Lawyer Monthly May 2020 Edition

Edited by Jaya Harrar

Lawyer Monthly - May 2020 Edition

From the Editor...

Welcome to the May edition of Lawyer Monthly!

As we all are deep into lockdown and social distancing, we have seen the impact of the global pandemic hit every corner of the world. And it is all a little bit of doom and gloom, isn’t it? Therefore, this month, I decided to try and search for some positives that we may gather from the current situation and what this means for the legal sector post-pandemic.

Shifting away from coronavirus news, our cover story this month focuses on arbitration in the middle east; with the Arab countries progressing rapidly for foreign investment, we speak to Dr Azab Alaziz on Arab arbitration laws and their potential ineffectiveness in propagating the culture of arbitration and how this impacts the region’s FDI.

If you joined us last month, you would have seen our article on the top ways to market your law firm during coronavirus; this month, we have featured the five remaining points on the best way to retain and keep your clients in the loop.

We also feature Covid-19 updates from India’s employment law sector, as well as updates on trademark law in France, and an exclusive interview with Schneider Electric’s East Asia & Japan General Counsel, Paul Fredrick.

We hope you enjoy our May issue.

Keep safe and see you next month!

Jaya Harrar - Lawyer Monthly Editor