Category Archives: Industry

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 […]

In the Third-Largest FCPA Enforcement Action Ever, Telia Agrees to Pay Almost $1 Billion to Resolve Bribery Inquiry in Uzbekistan

In the first blockbuster FCPA action of the Trump administration, on September 21, 2017, Swedish telecommunications company Telia agreed to pay $965 million in total penalties to the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) to resolve allegations that the company and its subsidiary made illegal payments to an Uzbek government […]