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Potential Criminal Liability for Arbitrators and Experts in the UAE
The UAE Penal Code was amended to introduce the concept of criminal liability for arbitrators, experts, and translators who issue dishonest and partial decisions and opinions.
The UAE Competition Law Clarified
Two Cabinet Decisions have been issued which provide guidance on the implementation of the Competition Law, particularly on market share thresholds and on small and medium establishments.
New Federal Consumer Protection Regime for Bank Customers
Canada: The government has introduced a bill which proposes to create a comprehensive federal consumer code and strengthen federal jurisdiction over provincial jurisdiction with respect to products and services of banks.
Canada: Alberta's Renewable Electricity Program
Alberta released details of the Renewable Electricity Program to accelerate the development of renewable power generation through a competitive bid process.
Other articles & Reports
News
Lucien Wong leaves Allen & Gledhill to become Singapore AG, 30/11/2016 Singapore has appointed Allen & Gledhill’s Lucien Wong, one of the city-state’s most prominent private practice lawyers, as attorney-general. ...
BLP opens in Quarry Bay as law firms quit Central, 16/11/2016 Berwin Leighton Paisner recently became the first international law firm in Hong Kong to open an office in Quarry Bay, possibly marking the start of an exodus from Central....
Special Reports
10th Annual Representing Corporate Asia & Middle East Survey, including Firms of the Year, 2016 ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL is pleased to present the results of its 10th annual Representing Corporate Asia and Middle East Survey of members of our In-House Community of corporate legal and compliance counsel, and buyers of legal services along the New Silk Road. We are also pleased to reveal our In-House Community Firms of the Year. Voted for by those who know best in each jurisdiction, the nominated firms have been selected for the level and quality of service they provide to the top clients in the region.
Anti-Trust & Competition Special Report Keeping Hong Kong competitive Rose Webb, chief executive officer of the Competition Commission of Hong Kong, talks about the city’s new Competition Ordinance.
Recent examples of consent decrees in Korea and their implications The system, introduced in 2011, is expected to be used more actively in the future, write Chang-Ho Kum, Kenneth T Kim and Jin Woo Hwang of Yoon & Yang.
Levelling the playing field in the Philippines Until last year, the Philippines was the only founding member of Asean that did not have a comprehensive competition law in place. Francisco Ed Lim, Patricia-Ann T Prodigalidad, Eric R Recalde of ACCRALAW review the Philippine Competition Act.
India: The ‘single economic entity’ defence The Competition Commission has reviewed several cases where the ‘single economic entity’ defence has been raised. Ritika Ganju and Ankur Verma of Phoenix Legal analyse the precedent.
Energy & Projects Report Middle East & Africa public-private partnership (PPP) guideNeil 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.
In-House Insights
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.
Credit where credit’s due
Having worked as a lawyer in New York for 15 years and Asia for almost 20 before joining Asian Development Bank which focusses on developing jurisdictions, Christopher Stephens tells the In-House Community about the “cultural arrogance” behind assuming that the more longstanding laws are the better ones and will automatically work in areas whose traditions and cultures are disparate. He also talks about how to motivate younger lawyers, revealing that giving them credit for their work has to go beyond remuneration.
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".
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