Category Archives: Industry

Law firms are riding the digital wave in Singapore

Launching the first legaltech accelerator is only the beginning of the industry’s digital shift. Allen & Gledhill retains the top spot in the Singapore Business Review’s 25 Largest Law Firms with 386 legal professionals last year, compared to 372 in 2016, followed by Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP with 366 legal professionals in 2017, a […]

South Korean Data Localization: Shaped by Conflict

The rapid growth of digital data stores and the increasing vulnerability in intellectual property challenges governments around the world to find ways to protect and regulate the flow and storage of data. Multiple countries, including the Republic of Korea (ROK), have enacted domestic data localization laws to limit the movement of data to specific jurisdictions. […]

PwC Eyes Global Expansion of Its Flexible Lawyering Service


PwC, which has aggressively pushed its way into the legal services industry, plans to expand its Flexible Legal Resources offering into global markets. The new, on-demand lawyering service that was launched in the U.K. four months ago, has met with great success, according to Peter Workman, managing director of Flexible Legal Resources (FLR). It received 500 […]

Employee Handbooks In China: Why You Should Have One

In many Western countries, written employee handbooks have been standard practice for most employers for decades. These handbooks provide a uniform set of guidelines that the employer follows in terms of employee dress codes, vacation policies, procedures and grounds regarding discipline and termination of employees, and a whole host of other issues that may arise […]

Brinks Gilson First Global Firm to Open Office in Shenzhen

Chicago-based intellectual property specialist firm Brinks Gilson & Lione has opened its first office outside the United States in the Chinese technology hub city of Shenzhen. Shareholder Harold Johnson has relocated from Chicago to be the firm’s chief representative there and manage the office. Johnson, a litigator, is joined by associate Fei Hu, a China […]

Newly Established “International Litigation Chamber” to Hear Patent and Other IP Cases in Foreign Languages

Newly Established "International Litigation Chamber" to Hear Patent and Other IP Cases in Foreign Languages

On November 24, 2017, the Korean National Assembly passed an amendment to the Court Organization Act (the “Amendment”), which will take effect in May 2018. Importantly, the Amendment establishes a new international litigation chamber (the “International Litigation Chamber”) within the Korean District Courts and the Patent Court, in which IP cases may be heard entirely […]

An Insightful Perspective: Interview With Toby Landau QC 

Prakash Pillai conducted an exclusive interview with Toby Landau QC, a renowned British lawyer and arbitration expert who is the first Queen’s Counsel (QC) to be called to the Singapore Bar since the independence of Singapore. Mr. Landau’s admission to the Singapore Bar has been described as “a historic occasion in the legal history of […]

Four Law Firms Granted Temporary Extensions for Singapore License

Watson Farley seals new Singapore alliance 

Gibson Dunn, Jones Day, Linklaters and Sidley Austin have failed to deliver on promises; Singapore’s government has given them two more years to meet expectations.   Source: Four Law Firms Granted Temporary Extensions for Singapore License, as Performance Has ‘Fallen Short’ | International | The American Lawyer