Tag: Asia-Pacific legal news and analysis

India: New Year New Beginnings

A new year comes with hope and belief in the betterment from the past year. After a recovery phase in the second of 2022, there is a ton of optimism in 2023. The expectation for an improved economic progress is not totally unfounded considering that the […]

Helping new business owners in India understand the importance of intellectual property. An interview with Kriti Priyadarshini Litoria

Kriti Priyadarshini Litoria is a lawyer specializing in intellectual property (IP) law practicing out of Delhi and Jabalpur.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, she explains what inspired her to become a lawyer, the importance of IP to new business owners, the challenges of establishing […]

Helping lawyers market their practices in India.  An interview with Prachi Shrivastava, Founder, Lawfinity Solutions

In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Prachi Shrivastava, Founder of Lawfinity Solutions, discusses the challenges and opportunities in marketing law practices in India based on her extensive legal industry experience in business development and marketing. What inspired you to found Lawfinity Solutions and how do […]

Kia Meng Loh, Dentons Rodyk & Davidson Senior Partner & COO on keeping Singapore’s oldest law firm competitive

Kia Meng Loh is Senior Partner & COO of Singapore’s Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, he details what inspired him to assume these roles, the current state of the firm, his law practice, the challenges facing businesses in the […]

New international legal marketing/BD consultancy called Poetic Justice – launched by Aparna Bundro 

Aparna Bundro LLB (Hons) PCLL launched her Practice Development and Marketing consultancy, Poetic Justice Limited, in Q4 of 2022. It is geared mainly for lawyers and other professionals looking to enhance their marketing prospects. Operating out of Hong Kong and the US, Poetic Justice Limited is agile and international, […]

Joshua Wu Kai-Ming promoted to partner of Malaysian dispute resolution law firm Messrs. P. E. LIM

Messrs. P. E. LIM is pleased to announce the promotion of Joshua Wu Kai-Ming as a partner of the firm, with effect from 1st January 2023. Joshua has been an integral part of the firm since he came on board in 2021. Throughout his legal career, […]

India Ends 2022 On Growth Prospects

As 2022 came to a close, there were renewed fears of Covid 19 causing disruptions in view of the sudden surge in certain countries and the Government sent out advisories and actions. The year-end economic growth forecasts by global financial institutions were improved compared to previous […]

American Bar Association publishes a book on how to improve client services using innovative applications

Throughout his 42 years of practice, Canadian lawyer Lawrence Pascoe continually introduced new methods to improve service to his clients. He obtained ideas by reading management books and looking at what other lawyers and non-legal businesses did. He then adjusted these methods to apply to his […]

Innovating the practice of law in Asia: An interview with Jonathan Voo

Jonathan Voo has devoted his career to working within law firms, most recently as Senior Manager of Innovation (Asia Pacific) at Mayer Brown.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, he explains what inspired his career focus, his current role in legal innovation with Mayer Brown, […]

Helping make legal services more accessible in Bangladesh.  An interview with Muiz Shahab Uddin, Chief Strategy Officer, LegalX

Muiz Shahab Uddin is Chief Strategic Officer and co-founder of legal tech startup LegalX in Bangladesh. In this interview, he explains how he hopes to make legal services in Bangladesh less expensive and more accessible — while also increasing legal literacy — through his founding and […]

Practicing Corporate and Commercial Dispute Resolution Law in Malaysia. An interview with Lau Zhong Yan

Lau Zhong Yan is Co-Managing Partner of Tuang, Chu & Co (TCC Law). In 2021, as part of TCC Law’s expansion plans to build a full service corporate and commercial law firm, TCC’s founding partners invited Lau Zhong Yan to head the firm’s Corporate and Commercial […]

Brian Law on how he is building a modern business law firm in Southeast Asia

Law also recently established NewLaw consultancy Interim Legal Resourcing (ILR), where legal professionals are flexibly engaged to support businesses and legal departments

Sharm Ravindran: Malaysian law firm leader and industry change agent

Sharm Ravindran founded and leads Kuala Lumpur-based Ravindran Advocates & Solicitors.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, she details the breadth and depth of her legal career – from earliest inspiration – to law firm founder and leader – to legal services sector diversity and […]

Helping startups, micro, small and medium-sized enterprises succeed in Malaysia. An interview with Veon Szu Khaw

Veon Szu Khaw founded Veon Szu & Kok Thye in George Town, Malaysia, over 12 years ago.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, he explained what inspires his practice and how he helps clients amid a technology-enabled legal landscape. What inspired you to pursue a […]

Pioneering boutique law firm Providence Law Asia LLC marks 10 years with brand refresh and appointment of second Pro Bono Advocate

The law firm establishes itself as a Singapore counsel of choice in international disputes and renews its commitment towards providing access to justice for marginalised and underserved communities

India Focuses on Digital Development

The economic forecast continues to remain slightly weak with lower growth forecast by leading financial agencies. The impact of external factors continues to influence the current local situation as the Government makes attempts to improve economic conditions. India has now assumed the prestigious presidency of the […]

Malaysia’s LEXUP sees an “enormous” market for English communication services for lawyers and law firms in Southeast Asia

LEXUP (YV Management Sdn Bhd) is a professional service provider that provides translation, transcription, document hyperlinking, proofreading, editing, indexing etc. to law firms, companies and government agencies. In this interview with Asia Law Portal, they explain that they see a growing market for English communication services […]

Malaysia’s Ligalis seeks to become the cost-effective option in cloud legal practice management software

Ligalis is a Malaysia-based cloud legal practice management software startup founded by Farid Nor. In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Nor explains what inspired him to found the company, how Ligalis helps lawyers, and his plans for the future. What is Ligalis and how can […]

How a former banking credit analyst is now helping a Singapore law firm adapt for the future. An interview with Leon Lim

Leon Lim came to law firm management from a banking background.  He now applies his unique background to helping Singapore’s Teoh & Co LLC adapt to a globally competitive legal market.  He recently told Asia Law Portal how he is going about doing this.  Here is […]

Helping Japan Inc. expand into Thailand. An interview with Emi Rowse (Igusa)

Emi Rowse (Igusa) is a Partner with Kudun & Partners, a Thai law firm, where she heads the Japan practice.  In her role she assists Japanese corporations enter the Thai market.  A specialist in corporate litigation and arbitration matters, Rowse is a HK qualified lawyer who […]

How India’s MyLawman is helping law students build their legal careers

MyLawman (www.mylawman.co.in) is one of the fastest growing Legal Community websites for Legal Resource sharing and an e-learning platform for law students, legal professionals and legal academia.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, MyLawman leadership explains the challenges and opportunities law students in India face […]

30 people to watch in the business of law in Asia in 2023

The Asia-Pacific legal markets in 2022 have seen growth in the number of legal startup founders and legal technology entrepreneurs disrupting the region’s legal services sector. This year’s edition of 30 people to watch in the business of law in Asia, therefore, primarily reflects the accelerating […]

Advising clients in employment, industrial and technology law in India. An interview with Neeraj Dubey

Neeraj Dubey is a Partnerwith India’s Juris Corp. He has substantial experience in advising clients in employment, industrial and technology law with expertise encompassing business law, regulatory and compliance – with experience in industry sectors including real estate & infrastructure, e-commerce, aggregators and a variety of […]

Ritika Ganju, Former Phoenix Legal Partner sets up a new firm – ‘Rise Legal’

Ritika Ganju, a former partner in corporate and M & A practice of Phoenix Legal has set up a new law firm with partners, Tejas Patel, Aquib Ali and Meera Kaura. Rise Legal is a full-service law firm with a principal office in New Delhi with […]

Saraf and Partners advised Carlyle Group in pre-IPO transactions with RJ Corp, SBI MF and Novo Holdings

Saraf and Partners advised Carlyle Group in a pre-IPO transaction involving sale of its partial stake in Global Health Limited to a clutch of three investors namely (i) RJ Corp Limited; (ii) SBI Funds Management Limited; and (iii) Novo Holdings. Global Health Limited, which operates and […]

Practicing Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law (TMT) in Indonesia. An Interview with Mika Isac Kriyasa

Mika Isac Kriyasa specializes in the practice of Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law (TMT), based in Jakarta, Indonesia as a Partner with Dentons HPRP.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, he explains what inspired him to practice law and what challenges and opportunities he helps […]

India: Overall Economic Forecasts Dip Further Despite Individual Gains

External factors continue to be adversely impacting India’s economic progress though the Government has taken adequate steps to steer the economy back on the growth path. Despite the individual performance factors being higher than the rest of the world, the overall growth forecast has gone down […]

Link Legal advised BeyondSeed in its seed investment in Goofy Tails Private Limited

Link Legal represented and advised BeyondSeed, a Singapore based fund, in its seed investment in Goofy Tails Private Limited. The Firm also worked alongside Chennai Angels, an angel investment group based in Chennai, for its investment in Goofy Tails in the same seed round. The ticket size of […]

Luthra and Luthra expands its practices with new international Trade and Corporate Partners

Leading law firm Luthra and Luthra Law Offices India ramps up its practices in India by hiring Tamal Mandal and Abhilekh Verma as International Trade and Corporate Practice Partners, respectively. Tamal has joined the Firm’s Delhi office while Abhilekh will be based out of the Firm’s […]

Gadens launches digital workflow tool to help organisations navigate legal obligations during a cyber attack

National law firm Gadens has released a first-of-its-kind cyber incident manager to navigate the legal reporting obligations of businesses during a cyber breach. The digital workflow tool steps a user through issues and ramifications, reducing the complexity and time required to investigate and report potential cyber […]

India: Economic Forecasts Dip on Global Cues

With the Covid-19 pandemic waning in India, the other aspects of the economy came to the fore, especially the increasing inflation which appears to be one of the major factors dampening economic growth prospects. Most of the international financial institutions and global rating agencies have lowered […]

Trowers welcomes new international corporate partner Geoff Allen

International law firm Trowers & Hamlins has expanded its corporate team in Malaysia with the addition of new partner Geoff Allen. Geoff is an experienced corporate lawyer having spent 17 years working across private practice and in-house roles.  His expertise includes acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, investments, corporate restructuring, […]

Luthra and Luthra elevates 31 members as it announces promotions for the year 2022

Luthra and Luthra Law Offices India celebrated its ‘32nd Annual Day’ on Saturday, the 10th of September 2022 in the most unique way with members gathered physically at respective offices and all offices connected virtually. The evening commenced with the Firm’s Founder & Managing Partner, Mr. Rajiv K Luthra addressing […]

Legal technology company Lawcadia expands internationally, launches in the UK

Award-winning legal technology company Lawcadia is going global, announcing its expansion into the United Kingdom. The legal operations platform for in-house legal teams and their law firms will now formally have a presence in the northern hemisphere. Lawcadia’s Chief Operating Officer Eryn Bowles – who was […]

Luthra and Luthra advise L and T Finance on a highway project of INR 629 Crores

Luthra and Luthra recently acted as Lenders’ Legal Counsel for L&T Finance Limited in relation to the financing made available to Kappirikkad Highways Private Limited, for an amount of INR 628 Crores in connection with six laning from Kappirikkad to Thalikulam section of NH-66 (old NH-17) in the […]

India: Economic Improvements in Sight

There have been some improvements India’s economic activities and the Government is making efforts to complete free trade agreements with some of the significant trading partners. The inflows from foreign portfolio investors have increased and currently highest in the last 20 months. There was a setback […]

India’s Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 Will Prevail Over Customs Act, 1962

The Supreme Court has passed a landmark decision today in the matter of “Sundaresh Bhatt vs. Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs” [Civil Appeal No. 7667 of 2021] and held that the provisions of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (“Code”) will prevail over the […]

India: Economic Growth Further Slows Down

India’s economic growth has further slowed on global cues and disruptions as reflected in the reduced economic growth forecasts by global financial institutions. Concurrently, the Indian Rupee had almost a freefall against the dollar due to global factors such as the Russia-Ukraine conflict, soaring crude oil […]

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