All posts by Asia Law Portal

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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 […]

LegalVision announces plans to expand to New Zealand

LegalVision, Asia-Pacific’s fastest-growing law firm, has announced plans to expand its operations into New Zealand from 1 January 2021.  LegalVision has assisted over 150,000 Australian businesses and will replicate in New Zealand its successful tech-driven model of providing highly responsive, fixed-fee legal services. “The New Zealand […]

Helping lawyers adapt to a changing legal career market. An interview with Shulin Lee, Co-founder, ANSA Search

In March 2016, Shulin Lee co-founded Singapore-based legal recruitment firm ANSA Search, along with Helen Ng.  In just a few short years – the firm has grown to more than 9 full-time professionals.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Lee explains the current market in […]

Focusing on how working with “purpose” plays an important element in legal and compliance recruitment in the Asia-Pacific region. An interview with Nisha Chugh, Head of Legal & Compliance, ConnectedGroup

Nisha Chugh is Head of Legal & Compliance for ConnectedGroup, based in Hong Kong.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, she explains the state of legal and compliance recruitment in the Asia-Pacific region during COVID-19, what inspired her career in legal recruitment, the importance of lawyer purpose […]

Legal technology company Lawcadia launches new intelligent engine

When every legal team and law firm want something different, Lawcadia’s new platform engine is a game changer for the diverse appetites of the legal industry

Opportunities and challenges for in-house counsel during Covid-19. An interview with Renita Sophia Crasta

While still one of the relatively younger Lawyers on the scene — Renita Sophia Crasta has already developed an expertise as an in-house real estate specialist — having trained with one of Singapore’s leading law firms. Armed with her corporate law and litigation experience – she […]

In Conversation – The Struggle of Joint Ventures

A Joint Venture (JV) is an arrangement between two or more business entities, often for the purpose of starting a new business activity. The aim is to bring the expertise of the parties involved and contribute to the growth of the business. Having consensus while starting […]

Neota Network online no-code event for professional services set for October 20-22

Learn how to transform your services to digital We are living in a new world. Digital transformation efforts need to accelerate. Transformation agendas need to be delivered. Attitudes to innovation must change. Neota Logic is pleased to bring you the Neota Network, the leading no-code event for […]

Unique challenges and opportunities to marketing law firms in India. An interview with Jaayaa Kumarr, Associate General Manager, Strategy & Development, J. Sagar Associates

While in law school, Jaayaa Kumarr found herself interning simultaneously in family court and a consulting firm catering to lawyers. Having exposure to the dual environment of working as a lawyer and for a firm gave her practical insights which helped her realize the importance of […]

How To Think Future – Steering Through Fundraising In The EV (Electric Vehicle) Sector

India has seen a proliferation of startups in the Electric Vehicle (EV) space in the past few years on the back of the government’s vision for 2030, improving charging infrastructure and reducing carbon emissions apart from increased investor’s’ interest. LawWiser brings discussion on “Steering through Fundraising […]

Helping law firms and legal departments transform the way knowledge is shared and managed. An interview with Adeline Chin, Director and Co-Founder, Law Asia 365

Beginning in 2012, Adeline Chin launched a career as a legal knowledge management (KM) expert while working within a leading Malaysian law firm.  This experience ultimately led her to found Law Asia 365, a comprehensive legal KM and management consultancy, based in Kuala Lumpur. In this […]

TechLaw.Fest 2020: Stars Align for Free Legal Tech Conference

TechLaw.Fest, Asia’s premier legal tech conference, has always benefited from stellar line-ups (2019’s edition notably boasted Sir Tim Berners-Lee as its keynote speaker). But this year, it takes advantage of COVID-19’s new normal to bring together its most impressive line-up of speakers yet, with headliners like […]

India’s online dispute resolution platform: An interview with Namita Shah, Co-founder, Presolv360

In 2017, Namita Shah Co-founded Mumbai-based Presolv360, an online alternative to traditional dispute resolution systems.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, she explains Presolv360’s services offer and details her extensive involvement in the ongoing expansion of legal technology and legal innovation in India. You’re Co-Founder […]

Insights into today’s practice of multijurisdictional family and divorce law: An interview with Samantha Gershon, Partner, Withers

Samantha Gershon is a Hong Kong-based Partner with Withers, specialized in multijurisdictional family and divorce law.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Gershon explains the depth of her experience and how it informs her practice, Withers’ competitive differentiators, how technology is helping support this practice […]

How one lawyer is “humanizing the litigation process”: An interview with Cassandra Lee

Cassandra Lee knew early on in life that not only did she want to be a lawyer – but that she wanted to specialize in litigation.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Lee describes what inspired her career in law, how her practice humanizes the […]

Innovation & Disruption – Innovation In Legal Tech In Asia

As hearings and trials now take place on video conferencing and the whole world is running on digital, the law firms working remotely have adopted Legal Tech (legal Technology) to align their processes. Know more about Legal Tech on our latest video! LawWiser brings you a Conversation […]

How To Think Future – Intellectual Properties And Its Importance For Startups

Intellectual Property has always been the most crucial and important point of discussion for every Startup. IP Protection is equally important like protecting yourself from any dispute. LawWiser brings you a Conversation between: Mahavir Pratap Sharma, Chairman – TiE, Siddharth Mahajan, Partner – Athena Legal, In the series – […]

A platform for interactive online commercial/legal document training. An interview with Ben Winslade, Founder, HONE

Ben Winslade is a lawyer in New Zealand who recently established HONE, a platform for interactive online commercial/legal document training. He’s also chair of LegalTech NZ.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Winslade explains the inspiration for the founding of HONE, his background as a […]

Mental Health Issues in the Law, a Topic We All Need to Talk About

GRM’s Rob Green recently sat down with Frieda Levycky of Eversheds Sutherland and founder of http://www.bravingboundaries.com, a life coaching resource for all legal professionals to discuss mental health issues in the legal sector and the rise of stress, anxiety, depression and suicide in the industry. Rob […]

Know Your Law – Dodging The COVID Crisis In Sports Law

Even though the words pandemic and lockdown have become mundane, because of their consistent use, we cannot ignore the impact they have had on several sectors and industries. The Sports industry is one such sector that has also been on the receiving end of the lockdown. […]

India should support WTO discussions on investment facilitation, but negotiate a better deal to safeguard its interests

By Julien Chaisse & Arjun Solanki Introduction Recently the Union Minister of India said that India requires Rs 50-60 lakh crore in FDI to overcome the corona-hit economy.[1] Foreign Investors are facing many challenges by the Indian bureaucracy which makes the situation hard for them to […]