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中美贸易摩擦、美国大选,当然还有新冠疫情。过去一年中难以预见的危机不断出现在了亚太地区投资基金产业面前。伴随基金不断随创新及技术演化,它们对律师也产生了类似要求。在特殊的2020年中,离岸律师事务所显然迈进一步,迎向了挑战。
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Technology today is a top priority for law firms globally, and the situation is no different for law firms in Asia. However, even as firms in the region have taken big steps in the adoption of technology, experts feel that more can be done to accelerate the take-up, as well as awareness of the benefits it brings.
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Ince has hired asset finance lawyer Janice Lee as a partner from Stephenson Harwood, where she was a senior associate.
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ASEAN Plus Group (APG), the Asian legal network spearheaded by Singapore’s RHTLaw Taylor Wessing, has added the PRC’s Grandall Law Firm as a member.
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Standard & Poor’s recently upgraded Indonesia’s credit rating to investment grade, spurring hopes of additional investment worth billions of dollars into Southeast Asia’s biggest economy. Lawyers talk about the potential impact of the upgrade, as well as the sectors that are hot at present.
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In the first of ALB’s series on Chinese investment into Southeast Asian countries, we look at the Philippines, which recently signed a massive investment and financing package with China, with much of that money going into building infrastructure.
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A top-class legal practitioner isn’t necessarily an ideal law firm leader, and lawyers can sometimes find themselves out of their depth when it comes to running a firm. Luckily, help is at hand in the form of management programmes designed to hone their skills, finds Ranajit Dam
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Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy has announced that it will match the new “Cravath scale” across its Asia offices, to go with its offices in other parts of the world.
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In early February, The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), one of the world’s biggest multinational trade deals, was signed by 12 member nations, including a number of key Asian economies. Ranajit Dam speaks to lawyers about the impact the TPP is expected to have on the demand for legal services in the region as a result.
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The beginning of the year is the ideal time to take stock of how the last 12 months have been for a legal market, key trends witnessed, and how some of the important players are doing. The State of the Market report for Singapore and Hong Kong captures the mood going into the New Year, and what 2016 holds.