Legal Musings

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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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Lawyers and Emotional Intelligence

Developing a high emotional quotient can give lawyers an edge in providing legal solutions. Mumtalakat’s GC explores the key components of EI. Emotional Intelligence or “EI” is a concept that was developed by social psychologists back...

Walid Sowaidan, 3M

Sailing through a rough economy – Part 3

In the last edition of the three-part series, Walid Sowaidan shares his thoughts on efficient in-house legal budget management in a difficult economy. Having discussedexternal counsel and in-house counsel cooperation as well as thoughts on meeting...

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Sailing through a rough economy – Part 2

In the second edition of the three-part series, Walid Sowaidan writes about why it is crucial for in-house lawyers to ‘walk the talk’.    In the last article, we discussed thoughts on how external counsel could...

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Sailing through a rough economy

How can in-house and external counsel work together to transform the provision of legal services? In a challenging economy, legal cost is usually seen by businesses as a strong candidate for potential savings. With that in...

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Bonding with the supplier market

With construction continuing to be a growth industry, how can Employers effectively engage with suppliers and mitigate against poor performance or non-delivery? A number of iconic projects are to be completed in Dubai this year with...

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