Category: Infrastructure Development

Hong Kong is emerging as a Belt and Road legal and dealmaking hub

Hong Kong is emerging as a Belt and Road legal and dealmaking hub, as a series of recent reports reflects.   ABS-CBN News, for example, has reported that Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, speaking last week […]

Big4 accounting firms emerge as Belt and Road thought leaders

Belt and Road growing in size and scope The growing impact and importance of China’s Belt and Road international infrastructure development initiative was on display last week in Beijing as leaders from 28 nations gathered to discuss […]

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 applied to […]

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 years, opened […]

How your law firm can build a client base around China’s One Belt One Road initiative

China’s One Belt One Road initiative — which aims to improve infrastructure and economic development in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond — provides lawyers with an opportunity to build a lucrative client base around this and similar […]

2 consulting practices ASEAN law firms should consider establishing now

ASEAN region law firms would be wise to consider establishing 2 consulting practices around the growing interest in the region by large multinational companies. According to a recent report by the Economist Corporate Network on behalf of […]

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 […]

Amid Asia’s infrastructure boom, professional services firms need social media

Asia’s massive infrastructure opportunity On June 4th, Luke Sayers (@LukeSayers), CEO of PwC in Australia and Vice-Chair of PwC Asia, Tweeted: “Infrastructure development in #Asia will lead to a wave of opportunity for Australia. What’s next…and what’s needed?” […]

Will US law firms lose work in Asia due to Washington’s opposition to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)?

Some Background The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is a new multilateral development lender, whose focus will be on providing financing for infrastructure projects in Asia.  Founded by China, the AIIB has been joined as founding members by […]

Thailand Infrastructure: A Case Study in Legal Business Development

A recent news article shared by Australia-based legal business development professional Richard Smith (@RWS_01) in the LinkedIn Group Asia Law Portal, highlights a not uncommon occurrence in the world of legal business development:  One government lobbying another […]

Indonesia’s growing economy a major opportunity for lawyers

“The Indonesian economy, the biggest in Southeast Asia” grew by 6.2% last year, as BBC News reported this week .  Down from 6.5% in 2011, the Indonesian economy still grew markedly faster than the US (2.2% ) and the EU […]