May 3, 2022
The shortlist of the In-House Community’s Counsels of the Year Awards, 2021 has been announced. Congratulations to all the shortlisted teams and individuals below. In-House Industry Awards Aviation • CCB Financial Leasing Corporation Limited • Malaysia Airlines Berhad • SATS Limited Banking • Bank of the Philippine Islands • CIMB Bank Berhad • First Abu Dhabi Bank • ICICI Bank Limited • Malayan Banking Berhard ( Maybank) Group Conglomerate • 3M Asia Pacific • Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc • REKSO Group Energy & Natural Resources • AFGRI Group Holdings • DNV • RGE • State Grid Overseas Investment Limited Financial Services – ex-banking • Asian Development Bank • Macquarie Capital • ORI Capital FMCG • British American Tobacco Co (HK) Limited • Mondelez Middle East & Africa FZE Insurance • AIA Singapore • Manulife Financial Asia • Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Limited Life Science & Pharma • Abu Dhabi Healthcare Services Company PJSC • Pfizer (Vietnam) Limited Company • Sanofi Philippines Manufacturing & Engineering • Alstom Transport • Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines, Inc • Intel Corporation • TI Fluid Systems Property, Infrastructure & Logistics • Eagle Hills Properties • Etihad Rail PJSC • FedEx Express Retail & Healthcare • A S Watson Group • Aeon Co (M) Bhd • Würth (China) Holding Co Limited Technology, Media & Telecom’s • Accenture Middle East • Gartner • Lazada Group • Omesti Berhad • PT. Jingdong Indonesia Pertama (JD.id) Travel & Leisure • Dusit Thani Public Company Limited • Marriott International, Inc • Shangri-La Asia Limited   In-House Practice Awards   Change Management • Eagle Hills Properties LLC • Herbalife...
April 12, 2022
In this edition, along side Q&A's with lawyers and other important legal updates, we feature our Deals of the Year report, showcasing our winning deals of 2021. These suggest a post-pandemic market comeback, with notable trends in green bond issuance and renewable energy projects. Digitalisation is another trend in global business, which has seen a COVID-related acceleration to perhaps “breakneck speed” (Eversheds Sutherland). In China, the Securities Regulatory Commission launched its pilot REITs project in 2020 to revitalise infrastructure assets and capital market ability to serve the real economy. We hear about the challenges and successes of this project (East & Concord).
December 3, 2021
We are currently canvassing submissions for the coveted In-House Community Visionary Client Services Awards 2021. The awards are open to submissions from the full spectrum of legal services. We are inviting applications for the following categories: Visionary Client Service Law firm of the Year, Asia Visionary Client Service Law firm of the Year, International Visionary Client Service Law firm of the Year, Middle East Visionary Client Service Law firm of the Year, South Africa Visionary Non-Law Firm Services Provider In what has been termed in the market as the only legal industry award for “the legal services provider that truly ‘gets it’ in terms of client service”, the In-House Community Visionary Firm Awards are unique in that they are open to applications from the full spectrum of legal services. Criteria for the Visionary Client Service Awards The past thirty years have not been covered in glory regarding the way that international legal media have sort to benchmark and award external teams.  How much a law firm pays its equity partners is not a viable measure of client service, after all. So, what would prove a better benchmark for law firms to strive for? The importance of client-service lay at the heart of our thinking at the In-House Community when putting together the criteria for the In-House Community – Visionary Client Services Firms of the Year.  General Counsel have shared with the In-House Community that the three prevailing challenges they face on a day to day basis are: Managing Costs and evaluating value-added; Talent & career management; and; Positioning the Legal department within the company.  By reverse-engineering these key challenges,...
December 2, 2021
The In-House Community’s Counsels of the Year Awards are off to a spectacular start! A record 123 major organisations have made submissions for the awards which will take place in March 2022. Our panel of judges will whittle this long list down to a short list which will be announced prior to the awards. The long list of submissions are as follows: 3M Asia Pacific A S Watson Group AAL Group Ltd. ABB Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc. Abu Dhabi Healthcare Services Company PJSC Accenture Middle East ACG Associated Capsules Private Ltd. Aeon Co. (M) Bhd. AFGRI Group Holdings AG Melco Elevator Co. LLC AIA Singapore AIG Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. Alexander Forbes Group Holdings Limited Alstom Transport Apraava Energy Private Limited (previously known as CLP India Private Limited) Arcadis Asia Limited Archer Daniels Midland Company Asian Development Bank Aujan Group Holding Aviat Networks Avvashya Group Bank of the Philippine Islands Barclays Bank PLC Beijing Calorie Information Technology Co., Ltd. (Keep) BentallGreenOak Investment Advisers Limited British American Tobacco Co (H.K) Ltd. CCB Financial Leasing Corporation Limited China Machinery Engineering Corporation China National Aviation Fuel Logistics Co. China Southern Power Grid International HK Ltd CIMB Bank Berhad CLSA Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines, Inc. Concentrix Philippines COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited Datamatics Global Services Limited DEWA D’Harmoni Telco Infra Sdn Bhd Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd DNV Dubai Holding Dubai Islamic Bank Dusit Thani Public Company Limited Eagle Hills Properties LLC Egis Asia Pacific Etihad Rail PJSC / Etihad Rail DB Operations LLC EZLand Vietnam JSC FAB Group FedEx Express FedEx Express International BV, Dubai Branch First Abu Dhabi Bank Fresenius Medical Care Gartner GlaxoSmithKline...
October 20, 2021
We’re inviting  In-House Counsel in Asia, Middle-East and South Africa to nominate themselves and/or their legal team for the 2021 In-House Community Counsel of the Year Awards. The aim of the awards is to honour the counsel and legal teams that have pursued excellence in their roles, to showcase their achievements and provide inspiration to our community of 17,000 in-house counsel across Asia and Middle East, as well as those providing external counsel. Submit Here Or fill the form below and submit to Yvette.Tan@inhousecommunity.com Your nomination will be appraised by our In-House Community Counsel of the Year Committee (names to be confirmed). The winning legal teams, and counsel within, will be able to demonstrate a majority of the following: – Dedication: They have gone over and above the normal call of duty to deliver legal and compliance services to their corporation/organisation. – Innovation: Established or put in place processes/systems to identify weak spots and improve and the organisation’s compliance and the legal team’s performance. – Efficiency & Value: The legal team are able to demonstrate the value they bring to the business unit. – Integration: The legal team has made itself an integral and valued part of the organisation at a decision making level. – Encouragement & Improvement: The team rewards it’s members for outstanding work and provides opportunities for it’s members to learn and grow within the company. – CSR & Diversity: The legal department, either independently or as part of corporate-wide effort practices good Corporate Social Responsibility, If you believe you or your in-house legal team deserves to be short-listed for recognition, please fill in the nomination/submission form...