All posts by Asia Law Portal

A forum for discussion of news, information & opportunity in the Asia-Pacific legal markets

Pinsent Masons Vario invests in community of freelancers through new training platform

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has expanded its suite of learning and career development tools designed to support its flexible services professionals with the launch of its new platform, Vario Advance. Via its partnership with performance management platform Bridge, Pinsent Masons Vario will offer new online training to selected members of its flexible services population […]

Helping lawyers advance their careers in the APAC region. An interview with Annie Tang, Managing Director, Star Anise Legal

In 2010, Annie Tang and her brother Chris, founded Star Anise Legal, providing legal, compliance and professional recruitment services to diverse clients across the APAC region.   In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Annie details what inspired the founding of the firm, her background in law, […]

Helping foreign investors access the Malaysian market. An interview with Miriam Shastri, Managing Director, TOP Beraten Malaysia

A few short years ago Miriam Shastri founded multi-disciplinary consultancy TOP Beraten Malaysia, focused on helping foreign investors access the Malaysian Market.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Shastri explains what inspired her to found TOP Beraten Malaysia, its’ key services offerings, how a hybrid […]

Practicing energy, power and infrastructure law in Asia and current market challenges and opportunities. An interview with David Phua, Special Counsel, King & Wood Mallesons

Based in Singapore, David Phua has been practising law in the energy, power and infrastructure sector in Asia for over 10 years, in particular advising Asian and international clients on oil and gas (including LNG), power, mining and other natural resources projects and transactions.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, he details his […]

Making legal documentation affordable and accessible to everyone. An interview with Kim Chan, founder and CEO of DocPro

DocPro is a legaltech platform which combines legal documentation services with cutting edge technology.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Kim Chan, founder and CEO of DocPro, explains what motivated his move from the practice of law to becoming a legal tech entrepreneur, how DocPro […]

Cross-border corporate and mergers & acquisitions transactions in South East Asia & abroad. An interview with Kent Chong, Managing Director, PwC Legal, Taiwan

Kent Chong is a managing director of PwC Legal in Taiwan. He is a Registered Foreign Lawyer in Taiwan and the 1st foreign lawyer joining the Taiwan partnership. Kent specialises in cross-border corporate and mergers & acquisition transactions and is the lead legal contact for the […]

Hong Kong’s new innovative “legal talent agency”: An interview with Tina Lee Jebely, Founder and Talent Agent, The Roya Agency

Tina Lee Jebely recently established The Roya Agency in Hong Kong – a legal talent agency focused on the exclusive representation of the interests of top calibre and high potential senior attorneys.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Jebely explains what inspired her agency’s founding, […]

Realizing India’s potential in Intellectual Property: An interview with Kangan Roda, Partner, illuminIP

In 2020 Kangan Roda founded IP boutique law firm illuminIP, in New Delhi, India. In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Ms. Roda explains what inspired her focus on intellectual property law, her new firm, illuminIP and the future of her practice, her experience of intellectual […]

30 people to watch in the business of law in Asia in 2021

The past year in the Asia-Pacific legal markets was distinguished by a number of trends, including regional expansion by Japanese law firms amid economic growth in China and the rest of the region, an expanding focus on health, wellness, and personal branding for lawyers and legal […]

Emerging Markets Law and Business: An interview with Edward Allbless, Director, Inarak Consultants

In 2017, Edward Allbless established an independent legal consultancy, focused on cross-border legal transactional work, with a corporate base in Singapore. Then, in 2020, he shifted that base to the UK, under a new corporate name, Inarak Consultants. Inarak’s key focus is on the emerging markets […]

Practicing Corporate Real Estate Law in Singapore. An interview with Benjamin Tay, Partner, Rajah & Tann

Benjamin Tay is a corporate real estate Partner with Rajah & Tann in Singapore. Over the last 12 years, he has been involved in some of the largest and most significant commercial and industrial real estate transactions in the country.  In this interview with Asia Law […]

GPS Accounting and GPS Legal first companies in Thailand to join Alliott Global Alliance

GPS Accounting and GPS Legal, part of the GPS Professional Services Group, have each been accepted as the exclusive Thailand members of Alliott Global Alliance (AGA), a leading international alliance of independent professional services firms.  Providing full-service accounting, tax, and legal advisory services to resident and […]

Stuart Fuller, Head of Global Legal Services, KPMG, on the firm’s plans for expansion in Asia

KPMG recently announced the launch of a new Global Legal Operations Transformation Service.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Stuart Fuller, Head of Global Legal Services, KPMG International, explains this new service focus — and the firm’s plans for expansion in the Asia-Pacific region. KPMG […]

In Conversation – Advertise With Caution

LawWiser in conversation with Gaurav Dani, Partner, IndusLaw, and Akhil Prasad, Director, Country Counsel India and Company Secretary, Boeing, discuss the new advertising guidelines and the issues around it.

In Conversation – Quick Guide on UPI Framework and Data Privacy

In conversation with Mr. Atul Juvle – General Counsel, Compliance Officer & Company Secretary, Schindler India: Data Security & Unified Payments Interface (UPI)

Building a trans-border Malaysia-Singapore law firm. An interview with Shamila Nair, Co-Founder, Peter Ong & Nair

Earlier this year, Shamila Nair co-founded Peter Ong & Nair, a law firm with a focus on trans-border Malaysia-Singapore legal issues for businesses and individuals. In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Shamila explains what inspired the founding of the firm, her practice specialisms, her interest […]

Pinsent Masons realigns its professional services offerings with launch of new group

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has brought together a range of skill set offerings to launch a professional services practice group as it further embeds its strategy to become a purpose-led professional services business with law at the core. Pinsent Masons Vario, will become a practice group and […]

The importance of personal branding for lawyers. An interview with Daniel Lo

Daniel Lo is a Singapore-based private equity lawyer and a proud Canadian.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, he explains what inspired his career focus and why he enjoys working in-house. He also explains how he helps young lawyers plan a career path, his views […]

Mischon de Reya’s newly appointed Asia Managing Partner, Tahirah Ara, details the firm’s vision for the region

Tahirah Ara was recently appointed Managing Partner of the Singapore office of Mischon de Reya, the firm’s newly opened first office in Asia.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Ara explains the firm’s goals for Asia, and how it plans to compete in Singapore’s highly […]

Empowering women in-house counsels in Malaysia. An interview with Fazlin Azrimi, co-founder, MY Women Legal Counsel Association (MWLEC)

MY Women Legal Counsel Association (MWLEC) is a nonprofit association with the aim of providing support and useful insights to female in-house counsels in Malaysia, in order to help them advance in their chosen careers and increase their marketability. In this interview with Asia Law Portal, […]

10 most popular CPD courses for lawyers in 2020

Australian lawyers are focusing hard on developing their soft skills during the coronavirus crisis, new data from legal CPD provider LawCPD reveals.  “Working Effectively with Email” is at the top of the list of the ten most popular courses, which goes on to feature five other […]

Hong Kong legal salary survey 2020-2021

Introduction The biggest question we are currently being asked by law firms across Asia is what is happening to remuneration in a post- COVID landscape. There are a host of economic and demand/supply-based factors placing new upward/downward pressures on salaries and remuneration. Law firms in Hong […]