All posts by John Grimley

John Grimley specializes in the provision of writing and research services to the corporate and professional services sectors. He is the author of A Comprehensive Guide to the Asia-Pacific Legal Markets. He also edits and publishes Asia Law Portal. For over 15 years he has helped lawyers grow their practices internationally. Most notably, he established and directed the European representative business development office of US AmLaw 100 law and public policy firm Patton Boggs LLP. In 2016, Dr. George Beaton of Australia’s Beaton Capital called him the “foremost exponent” of the concept of the sales function in BigLaw firms. 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. He can be reached at: Email: jg@asialawportal.com, Tel: +1 (213) 814-2855 and Skype: JohnGrimley

How legal startup CanLaw is helping the Malaysian public find lawyers

Founded in 2016, Malaysian legal startup CanLaw was established as “a FREE service that makes finding the right lawyer a quick walk in the park”, as the company website details.  As part of Asia Law […]

Asia-Pacific law firms: Become a thought leader on emerging issues to attract new clients

A June, 2016 article by James Bliwas, Toronto-based business development consultant to law firms, details how firms can attract the attention of clients with strategic publishing efforts.  The concepts Bliwas details can and should be […]

How foreign law firms can use novel methods to win more work from Asia outbound investment

A recent article in Philly.com by Chris Mondics (@cmondics), details the efforts of US law firm Duane Morris to gain market share in the Asia-Pacific region.  As Mondics reports, the Philadelphia-based firm has, in recent […]

China is now Germany’s largest trading partner: Next steps for law firms

Reuters reported yesterday that China has now become Germany’s largest trading partner.  As Rene Wagner and Michael Nienaber detailed — China has overtaken the United States to become Germany’s number one trading partner, just ahead […]

As competition from foreign law firms increases: 3 questions for Malaysia’s lawyers

More foreign law firms entering the Malaysian market As a recent report in FMT News details, Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) is now the second foreign law firm to enter Malaysia.  The Malaysian Bar Council recently […]

New book “Big Law” “exposes the secrecy, deception, and machinations” underlining powerful mega law firms

A new novel entitled “Big Law” was published today by author Rob Liebman (@RonSLiebman) and publisher Penguin Random House.  Big Law, as the novel’s website details, “exposes the secrecy, deception, and machinations” underlining powerful mega […]

30 people to watch in the business of law in Asia in 2017

As we approach the beginning of 2017 — Asia Law Portal continues its’ tradition begun in 2015 and followed up in 2016 — of naming 30 people to watch in the business of law in […]

6th Annual Private Equity and Venture Forum set for Jakarta April 27, 2017

The 6th Annual Private Equity and Venture Forum set to take place April 27, 2017 at the Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta, Indonesia. For 6 years the AVCJ Indonesia Forum has been the premier meeting place for […]

Legal Startup ai.Law set to deploy “an army of robotic lawyers” in China

Beijing-based legal startup ai.Law was established on China’s Youth Day, May 4, 2016.  To date — the new company has completed its angel round of investment.  Ms. Kathy Gong Xiaosi, the Founder & CEO of […]

New book “Law for Startups” to introduce entrepreneurs to fundamental legal issues

The book “Law for Startups” is being released in the Malaysian market this month. Authored by experienced corporate lawyer Marcus van Geyzel (who was named as one of Asia Law Portal’s 30 people to watch […]

How LOD – Lawyers on Demand is changing the dynamics of NewLaw in Asia

In the first multi-continent merger of its kind, NewLaw leading firms LOD – Lawyers on Demand and AdventBalance joined together in October, 2016 under the joint name and brand LOD – Lawyers on Demand.  As LOD […]

4 takeaways from the recent Singapore Law Firm Management Forum

The Regional Law Firm Management Forum took place September 29, 2016 in Singapore.  The Australasian Law Practice Management Association (ALPMA) and the Law Council of Australia’s Law Management Group jointly conducted the conference themed: “Change: […]