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 […]

Making legal documentation affordable and accessible to everyone. An interview with Kim Chan, founder and CEO of DocPro

DocPro is a legaltech platform which combines legal documentation services with cutting edge technology.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Kim Chan, founder and CEO of DocPro, explains what motivated his move from the practice of law to becoming a legal tech entrepreneur, how DocPro […]

Alliott Global Alliance continues Asian expansion with appointment of AHRP Counsellors at Law in Indonesia

Alliott Global Alliance (formerly ‘Alliott Group’), the international alliance of law and accounting firms, has continued its recent expansion in the Asia Pacific region by appointing leading full-service law firm Azwar Hadisupani Rum & Partners (AHRP) Counsellors at Law as its sole representative member firm in […]

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 […]

Hong Kong’s new innovative “legal talent agency”: An interview with Tina Lee Jebely, Founder and Talent Agent, The Roya Agency

Tina Lee Jebely recently established The Roya Agency in Hong Kong – a legal talent agency focused on the exclusive representation of the interests of top calibre and high potential senior attorneys.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Jebely explains what inspired her agency’s founding, […]

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 […]

Law firms begin publishing about Asia’s new trade landscape

In November, 2020, 15 countries in the Asia-Pacific region – including the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as well as China, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, and South Korea – signed the landmark Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) on the final day of the […]

India Sees Slight Economic Recovery

The Indian economy fared better to slightly recover from recessionary situation in the past few months. There is optimism due to the impending launch of the vaccination drive after the Government grants emergency authorisation. This is reflected in improved forecasts by global institutions. There is significant […]

30 people to watch in the business of law in Asia in 2021

The past year in the Asia-Pacific legal markets was distinguished by a number of trends, including regional expansion by Japanese law firms amid economic growth in China and the rest of the region, an expanding focus on health, wellness, and personal branding for lawyers and legal […]

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 […]

Beyond Black Swan: Positioning the law firm for the new normal

Please find a link to the White Paper: “Beyond Black Swan: Positioning the law firm for the new normal”.  From the Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter” to WAR’s “You’ve got the POWER!” via two-time Oscar winning actress Sally Fields, a White Paper on legal practice change has never […]

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 […]

GPS Accounting and GPS Legal first companies in Thailand to join Alliott Global Alliance

GPS Accounting and GPS Legal, part of the GPS Professional Services Group, have each been accepted as the exclusive Thailand members of Alliott Global Alliance (AGA), a leading international alliance of independent professional services firms.  Providing full-service accounting, tax, and legal advisory services to resident and […]

Covid-19 Pushes India Into Technical Recession First Time In Its History

The Indian economy’s consecutive contraction in 2 back to back financial quarters ensured that it entered a phase of technical recession. This is what was feared at the start of Covid-19 pandemic when Asia Law Portal reported that the International Monetary Fund had projected India’s worst […]

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 […]

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 […]

Alliott Global Alliance Continues Legal Expansion in Asia

Alliott Global Alliance (formerly ‘Alliott Group’), an international alliance of law and accounting firms, has increased its presence to 15 countries in the Asia Pacific region following the appointment of law members in Bangladesh, Hong Kong and Thailand in the last few months.

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 […]

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, […]