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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

SeedLegals launches solution to help startups and SMEs attract, incentivise and retain top talent in APAC

Data-driven legaltech platform SeedLegals has launched their Share Option Scheme solution (also commonly known as ESOP) to Singapore and Hong Kong based startups and small businesses, enabling them to create complex share option agreements, allowing them to reward and incentivize their employees, attract top talent and […]

Singapore launches public consultation on online harms codes

Singapore’s Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) has launched a public consultation on two proposed codes of practice, a code of practice for online safety and a content code for social media services, which will impose requirements on social media services to ensure the online safety […]

Singapore publishes new financial guidelines to address business continuity

On 6 June 2022, following two rounds of consultations, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) published revised Guidelines on Business Continuity Management (BCM), updating the existing patchwork of primary and subsidiary legislation. This iteration of the guidelines (2022 Guidelines) introduces a slew of changes which are expected to […]

India on Economic Growth Path, Albeit Slower

India continues its slow economic recovery while Covid-19 cases are rising once again in the country. The economic growth forecasts have been reduced by global financial institutions amidst internal issues including inflation and external issues comprising largely due to the supply chain disruption arising out of […]

L and L Partners acts for Gaja Capital making MarketXpander the next unicorn

The Firm’s Corporate team recently acted for Gaja Capital(“Gaja”), that is an existing investor in MarketXpander Services Private Limited (“Company”) on the recent fund raise by the Company from WestBridge With the recent investment, the Company has become a ‘unicorn’. The Firm acted as legal counsel to Gaja and […]

L and L Partners advised ICICI Bank Limited on a re-financing transaction in relation to Rajiv Chowk and Gurugram National Highway – 248A

The Firm advised and acted for ICICI Bank Limited (“ICICI”) in connection with financial assistance sanctioned to Rajiv Chowk-Sohna Highway Private Limited for the purpose of re-financing part of existing secured indebtedness of the borrower company availed in relation to six-laning and strengthening of NH-248A from existing km 2.740 (Rajiv […]

L and L Partners acts on one of the largest projects financing transactions in the fertilizer sector in India

L&L Partners acted as lenders’ legal counsel for 3 separate consortiums of banks led by State Bank of India, in relation to the financial assistance in the form of term loan facilities and working capital facilities made available to Hindustan Urvarak and Rasayan Limited for the purpose […]

Chandhiok and Mahajan elects three to Partnership

Chandhiok and Mahajan has promoted Lagna Panda, Avinash Amarnath and Lovejeet Singh to partnership, effective 1 April 2022. Commenting on the promotions, Pooja Mahajan, Managing Partner of C&M said: “our newly elected partners represent a breadth of skills and experience across practice areas. These promotions demonstrate […]

India Focuses on Business Operational Improvements

India is a state of static recovery with Covid-19 cases remaining low and other internal as well as external factors impacting major economic rebounds. The war in Ukraine has disrupted supply chain routes and Covid related economic packages are now adding to the inflation increase. This […]

Singapore updates media and telecoms competition rules

To ensure that Singapore’s regulatory framework remains up to date with today’s ever- evolving technology and business landscape, the infocommunications and media regulator (IMDA) has issued a revised code of practice (the code) to govern fair competition and consumer protection in the broadcasting, newspaper and telecoms […]

SeedLegals hits £1bn in startup funding

LegalTech platform SeedLegals has reached a significant funding milestone, announcing it has closed over £1bn (1.25bn USD) in investments for its portfolio of startup customers. Some of the most exciting disruptors including Qured, Oddbox and dating app Thursday have used SeedLegals to expedite their rapid growth. […]

Singapore Monetary Authority to hold increased powers over technology risk management

The Singapore Financial Services and Markets Bill (FSM Bill) was moved for a second reading in Parliament on 4 April 2022. This follow-up alert focuses on the increased powers the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will have over technology risk management (TRM) under the FSM Bill.

Are existing environmental laws effective?

We have grown quite used to receiving news about bushfires and wildfires affecting various parts of the world. Time and again, we have been required to deal with pressing concerns such as wildlife extinction, severe droughts and the melting of icecaps in the Arctic. All of […]

Hugill & Ip deepens its pro-bono commitment and launches the #PathGuardiansHK campaign

The firm has kicked off a new corporate social responsibility initiative starting on Children’s Day (4th April) and lasting until  Mother’s Day. The campaign sees Hugill & Ip supporting PathFinders with a series of collaborative events throughout its duration which aim to increase legal awareness and […]

How Oon and Bazul grew to become one of Singapore’s largest law firms.  An interview with Founding Partner Bazul Ashhab

Oon & Bazul has grown to become the largest conflict-free firm in Singapore. The firm is a large leading commercial practice and their lawyers are known for their ability to deliver high quality work as well as their commitment to helping clients achieve success. Given their […]

Online Dispute Resolution platform Presolv360 raises $1.08 Million (INR 8.13 crores) in Seed Funding from MGA Ventures, Omidyar Network India, and others

The legaltech startup’s portfolio has grown 10X; and is one of the only ODR platforms to be enlisted by the Ministry of Law & Justice and empaneled by a High Court in the country

Ritika Ganju, Partner, Phoenix Legal, on India’s “Cosmetic Rules, 2020”

Cosmetics although a substantial industry has been regulated thus far alongside drugs under the provisions of the Drugs and Cosmetic Act, 1940. With a huge range of international brands and booming domestic cosmetic production, it became inevitable for the regulator to streamline the regulatory process and […]

Making digital transformation accessible for the legal industry.  An interview with Evan Wong, CEO, Checkbox

Checkbox is an Australia-based no code platform making digital transformation accessible for the legal industry.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, CEO Evan Wong explains the inspiration for the founding of Checkbox, the importance of automation for legal services, and how Checkbox is helping legal […]

Shruti Ajitsaria on building a culture of digital innovation in the legal sector

Shruti Ajitsaria is Partner and Head of FUSE, A&O’s tech innovation space.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, she outlines how technology is impacting the role of lawyers, how FUSE is serving as a catalyst for legal innovation in Asia, and the unique nature of […]

“I believe that representation is the key to making change”. Andrea Ng, Magic Circle finance lawyer, on Diversity and Inclusion in legal services

Recently relocated to Singapore, Andrea Ng specializes in leveraged acquisition finance at Allen & Overy.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, she discusses the importance of Diversity & Inclusion in legal services from her perspective of working within a Magic Circle law firm during her time in London.  She also discusses how […]

‘The Thing About……Nishith Desai’  

Nishith Desai, founder of the eponymous firm Nishith Desai Associates, talks to Patrick Dransfield about strategy, technology and people management.

Jennifer Lim Wei Zhen on Singapore’s present and future role as a legal innovation hub

Jennifer Lim Wei Zhen is among the most active legal innovators in the Asia-Pacific region. Bilingual in English and Mandarin, Jennifer has worked at various leading law firms and was listed in Asia Law Portal’s Top 30 in the business of law to watch in 2019.  […]

In conversation with Horizons Corporate Advisory Regional Partner Roberto GILARDINO

Robert Gilardino is Regional Partner with Horizons Corporate Advisory, based in Shanghai.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Dr. Gilardino explains what makes Horizons unique, the unique challenges he faces in an increasingly competitive legal market, how his previous government experience is leveraged to help […]

Flexible legal services for businesses in Japan: An interview with Catherine O’Connell

A former in-house counsel in Japan, Catherine O’Connell is originally from New Zealand. In 2018, she founded her own law firm focused on providing flexible legal services to businesses in Japan.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, O’Connell details the inspiration that led her to […]

Jennifer Parks, White and Case APAC COO, on how the firm is navigating the region

As APAC COO, Jennifer Parks oversees White & Case Asia-Pacific region operations.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Parks explains what inspired her to focus on managing the operations of a global law firm in Asia, how the firm is adapting to the ever-changing competitive […]

Championing legal innovation for the region. An interview with Andrew Wong

Andrew Wong specializes in legal innovation initiatives for Dentons Rodyk. Based in Singapore, he sits on the steering committee of the Asia-Pacific Legal Innovation and Technology Association (ALITA) and is an editor at LawTech.Asia. In this interview with Asia Law Portal, he describes his legal innovation […]

At the forefront of legal innovation in India. An interview with Shreya Vajpei

Shreya Vajpei is a legal innovator, legal technology writer and advisor, and practice development professional – having begun her career as a lawyer.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, she details the journey that led her to her focus on legal innovation – and how […]

Khushbakht Shah Jillani, the Rising Star in the Pakistani legal sphere on her unprecedented career trajectory in litigation, womens advocacy and law student empowerment

Pakistan High Court Advocate Khushbakht Shah Jillani is the youngest lawyer in Pakistan to build a career independently in litigation pertaining to family laws, domestic violence, human rights and women’s rights advocacy.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, she explains her practice, her involvement in Pro […]

How Naina Pachnanda achieved her dream of contributing to India’s innovation in her own innovative way

Naina Pachnanda’s study of law and legal career, combined with her love of her country, led her to pursue a career with Invest India, where she helps simplify India’s business environment through innovation and technology regulation. In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Naina recounts her […]

The current state of Corporate Social Responsibility in Hong Kong. An interview with Alfred Ip, Senior Partner, Hugill & Ip Solicitors

Corporate Social Responsibility has grown in importance in recent years.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Alfred Ip, Senior Partner, Hugill & Ip Solicitors details the current state of CSR in Hong Kong, its future in China and the greater APAC region, and how companies […]

A barrister based in Hong Kong practicing cross-border commercial arbitration and litigation. An interview with Moses Wanki Park

Moses Wanki Park is a barrister with Liberty Chambers and specializes in cross-border commercial arbitration and litigation based in Hong Kong, which serves as a gateway between China and the rest of the world.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Moses explains in detail his […]

Solutions, Not Sermons. An Interview with Anoosha Shaigan, Pakistan’s leading technology lawyer and Vice President, Courting The Law

Anoosha Shaigan is an international human rights and technology lawyer and a certified legislative drafter, having worked on various legal, policy and political reforms in human rights, international law, gender justice and legal innovation for over 13 years. She currently serves as the Vice President and […]

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 […]