The first ever Asia Law Firm Management Congress (ALFMC) will take place in Mumbai, April 20, 2017.  Presented by ThomsonReuters and curated by IDEX Legal.  The St Regis Hotel will be the conference venue.

As LegallyIndia has detailed — the event will bring together lawyers from leading law firms from across the Asia-Pacific region, leading industry speakers, consultants and solutions providers.

The focus of the conference is to address the key challenges and possible solutions facing law firms on strategy, planning, business development, communications and human resources.

India’s legal services market “at a crossroads”

IDEX Legal conducted a Law Firm Benchamarking Survey in 2016 — which revealed that India’s legal services market is “at a crossroads” — with liberalization a veritable certainty.

Globalization, reduced budgets and competition amongst one another as well as from new business models – are just some of the challenges facing India’s law firms.

The survey also found that few of India’s law firms see themselves as prepared for changes in the market.  Fresh thinking in law firm management — including better use of traditional metrics — is now needed — the report concludes.  Firms willing to institutionalize best practices are seen to be poised to seize future opportunities.

Firms that differentiate will succeed

In particular, the report cited that firms able to differentiate themselves in talent management, HR processes, strong financial management systems, integrated technology, client relationship management and business development – will be well-prepared to seize future opportunity amid market liberalization and increased local competition.

These issues will be discussed and deliberated in detail at the conference.  And law firm leaders from throughout the region are encouraged to attend.

For more information or to register for the conference

  • Please see the IDEX Legal website.  
  • To register for the conference, please contact:  Abhishek Gurav
  • Telephone: + 91 22 6171 3255 or Email: abhishek.gurav@ideas-exchange.in.  
  • When: 20 April 2017 Where: St Regis, Mumbai
  • Delegate fees: Rs 14,995 + taxes

Posted by John Grimley

John Grimley edits and publishes Asia Law Portal and is the author of A Comprehensive Guide to the Asia-Pacific Legal Markets. He specializes in providing writing, editing, research and strategy services to the corporate and professional services sectors. Between 2002 and 2008, he established and directed the European representative business development office of US AmLaw 100 law and public policy firm Patton Boggs LLP. At the inception of his career, he served as a writer to the President of the United States in the White House. A licensed American lawyer, he holds a Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law.

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