Category: NewLaw in Asia

Jennifer Lim Wei Zhen on Singapore’s present and future role as a legal innovation hub

Jennifer Lim Wei Zhen is among the most active legal innovators in the Asia-Pacific region. Bilingual in English and Mandarin, Jennifer has worked at various leading law firms and was listed in Asia Law Portal’s Top 30 in the business of law to watch in 2019.  […]

How Businesses Benefit from Subscription-Based Legal Services

Every business owner will be familiar with products or services priced on a subscription basis. For example, mobile phone plans, accounting software, and bookkeeping services are all invariably paid for on a subscription basis. Indeed, many businesses are leasing property on a subscription basis (WeWork and […]

KorumLegal welcomes two new hires to fuel their growth ambitions

KorumLegal is excited to share that we have two new hires joining our HQ team. Natasha Norton joins as General Manager – Growth & North Asia and Janice Leung joins as Consultant Solutions Manager, as we expand our capabilities in Asia Pacific (APAC) and beyond. Natasha, […]

‘The Thing About……Titus Rahiri’

KorumLegal celebrates it’s 5th anniversary this month.  Five years on from it’s inception, Founder and CEO Titus Rahiri talks with Patrick Dransfield. Photographs by Patrick Dransfield Patrick: What does the name ‘Korum’ signify?  Tell us about the KorumLegal story so far – from its founding in […]

Pinsent Masons Vario invests in community of freelancers through new training platform

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has expanded its suite of learning and career development tools designed to support its flexible services professionals with the launch of its new platform, Vario Advance. Via its partnership with performance management platform Bridge, Pinsent Masons Vario will offer new online training to selected members of its flexible services population […]

Stuart Fuller, Head of Global Legal Services, KPMG, on the firm’s plans for expansion in Asia

KPMG recently announced the launch of a new Global Legal Operations Transformation Service.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Stuart Fuller, Head of Global Legal Services, KPMG International, explains this new service focus — and the firm’s plans for expansion in the Asia-Pacific region. KPMG […]

Pinsent Masons realigns its professional services offerings with launch of new group

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has brought together a range of skill set offerings to launch a professional services practice group as it further embeds its strategy to become a purpose-led professional services business with law at the core. Pinsent Masons Vario, will become a practice group and […]

LegalVision announces plans to expand to New Zealand

LegalVision, Asia-Pacific’s fastest-growing law firm, has announced plans to expand its operations into New Zealand from 1 January 2021.  LegalVision has assisted over 150,000 Australian businesses and will replicate in New Zealand its successful tech-driven model of providing highly responsive, fixed-fee legal services. “The New Zealand […]

Legal technology company Lawcadia launches new intelligent engine

When every legal team and law firm want something different, Lawcadia’s new platform engine is a game changer for the diverse appetites of the legal industry

Making legal services simple and affordable in the Philippines. An interview with Jason Arteche, Owner and Founder, Legal Tree

Legal Tree is a legal tech startup and social enterprise with the goal of making legal services simple and affordable.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Jason Arteche, Legal Tree’s Owner and Founder, explains what inspired him to found the company, the state of legal […]

The fastest-growing law firm in the Asia-Pacific region. An interview with Lachlan McKnight, CEO, LegalVision

Australia-based LegalVision has helped more than 150,000 businesses with cost-effective and efficient legal services since it was founded in 2012. Recently recognized by the Financial Times as the fastest-growing law firm in the Asia-Pacific region – LegalVision was also recently named NewLaw firm of the Year […]

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 […]

The World’s Only Remote-First Flexi-Lawyer Service: An interview with Katherine Thomas, CEO, Free Range Lawyers

Free Range Lawyers was founded in 2019 to help empower remote working lawyers and law firms seeking flexible work arrangements.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Katherine Thomas, CEO of Free Range Lawyers, details the inspiration behind — and the future plans for — this […]

More pathways could be opened to Singapore Bar – what does this mean for NewLaw?

Last week, Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon made an exciting announcement. An initiative that could revolutionise the legal profession in Singapore. CJ Menon called for there to be different routes into the Singapore Bar – whether that’s mid-career switchers from non-law backgrounds or students who study Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths […]

Tricky tactics and quirky questions: how to find a lawyer that’s the right fit

Should we be adopting the mindgaming exploits of Meryl Streep’s character Miranda Priestly in “The Devil Wears Prada”, to find out if your candidate is the best fit for your team? The menacing fashion editor’s interrogatory questions renders Anne Hathaway’s character almost speechless in the famous […]

Private equity invests in NewLaw firm Axiom: Commentary from Axiom’s CEO and APAC-region legal industry leaders

Axiom Law, one of NewLaw’s pioneering companies, both internationally and in Asia, has announced a new private equity investment from Permira, a major investor in LegalZoom.  The new investment comes after a recent planned initial public offering (IPO) was cancelled. As Thomas Allen details in Legal […]

Funding boost and award win for Australian legal tech company

Brisbane-based legal technology company Lawcadia announces that it has recently raised $1.3 million in a pre-Series A round from a number of private investors and Artesian, a leading Australian alternative investments and venture capital firm.

New legal tech company CodeLex aims to streamline the practice of law

Legal technology company CodeLex is a developer of legaltech projects as part of the Irbis Ventures (formerly ‘M Lab’​) ecosystem. Incorporated in Mongolia and Singapore, and with a core team based in Ulaanbaatar, Singapore and Tokyo, CodeLex projects aim to streamline and add value to the […]

Time to embrace co-working

What are the key ingredients for a great co-working space? Trendy, young hipsters making steaming coffee with cacti and succulents abound, prosecco on tap and Scandi style interior design? Maybe, yet these spaces can benefit all types of workers with a creative and comfortable place to […]

Helping law firms create intuitive knowledge platforms:  The story of Singapore’s INTELLLEX

INTELLLEX was founded in 2015 in Singapore with the aim of helping law firms create intuitive knowledge platforms.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, INTELLLEX Co-Founder and Chief Business Development Officer Ellery Sutanto explains how the company began, it’s vision for the future of legal […]

View your sabbatical as a career booster and not a career break

It can be a scary prospect – the thought of stepping away from your deskbound duties and taking a sabbatical. You may question what your colleagues or management think or fear about this break in proceedings and how this will impact your career development. But having […]

Bend and Stretch: Make the most of your flexibility

So, you might have secured more flexibility in your working life, but what should you do with it? The benefits of a better work life balance have been espoused by many as the way to not only improve an individual’s life by allowing them more time […]

The Business of Law in India in 2019: Marketing, Innovation, Technology and Market Liberalization. An interview with Aman Abbas of Commwiser

Aman Abbas is Co-Founder & CEO, Commwiser, a Delhi-based consultancy focused on public relations and law firm marketing.  His two decades of experience in public relations and communications in professional services includes work with Amarchand Mangaldas, India’s largest Law firm and Big4 acccounting firm KPMG, as […]

Hourly billing, the Big4, NewLaw and technology. John Chisholm of Innovim Group analyzes the main competitive threats and opportunities for law firms

Australia-based John Chisholm is a widely recognized strategic advisor to law firms on pricing and strategy – based on his decades of experience as managing partner for both law and accounting firms. A Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management and a Distinguished Fellow of the […]

Asia’s changing legal market and the strategies to adapt: An interview with Eric Chin of Alpha Creates

Asia’s legal market is changing and who better to know what strategies firms might deploy to adapt to these changes than Melbourne-based Eric Chin, who helped co-found Alpha Creates in January of 2019.  A long-time strategic advisor to the legal services sector, Eric also coined the term […]

An interview with New Law pioneer Kirsty Dougan as she joins Vario as Asia Managing Director

Dougan is NewLaw’s pioneer in Asia Kirsty Dougan co-founded  NewLaw in Asia in late 2009 and last month, after almost a decade in the sector, she joined Pinsent Masons flexible NewLaw unit Vario as Managing Director for Asia.  Dougan will be based in a new office […]

Your Business Personality – and why it matters

When people think of personality types in relation to business, many think of the Myers-Briggs test – a self-report questionnaire which was developed by Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers during World War II, primarily to help women entering the workforce for the […]

Elevate Acquires Cognatio Law, Launching Operations in Hong Kong

Flexible lawyering provider Cognatio extends Elevate’s global capabilities in Asia Pacific market. Law company Elevate today announced it has acquired Cognatio Law, a Hong Kong-based flexible lawyering and legal consulting business serving in-house legal and compliance teams as well as law firms across Asia Pacific. Cognatio […]

Axiom Appoints Yolanda Chan as General Manager of Asia Pacific

Axiom, a leading global alternative legal services provider, announced today a strategic hire to its Asia leadership team. Yolanda Chan joins as General Manager of the Asia Pacific region. Chan will play a critical role in Axiom’s ability to transform the legal industry through talent and technology […]

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Law As A Process: How Process Design Defines Value, Delivers Efficiency, and Drives Business Strategy

KorumLegal’s proprietary Korum Process Methodology (KPM) focuses on helping law departments “do more with less” by applying the best practices of Lean, Six-Sigma, and Agile methods to the delivery of legal services in the APAC region. Legal process management approach in North America vs APAC Legal […]

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Promoting women’s progress in law from the UK to Singapore

Next year the UK will celebrate 100 years since women were allowed to become solicitors. In 1919 the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act was enforced meaning women were no longer prevented from training for and joining professions such as veterinary and accountancy, as well as law. Amongst […]

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The legal gig economy – what’s next?

In just three taps of your finger you could have a curry or burger winging its way to your home. With the rise of technology and the growing desire for ultimate convenience it is no surprise that food delivery companies like Uber Eats and Deliveroo have […]

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NewLaw reaches the Asian legal market – out of the Startup Nation

The Alternate Legal Services Provider (ALSP) sector, more colorfully known as ‘NewLaw’, has in the space of a few short years emerged from relative obscurity to become a leading force in the global legal market by challenging well-entrenched norms. The ALSP sector, despite having roots stretching […]

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Work life balance across Asia – and how things are changing

South Korea is well-known across Asia for its long hours and ‘workaholic’ culture. According to statistics from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, South Korean employees worked for an average of 2,024 hours in 2017 – meaning the country places third in the world rankings […]

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How has NewLaw developed in Asia over the last 10 years? An interview with Oliver Mould of LOD – Lawyers On Demand

As NewLaw firm LOD – Lawyers on Demand (LOD) approaches its’ 10th anniversary, Asia Law Portal interviewed Oliver Mould, the firms’ Head of Asia about the state of NewLaw in Asia and what he sees ahead for the next 10 years: LOD is approaching its 10th […]

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LexTech18 regional legal tech conference set for Kuala Lumpur, Oct 25-26, 2018

LexTech18 regional legal tech conference is set to take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Oct 25-26, 2018. LexTech brings together private, public and regulatory organizations to share new ways of thinking, build strong partnerships, and define new strategies to compete in Asia’s ever-changing legal landscape. In […]

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KorumLegal Expands People, Process and Technology Capabilities in Hong Kong, Singapore and London

Addition of Danh Nguyen, Bill Novomisle and Tanya Rolfe demonstrates growing demand for broader legal solutions offerings across APAC region. The landscape for legal solutions is shifting in Asia with KorumLegal recently adding three significant hires.  KorumLegal bills itself as “a boutique legal solutions firm providing […]

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How the GC can move beyond relationships to more strategic selection of outside counsel

As the legal industry evolves, in-house teams are under increasing pressure to demonstrate a commitment to innovation and transformation. However, as legal departments accept and even embrace the need for change, one element stubbornly resists transformation. Despite the growing availability of digital technology designed to assist […]

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NewLaw firm Vario to expand into Singapore

Pinsent Masons will launch its NewLaw flexible consulting service, Vario, in Singapore in mid-2018. Vario was first established in the Asia-Pacific region in Australia in July 2017.  The firm reports it is witnessing increased client demand for its flexible lawyer solution globally, including in Asia. In […]

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NewLaw expands in Asia with the addition of Cognatio Law in Hong Kong

NewLaw industry veteran Lesley Hobbs announced in February the launch of her own firm Cognatio Law to “satisfy the growing demand within Hong Kong’s legal market for flexible and cost-effective legal services [for large and small companies]. ”  As the firm details in a press release: […]