KUWAIT’S NEW VISION AND ROLE OF CIVIL SOCIETY Lawyer . Bader AL-Resheidi

The State of Kuwait has long been created by world trade between countries and surrounding cities. Kuwait has contributed to the recovery of many cities from the effects of poverty, famine and crisis. It has a sea port, ships, marinas, secured routes and land crossings connected to neighboring cities and countries. The people of Kuwait were merchants of the sea and the land as they maintained this geographical location to which the people used to come. Since it is a safe country enjoying wise leadership

SURGING AHEAD – WOMEN IN LAW IN INDIA SURGING AHEAD – WOMEN IN LAW IN INDIA . Evita Shekhar Sood

Women, Law and Success, three words that sound paradoxical when used in one sentence for the Eastern Cultures. It has been a revolutionary struggle for women to make a mark and be seen as economy drivers in various fields. Representation of women in law has been especially challenging. Breaking this stereotype is Rishika Arora, 30, a young and dynamic advocate from India. She is overcoming barriers of gender and race bit by bit and thriving to be in the top spot of the International Legal Fraternity

Key Changes under the Revised Corporation Code of the Philippines FEMALE LAWYER FROM PHILIPPINES . Miriam Rose Ivan L. Pereira

comply with the requirements and resume operations within the period given by the SEC shall cause the revocation of the corporation’s certificate of incorporation. The previous exception for a failure by a corporation to organize, commence operations or carry out the construction of its works, or continuously operate due to causes beyond its control was dropped from the RCC. Revival of Corporate Existence

The latest developments in Saudi Arabia in the field of intellectual property women in law . Taghreed AL- Meshariy

The Saudi Intellectual Property Authority (SIPO) was established by Ministerial Decree No. 410 dated 28/6/1438 AH, In 2017, following the approval of the Saudi Council of Ministers to establish the Saudi Intellectual Property Authority, which is one of the initiatives of the Ministry of Commerce and Investment within the National Transformation Program 2020, which is based on the Kingdom's Vision 2030 and its support for scientific and knowledge development in all sectors.

Chinese European Arbitration Center / CEAC vice president of the Chinese European Arbitration Association CEAA & CEAC . Dr. Elke Umbeck female lawyer from German

1- Tell us about yourself. I am partner of the German Independent law firm In German and foreign clients in all fields of law. My field is that of arbitration and litigation. I am regularly acting as arbitrator and counsel in national and international arbitration proceedings and give advice in complex disputes. 2- what do you do at CEAC? I am vice president of the Chinese European Arbitration Association (CEAA) which is the sole shareholder of the Chinese European Arbitration Center (CEAC) and which helps to promote CEAC.

CORONAVIRUS: LEGAL RISKS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS Lawyer . Areej Hamadah

The outbreak of coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) is viciously impacting the whole world, in a way forcing companies, banks, financial corporations and factories to act accordingly, and be prepared for the anticipated financial and legal implications. Losses are certainly not limited to lives but will extend to have serious impacts on global economy. The urgent question is how the world will fulfill the future needs of global markets, being heavily dependent on Chinese industry, while Chinese factories are shut down to control the spread of the virus?

Using Force Majeure shield under coronavirus outbreak – perspective under Chinese legal system PRC Lawyer . Ms. Eloisa Hu

The coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak first started in Wuhan (central China) around the middle of December 2019 did not take too long to have its national-wide percussion. On Jan. 24th, 2020, the Wuhan government announced the lockdown of the whole city (with around 11 million people), which soon extended to the whole Hubei Province

First Female Lawyer in Kuwait Suad Al Jassem EDITOR IN CHIEF . AREEJ HAMADAH

The destiny has chosen me to be professionally trained and taught by the first female lawyer in Kuwait, the general advisor to Ahli Untied Bank, the late, Suad Al Jassem, May Allah rest her soul in the paradise. She was an extraordinary woman who has a deep knowledge in the law and ethics. Has was having a special charisma which mixed between strength and kindness; severeness and flexibility; seriousness and joking. She had a very lovely smile. So, I am proud to be under her leadership for 8 years, during which I have learned a lot from her. Suad Al Jassem graduated from Kuwait University. At the outset of her career, she had worked at Al-Essa and Al-Bader Law Firm. She specialized in personal status lawsuits and her fellow male lawyers, who were very happy for her existence among them, provided considerable support to her. Therefore, she become the only woman who pleads before Kuwaiti courts at that time.

A STRUGGLE JOURNEY student of law . Farah AL-Sadi

When there is passion, sacrifice exists, and by perseverance, success is attained. The love of law has rooted inside my heart since childhood. I have always dreamt of wearing the black coat. There is no doubt that the surrounding atmosphere motivated me to realize my dream, especially that most of my family are consultants, judges and lawyers. Their persistence increased when I wrote my first legal book at the secondary stage

If your hand is reward short, be thankful. EDITOR IN CHIEF . AREEJ HAMADAH

No matter what achievements we attain and open ways to succeed and reach what we dreamt of, we should not overlook who was the reason for our success; who supported us and held our hand to continue on our journey to success and progress. No matter how we express our gratitude to them, the words remain short. In fact, nothing is poorer than a person who isn’t thankful to others. My career life was not an easy journey, nor my path was filled with flowers. It was full of thorns, and I had faced many obstacles, difficulties and impediments. Many others fought against me without a mistake on my part. They closed all doors before my face without a convincing reason. Others claimed my efforts and initiatives for their own in a cheap attitude, while others sought to discredit me and backstab me falsely.

Doing business in Kuwait FOUNDER OF LEGAL CHALLENGES GROUP / CONSULT & LAWYER . AREEJ HAMADAH

The State of Kuwait is one of the wealthiest, and it has a very sophisticated business people in the private sector. The country is witnessing a steady growth by diversification of its economy. There is significant expansion in various sectors: - Oil & Gas, Oilfield Services and Energy - Infrastructure, PPP/BOT Projects - Health Services - Education - Environment

ENGLAND FEMALE LAWYER The Immediate Past President of the Law Society of England and Wales . Christina Blacklaws

My name is Christina Blacklaws and I am the Immediate Past President of the Law Society of England and Wales. I have had a long and interesting career in law with three driving forces shaping all that I have done: innovation, access to justice and gender equality. I originally specialised in representing some of the most vulnerable and deprived children in our society. I was managing partner of a community-based law firm which did a lot of legal aid work. In the mid-2000s I set up my own law firm which I grew to be the largest specialist family law firm in the country

THE NEW EUROPEAN DIRECTIVE ON COPYRIGHT IN THE DIGITAL AGE Partner lawyer &Former Member of the French National Bar Council Curator of the Paris Bar Museum . By Emmanuel PIERRAT

Before 2019, legal insecurity remained for authors who pointed out the fact that the value of their copyright-protected works was unduly recovered by online platforms such as YouTube. Moreover, user was the only responsible for putting online counterfeit work. The platforms were protected by their hosting statutes which allowed them to never be held responsible.

Marketing versus business development in law firms Founder Partner at Legal Leaders . Cristina Salvador - Female Lawyer From Brazil

What would you advise investors and entrepreneurs in business transactions from a legal and commercial stand point, particularly with regard to international businesses? My piece of advice is that both investors and entrepreneurs work on a Business Plan that is appropriate to their business, to properly understand if the product/service will be well accepted within the location(s) selected. In addition, seeking to understand particulars regarding Intellectual Property/Specific Regulations and all criteria in connection with business law, since corporate structures and tax planning strategies are of utmost importance for transactions to develop. My personal experience allows me to state that without proper legal/accounting and technological advisory services, no business tends to succeed in today's environment, which tends to process automation and reduced profit margins.

The first woman to be elected to the head of the organisation which represents all 68,000 French lawyers President of the French National Bar Council . FEMALE LAWYER FROM PARIS / Christiane Féral-Schuhl

Christiane Féral-Schuhl has been in practice for more than 30 years in the fields of computer law, new technology law, data privacy law and intellectual property law, in which she is a renowned player. In addition, she is a mediator, arbitrator and cyber arbitrator, notably at the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation). Former president of the Paris Bar, Christiane Féral-Schuhl is now President of the French National Bar Council, the first woman to be elected to the head of the organisation which represents all 68,000 French lawyers. Within the priorities of her mandate, there is notably supporting lawyers in the digital revolution and the defence of equality in the profession and women’s rights.

Doing M&A in China under the New Foreign Investment Law Leading Lawyer for Cross Border Projects of the One Belt One Road Strategy” - All China Lawyers’ Association, September 2016 “Recommended lawyer for . WAYNE WANG LAWYER FROM CHAINA

The Foreign Investment Law of the PRC (the “FI Law”) was passed by China’s parliament on March 15, 2019 and will come into force on January 1, 2020. As an iconic event of China’s efforts to further open up its market, the FI Law will overhaul China’s foreign investment legal framework, with extensive impact on both incorporation of foreign invested enterprises (“FIEs”) and mergers and acquisitions of domestic companies by foreign investors.

Doing business in Japan Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners . Kazuhiro Kobayashi

I. Inward Direct Investment Regulation 1. If a non-resident, a foreign company, etc., (the “Foreign Investor”) (i) acquires no less than 10 percent[1] of the shares in a Japanese listed company, etc., (ii) acquires shares or equity in a Japanese company other than a Japanese listed company, etc., (iii) establishes a branch office, factory or any such place of business other than a representative office in Japan, or (iv) takes an equivalent action ( the “Inward Direct Investment”), such Foreign Investor does not have to obtain any approval in advance, but it must report the substance of such Inward Direct Investment, its timing and certain other information to the Minister of Finance and the competent minister through the Bank of Japan by the 15th of the next month in cases other than mentioned below in 2.

UAE Judicial System Lawyer . Abduallah AL-Awadhi

allowed to either establish its own judiciary or to merge with the federal court system. This System is dual in nature as it has Federal Court System where it includes courts of first instance (trial court), courts of appeal and the court of cassation (Supreme Court) and State Court System where the State (or Emirate) judicial system has also trial,

High Court Of Singapore - Banks Cases .

The Singapore High Court (“Court”) considered whether a bank owed any investment advisory duty to its customer in either contract or tort, and found on the facts of this case that no such duty arose. The Court also alluded to key factors it would consider to determine whether a duty of care arises beyond the contractual duties owed by a bank to its customer.

Protection of well-known foreign trade marks in Kuwait Assistant Professor at the Department of International Law . Dr Bashayer Salah Abdullah Al-Ghanim

Trade marks are considered to be one of the most important constituents of commerce and its success. For this reason they enjoy substantial support and effort by entrepreneurs in order to distinguish themselves in both local and international markets, and thereby to contribute to the reputation of their owners and their companies.

ASSOCIATION OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT PRESIDENT . Ghdeer AL-jumaa

An initiative launched by a group of initiators in various areas of entrepreneurship for the benefit of society by strengthening the leading role of Kuwaiti youth, promoting a culture of entrepreneurship and providing fields of action among them, with the aim of raising awareness of the importance of self-employment by creating business incubators and accelerators to create models of future entrepreneurs.

Mixed Legal Systems in United Arab Emirates Attorney at Law and Legal Counsel . Diana Mohamed Hamade

UAE judicial system operates through a bilateral framework involving a civil judiciary based on the French legal system and an Anglo-Saxon judiciary based on English commercial courts. Thus, the UAE has become the only country in the Middle East that has a dual judicial system, similar to other countries like Canada. The start was when Dubai began attracting international financial companies to its free zones, which enjoy special laws enabling foreign investors to full ownership right. Disputes arising in all free zones were subject to the jurisdiction of Dubai Courts, except where the parties agreed on an arbitration clause.