Thomson Reuters owned Asian Legal Business (ALB), is giving the 2.0 treatment to “The Brief”, which, according to Zawya, will “provide legal professionals with the hard-hitting news and analysis they need to better understand the trends and business developments in the Middle East’s legal sector”. It’s unclear what killed the publication in the first place, but here you have it:
“The Brief, a 40-50 page English language magazine acquired by Thomson Reuters last year, will feature key interviews and regular guest columns from top legal experts as well as special country reports and In-House Counsel spotlights. The Brief will also cover the legal opportunities and challenges faced across different sectors throughout the region, issues concerning Islamic finance and sharia law as well as identifying top M&A and private equity deals.
‘Our goal is to make The Brief the publication legal professionals turn to in the Middle East. The Brief’s editorial team has exceptional knowledge of the region and will work closely with colleagues across Reuters to bring customers reliable and trustworthy news, along with authoritative and unbiased insight,’ commented Andrew Goldner, managing director of ALB.”
In this day and age, when I hear “unbiased” from major publishers I get skeptical right off the bat, but since I do have close friends at Thomson, I am going to give them the benefit of the doubt. Should be worth following no matter what. With so few outlets keeping on top of legal goings on in the Middle East, this certainly can’t hurt.
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