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.
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 department for the Middle East and Africa region. A reflection of her success, in May, Ali was selected by our expert panel of judges as the In-House Community Counsel of the Year, 2016. Here she talks to Asian-mena Counsel about the qualities she thinks are vital to being a good in-house lawyer.
Energy & Projects Report Middle East & Africa public-private partnership (PPP) guide – Neil Cuthbert and Atif Choudhary of Dentons analyse the emergence of PPP’s in the Middle East and how selected emerging markets in Africa have recently looked to introduce a PPP legal framework. Investing inIndonesia’s waste-to energy (WTE) sector – Building a WTE power plant requires a huge amount of investment, but, with limited government funding available, other financing sources are badly needed. Veronica Situmorang, Donke Kafi and David Harrison of DK & Situmorang Lawyers explain the options.
Middle East & Africa public-private partnership (PPP) guide Neil Cuthbert and Atif Choudhary of Dentons analyse the emergence of public-private partnerships in the Middle East (with a focus on the GCC) and also in the context of selected emerging markets in Africa that have recently looked to introduce a PPP legal framework. Below is a summary of their full report.
Hot Topics We discuss Brexit with insight from various private practice lawyers; Richard Bell of Clyde & Co writes about his Journey along the Silk Road; JunHe delve into issues regarding provisions to China's network publishing services; and Trowers inform us about Doing business in Iran in this Hot Topics Special Feature.
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.
Wisdom imparted Muhammad Tariq, Senior Legal Counsel at TECOM Investments shares with us his experience working in-house after closing the chapter on his days as an M&A private practitioner at Al Tamimi & Company. Leaving his former position somewhat reluctantly at first, he is now comfortably juggling the many roles the in-house move has demanded of him and offers up his advice for managing the position with efficiency, humility and decorum.
The thing about … Jonathan Silver Recently in Dubai, Asian-mena Counsel’s Patrick Dransfield photographed and spoke to Jonathan Silver, head of Clyde & Co’s operations in the Middle East and North Africa for the past twenty-five years. The interview took place one day after Jonathan’s 25th anniversary at the firm. Patrick asked Jonathan, who is a member of the firm’s Global Management board, a series of questions on behalf of the In-House Community.
The Canadian insurance M&A environment There have been a significant number of insurance company M&A transactions in the Canadian market in recent years, a trend expected to continue. Fasken Martineau DuMoulin have surveyed the acquisition agreements from these transactions and analysed the key deal terms and trends therein.