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 […]

The Bill of Attainder Clause in the U.S. Constitution: Origin, Evolution, and Reflection — From Huawei v. U.S.

Since 2018, the United States has leveraged state power and resorted to “legal means” to suppress Chinese company Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “Huawei“), a leading player in high-tech sectors such as 5G. In the legislative branch, the U.S. Congress passed The National […]

India: Covid 19 Second Wave Leaves Behind Devastation and Death

The ferocious second wave of Covid 19 has caused severe wreckage in India. The depth of the destruction and death exposed the poor preparedness and sorry state of affairs that the country found itself in during the last few weeks. Several local lockdowns were imposed by […]

4 Reasons Why a Small Business Needs a Business Lawyer

Almost every business recognizes the importance of an accountant to manage their accounts when they start. Hiring someone to keep track of your funds so that you can comply with government requirements is very common.  Most small businesses will think of every issue that needs sorting […]

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 […]

Alliott Global Alliance shortlisted for the Australian Accounting Awards 2021

We are pleased to announce that AGA has been named as a finalist in the Australian Accounting Awards for Network of the Year. Alliott Global Alliance (‘AGA’), the international alliance of law and accounting firms has been shortlisted as finalist for Network of the Year in […]

An interview with Brian Tang on the future of legal innovation in Asia

Brian Tang is founding executive director of the Law, Innovation, Technology & Entrepreneurship Lab (LITE Lab) at HKU Faculty of Law & managing director of Asia Capital Markets Institute (ACMI). In this interview with Asia Law Portal, he details his extensive work in legal innovation and […]

How LexisNexis is helping develop AI technology for legal analytics in Southeast Asia

Use of legal analytics now essential to litigation law practice Among the realities of practicing law today is client expectations, which now see the use of legal analytics as essential.  What was at one time exception has now become essential where lawyers are making evidence-based decisions […]

Covid-19 Second Wave Sends Shivers Down India’s Spine

It is unnerving to see what is happening all around us in India. The second wave of Covid 19 has been ferocious and severely impacted Indians. The daily new cases recorded have been the highest in the world for the past few days. The economy is […]

Opportunities for foreign investors in Thailand. An interview with Dell Asuncion, Ascend Advisors

Ascend Advisors helps foreign investors and expatriates – navigate the opportunities and challenges the Thai economy offers.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Dell Asuncion of Ascend Advisors details what opportunities and challenges exist in Thailand for foreign investors, his role with the firm, and […]

Lawcadia announces document automation for self-service and legal team efficiency

Australian legal technology company Lawcadia announces built-in document automation features to meet the growing demand for automation as legal departments face work over-load.

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 […]

Gadens Announces Breach Reporter Platform Powered by Lawcadia

A new ‘RegTech’ platform by national law firm Gadens is set to dramatically improve the regulatory reporting landscape for financial services organisations

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, […]

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 […]

How are the wrongful acts of businesses penalized?

The human error factor in daily life has been an undeniable cause of accidents in public. Risk factors that seem innocuous have potential to cause permanent effects in the victim’s life. Numerous examples can be given to demonstrate the importance of risk factors in daily life. […]

Workplace safety regulations and the legal duties of businesses

Sustaining the work whilst the conditions are not adequate can lead to foreseeable accidents. Both for the workers and the customers, these safety measures are of major importance. To keep those in the property safe, employers and businesses are obliged to follow specified duties. The duty […]

Covid-19 Second Wave Hits India on Lockdown Anniversary

India is once again witnessing a surge in Covid-19 infections. As the anniversary of the lockdown approached the increase in cases reared its ugly head and this time the numbers are skyrocketing in affected areas. The second wave is threatening to undo the gains from the […]

Alliott Global Alliance expands to 80 countries

Alliott Global Alliance announces the expansion of its international alliance of independent accounting and law firms to its 80th country

‘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 […]

5 Reasons to Take Your CPD More Seriously

It’s not a secret that many lawyers believe that mandatory legal CPD often causes more stress than it’s worth. But there are plenty of reasons – besides renewing your practicing certificate – why you should take your CPD more seriously. 1.   Reinvigorate your role One of […]

Maxwell Chambers Appoints New Chairman

Maxwell Chambers announced today the appointment of Mr. Daryl Chew as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Acclaimed as “one of the brightest” and “most highly regarded” partners in the Asia Pacific region by Who’s Who Legal, Mr. Chew brings more than 12 years of […]

Learning From the Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou Case: What Chinese and Other Non-U.S. Companies and Executives Should Do to Limit Exposure to Criminal Liability in the U.S.

This is the fourth and final installment in this series White collar criminal law experts who regularly represent or advise Chinese companies all agree that the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou was a “wake-up call” for all Chinese companies with global operations.  Compliance management is […]

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 […]

The Defense of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou: How the Principles of the Rule of Law Extend Fundamental Protections to Non-U.S. Companies and Executives Subject to Extraterritorial Jurisdiction

This is the third in a series When Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Vancouver in December 2018, it attracted global attention.  Due to the aggressive assertion of extraterritorial jurisdiction by U.S. prosecutors, Ms. Meng found herself under house arrest in Canada fighting extradition to the U.S. […]

“How to become clairvoyant?”

“We had dreams when the night was young We were believers when the night was young We could change the world stop the war Never seen nothing like this before…’ Robbie Robertson, from the album ‘How to become clairvoyant?’ The two rock concerts that define the […]

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 […]

Young Lawyers, SMART Career Goals and CPD

The CPD deadline is getting closer and young lawyers across Australia are doing their best to find CPD that suits their professional development needs. It can feel overwhelming with the myriad of CPD options at your disposal. How can you comply with the rules and find […]

The Case Against Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou: An Assessment of the Complex Matrix of Extraterritorial Jurisdiction, International Extradition and Global Diplomatic Relations

This is the second in a series Meng Wanzhou, CFO of Huawei and daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, is currently in her third year under house arrest in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, fighting extradition to the U.S. to face charges of bank fraud relating to […]

Tracing the Origins of the Case Against Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou: How Global Banks Extend the Reach of U.S. Extraterritorial Jurisdiction, Directly and Indirectly Impacting the Global Expansion of Chinese Companies

This is first in a series On December 1, 2018, then U.S. President Donald Trump was heading to a private dinner with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires.  At the same moment, Canadian officials, acting at the request of the U.S. Justice […]

Helping lawyers advance their careers in the APAC region. An interview with Annie Tang, Managing Director, Star Anise Legal

In 2010, Annie Tang and her brother Chris, founded Star Anise Legal, providing legal, compliance and professional recruitment services to diverse clients across the APAC region.   In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Annie details what inspired the founding of the firm, her background in law, […]

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 […]

7 Skills to Help Your Legal Career Thrive in 2021

The legal profession has gone through significant changes in 2020. This means that the demands on lawyers are also rapidly evolving. Which raises the question: what will be required from lawyers in the future? Read on to learn the skills you can develop in 2021 to […]

New Year New Hopes for India

The new year began on positive sentiments with vaccination drives across the world including India. What has helped further is the reduction in active Covid-19 cases in the country. It looks like the peak in infections has been passed and this is somewhat helping the recovery […]

Alliott Global Alliance expands into Vietnam legal market after appointing DNA Vietnam LLC to membership

As of 1 January 2021, DNA Vietnam LLC (‘DNA’) has been appointed to represent Alliott Global Alliance (‘AGA’), the international alliance of law and accounting firms, as its law member in Vietnam. With this announcement, AGA continues its expansion into new territories in the South East […]

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 […]