Act
South Korea / Since its introduction on July 1, 2002, the Product Liability Act has been enforced for the purpose of holding manufacturers, etc, liable for any damages caused to life, body or property resulting from defects of their products, according to the principle of absolute liability ...
Tanzanian government releases Microfinance Bill
Africa / In a bid to ensure proper licensing, regulation, monitoring and supervision of microfinance business in Tanzania, the Minister for Finance has issued a draft Bill on Microfinance to be tabled in the National Assembly very soon ...
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Allen & Gledhill agrees Indonesia alliance
The Singapore firm has agreed a strategic alliance with Soemadipradja & Taher.
The search is on for genuine client service-focused legal providers
Submissions for the In-House Community Visionary Client Service Legal Providers Awards, 2018 are now open!
Axiom appoints new Asia-Pacific general manager
The alternative legal services provider has hired Fitbit’s Yolanda Chan.
Nominations open for In-House Community Counsels of the Year Awards 2019
The In-House Community is now canvassing nominations for our fourth Counsels of the Year Awards ...
Australia courts Asian markets — and capital
Australia / Deepening financial and trade ties are solidifying the country's role in the region.
Netting arrangements made enforceable in the UAE
Rest of the World / For decades, banks and other counterparties in the UAE have obtained financial services from foreign financial institutions. Industry bodies, such as the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), the International ...
Legal innovation in BigLaw
Asia (Other) / For many people in the legal sphere, the word ‘innovation’ has become synonymous with ‘disruption’ — for others, the overuse of the word has relegated it to just another corporate buzzword ...
When disaster strikes – seven lessons in handling a cyber attack
Asia (Other) / Proper preparation and planning can help organisations set out a clear path for responding to a cyber breach ...
The Law on Cybersecurity and its effects on enterprises in Vietnam
Vietnam / Foreign service providers may be affected by a new regulation aimed at improving cybersecurity in the country ...
Is blockchain the answer?
Counsel need to be aware of the potential legal and other limitations of this rapidly evolving technology ...
Elina Mohamed
We speak to the general counsel at Orpic about her career, the development of the industry and her outlook ...
Carl Watson, Arcadis Asia
The general counsel of Arcadis Asia discusses effective in-house functionality and how he has worked to build a legal team that is fit for purpose.
Weiwen Wang
Along with legal knowledge, a business mindset and good communication skills are important attributes for the vice-president for business reputation and responsibility, Greater China, at InterContinental Hotels Group ...
Ethical Decision Making Process by Manish Asarkar
Manish Asarkar, legal & compliance head of Black & Veatch, India talks about the value in having strong Ethics and Compliance for companies and how to reatain these values in the decision ...
Hani Abosamra Abdelrasoul, Shelf Drilling
Shelf Drilling’s associate general counsel for the Middle East and Africa discusses the changing role of in-house counsel and the effect of technology on the profession.
Peangpanor Boonklum, PTT
One of the most prominent corporate lawyers in Thailand, PTT's head of legal spoke to the In-House Community's Tim Gilkison ...
Clifford Chance discusses its Singapore innovation lab
We speak to Kai Niklas-Schneider, managing partner of Clifford Chance, about its newly launched Create+65 Innovation Lab in Singapore.
Legal innovation in BigLaw
For many people in the legal sphere, the word ‘innovation’ has become synonymous with ‘disruption’ — for others, the overuse of the word has relegated it to just another corporate buzzword ...
The thing about … Carl Im
The brains behind eYulchon talks to Patrick Dransfield about his algorithmic approach to corporate compliance ...
The search is on for genuine client service-focused legal providers
Submissions for the In-House Community Visionary Client Service Legal Providers Awards, 2018 are now open!
Nominations open for In-House Community Counsels of the Year Awards 2019
The In-House Community is now canvassing nominations for our fourth Counsels of the Year Awards ...