Legal technology company Lawcadia and legal operations consultancy LEx360 partner to reduce waste, risk, complexity, and uncertainty for corporate counsel

The modern legal department remains a function plagued by inefficient, manual and complex processes, further compounded by relentless demands, heightened regulatory compliance requirements and the pressure to ‘do more with less’. Whilst there is an appetite for change, General Counsels are unsure of where to start […]

Jennifer Lim Wei Zhen on Singapore’s present and future role as a legal innovation hub

Jennifer Lim Wei Zhen is among the most active legal innovators in the Asia-Pacific region. Bilingual in English and Mandarin, Jennifer has worked at various leading law firms and was listed in Asia Law Portal’s Top 30 in the business of law to watch in 2019.  […]

DOJ Deal with Huawei CFO Highlights Tensions Between the Rule of Law and Geopolitical Realities

US Officials Decry China’s Use of Points of Leverage as “Geostrategic Weapons” But China Claims US Employs “Rule of Law” as Front for Transparent Bullying Tactics

India: Economy Shows Signs of Revival

There has been recovery of the Indian economy in the past month. The daily new Covid 19 cases have gone down some more to around 30,000 and even below on certain days. This is coupled with staggering coverage on vaccination across the country. Considering the vast […]

Why foreign shareholders should understand the corporate veil in China?

The corporate veil or the corporate personality is a legal term used to describe the separation of the corporate entity from the shareholder for the purpose of litigation. Usually, the court renders the shareholder personally liable for the debts, negligence, or mismanagement of the business, and […]

The Meng/Michaels Conflict and Beyond … Band Aids or Proactive Solutions for Trade Conflicts?

Introduction The protracted saga of the US Justice Department’s extradition request concerning Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s CFO, is well known.[i]  This matter by far exceeds the scope of a normal fraud case – which it formally is, albeit within the framework of US sanctions – and has […]

Why good corporate governance is so important in China?

A major challenge for investors is maintaining proper governance of their Chinese foreign entity to generate a profitable business. Whilst there are significant improvements in the business environment, including regulatory reforms to streamline administrative procedures, investors, especially those residing abroad, face challenges in establishing the proper […]

In conversation with Horizons Corporate Advisory Regional Partner Roberto GILARDINO

Robert Gilardino is Regional Partner with Horizons Corporate Advisory, based in Shanghai.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Dr. Gilardino explains what makes Horizons unique, the unique challenges he faces in an increasingly competitive legal market, how his previous government experience is leveraged to help […]

Flexible legal services for businesses in Japan: An interview with Catherine O’Connell

A former in-house counsel in Japan, Catherine O’Connell is originally from New Zealand. In 2018, she founded her own law firm focused on providing flexible legal services to businesses in Japan.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, O’Connell details the inspiration that led her to […]

How Businesses Benefit from Subscription-Based Legal Services

Every business owner will be familiar with products or services priced on a subscription basis. For example, mobile phone plans, accounting software, and bookkeeping services are all invariably paid for on a subscription basis. Indeed, many businesses are leasing property on a subscription basis (WeWork and […]

A new era in Chinese legislation: paving stronger stance in national sovereignty and interests

Deng Xiaoping initiated the Reform and Opening Up policy and opened the door to the world in 1978. As a result, China’s GDP rose from 367.9 billion yuan in 1978 to 15.45 trillion yuan in 2020 and lifted China from a third-world country to becoming a […]

Jennifer Parks, White and Case APAC COO, on how the firm is navigating the region

As APAC COO, Jennifer Parks oversees White & Case Asia-Pacific region operations.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Parks explains what inspired her to focus on managing the operations of a global law firm in Asia, how the firm is adapting to the ever-changing competitive […]

India: Economy Sees Green Shoots as Vaccination Coverage Increases

There have been some green shoots in economic activity as new Covid 19 cases seem to have stabilized around the 40,000 daily mark. The festive season has just commenced and there are apprehensions as well as expectations. The apprehension stems from gatherings and people coming together […]

Championing legal innovation for the region. An interview with Andrew Wong

Andrew Wong specializes in legal innovation initiatives for Dentons Rodyk. Based in Singapore, he sits on the steering committee of the Asia-Pacific Legal Innovation and Technology Association (ALITA) and is an editor at LawTech.Asia. In this interview with Asia Law Portal, he describes his legal innovation […]

Does the Meng Wanzhou case involve an abuse of process?

Should Ms. Meng Wanzhou be extradited from Canada to the US? The Canadian court overseeing her case and Canada’s Minister of Justice are responsible for determining this. If an abuse of process by either the requesting or requested state was committed during the extradition proceedings, it […]

Lawcadia announces new solutions for law firms to digitally transform client relationships and service delivery

Innovative legal technology company, Lawcadia, has released a new offering for law firms to help them attract new clients, win more work, and improve efficiencies. With corporate and Government clients facing downward budget pressures and increased legal and regulatory demands, just providing legal advice is no […]

On early career challenges for a young lawyer. Insights from Ghulam Nabi Abbasi, High Court Advocate, Karachi

Ghulam Nabi Abbasi is a vibrant and hardworking Karachi based lawyer who began his practice at Arshad h. Lodhi & Co., a small firm where he learned about the implementation of procedural laws in the criminal and civil courts of Pakistan. Helping clients – whether rich […]

Interpretation of Fiscal Statutes

Legal experts drafted Acts and Rules and it is expected from lawmakers that the words and language used in statutes have a little room for interpretation or construction. But the case of fiscal laws has been different. It is quite often that we find courts and […]

At the forefront of legal innovation in India. An interview with Shreya Vajpei

Shreya Vajpei is a legal innovator, legal technology writer and advisor, and practice development professional – having begun her career as a lawyer.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, she details the journey that led her to her focus on legal innovation – and how […]

Khushbakht Shah Jillani, the Rising Star in the Pakistani legal sphere on her unprecedented career trajectory in litigation, womens advocacy and law student empowerment

Pakistan High Court Advocate Khushbakht Shah Jillani is the youngest lawyer in Pakistan to build a career independently in litigation pertaining to family laws, domestic violence, human rights and women’s rights advocacy.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, she explains her practice, her involvement in Pro […]

Analysis of Legal Issues Involved in the Meng Wanzhou Case

Basic facts of the case On December 1, 2018, Canada arrested Ms. Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer, in Vancouver at the request of the US. On December 11, 2018, the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Canada ruled on and approved Ms. Meng’s bail application. […]

The Asia-Pacific Legal Innovation and Technology Association launches the region’s first community-based legal innovation and technology awards

Today, the Asia-Pacific Legal Innovation and Technology Association (ALITA) launched the ALITA SOLIA Awards 2021, the Asia-Pacific’s first set of community-based legal innovation and technology awards. Powered by industry stalwarts such as Linklaters, the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC), Clifford Chance, the Singapore Academy of Law […]

How Naina Pachnanda achieved her dream of contributing to India’s innovation in her own innovative way

Naina Pachnanda’s study of law and legal career, combined with her love of her country, led her to pursue a career with Invest India, where she helps simplify India’s business environment through innovation and technology regulation. In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Naina recounts her […]

India: Economic Impact of Second Wave

The second wave of Covid 19 seems to be continuing and the warning from health experts that the tail of the decline could be prolonged is coming true. India continues to record average of around 40,000 cases for the past 3 weeks with large numbers seen […]

Do Meng Wanzhou’s acts constitute fraud?

After arresting Ms. Meng Wanzhou at the request of the US, Canada still had to decide whether to extradite her to the US. The core question for consideration behind this decision is: During the meeting with the HSBC executive in 2013, did Ms. Meng misrepresent the […]

Amie Cheung appointed Deputy Chair of Alliott Global Alliance’s APAC region

Amie Cheung, Principal of Hong Kong accounting firm, Lawrence Cheung CPA (LCCPA) has been appointed the Deputy Chair of the Asia Pacific region for Alliott Global Alliance (AGA), one of the world’s largest international alliances of law and accounting firms. The appointment is effective 1 July. […]

Practicing matrimonial and family law in Hong Kong. An interview with Jaerey Velasco, Partner, Payne Clermont Velasco

Payne Clermont Velasco is a litigation law firm, established in Hong Kong, with a local and international client base.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Jaerey Velasco, Partner at Payne Clermont Velasco, outlines her practice and explains how matrimonial and family law is unique in Hong […]

How remote work is impacting legal services in India. An interview with Bhagyashree Pancholy

Bhagyashree Pancholy founded All Remotely, where she helps co-located and office-based teams to transition to remote teams and helps remote teams understand their teams better with the help of her proprietary assessments. She is also General Counsel at Lano, where she helps clients expand internationally by […]

The current state of Corporate Social Responsibility in Hong Kong. An interview with Alfred Ip, Senior Partner, Hugill & Ip Solicitors

Corporate Social Responsibility has grown in importance in recent years.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Alfred Ip, Senior Partner, Hugill & Ip Solicitors details the current state of CSR in Hong Kong, its future in China and the greater APAC region, and how companies […]

In a Minute – Foreign Seat of Arbitration, Vasanth Rajasekaran

There has been a lot of debate on the issue of whether Indian parties can elect a foreign seat of arbitration. Recently the Supreme Court of India answered in affirmative on this issue.  In the first LawWiser #Inaminute video powered by Phoenix Legal watch Vasanth Rajasekaran, […]

Why You Need a Car Accident Lawyer

If you have been in a car accident resulting in a complex dispute with the other party involved, it is time to act fast and acquire a car accident lawyer. These are legal personal injury experts who have vast experience in dealing with similar situations and […]

India: Clawing its way back from the devastating Covid 19 Second Wave

India breathed a collective sigh of relief as the second wave seemed to have abated for now. The daily new cases of Covid 19 have come down quite steadily and gave respite to all anxious citizens of this vast country. The prediction of a third wave […]

Helping facilitate foreign investment in Vietnam. An interview with Ngo Nhat Minh

Ngo Nhat Minh is Founder and Attorney-of-law of BLawyers Vietnam, specialized in helping foreign investors do business in Vietnam.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Minh explains his practice focus and the work of BLawyers Vietnam, what foreign investors should consider when doing business in Vietnam, and the unique challenges […]

A barrister based in Hong Kong practicing cross-border commercial arbitration and litigation. An interview with Moses Wanki Park

Moses Wanki Park is a barrister with Liberty Chambers and specializes in cross-border commercial arbitration and litigation based in Hong Kong, which serves as a gateway between China and the rest of the world.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Moses explains in detail his […]

Solutions, Not Sermons. An Interview with Anoosha Shaigan, Pakistan’s leading technology lawyer and Vice President, Courting The Law

Anoosha Shaigan is an international human rights and technology lawyer and a certified legislative drafter, having worked on various legal, policy and political reforms in human rights, international law, gender justice and legal innovation for over 13 years. She currently serves as the Vice President and […]

The Emergence of Commercial Justice Through IBC

Watch our new video on the recently launched Book titled “The Emergence of Commercial Justice: Insolvency And Arbitration” by Vivek Sood, Senior Advocate. The book explores and analyses game-changing judgments delivered by the Supreme Court in establishing the concept of Commercial Justice. Our Guest speakers include […]

BD Tips for Lawyers – Stephen Revell

Lawyers don’t like to sell. So how can law firms engage with clients and win new business? And how can BD teams and lawyers work in better sync to increase revenue? To get answers to these questions, #tunein to this conversation between our Founder, Aman Abbas, […]

Juwai IQI Appoints New Group General Counsel

Juwai IQI has appointed Emily Gebbett as its Group General Counsel. Gebbett is the former General Counsel and Head of Corporate Affairs at now Tencent-owned iflix, having led the sale of the emerging-market streaming startup to Tencent in mid-2020. She will be based in Kuala Lumpur. […]

The Next 6 Things You Should Do for Car Accident Lawyer Success

Car accidents can be messy, especially if one or both parties involved in the accident are offended, angry, and refusing to accept their mistake. Sometimes, while one person is ready to reach a settlement, the other might be taking advantage of them. In other cases, there […]

Take Advantage of the Best Lawyers – Read These 6 Tips

There are over 11 million licensed law practitioners in the United States, which means that you could possibly find yourself very confused when looking for the best lawyers to help you with a tricky legal matter. Selecting the right attorney can make or break a major […]