Tag: Hong Kong legal market

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 […]

Amie Cheung appointed Deputy Chair of Alliott Global Alliance’s APAC region

Amie Cheung, Principal of Hong Kong accounting firm, Lawrence Cheung CPA (LCCPA) has been appointed the Deputy Chair of the Asia Pacific region for Alliott Global Alliance (AGA), one of the world’s largest international alliances of law and accounting firms. The appointment is effective 1 July. […]

Practicing matrimonial and family law in Hong Kong. An interview with Jaerey Velasco, Partner, Payne Clermont Velasco

Payne Clermont Velasco is a litigation law firm, established in Hong Kong, with a local and international client base.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Jaerey Velasco, Partner at Payne Clermont Velasco, outlines her practice and explains how matrimonial and family law is unique in Hong […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

Reflections on over two decades in the business of law in Asia: An interview with Patrick Dransfield, Co-Director, In-House Community

Patrick Dransfield first came to Asia in 1986 where he lived in Beijing. He later went on to a career working in the business of law beginning in Hong Kong in 1996. Educated in Art History and East Asia Studies, Dransfield has worked in legal publishing […]

Private equity invests in NewLaw firm Axiom: Commentary from Axiom’s CEO and APAC-region legal industry leaders

Axiom Law, one of NewLaw’s pioneering companies, both internationally and in Asia, has announced a new private equity investment from Permira, a major investor in LegalZoom.  The new investment comes after a recent planned initial public offering (IPO) was cancelled. As Thomas Allen details in Legal […]

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Provisional Liquidators’ Restructuring Powers Clarified: China Solar

The Court of Appeal decision in Re Legend International Resorts [2006] 2 HKLRD 192 had caused many to doubt if provisional liquidators appointed in Hong Kong could play a restructuring role at all. Twelve years later, in Re China Solar Energy Holdings [2018] HKCFI 555, Harris […]

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NewLaw expands in Asia with the addition of Cognatio Law in Hong Kong

NewLaw industry veteran Lesley Hobbs announced in February the launch of her own firm Cognatio Law to “satisfy the growing demand within Hong Kong’s legal market for flexible and cost-effective legal services [for large and small companies]. ”  As the firm details in a press release: […]

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An Entity-Driven Approach to Legal Services

A crowded legal marketplace requires law firms to do more than just provide quality legal services If the propriators of Asian businesses from 1917 were to board a time machine (likely built by Elon Musk) and travel to 2017 they would be astounded by the massive […]

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In-house Associations HKCCA and ACC Form Alliance to Better Serve Hong Kong Legal Community

Though in-house lawyers may work across dozens of industries and for hundreds of different companies, their concerns, challenges, and goals share more similarities than differences. Peer-to-peer networking opportunities, education focused specifically on the needs of working in-house, and resources tailored to corporate practice are invaluable in […]

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What is Driving Change in Asia’s Legal Profession?

The famous American jurist Clarence Darrow once said, “The trouble with law is lawyers.” And, when it comes to changing the way lawyers and law firms operate, some of the speakers and panellists at the Legal Inno’ Tech Forum, which took place in Hong Kong in […]

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When will the legal industry have its Napster moment?

“I like to think (it has to be!), Of a cybemetric ecology, Where we are free of our labors, And joined back to nature, Returned to our mammal brothers and sisters, And all watched over By machines of loving grace.” Thus wrote the beat poet Richard Brautigan in 1967.  He was definitely […]

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What is the current state of the legal recruitment market in Asia? A Q&A with GRMSearch

GRM was recently named the Best Legal Recruitment Agency of the Year in Hong Kong.  What did the awarding agency see in GRM as a unique competitive advantage? (Rob Green, CEO, GRMSearch) We actually retained the title! 2015 and now 2016 saw GRM crowned Best Legal […]

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Meisterline launched in Hong Kong: Seeks to “decode how legal experts think”

Hong Kong-based Dr. Peter Macmillan is the Founder & CEO of Meisterline Analytics, developer of the Meisterline Index™, a unique, science-based lawyer rating service that uses cognitive analysis to measure the expertise of legal specialists.  He recently founded Mesterline with an aim to decode (and measure) […]

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Why the future looks bright for online legal services in Asia

“Legal services utilising the internet and online technologies are here to stay”, according to a recent article by Peter Frankl in Legal Practice Intelligence. Frankl explains how categories referred to as “Online Legal Services, Online Law Firms and Online Lawyers are still nascent” — and that […]

NewLaw expands in Asia with the addition of Hong Kong’s Korum Legal

As Australian legal commentator and analyist Eric Chin recently detailed, NewLaw in the Asia-Pacific is growing and its’ definition expanding to include alternative business models utilizing technology as a prime focus – above and beyond the traditional NewLaw secondment offer.  Too, a number of large international […]

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Facilitating China-Canada cross-border investment: A Q&A with Stephen D. Wortley of McMillan

Think Asia, Thing Hong Kong, a conference focused on facilitating trade and investment with China via Hong Kong, took place in Toronto June 8.  Key among the participants was Stephen D. Wortley, Chair, Hong Kong Office and Co-Chair, China Practice Group at McMillan LLP.  In conjunction […]

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“Changing the Future for Women in Law” a focus of this week’s Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) Annual Conference in Hong Kong, May 6-9, 2015

Olivia Kung (@oliviahykung), Associate Attorney at Hong Kong-based OLN law firm (@OldhamLiNie) and  Vice Chair of the Women Business Lawyers committee of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA), will be a panel speaker representing Hong Kong at the organizations 25th Annual Meeting and Conference this week in Hong Kong, May 6-9. […]

Legal Leaders Asia Forum: A preview Q&A with Nick Seddon of Beaton Capital

The 2nd Legal Leaders Asia Forum is set to take place March 24-25, 2015 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Hong Kong.  The event will provide an opportunity for both international and independent law firms already established in Asia or with an eye towards the path to […]

Asia’s Legal Leaders to gather in Hong Kong, March 24-25, 2015

The 2nd Legal Leaders Asia Forum is set to take place March 24-25, 2015 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Hong Kong.  The event will provide an opportunity for both international and independent law firms already established in Asia or with an eye towards the path to […]

Hong Kong legal market at epicenter of booming investment into China

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into China will double over the next six years, according to a new report from international law firm King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) (@kwmlaw).  As the report outlines, foreign direct investment in China will reach 1.3 Trillion GBP by 2020.  And as […]

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Where are Asia’s Legal Startups?

The question posed by the title to this post came from a blogpost of last January by Jeffrey Ling (@lingdecklee), a Taipei-based Lawyer and Startup Evengelist. In that post, Ling outlined:  “Ever since I embarked on my very own legal web startup project in June 2012, I started […]

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Hong Kong Legal Startups: A Q&A with Chris Sykes, Client Services Director, Dragon Law

As Iris Leung (@irismtleung), Editor at StartupsHK and Contributor at Forbes Asia wrote just last week: “The limelight has long been shed on Hong Kong as a startup-friendly destination. Besides efficient business setup, a robust legal system, easygoing regulatory environment and a simple tax system – one of […]

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Asia-Pacific remains Australia’s largest regional export market

The growing importance of the Asia-Pacific Region for international law firms has been confirmed again in a new study by the Law Council of Australia.  The study — entitled Fourth Legal and Related Services Export Survey‘ — and its’ results — were reported by Australia-based legal business development […]

Wolters Kluwer Hong Kong: Making law readily accessible on one online platform with PrimeLaw

The idea that “The law should be readily accessible” lies “at the heart of the development” of PrimeLaw — Wolters Kluwer Hong Kong’s major product in the making for the past year — according to Chloe Lau, Head of Publishing and Product Development for the company.  Here’s […]

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Hong Kong-based Custom Legal seeks to make legal services accessible to all people

Earlier this year, Janice Chew co-founded Custom Legal Solutions with a firm belief in universal access to professional services.  Malaysian by nationality, she was admitted to the High Court of Hong Kong as a Solicitor as well as the High Court of Malaya as Advocate and Solicitor.  […]

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Trademark law takes center stage in Asia

As Paul Kossof, author of Chinese Trademark Law: The New Chinese Trademark Law of 2014 recently outlined in a series of exclusive articles in Asia Law Portal: “On May 1, 2014, China’s new trademark law will come into effect. This law will usher in substantial changes […]

It’s Time for Large Firms to Look Over the Horizon

A recent London-based publication carried a range of opinions about the shape and destiny of large law firms in 2018. For partners in these firms articles such as these can’t make comfortable reading. But I think they miss the real point by not looking over the horizon. What […]

Pointers to change and opportunity for law firms in Hong Kong

This post is based on recent research that provides pointers to change and opportunity for law firms in Hong Kong. Much is changing in the Hong Kong legal profession. Our research amongst law firms and their clients reveals several insightful trends.  This post is the first […]