1 ASIAN LEGAL BUSINESS – JULY 2023 WWW.LEGALBUSINESSONLINE.COM COVER STORY 16 What young lawyers want Already grappling with high stress, mental health issues, and a lack of meaningful mentorship at work, young lawyers today are facing new challenges unique to the time they live in. ALB talks to junior lawyers across the region who share their experiences, aspirations, and obstacles when making their mark in a legal industry reshaped by three years of pandemic and the advent of AI. By Sarah Wong FEATURES 14 ALB Hong Kong Firms To Watch 2023 In its inaugural list, ALB shines a spotlight on emerging law firms that have stood out from the crowd and continued to make an impact on the market. 20 ALB Asia Super 50 Disputes Lawyers 2023 In its third annual list, ALB reveals top-notch dispute lawyers in the region known for their exemplary client service. Plus: - Jun He Law Offices 26 All systems go The post-pandemic boom in tourism and hotel construction and expansion in Asia has created fresh momentum for hospitality companies and evolved responsibilities for their in-house legal departments. GCs in the hotel sector discuss what they have been busy with and how their roles are becoming increasingly multifaceted as these companies navigate the challenges and opportunities presented by the post-pandemic hospitality landscape. 30 Moving forward on ESG Environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations are essential to businesses for the opportunities they bring, and for the reputational and economic risks that arise from making the wrong decisions. In light of the growing interest and scrutiny in ESG matters from within Japan and abroad, the Japanese government has been pushing a range of measures to implement ESG initiatives. 34 Cracking the kingdom China has embarked on new diplomatic outreaches in the post-pandemic era, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is beginning to play an increasingly important role, becoming a new destination of choice for Chinese companies keen to invest overseas. Legal experts, however, caution that despite the abundant opportunities there, prospective investors must prepare early for risks. 36 SE Asia Law Awards celebrates region’s return from Covid Winners, photos, quotes and more from the 19th ALB SE Asia Law Awards, which was held on May 23 in Singapore. BRI EFS 3 The Briefing 4 Forum 6 Explainer 7 Deals 8 Appointments 11 Q&A CONTENTS 16 What young lawyers want Image: