Tag: John Grimley

Big4 accounting firms emerge as Belt and Road thought leaders

Belt and Road growing in size and scope The growing impact and importance of China’s Belt and Road international infrastructure development initiative was on display last week in Beijing as leaders from 28 nations gathered to discuss […]

International lawyers of LexMundi briefed in Jakarta on how to grow their practices

I briefed international lawyers of LexMundi law firm network in Jakarta on November 20th on how to grow their practices.  The briefing was attended by LexMundi member lawyers from around the world — and took place at LexMundi’s […]

Investment from China a focus of the 2015 Milken Institute California Summit

China’s investment into California was a focus of the 2015 Milken Institute California Summit, held today in Marina Del Rey, California. Curtis S. Chin, Asia Fellow at the Milken Institute and Former U.S. Ambassador to the Asian […]

Legal Innovation takes center-stage in Asia-Pacific

The months of July and August have seen a flurry of conferences and news coverage dedicated to legal innovation in the Asia-Pacific legal markets.  And this trend will continue into September.  Here’s a list of what’s happened […]

Amid Asia’s infrastructure boom, professional services firms need social media

Asia’s massive infrastructure opportunity On June 4th, Luke Sayers (@LukeSayers), CEO of PwC in Australia and Vice-Chair of PwC Asia, Tweeted: “Infrastructure development in #Asia will lead to a wave of opportunity for Australia. What’s next…and what’s needed?” […]

There’s a better path to US law firm success in Asia

US law firms face hyper-competitive markets in Asia The recent announcement that US-based law firm Fried Frank would close its Shanghai and Hong Kong offices and leave Asia highlights the intense and unique competitive pressures US law firms […]

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 […]

5 key business development strategies for international law firm networks

Sydney-based legal business development professional Richard Smith (RWS_01) shared an article on Twitter recently entitled: Special Report: Law firm networks — Catching the white whales by Natasha Bernal (@TheLawyerTasha) of The Lawyer. The article highlights the efforts […]

Vietnam’s lawyers see opportunity in Russian nuclear power investments

As the Voice of Russia recently reported: “Vietnam’s power industry plans to build 13 nuclear power units with an overall generating capacity of 15 gigawatts by 2030″.  Vietnam.net outlined: “The nuclear power market in Vietnam at present is […]

Chinese law firm Yingke enters the Israeli legal market – what’s next?

The Lawyer magazine (UK) has reported that one of China’s largest law firms, Yingke – has entered the newly liberalized Israeli legal market. The Lawyer reported that Yingke “merged with Israeli boutique firm Eyal Khayat Zolty, Neiger & Co, for its first step […]

Impact of Asian legal market liberalization outlined at Seoul conference

The impact of legal market liberalization upon specific legal jurisdictions in Asia was the subject of a panel discussion last week at the Inter-Pacific Bar Association Annual Conference in Seoul, Korea. Lawyers in the midst of these changes which are bringing […]

Asian legal market set to double by 2017

The Asian legal market is set to double by 2017, making it the world’s second largest regional market.  That’s what delegates from around the world attending the Inter-Pacific Bar Association’s (IPBA) 23rd Annual Conference in Seoul were told today […]

Opportunities for law firms in Korea-US bilateral trade

The Inter-Pacific Bar Association Annual Meeting begins tomorrow here in Seoul – and I thought this would be a good opportunity to outline in particular what opportunities exist for lawyers in Korea and the US to capitalize upon the growing bilateral […]

How Hong Kong law firms can win in the China energy game

China has now become the world’s largest net importer of oil – having recently overtaken the United States in the role – according to Anthony Fensom, writing in The Diplomat this week.  Indeed, China’s energy needs are so great that available global sources of […]

Global mergers point to a need for law firm sales divisions

Mike O’Horo,  Co-Founder of law firm business development consultancy RainmakerVT  —  in reaction to the 2012 announcement of global law firm mergers by Dentons and Norton Fulbright, wrote that: “When I see these mega-firm combinations, the phrase ‘trying […]

Team sales pros with content-expert lawyers to win new business

Mike O’Horo, Co-Founder of RainmakerVT, a legal business development consultancy, wrote in a recent blogpost that: “Law firms should emulate their corporate clients and hire experienced full-time professional salespersons and team them up with content-expert partners”.  Mike’s […]

Why Silicon Valley may produce the law firm of the future

San Francisco and Silicon Valley to its’ south, both sit at the nexus of innovation, entrepreneurialism, private equity and venture capital.  Sitting astride the companies and visionaries who are best known to the world as the leading […]

The worlds largest law firm has a sales team – and so can yours

DLA Piper – whose revenue grew 14.6% last year as the firm rose to become the second highest grossing law firm in America – maintains a dedicated sales division – and so can yours. Formed in 2005 […]