IBA Global Insight - April 2011

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RULE OF LAW SPECIAL

Arab awakening

The Arab world's popular uprisings suggest epoch-making change.

Rule of law: an elusive panacea

The BRIC and Middle East economies increasingly command respect on the global stage. IBA Global Insight assesses the challenges of building lasting and effective rule of law.
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Sudan: the people's choice

The new entrant to the community of nations must overcome a number of challenges, logistical and political.

GLOBAL ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES

BP's Russian roulette

The beleaguered oil company has come out fighting. But a deal with the Russian Government-owned Rosneft was always going to prove controversial.

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE IN ASIA

One country, two systems

IBA Global Insight assesses Hong Kong's proposed changes to corporate governance rules and how they fit with the approach in mainland China.

TECHNOLOGY AND RISK

Navigating the data minefield

The dynamic nature of information technology in the 21st century presents enormous challenges. As the global legal profession is using IT to its full advantage, the risks are greater than ever.
   
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A letter from Latin America
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