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Nishimura first Asian firm to invest in legal tech platform Reynen Court
BY Aparna Sai |

Nishimura & Asahi, Japan’s largest law firm, has invested in Reynen Court, a curated “app store” allowing access to numerous legal-tech software applications via a secure platform.

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ALB Conversations: Benjamin S. Tolosa, Jr., managing partner, TJ Law
BY Aparna Sai |

Benjamin S. Tolosa, Jr. is the managing partner and head of litigation and dispute resolution at Tolosa Javier Law Firm (TJ Law) in the Philippines. In this chat with ALB, he talks about how his firm has grown in less than two years of its founding, the importance of open and transparent communication to the firm, and…

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Lee Suet Fern receives 15-month suspension over handling of LKY will
BY Aparna Sai |

Lee Suet Fern, daughter-in-law of Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew and a partner at Morgan Lewis & Bockius, has been suspended for 15 months after she was found guilty of misconduct over handling of the late Lee’s last will.

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Legal and accounting network Alliott expands APAC presence
BY Aparna Sai |

Alliott Global Alliance, an international association of law and accounting firms, has increased its presence to 15 countries in the Asia-Pacific region, following the addition of law firm members in Bangladesh, Hong Kong and Thailand.

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White & Case adds global debt finance partner in HK from Weil
BY Aparna Sai |

White & Case has strengthened its global debt finance practice with the appointment of Daniel Abercromby as a partner in Hong Kong from Weil, Gotshal & Manges.

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Two more SH partners move to Hong Kong boutique MB Kemp
BY Aparna Sai |

Voon Keat Lai, managing partner for Greater China, and partner Ivy Wong have left Stephenson Harwood in Hong Kong to join local boutique MB Kemp, which was set up in September by two other former partners of the UK firm.

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Call For Submissions: ALB Asia's Top 15 Litigators
BY Asian Legal Business |

We are now accepting submissions for the ALB Asia’s Top 15 Litigators.

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Features and Analysis

Onwards, Upwards

COVID-19 has impacted the legal industry globally, and offshore law firms have not been immune. However, they have used the past several months to embrace change and transform themselves, and as a result, are well-placed to tap…

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Playing Catch-Up

Fintech in Indonesia is rapidly growing, buoyed by a young population, quick Internet adoption, and innovative new businesses. However, lawyers say that policies and regulations need to keep up with this growth, so as to ensure…

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Managing Partner Roundtable: The Singapore Dialogue

With a most unique year winding to a close, law firm leaders in Singapore look back on some of the lessons they learnt, and also the ways they put both clients and employees in focus during a difficult time.

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Hong Kong Capital Markets Prove Resilient Amid Pandemic Uncertainty

Despite a raging pandemic, in the first half of 2020, the Hong Kong IPO market outperformed last year, boasting 64 new listings with funds raised reaching $87.5 billion, according to PwC. Based on KPMG data, at the end of the…

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‘Our People Expect To Be Treated With Respect, Consideration and Courtesy’

Georgia Dawson, Asia managing partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, was recently named as the firm’s new senior partner. This made her the first woman to lead the firm in its lengthy history, and also made Freshfields the…

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Could Vodafone’s India Win Pave the Way for Future Claims?

Telecom giant Vodafone Group recently won an international arbitration case against the Indian government, bringing one the country’s most high-profile disputes — a $2 billion tax claim — to a close. According to an international…

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