Tag: Asia Legal News

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 – 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 […]

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

In Conversation – The Struggle of Joint Ventures

A Joint Venture (JV) is an arrangement between two or more business entities, often for the purpose of starting a new business activity. The aim is to bring the expertise of the parties involved and contribute to the growth of the business. Having consensus while starting […]

The Worst Economic Contraction since India’s Independence

The Covid-19 situation continues to deteriorate in India and cause contraction that the country has never seen since its independence. The Government is making desperate attempts to revive the economy and marginal effects can be seen in the increase in exports. Changes in the foreign direct […]

TechLaw.Fest 2020: Stars Align for Free Legal Tech Conference

TechLaw.Fest, Asia’s premier legal tech conference, has always benefited from stellar line-ups (2019’s edition notably boasted Sir Tim Berners-Lee as its keynote speaker). But this year, it takes advantage of COVID-19’s new normal to bring together its most impressive line-up of speakers yet, with headliners like […]

India’s online dispute resolution platform: An interview with Namita Shah, Co-founder, Presolv360

In 2017, Namita Shah Co-founded Mumbai-based Presolv360, an online alternative to traditional dispute resolution systems.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, she explains Presolv360’s services offer and details her extensive involvement in the ongoing expansion of legal technology and legal innovation in India. You’re Co-Founder […]

Growing a technology and startup focused corporate law firm in Malaysia: An interview with Izwan & Partners managing partner, Izwan Zakaria

Izwan Zakaria founded Izwan & Partners in 2019, where he made a bold decision to focus exclusively on providing legal advice to technology companies, startups, and investors. In this Q&A with Asia Law Portal, Izwan describes what makes dealing with technology companies and startups different from […]

A new model of international law firm. An interview with Vincent Birot, Co-Founder & CEO, Belaws

Online legal services provider Belaws was founded in 2017 in Bangkok before quickly expanding to neighbouring countries.  Belaws utilizes digital technologies to optimize the client-lawyer relationship. Clients enjoy fast, clear and transparent services while lawyers increase their productivity.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Vincent […]

Chance Bridge Partners Becomes Alliott Group’s First Law Firm Member in China

Alliott Group, the world’s sixth largest multidisciplinary alliance of professional services firms, has expanded its reach to China’s legal market. The appointment of Top 25 law firm Chance Bridge Partners in Beijing continues the alliance’s recent growth in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region which has included […]

Who knows what the future will hold?

Looking at the past to work through the Covid-19 crisis

Black Swan Alert! – Covid-19 and what senior partners should be doing right now to survive

As a senior leader in the industry I hope you will find the article below by Paul Smith, former Chairman of Eversheds Sutherland and co-author, helpful. Its intention is to assist law firm executives at a time of crisis with some tried and tested tips regarding […]

Executing your law firm business development plans during the coronavirus outbreak

Like a hurricane that swept across the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed our lives. It is fair to say that most of our lives right now are different when compared to the start of 2020. Case in point: Most of you are probably reading […]

Hong Kong’s legal job market: Predictions for the coming year

In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Rob Green, CEO of GRM, provides his analysis of the past 12 months in legal recruitment in Hong Kong, and what we might expect for the rest of the year. Given the past 12 months, how has Hong Kong’s […]

India Battles to Survive Covid-19

A slipping economic growth in India was compounded with a rude jolt by the WHO declared pandemic which is threatening to wipe out many global economies. Covid-19’s sudden spike in March is wreaking havoc and in order to contain the fast spreading outbreak, India has decided […]

The story of Malaysia’s #1 Legal App. An interview with June Low, Founder, EasyLaw

In 2016, June Low Founded EasyLaw.  The app is now used by 1 out of 4 lawyers in Malaysia.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Low details the story of this remarkable legal startup and what inspired her to pursue a career in legal tech. […]

COVID-19 Legal Workflow to help legal teams manage pandemic-related issues

Australian law firm Gadens and legal-tech company Lawcadia are releasing the COVID-19 Legal Workflow in response to the deluge of legal issues corporate and government teams are now facing, and will continue to face, as a result of the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. The massive legal […]

The unique value proposition of document automation platforms for law firms and the general counsel. An interview with Malik Anwar, Director of Asia operations, Clarilis

Legal technology business Clarilis recently opened an office in Singapore, appointing industry veteran Malik Anwar as Director of Asia operations. In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Anwar outlines the value proposition of document automation platforms to law firms and the general counsel, Clarilis’ future plans […]

India’s Finance Budget and slipping economic growth

The Union Finance Budget was announced without much in it for foreign investors. The economy remains a point of discussion with global financial institutions as recovery does not appear in the horizon. While India has not been directly hit by Coronavirus, it is feeling the effect […]

A book review of “The Real Deal: Law Firm Leadership That Works” by Paul Smith and Sally Dyson

Lawyers generally have an inbuilt scepticism regarding any form of coaching, which imposes a high bar on authors targeting an audience of busy managing partners. The Real Deal: Law Firm Leadership That Works by Paul Smith and Sally Dyson vaults over that bar with consummate ease […]

India Ends 2019 on a Significantly Weak Economic Note

The Indian economy did not have any recovery on the economic front as per data released by 2 global financial institutions. The Personal Data Protection Bill made the much-awaited comeback to the forefront when it was introduced in Parliament. India’s regional trade and growth potential remains […]

India’s mobile app for lawyers: An interview with Dr. Arvind Singhatiya, CEO, LegalKart

LegalKart is an India-based technology platform that helps lawyers manage their legal practices. The firm uses artificial intelligence to connect qualified clients to lawyers — thereby helping lawyers build and grow their practices In this interview with Asia Law Portal, LegalKart Founder and CEO – Dr. […]

How Reed Smith is globalizing innovation initiatives. An interview with Adam Curphey

Global law firm Reed Smith recently appointed Adam Curphey Innovation Engagement Manager.  Curphey’s focus is working “with the firm’s lawyers, Practice Innovation and IT development teams to implement ideas to drive internal efficiencies, as well as identify collaboration opportunities with Reed Smith’s clients to deliver new […]

India: Doing Business Ranking the only Face-Saver

India’s improvement in the World Bank’s Doing Business ranking is the only bright spot in a lackluster economy that desperately needs reassurance of a revival. It’s akin to the Diwali sparkle which lights up India around this time but belies the darkness for the rest of […]

How elite law firm Withers KhattarWong LLP is navigating Singapore’s highly competitive legal market: An interview with Managing Partner Deborah Barker

After a lengthy collaboration and formal alliance between Withers LLP and the former KhattarWong LLP, Withers KhattarWong LLP came into being in early 2019. The alliance has created the second largest law firm in Singapore, offering a full range of legal services to corporations, institutions and […]

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 […]

India: Will Corporate Tax Cut Revive Growth or Widen Fiscal Deficit

The mounting pressure of a sagging economy and sharp economic growth forecast reductions by global institutions, the Government of India announced significant tax relief to corporates. However, while this seemed to cheer the industry and may be a stimulus in the short term, experts have warned […]