Legal Musings

Legal Musings
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...

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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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A flexible approach?

Is mediation a better route for dispute resolution in the UAE? Bridget Butler highlights the advantages… The growth of the UAE as centre of trade and commerce has been accompanied by international investment and agreements. This in...

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The Impact of Digitalisation – Part 2

In last month’s edition, Kiran Scarr discussed the potential significance on trade for companies adopting a digital strategy. In the second part, the general counsel focuses on the implications of adopting technology on the construction industry....

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The Impact of Digitalisation – Part 1

In a two-part series, Kiran Scarr of DMCC talks about how technology can revolutionise UAE’s construction and infrastructure sector.  In my role as general counsel of DMCC, the government authority for, and master developer of, the...

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