In-House Counsel as a Business Partner: A Middle East Perspective

Asim Habib, Legal Counsel, ABB , UAE

In a constantly developing commercial landscape, the role of the In-house lawyer is also adapting. Not only are in-house lawyers in every industry expected to know the law, but also to be able to simultaneously provide commercial and simplified solutions to the business. Other support functions such as Finance and Human Resources often market themselves as a business partner of the company and Legal departments are also now adopting this trend. It has become increasingly captivating for in-house lawyers, particularly in times of dynamic commercial activity whether this be in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australasia or the Americas, to demonstrate their value to the business in valuable and proactive ways.

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UAE Management Industry November 2017 Vol.11, No. 41, Autumn 2017

Asim Habib

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I am an England and Wales qualified Solicitor and Advocate of the Sindh courts in Pakistan. I have been in Dubai for over five years working as a legal counsel for ABB covering the United Arab Emirates and oversight countries, including most of the Middle East. I have completed my LLB from Queen Mary, University of London, Legal Practice Course from the College of Law, London and LLM from SOAS, London. I was born and raised in London and am a hardcore supporter of Tottenham Hotspur and Anthony Joshua.

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ABB is one of the world’s leading engineering companies in the fields of Energy, Power and Automation, enabling its customer to use electrical power efficiently to increase productivity and sustainability while lowering environmental impact

UAE Management Industry November 2017 Vol.11, No. 41, Autumn 2017