U.K.’s Woodsford Litigation Funding Enters Singapore Market

London-based Woodsford Litigation Funding Ltd. has opened its first Asian office in Singapore—the second litigation funder to announce the launch of an office there in the past two weeks. Woodsford’s new outpost, opened only three months after the firm opened a U.S. office in Philadelphia, is headed by managing director Charlie Morris, who has relocated from London. […]

Kobre & Kim is the Latest Am Law 200 Firm to Launch in Shanghai 

Kobre & Kim is opening an office in Shanghai—its first in mainland China.The move is somewhat unusual, as other firms established a presence in China at least a decade ago or more. Several have even taken steps to reduce their presence in China recently. But Kobre & Kim has waited until now to move to […]

Monetary Authority of Singapore issues new VC fund manager rules

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) – the country’s central bank – today revealed a streamlined framework for the regulation of VC fund managers. The relaxed requirements for managing VC funds are intended to make it easier for startups to access growth capital. The revised rules largely reflect proposals put forward by MAS alongside a […]

Fiji’s International Arbitration Act 2017

On 15 September 2017,Fiji passed the International Arbitration Act 2017 (the Act). The Act, which is based on the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on International Commercial Arbitration 1985 (incorporating the 2006 amendments) (Model Law), implements Fiji’s commitments under the Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards 1958 (New York Convention), […]

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 […]

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AI Enters Singapore Law Firm

The WongPartnership is the first Singapore law firm to harness artificial intelligence and document automation. It is not only the financial sector that is facing technology challenges, the legal sector is also being infiltrated. As part of WongPartnership’s legal technology vision, the firm has deployed artificial intelligence (AI) and document automation technology to enhance and […]