Category Archives: Industry

Why China Is Still A Challenge for In-House IP Counsel

For most global companies, the need to think about how to protect intellectual property in China is an inevitable reality. For a few years, there have been indications that the nation is willing to be more protective of IP owners’ rights – from revisions to trademark law that aim to provide greater protection of IP and […]

PwC Launches On-Demand Flexible Lawyering Service for Clients

PwC has launched a new flexible lawyering service as part of its ‘New Law’ offering for large in-house legal teams. The new service, dubbed Flexible Legal Resources, will help clients with their staffing needs by providing temporary lawyers for in-house teams during abnormal spikes in workload. They expects the service to be used by clients requiring increased resources for tasks such as large-scale […]

Britain, Singapore in ‘premier league’ of litigation and arbitration centres

Singapore and Britain are home to successful international legal centres because they have an open and liberal approach to providing legal services. And given their close trade links and shared perspectives, both countries stand to learn from each other, said Advocate-General for Scotland Richard Keen. Lord Keen, 63, who is also Britain’s Ministry of Justice […]

Litigation Funding Firm Burford Capital Launches Singapore Office

Litigation funding firm Burford Capital has opened a new Asian office in Singapore with the hire of a former Allen & Overy lawyer.Director Quentin Pak will join the firm on Oct. 30 from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia where he was an executive director leading the commodities businesses in Asia.

What It Takes to Dominate in the Elite Game of International Litigation

Some call it “three-dimensional chess,” and it’s a game of strategy that lawyers with expertise in antitrust, securities fraud, corruption, insolvency and other areas may find themselves playing more often these days, as litigation matters proceed in multiple countries at once. But not everyone can play at the highest level—while many large law firms now […]

Sino-ASEAN arbitration panel proposed to tackle Belt and Road disputes

Justin D’Agostino, head of disputes and managing partner in Asia for Herbert Smith Freehills, shared his firm’s findings of a decade of client research that his firm conducted to determine what their clients want in terms of dispute resolution. The findings showed overwhelmingly that they want more assistance with dispute avoidance, management and resolution, and […]