Legal Musings

Legal Musings
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Diverse and bold recruitment

Linda Mouaz shares her experience and simple, yet essential practical tips in building and leading a diverse and inclusive in-house legal team. I have a cosmopolitan legal team comprising of the nationalities Indian, Filipino, Egyptian, Iranian,...

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Corporate Compliance: Judgment, Ethics and Integrity

In-house legal counsel are not only the gatekeepers of the company which employs them. They also protect its assets, culture and values. When I joined Nestlé Middle East, it was the first time in my legal...

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Developing lawyers for the future

We need to adapt to the new ways of learning, even if it means ditching the traditional class-based mode of learning,” writes the head of legal of Aggreko. The role of the in-house lawyer is evolving....

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Workplace harassment, our duty as lawyers

Khaled Shivji shares his take on how lawyers should lead efforts to tackle harassment at work, defy dated notions and reform practices within and beyond the organisation. I have been awestruck by the #MeToo movement and...

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The lawyer, a diplomat?

The art of being a good lawyer is being a good diplomat, writes the head of legal of Aggreko Middle East & North Africa. To borrow Roy Jenkins’ phrase, diplomacy is analogous to being able to...

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Softly Softly Catchee Monkey

In my previous two contributions (on personal branding and leadership), I guess the message should have come across quite clearly that I believe in-house lawyers are more than just the sum of their technical legal (hard)...

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Lawyers and leadership

In times of crisis people look to their leaders and often, their lawyer(s). On several occasions in my career, I have come across the inherent assumption that lawyers are, by their very nature, good leaders. Whilst...

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Building a personal brand – should you bother?

How can in-house lawyers add value by building their personal brands? David Galea delves deep into the fundamental elements… The role of an in-house lawyer is rarely connected with sales. Selling is the realm of the...

Rima Hadid – Al Masri, ‎board secretary & general counsel, Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company

The importance of commercial awareness

Commercial awareness is no longer a ‘nice to have’ skill for law graduates entering into the employment market. It is a mandatory requirement for a legal professional, especially a GC steering their organisation through legal and...

Rima Hadid – Al Masri, ‎board secretary & general counsel, Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company

Education vs. Practice

Does contemporary legal education sufficiently equip legal practitioners in the GCC? Mumtalakat’s general counsel addresses this pertinent question.  I am an Australian-qualified solicitor who has been working as a legal consultant in Bahrain for 14 years....

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