Jessada Sawatdipong, joint managing partner of Thailand’s Chandler MHM, talks about running a firm with lawyers and staff from diverse backgrounds and cultures, keeping up with the expectations of clients, and why it’s important to be an employer of choice.
Law firms across Asia are struggling to deal with the financial impact of COVID-19, and Singapore is no different, after reports emerged that Dentons Rodyk and Big Four firm WongPartnership, two of the city-state’s largest firms, were cutting pay for lawyers.
Davis Polk & Wardwell and Jia Yuan Law Offices have advised Chinese clinical trial and research firm Hangzhou Tigermed Consulting on its $1.38 billion Hong Kong IPO, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Zhong Lun Law Firm representing the sponsors.
India law firm Singh & Associates has named Smita Singh as the firm’s new head of indirect tax practice in Gurugram. She joins from Ashok Dhingra Associates, where she was a partner.
Indonesia has been seeing the rise of some quality smaller law firms that are punching well above their weight in terms of work handled and services delivered.
Ince has hired dispute resolution and litigation lawyer Bonita Chan as a partner in its Hong Kong office.
Rachita Maker, vice-president and head of legal operations at India’s Tata Communications, talks about the key strategic shifts that legal teams of today should look at, how lawyers should approach technology, and the most important skills the lawyers of the future should possess.
U.S. law firm Cooley has launched Cooley GO, a resource centre for entrepreneurs with businesses at different stages of the growth cycle, in Asia.