As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to drag on, for most countries, vaccination has come to be viewed as the only viable approach to bringing back a sense of normality. Singapore, which recently experienced another COVID spike, is eager to return to normal, with business travel back on the agenda, and important cultural and business events planned for next year. However, with vaccination rates having plateaued at around 85 percent of the population, health professionals in the city-state have called for mandatory vaccination.
Lucy Reed was recently appointed president of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC). Reed says she isn’t planning big changes; instead, she wants to refine SIAC’s winning formula.
It’s a familiar story: an immense leak of data that expose an intricate web of the elites’ hidden investments. Various celebrities, politicians, billionaires, and drug dealers were named recently in the Pandora Papers leak, as the rich and powerful poured money into a variety of assets from beachfront property, mansions to yachts, across various jurisdictions.
In its first Korea Super 30 Lawyers list, ALB spotlights standout private practitioners in the country when it comes to client service. These lawyers were selected based on client recommendations sent directly to ALB. Some of the lawyers have been profiled.
The COVID-19 pandemic might have posed challenges for the legal industry, but across the Asian region there are firms that have successfully overcome these challenges and continued to grow, either through headcount, or through revenue, or by continuing to add clients. The inaugural ALB Fast 30 list celebrates the tenacity and ambition of these firms. The list is in alphabetical order, and a few firms have been profiled.
The year 2021 was undoubtedly tough for law firms, but with vaccinations on the rise and border restrictions loosening, there is hope on the horizon. As firms attempt a return to normalcy, they find the needle has shifted when it comes to the expectations of lawyers. As a result, firms are increasingly looking inward, carefully considering their needs, and how to ensure they can retain the talent they seek.
Despite the challenging times witnessed by the Indonesian legal industry since the outbreak of the pandemic, smaller law firms have punched above their weight in terms of work handled and services delivered. In its annual list, ALB is spotlighting 10 such firms which have overcome obstacles and continue to make an impact on the market.
In this inaugural ranking, ALB honours leading women lawyers in Asia who have continuously made their mark in the market despite the disruptions by the COVID-19 pandemic. This list highlights 15 women who have consistently delivered high-quality work and set high standards in their respective legal space, while earning accolades from their colleagues, superiors and clients.
This year, the ALB Asia 40 Under 40 had entries from over 400 lawyers and picking the top 40 was no easy task. The lawyers on this list span a range of countries and practice, and were selected based on quality of work, recommendations from clients and colleagues, and potential for future growth. The list is in alphabetical order and some lawyers have been profiled.
Mediation had already been growing in prominence as a dispute resolution method in the past years, but the COVID-19 pandemic has placed it firmly in the spotlight. And with the Singapore Convention on Mediation having been adopted two years ago, the city-state is now clearly at the forefront when it comes to mediation regionally, if not globally.