Atty. Marie Christine Duran-Schulze, JD, MBA, Managing Partner, Duran & Duran-Schulze Law

Atty. Marie Christine Duran-Schulze has been a practicing corporate attorney for over 14 years in the Philippines. Atty. Duran-Schulze holds a master’s degree in business administration from Dela Salle University and a Juris Doctor degree from Far Eastern University. She completed her Bachelor of Science in […]

Interview with Hashim Wafa, Managing Attorney at Wafa and Wafa Law Offices, Cochin, India

Hashim Wafa is a highly experienced business lawyer and IP attorney based in Kochi, India. As the Managing Attorney at Wafa and Wafa, he leads a team of skilled lawyers providing comprehensive legal services. With expertise in global IP advisory, corporate law practice, arbitration, compliance management, […]

Environmental Degradation Threat to Human Rights : Legal Analysis on Asian Perspective

Abstract Access to food, water and clean air are inalienable part of Human rights which cannot be realized in the absence of healthy and sustainable environment. This paper explores the connection between environmental degradation and human rights. The object demonstrates inaccessibility to food, pure water and […]

Law students from Sri Lanka are making a global mark in Alternate Dispute Resolution

Teams from Sri Lanka are now making a global mark in Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR). Most recently 4 students have been invited to represent their country at the Warsaw Negotiations Rounds (WNR) in Poland. The well-seasoned team is coached by Anuji Kannangara a certified mediator, and led by Shayhum AbooSalih who was […]

Economic Growth Forecast Reduces While Investment Increases in India

The global economic slowdown is impacting India with the reduction of economic growth forecasts by international financial institutions, a downward trend that has been continuing for more than a quarter now. There is hope for improvement with more domestic consumption that is expected to increase. The […]

Thai accounting firm Administration Outsourcing joins Alliott Global Alliance

Alliott Global Alliance (‘AGA’), one of the largest and fastest-growing global multidisciplinary alliances with 215 member firms in 95 countries, can now provide clients with accounting and tax services in Thailand through Top 25 firm Administration Outsourcing Co., Ltd (‘Administration Outsourcing’) in Bangkok. Administration Outsourcing was founded […]

The Importance of Practice Management in Law Firms: An Interview with Stella Lau, Practice Manager at MahWengKwai & Associates

Practice managers are not yet commonly deployed in boutique law firms, as many still operate with traditional organizational structures. However, as the legal industry continues to evolve, the role of a practice manager is becoming more recognized and valued.

First South Asian Team to Win at Bucerius Germany

Shayhum Aboosalih and Rishika Pandey made strides at the recently concluded Mediation Competition organised by the Bucerius Law School in Germany. The event was sponsored by Bodenheimer and brought to a finale a year of much developments in the ADR sphere. Alternate Dispute Resolution or ADR […]

Landmark Legal Development in India

It came as a huge surprise that the Bar Council of India (BCI) issued regulations permitting foreign lawyers and law firms to register in India.

Is your next Director of Operations or COO already in your BD department?

An interview with Isaac Uchiyama, EY Law Japan’s Head of Business Development and Operations, on how he seamlessly went from being a BD professional to also overseeing the operations What led you to a career in professional services business development? I was born in Japan but […]

What is Lahore International Disputes Weekend (LIDW’23)?

Lahore International Disputes Weekend 2023 (LIDW’23) is a three-day event by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Pakistan Branch. It is was organized in collaboration with MK Consultus LLP, planned to undertake from 19th to 21st May 2023.  The main objective of LIDW’23 is to provide a […]

Equal Access to the Judiciary in Bangladesh: Eligibility Analyses for Appointment of Persons with Disabilities

Abstract Despite the constitutional and legal guarantee of the right to equality of all in public employment, the Bangladesh Judicial Service Commission Rules 2007 (BJSC Rules 2007) does not permit physically challenged person entry to the Judicial Service of Bangladesh. Against this backdrop, this article makes […]

Why does Vietnam remain a top destination for foreign of investment? An interview with Richard Luu, Managing Partner, Asia Legal Law Firm

Richard Luu is Managing Partner of Asia Legal – a business law firm in Vietnam. Where he specializes in cross-border M&A transactions and dispute resolution. In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Richard explains why Vietnam remains on top of investment destinations in Southeast Asia for foreign […]

Evolution of Legal-tech in India

The acceptance of technology as a complement to traditional work is clear, and with legal professionals readily embracing tech solutions, legal-tech is becoming the norm rather than the exception.

Building a community of solvers: An interview with Sahachai Wibuloutai, General Counsel at PwC Mekong and Founder of The THAI Corporate Counsel Association

General counsel at PwC Thailand and the Mekong Region, Sahachai Wibuloutai has distinguished himself as M&A and legal department transformation specialist over the course of his meteoric career. In this interview with Asia Law Portal, he explains how he get inspiration to establish The THAI Corporate […]

Nhi Mai: Experienced Counsel specializing in IT, Telecommunications, Data Center, and Cybersecurity in Vietnam

Nhi Mai is an experienced lawyer specializing in IT, telecommunications, data center, and cybersecurity. She has been involved in several data center construction projects and possesses the ability to advise and obtain investment licenses and tax incentives for such projects as well as other science and […]

How AI will shape the future of work in a multi-disciplinary professional practice environment. An interview with Zaid Hamzah, the principal behind the brand Futurelaw.ai

Zaid Hamzah is Project in-house counsel to several deep tech businesses. In this interview with Asia Law Portal, he explains how AI-savvy lawyers will help businesses transform while strategically managing legal risks. He shares his insights on why lawyers need to collaborate with data scientists and other […]

How AI is helping APAC region lawyers analyze and manage contracts. An interview with Stephanie Siu of eBrevia

Stephanie Siu is the Director of Strategic Development / Legal Counsel, APAC, for eBrevia. In this interview with Asia Law Portal, she explains how eBrevia is harnessing AI. To help APAC region lawyers analyze and manage contracts.  She also explains her extensive legal services sector experience which guides her insight into […]

Bangladesh: Family Court Act 2022 and pertinent concerns

The creation of Family Court is the result of our legislators’ rigorous legal analysis. In order to provide quick resolution of family conflicts for litigants in the traditional civil and criminal courts, the Family Courts Ordinance came in 1985. The women’s community had long called for […]

Acquihire: The Win-Win Solution for Startups and Established Companies

Introduction Acquisition and hiring jointly constitute the term “Acquihire”. Acquihire is a business term. When a company takes over or buys another company, it is a “acquisition,”. and when a company recruits employees, it is “hiring.” Acquihire is also hiring talents. In an acquisition, a company […]

APAC Legal Congress 2023: Bringing Together Legal Experts from Across the Region

The APAC Legal Congress 2023, the premier in-house corporate counsel event of the year, will take place on May 3rd and 4th, 2023 in Singapore. The conference organizes by the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (“SCCA”). Along with the support of the Ministry of Law in Singapore. It […]

Bangladesh: Key gaps in responding to gender-based violence against women in the workplace

In recent years, we witness how the #MeToo movement worldwide spark by women’s outbursts. It was brought on by decades of cumulative abuse. In Bangladesh, the scourge of sexual harassment has made an ugly appearance in different areas. As more and more women are entering the […]

Legal Considerations in Injection Molding: Ensuring Safety, Quality, and Compliance

Injection molding is a manufacturing process that involves injecting molten material into a mold cavity. It is then solidifies into a particular shape or form. It is commonly used during the production of various plastic products, from toys to automotive parts. While injection molding may seem […]

Intellectual Property Protection in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities

Intellectual property (IP) protection is a crucial issue for businesses operating in Asia, as the region is home to some of the world’s largest and fastest-growing economies.

Judicial Outreach

Majoritarianism vs Judicial Outreach in Pakistan

The impetus of having a codified constitution in a country lies in the notion of, among other things, defining and protecting the fundamental rights of its citizens. Limiting and checking the exercise of executive powers. And requiring the state actors and institutions to act within their […]

India: Forging Ahead Across Borders

The Government of India has forged a financial relationship for wallet transactions with Singapore. It is a first for going beyond borders to simplify transactions. This is a landmark achievement and might be beneficial for residents of both countries. The Union Budget has proposed a series […]

Hugill & Ip and AFCR continue their commitment in fighting cancer

An interview with Lance Kawaguchi (Chairman of Asian Fund for Cancer Research and CEO of Cure Brain cancer Foundation) and Alfred Ip (Partner at Hugill & Ip) Earlier this month Hugill & Ip and AFCR once again joined hands in the fight against cancer, through the […]

55 legal tech companies in Asia to follow in 2023

The growth of Asia-Pacific region legal technology innovation will continue apace in 2023. Now more legal tech companies coming into being, and maturing. And indeed taking on leadership roles in the transformation of the legal services sector.  Below is a list of 55 legal tech companies […]

Asma Zehra on the challenges and hopes of a first-generation lawyer in Pakistan

The story of a first-generation lawyer in Pakistan, specializing in family law, who’s firm is a catalyst for the careers of female advocates.

Bithika Anand: A pioneer in applying management concepts to law firms in India

Bithika Anand explains her central role in the adoption of sophisticated management practices to Indian law firms

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Alliott Global Alliance ranked as Band 1 Law Firm Network by Chambers Guide

Alliott Global Alliance (‘AGA’) is happy to announce it has ranked in the highest band (Band 1) of Law Firm Networks in Chambers and Partners’ ranking of Global Market Leaders for 2023. AGA has 210 member firms in 94 countries of which 84 are law firms. […]

Practicing Trusts and Estates Law in Honolulu, Hawaii. An interview with Yuka Hongo

Yuka Hongo specializes in Trusts and Estates Law in Honolulu, Hawaii. She frequently assists foreign investors with important legal issues related to investment or vacation property in Hawaii.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Yuka explains the circumstances that may require the assistance of a […]

30 legal tech innovators in the Asia-Pacific region to follow in 2023

Legal technology innovation in the Asia-Pacific region has continued to accelerate in recent years. It drives in part by the pandemic necessity for the tools necessary to optimize remote work. Indeed, an expert panel on this subject recently gather for a discussion — by India’s LawWiser. […]

One of the youngest lawyers working on human rights in Pakistan.  An interview with Rida Tahir on her challenging journey and unprecedented achievements 

Rida Tahir is an advocate of the High Courts of Pakistan and one of the youngest lawyers working towards human rights. In this interview with Asia Law Portal, she details what inspired her to practice law, what human rights initiatives she is currently undertaking, her passion […]

India economic progress: New Year New Beginnings

India economic progress brings new hope and optimism for 2023 after a recovery phase in the second half of 2022. It is aiming for a betterment from the past year. The expectation for improving economic progress is not totally unfound. While considering that the Indian economy […]

Helping new business owners in India understand the importance of the intellectual property. An interview with Kriti Priyadarshini Litoria

Kriti Priyadarshini Litoria is a lawyer specializing in intellectual property (IP) law practicing out of Delhi and Jabalpur.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, she explains what inspired her to become a lawyer. And the importance of IP to new business owners, and the challenges […]

Helping lawyers market their practices in India.  An interview with Prachi Shrivastava, Founder, Lawfinity Solutions

In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Prachi Shrivastava, Founder of Lawfinity Solutions, discusses the challenges and opportunities in marketing law practices in India based on her extensive legal industry experience in business development and marketing. What inspired you to found Lawfinity Solutions and how do […]

Kia Meng Loh, Dentons Rodyk & Davidson Senior Partner & COO on keeping Singapore’s oldest law firm competitive

Kia Meng Loh is Senior Partner & COO of Singapore’s Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, he details what inspired him to assume these roles. The firm’s current state and his law practice. The challenges facing businesses in the Asia-Pacific […]