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 flexible, innovative and client-centric legal solutions across the Asia Pacific region” and offers consultants in three verticals: people, process and technology. In 2017, KorumLegal was awarded the ‘Visionary Legal Services Provider of the Year’ at the In-House Community Awards.
Danh Nguyen has joined KorumLegal as its General Manager and Managing Consultant for EMEA, based out of London. While KorumLegal has always focused its services on the APAC region, Nguyen will be responsible for growing its footprint among EMEA-headquartered companies that have significant operations in the APAC region. “I’m excited to be joining KorumLegal where I can leverage my knowledge and understanding of the legal and regulatory environments in APAC, along with my work on global transformations, to assist EMEA-based clients who want to extend their reach into APAC.” Nguyen joins KorumLegal from Western Union where he was, most recently, a key leader in their global transformation initiative using Lean Management to drive organizational, operational and cultural change.
Prior to this, Nguyen was a senior corporate and commercial lawyer with over 15 years’ experience at Western Union, Westpac and Baker & McKenzie with experience across payments, banking, financial services, and technology sectors. He was previously based in Hong Kong and Sydney and worked across the APAC region on a wide variety of corporate, commercial and regulatory matters, as well as strategic risk and compliance.
Bill Novomisle joins KorumLegal from the consultancy he co-founded in 2016 with Kenny Tung, In-Gear Legalytics. Bill also served as the Global Director of Legal Operations and Management for PepsiCo in Purchase, New York and as the Director of Pricing for Stikeman Elliott LLP in Toronto. Novomisle will be responsible for heading KorumLegal’s offerings in process and technology consulting. “The Asian market is rich with opportunities for applying legal process management as well technology implementation to drive efficiency and efficacy inside corporate legal departments. I am thrilled to combine what I have learned in my eight years of legal operations across North America, China, India and Hong Kong with KorumLegal’s established and growing People solutions offerings to drive the evolution of law departments across the region,” stated Novomisle when asked about his move.
Tanya Rolfe also joins KorumLegal as General Manager and Managing Consultant SEA, where she will focus on growing the firms Singapore and South-East Asia business. Tanya has over 15 years’ legal sector experience in the UK and Australia managing large Corporate M&A legal teams across London and Europe for almost 10 years. Most recently, Tanya was the Corporate Team Manager at Norton Rose Fulbright, London for 6 years. Prior to this, Tanya worked at Simmons & Simmons in the London office as Corporate International Practice Group Co-ordinator. In addition to Tanya’s legal sector experience, she is the founder of Ladies Investment Club (L.I.C.) which is an all-female investment group investing in female founded early stage businesses in South East Asia. This has given Tanya a unique insight into agile businesses and their need for flexible legal services.
Titus Rahiri, Founder and Director at KorumLegal noted that “these senior hires are key to our growth trajectory and will ensure KorumLegal is able to serve the increasing client demand across our People, Process and Technology offerings. It also differentiates KorumLegal as a leader in the alternative legal solutions space in this burgeoning market across the APAC region”.
He also added that “NewLaw has expanded and evolved to being more than just a labour arbitrage or temp staff solution model. As many clients face increasing demands for better efficiency and effectiveness in their legal team operations, they are looking for broader legal solutions – and our KorumLegal team, as experienced practitioners for practitioners, can meet those demands’.
KorumLegal is a boutique legal innovator providing flexible, client-centric legal solutions across the Asia Pacific region and beyond. We’re shaping the new reality in legal solutions.
KorumLegal delivers value-driven People, Process and Technology solutions to a range of clients from start-ups and SME’s to multinationals, financial institutions and law firms. We believe in being an extension of our client teams – offering quality, accessible, cost-effective, technology enabled legal services.
With offices in Hong Kong, Singapore and London, KorumLegal has quickly grown its footprint since its founding in 2016, providing legal solutions to clients across China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, India, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand.