Category: Featured Lawyers

In conversation with Horizons Corporate Advisory Regional Partner Roberto GILARDINO

Robert Gilardino is Regional Partner with Horizons Corporate Advisory, based in Shanghai.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Dr. Gilardino explains what makes Horizons unique, the unique challenges he faces in an increasingly competitive legal market, how his previous government experience is leveraged to help […]

Flexible legal services for businesses in Japan: An interview with Catherine O’Connell

A former in-house counsel in Japan, Catherine O’Connell is originally from New Zealand. In 2018, she founded her own law firm focused on providing flexible legal services to businesses in Japan.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, O’Connell details the inspiration that led her to […]

On early career challenges for a young lawyer. Insights from Ghulam Nabi Abbasi, High Court Advocate, Karachi

Ghulam Nabi Abbasi is a vibrant and hardworking Karachi based lawyer who began his practice at Arshad h. Lodhi & Co., a small firm where he learned about the implementation of procedural laws in the criminal and civil courts of Pakistan. Helping clients – whether rich […]

Khushbakht Shah Jillani, the Rising Star in the Pakistani legal sphere on her unprecedented career trajectory in litigation, womens advocacy and law student empowerment

Pakistan High Court Advocate Khushbakht Shah Jillani is the youngest lawyer in Pakistan to build a career independently in litigation pertaining to family laws, domestic violence, human rights and women’s rights advocacy.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, she explains her practice, her involvement in Pro […]

How Naina Pachnanda achieved her dream of contributing to India’s innovation in her own innovative way

Naina Pachnanda’s study of law and legal career, combined with her love of her country, led her to pursue a career with Invest India, where she helps simplify India’s business environment through innovation and technology regulation. In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Naina recounts her […]

Practicing matrimonial and family law in Hong Kong. An interview with Jaerey Velasco, Partner, Payne Clermont Velasco

Payne Clermont Velasco is a litigation law firm, established in Hong Kong, with a local and international client base.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Jaerey Velasco, Partner at Payne Clermont Velasco, outlines her practice and explains how matrimonial and family law is unique in Hong […]

How remote work is impacting legal services in India. An interview with Bhagyashree Pancholy

Bhagyashree Pancholy founded All Remotely, where she helps co-located and office-based teams to transition to remote teams and helps remote teams understand their teams better with the help of her proprietary assessments. She is also General Counsel at Lano, where she helps clients expand internationally by […]

The current state of Corporate Social Responsibility in Hong Kong. An interview with Alfred Ip, Senior Partner, Hugill & Ip Solicitors

Corporate Social Responsibility has grown in importance in recent years.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Alfred Ip, Senior Partner, Hugill & Ip Solicitors details the current state of CSR in Hong Kong, its future in China and the greater APAC region, and how companies […]

In a Minute – Foreign Seat of Arbitration, Vasanth Rajasekaran

There has been a lot of debate on the issue of whether Indian parties can elect a foreign seat of arbitration. Recently the Supreme Court of India answered in affirmative on this issue.  In the first LawWiser #Inaminute video powered by Phoenix Legal watch Vasanth Rajasekaran, […]

Helping facilitate foreign investment in Vietnam. An interview with Ngo Nhat Minh

Ngo Nhat Minh is Founder and Attorney-of-law of BLawyers Vietnam, specialized in helping foreign investors do business in Vietnam.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Minh explains his practice focus and the work of BLawyers Vietnam, what foreign investors should consider when doing business in Vietnam, and the unique challenges […]

A barrister based in Hong Kong practicing cross-border commercial arbitration and litigation. An interview with Moses Wanki Park

Moses Wanki Park is a barrister with Liberty Chambers and specializes in cross-border commercial arbitration and litigation based in Hong Kong, which serves as a gateway between China and the rest of the world.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Moses explains in detail his […]

Solutions, Not Sermons. An Interview with Anoosha Shaigan, Pakistan’s leading technology lawyer and Vice President, Courting The Law

Anoosha Shaigan is an international human rights and technology lawyer and a certified legislative drafter, having worked on various legal, policy and political reforms in human rights, international law, gender justice and legal innovation for over 13 years. She currently serves as the Vice President and […]

Insights from a family lawyer: An interview with Billy Ko, Partner, Withers

Billy Ko is a Hong Kong-based Partner with Withers, specialised in all aspects of family law including, but not limited to, divorce and separation, nuptial agreements, children custody, and complex financial disputes with substantial assets. In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Billy shares insights gained […]

Practicing customer-centric corporate law. An interview with Le Tien Dat, Managing Partner, ADK & Co Vietnam Lawyers

Le Tien Dat is Managing Partner of ADK & Co Vietnam Lawyers, focusing on assisting businesses achieve vital commercial objectives in the country’s fast-growing economy.  In this interview with Asia Law Port, he explains the firm’s client-centric approach, opportunities for foreign investors in the country, and […]

First ASEAN Professor Elected to Prestigious European Society of International Law (ESIL) Committee

Professor Kevin Crow, Assistant Professor of International Law and Ethics, Asia School of Business (ASB) and International Faculty Fellow at MIT Sloan, was elected to the coordinating committee of the European Society of International Law (ESIL)’s Interest Group on International Legal Theory and Philosophy (IGILTP) this […]

The practice of entertainment and hospitality business law in Singapore. An interview with TAY Eu-Yen of Providence Law Asia LLC

TAY Eu-Yen is a lawyer and entrepreneur with 15 years of management experience in the entertainment and hospitality sectors, having co-founded The Butter Factory Group as well as Coterie Concepts. She is currently practising as of-counsel at Providence Law Asia LLC, and has established a niche […]

Providing tech-enabled legal services to private equity and venture capital in India. An interview with Rasmeet Charya, Chief Innovation Officer, Algo Legal

Algo Legal is a new age technology backed firm focused on venture capital and private equity firms, VC-funded start-up companies and corporate businesses. The firm is Headquartered in Bangalore and has offices in Mumbai and Delhi.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Algo’s Chief Innovation […]

Eugene Thuraisingam LLP welcomes new Counsel to spearhead its Corporate M&A practice

Eugene Thuraisingam LLP has hired Rachel Wong as a Counsel to spearhead their Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions practice area. Rachel joins the firm from Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee, Singapore Office. Rachel focuses on early stage companies as well as private mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in […]

Practicing Technology Law and Civil Litigation in Hong Kong. An interview with Joshua Chu, Consultant, ONC Lawyers

Joshua Chu is a Consultant at ONC Lawyers and is currently based in Hong Kong. He specializes in Technology Law and Civil Litigation.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, he details the focus of his practice, key considerations for companies managing litigation risks in Hong […]

Chance Bridge Partners welcome Robert Lewis as Senior International Consultant and enter strategic alliance with docQbot

We are pleased to announce that Chance Bridge Partners, Alliott Global Alliance (“AGA”) law firm member in Beijing has appointed Robert Lewis as Senior International Consultant. This comes as Chance Bridge also enters into a strategic cooperation agreement with docQbot, the legal technology platform co-founded by […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Scott Jago appointed Alliott Global Alliance’s Asia Pacific Regional Chair

Alliott Global Alliance (formerly ‘Alliott Group’), the international alliance of law and accounting firms, is delighted to confirm the appointment of Scott Jago, Partner at Allan Hall Business Advisors in Sydney, Australia, as Regional Chair of the Asia Pacific regional membership, effective 1st January 2021. Jago […]

Asia Pacific M&A and Corporate Strategy amidst Global Market Dislocation

By Ken Koo, Managing Director at Citigroup and Deputy General Manager at Orient Securities Investment Banking Co.; with an introduction by Patrick Dransfield, Consultant at Asia Law Portal I first met Ken Koo when he delivered the Key Note Address at the ABA Section of International […]

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 […]

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.

Ning Zhu appointed to Asia Pacific Regional Committee of Alliott Global Alliance

Ning Zhu, Managing Partner of highly regarded law firm Chance Bridge Partners in China has been appointed to the Asia Pacific Regional Advisory Committee of Alliott Global Alliance, one of the world’s largest international alliances of independent law and accounting firms. Ms. Zhu joins other senior […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]