Category: Featured Lawyers

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 […]

Withers hires senior disputes lawyer Chenthil Kumarasingam on the back of increased demand in dispute resolution

Withers has further developed its litigation and arbitration strengths in Asia with the hire of new partner Chenthil Kumarasingam and his team in Singapore, on the back of increased demand for dispute resolution services. Chenthil and his team join from Oon and Bazul LLP. Chenthil offers […]

Know Your Law – Arbitration Adapting to The New Normal: A Quick Explainer On Initiating Arbitration Proceedings

Arbitration has been an emerging and much needed alternative needed in India. Now we are seeing the new normal during the unlockdown and we are adapting the digital means to run our court system. It is time we adopt Online Dispute Resolution Mechanism more than the […]

Growing a technology and startup focused corporate law firm in Malaysia: An interview with Izwan & Partners managing partner, Izwan Zakaria

Izwan Zakaria founded Izwan & Partners in 2019, where he made a bold decision to focus exclusively on providing legal advice to technology companies, startups, and investors. In this Q&A with Asia Law Portal, Izwan describes what makes dealing with technology companies and startups different from […]

“Beyond Black Swan: Positioning the law firm for the ‘New Normal’ – a dialogue with General Counsel” Webinar, June 30th, 2020

I am delighted to invite you to a vital webinar on law firm management that will provide you with crucial guidance for the present and immediate future of your law firm. Those firms that have leaders who are the quick to adjust are the most likely […]

Get to Know Sourish Mohan Mitra: New Delhi-based Corporate Lawyer and Asia Law Portal Contributing Writer

New Delhi based corporate lawyer Sourish Mohan Mitra is a long-standing Contributing Writer to Asia Law Portal.  In this interview, he details what motivated him to pursue a career in law, his passion for writing, his observations about India’s economic future and legal market liberalization – […]

Indonesia’s “One-Stop-Shop Legal Platform” for business: An interview with Irma Surya, CEO, PLATO

In 2018, Irma Surya founded PLATO, a “one-stop-shop legal platform” focused on helping small businesses navigate Indonesia’s legal landscape.  A lawyer with extensive experience assisting businesses expand in Indonesia, Surya details what inspired her to found PLATO and what’s in store for the company’s future in […]

IP Prosecution and considerations for foreign companies doing business in India. An interview with Yashvardhan Rana, Intellectual Property Lawyer, New Delhi, India

Yashvardhan Rana, Editor – The Trademark Reporter, INTA and a recent recipient of the Top 50 Emerging IP professional in the world award—found inspiration at a young age to become an Intellectual Property Lawyer. In this interview with Asia Law Portal, this highly decorated IP Lawyer […]

How Australia’s Hall & Wilcox has adapted to the changing legal services landscape. An interview with Managing Partner Tony Macvean

Hall & Wilcox is a leading independent Australian law firm that’s been in business for more than 100 years.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, the firm’s Managing Partner, Tony Macvean, outlines the unique ways the firm has adapted to the changing legal services landscape. […]

Webcast: Proactive management of COVID 19 related risks and disputes

On 31st March, 2020, In-House Community, together with LC Lawyers LLP (Hong Kong law firm member of the global EY network), hosted a webinar for over 270 in-house counsel. The webinar covered Proactive management of COVID 19 related risks and disputes, and was presented by Kareena Teh, Partner; […]

COVID-19 Legal Workflow to help legal teams manage pandemic-related issues

Australian law firm Gadens and legal-tech company Lawcadia are releasing the COVID-19 Legal Workflow in response to the deluge of legal issues corporate and government teams are now facing, and will continue to face, as a result of the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. The massive legal […]

Cambodia’s Startup Scene: Young, Vibrant and Promising. An Interview with Sreypeou Chaing, Managing Partner, CSP & Associates

Sreypeou Chaing is Managing Partner of CSP & Associates and Legal Advisor with Cambodia Startup Advisers.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, she details the current startup environment in Cambodia, including what venture capital investors should be thinking about when investing in Cambodian startups, the work of […]

Opportunities for startups and venture capital investors in Vietnam: An interview with Hoang Minh Duc, Special Counsel, Duane Morris

Hoang Minh Duc advises clients in corporate & MA matters as special counsel with Duane Morris Vietnam, the Vietnamese subsidiary of Duane Morris LLP (US).  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, he details the most important opportunities and challenges he sees for corporate clients in […]

The current state of legal innovation in South Korea. An interview with Narae Lee, General Counsel, Blockcrafters

Narae Lee is General Counsel of Seoul-based Blockchain Accelerator Blockcrafters, and Organizer of Seoul Legal Hackers. In this interview, she explains the work of Blockcrafters, her previous work as corporate legal counsel and as a lawyer both in government and in private practice; the current state […]

The Current State of Legal Tech and Innovation in Thailand. An Interview with Kert Stavorn, Founder, Siam Legal Tech Center

In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Kert Stavorn, Founder of Siam Legal Tech Center, explains the current state of legal tech and innovation in Thailand, including what inspired the founding of the Siam Legal Tech Center and its’ mission, what the Siam Legal Alliance Blockchain […]

How pro bono lawyers are helping make the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics a reality

In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Shoichi Sugiyama explains how pro bono lawyers from the Tokyo 2020 pro bono lawyers services project are helping make the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics a reality

Legal Experts Predict 2020 Trends in Asia Pacific Region Infrastructure Development

Leading infrastructure lawyers from Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Malaysia, India and Japan predict the most significant trends in Asia-Pacific region infrastructure development in 2020

The Philippine’s first on-demand online legal solutions platform. An interview with Marlon Valderama, President & CEO, LexMeet

LexMeet is the Philippine’s first on-demand online legal solutions platform.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, LexMeet’s President & CEO, Marlon Valderama, explains what inspired the company’s founding, its services offer to lawyers and legal consumers, it’s geographic scope, market acceptance, future plans – as […]

LawRato: India’s interactive online legal advice platform. An interview with Founder & CEO, Rohan Mahajan

LawRato.com is an interactive online platform that enables an individual to find experienced lawyers in any court or city in India.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, LawRato.com’s Founder & CEO Rohan Mahajan explains what inspired the company’s founding, its’ geographical reach and plans for […]

LexpertEase: Nepal’s first and only legal tech platform: An interview with Founder Kailash Panday

LexpertEase is Nepal’s first and only legaltech platform. In this interview with Asia Law Portal, LexpertaEase Founder Kailash Panday explains the firm’s focus and what inspired its’ founding, how technology is impacting Nepal’s legal market, LexpertEase’s local and international services offer and its’ goals for the […]

How elite law firm Withers KhattarWong LLP is navigating Singapore’s highly competitive legal market: An interview with Managing Partner Deborah Barker

After a lengthy collaboration and formal alliance between Withers LLP and the former KhattarWong LLP, Withers KhattarWong LLP came into being in early 2019. The alliance has created the second largest law firm in Singapore, offering a full range of legal services to corporations, institutions and […]