8 ASIAN LEGAL BUSINESS – SEPTEMBER 2023 WWW.LEGALBUSINESSONLINE.COM BRI EFS APPOINTMENTS ALEX BIDLAKE LEAVING Linklaters JOINING Clifford Chance PRACTICE M&A LOCATION Hong Kong PEIWEN CHEN LEAVING White & Case JOINING Herbert Smith Freehills PRACTICE Private Capital LOCATION Singapore OLIVIA KUNG LEAVING Wellington Legal JOINING ONC Lawyers PRACTICE Disputes LOCATION Hong Kong DOUGLAS CLARK LEAVING Douglas Clark LLP JOINING Tanner De Witt PRACTICE IP, Disputes LOCATION Hong Kong THEODORE HENG LEAVING Herbert Smith Freehills JOINING Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow PRACTICE M&A LOCATION Singapore CLAIRE (MI-JIN) KIM LEAVING Kim & Chang JOINING Shin & Kim PRACTICE Projects LOCATION Seoul GILBERT KWOK LEAVING Cocking & Co. JOINING MB Kemp PRACTICE Disputes, Insolvency LOCATION Hong Kong FARAH SHUHADAH RAZALI LEAVING Zul Rafique & Partners JOINING Rosli Dahlan Saravana Partnership PRACTICE Disputes LOCATION Kuala Lumpur KAREENA TEH LEAVING LC Lawyers (EY member firm) JOINING Georgiou Payne Stewien PRACTICE Disputes LOCATION Hong Kong DENTONS, AUSTRALIA’S ALLENS LAUNCH PROPRIETARY VERSIONS OF CHATGPT Dentons and Australian law firm Allens have separately unveiled proprietary versions of ChatGPT, the large language model-based chatbot released by OpenAI last year. Dentons’ solution, named fleetAI, will enable lawyers to conduct legal research, generate legal content and identify relevant legal arguments. Another bot will allow multiple legal documents to be uploaded so that key data such as clauses and obligations can be extracted, analysed and queried against. “The ability to upload and analyse client matter documents at speed and in a secure manner is the real gamechanger,” said Paul Jarvis, CEO for the UK, Ireland and the Middle East at Dentons. Allens has introduced a solution known as Airlie that will facilitate the controlled use and integration of generative AI technology to drive efficiencies and enhance client service, while maintaining the confidentiality of the firm’s and its clients’ information. “With the rapidly growing influence of ChatGPT and other generative AI products, we’re committed to exploring appropriate integration of these technologies into our business processes, work practices and client interactions,” said Richard Spurio, managing partner of Allens. A report released in April by the Thomson Reuters Institute found that law firms see opportunities in generative AI solutions such as ChatGPT, but concerns persist. While 82 percent of law firm lawyers surveyed believe that ChatGPT and generative AI can be readily applied to legal work, only 51 percent said that these should be applied to legal work.