All posts by John Grimley

John Grimley edits and publishes Asia Law Portal. A writer & digital publisher to international businesses and organizations, he's the author of: A Comprehensive Guide to the Asia-Pacific Legal Markets (Ark Group 2014).

Asia’s legal recruitment market grows as more foreign firms expand

“Legal recruitment in Singapore and throughout the Southeast Asia region is picking up, driven by a growing number of lawyers who are flocking from the West to the stable and quickly growing economies of the East”, as Singapore legal recruiter jlegal detailed recently on their blog. […]

The New Normal Legal & Compliance Leadership Program debuts across Asia in May 2016

The New Normal Legal & Compliance Leadership Program will take place in Hong Kong (May 23 & 24), Shanghai (May 26 & 27), Singapore (May 30 & 31) and Sydney (June 2 & 3).  Conducted by Peter Connor, Founder & CEO of AlternativelyLegal, a newly established consulting and […]

Who are Asia’s leading legal recruiters?

The Asia-Pacific legal markets continue to see growth and change as we enter the second quarter of 2016. Legal Recruiters Integral to Legal Services Sector Dynamism Integral to legal services sector growth and dynamism are the region’s legal recruitment specialists.   Elite boutique law firms and […]

Webinar: Can you use NewLaw methods to boost your Law Firm revenue?

In recent years NewLaw firms and Big4 accounting firms have increasingly taken legal market share away from traditional law firms.  NewLaw leader Axiom, for exam, is projected to overtake BigLaw’s DLA Piper in total revenue by 2018. Ever-increasing competition is forcing law firms to battle for […]

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Remaking Law Firms: Why and How: New book provides invaluable guidance for law firm leaders

A new book entitled Remaking Law Firms: Why and How shows BigLaw firm leaders why they must start their remaking journey now and then sets out the ways in which change can be made and the tools to use. Authored by Dr George Beaton and Dr Imme Kaschner, […]

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Australian legal startup Lawcadia: A new way to find, engage and manage law firms

Australian legal startup Lawcadia provides clients with a “new way to find, engage and manage law firms”, as its’ CEO & Founder Warwick Walsh explains in this new interview: What is Lawcadia and what inspired its’ founding? Lawcadia is a new way to find, engage and […]

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Australian legal startup Bulletpoints disrupts legal education by centralising CPD in one online portal

The Asia-Pacific region legal startup ecosystem is rich with examples of entrepreneurial zeal applied to the legal services sector — with a number based in Australia — including LawPath, LegalVision and Crowd & Co.  That ecosystem also includes Bulletpoints — an online service for legal professionals to […]

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Asia-Pacific Legal Startups: An interview with BurgieLaw.com Founder & CEO, Lai Chee Hoe

The Asia-Pacific legal startup ecosystem is growing rapidly.  And Asia Law Portal has and will  continue to seek to provide a window into this ecosystem by interviewing the founders and entrepreneurs behind this exciting trend.  In the most recent chapter of this effort, we interview Mr. […]

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California Western School of Law holds symposium on current trends in Asia-Pacific legal markets

The California Western School of Law in San Diego, California held a symposium on current trends in the Asia-Pacific Legal Markets on February 17th & 18th, 2016. The Symposium began the evening of the 17th with a lecture by Fernando Dias Simões of the Faculty of Law […]

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Singapore-based legal startup LawCanvas expands into Australia, Malaysia and Hong Kong

Recent months have seen a flurry of activity among legal startups in the Asia-Pacific region.  In late 2015, Hong Kong-based legal startup Dragon Law expanded into Singapore, while Australian Cloud-based legal services start-up LawPath closed a $1.3m bridge funding round.  Anna Zhang, writing in The Asian Lawyer, […]

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Dragon Law to launch Legal Startup Academy in Singapore

Asia-Pacific Region Legal Startup Dragon Law will launch Legal Startup Academy in Singapore, beginning February 26th, 2016. This is the first of six modules that Dragon Law will run once monthly from now until July, 2016. Each module will target legal essentials at different stages of […]

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Australian legal startup Crowd & Co is creating an online market for corporate legal services

Australia-based legal startup Crowd & Co, launched on 30 November 2015, is aiming to help corporations and lawyers alike efficiently source help on transactions via a proprietary online matchmaking platform. Inspired by the engineering sector Similar to American middle-market focused deal sourcing platform Axial, Crowd & […]

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Asia-Pacific Region legal startups: An interview with Cherilyn Tan, CEO of AsiaLawNetwork.com

The Asia-Pacific Region holds an ideal mix of opportunity and innovation for legal services providers. In 2016, the Asia-Pacific legal market is now home to a growing number of legal startups and the entrepreneurs leading them, including Dragon Law, LawPath, LegalVision, Conventus Law and AsiaLawNetwork.com.  The region is also […]

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Beijing set to power Asian infrastructure deals

“The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the first multilateral financial institution launched by China…open[ed] for business on Jan. 16, as the Asia Times reported. The AIIB’s mandate will be to fund [infrastructure] development both inside and outside of Asia.  “From 2010 to 2020, Asian countries will […]

Who were the top 20 law firms in Asian M&A in 2015?

MergerMarket have just released  their Q4 2015 Global Legal Advisor Trend Report, which details how “Asia-Pacific (excl. Japan) M&A activity reached a peak [in 2015]. The reported details 3,797 deals worth US$ 927.8bn, the third consecutive annual increase by value, overtaking all yearly values on record. Too, […]

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Demand for legal services continues to globalize

The demand for legal services is continuing to globalize, according to a recent report published by Managing Partner Forum and coauthored by Citi Private Bank and Hildebrandt Consulting. “The more global nature of legal work has particularly aided Am Law 50 firms”, the report concludes, “even […]

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30 people to watch in the business of law in Asia in 2016

In 2015, the Asia-Pacific legal markets saw a deepening of competition among a larger number and form of legal services provider. From global law firms utilizing mergers to international law firms seeking to emulate market gains by NewLaw firms – to the increasing ascendance of legal […]

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Investment from China a focus of the 2015 Milken Institute California Summit

China’s investment into California was a focus of the 2015 Milken Institute California Summit, held today in Marina Del Rey, California. Curtis S. Chin, Asia Fellow at the Milken Institute and Former U.S. Ambassador to the Asian Development Bank, moderated a panel discussion on Strategies to Attract […]

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What opportunity do law firm mergers in Asia create for foreign law firms?

Local law firms in China remain the most attractive merger partners in Asia for foreign law firms, according to Hong Kong-based Ben Cooper, Managing Director, GRMExecutive.  Cooper outlines the reasons why these mergers remain so attractive in this interview: What opportunity do law firm mergers in Asia create […]

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How can law help facilitate more efficient flow of Asia-Pacific trade? An interview with Prakash Pillai

The Singapore Academy of Law is organizing an international conference on January 21 and 22, 2016 in Singapore with a focus on the increasing homogenization of cross-border trade practices and regulatory mechanisms amid rising economic integration in Asia. As the event website outlines: “Among the business […]