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

Watson Farley seals new Singapore alliance 

Watson Farley seals new Singapore alliance 

Watson Farley & Williams has secured a new Singapore tie-up via a formal law alliance (FLA) with local firm Wong Tan & Molly Lim. The new alliance, dubbed WFW & WTL, comes after the breakup of the UK firm’s previous Singapore relationship in 2016 when it ended a five-year joint law venture (JLV) with local firm Asia Practice.   Source: Watson Farley seals […]

Demystifying China’s Cybersecurity Law

Demystifying China's Cybersecurity Law

By now, most are aware of The People’s Republic of China’s new Cybersecurity Law which took effect June 1, 2017, in efforts to improve national cybersecurity for the largest digital shopping and mobile/internet based financial service markets in the world. Intense discussions and debate continue within government offices, multinational businesses and human rights circles regarding […]

Lawyer-bots are shaking up jobs

Lawyer-bots are shaking up jobs

AI is augmenting and automating the tasks currently performed by hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. alone. Meticulous research, deep study of case law, and intricate argument-building—lawyers have used similar methods to ply their trade for hundreds of years. But they’d better watch out, because artificial intelligence is moving in on the field. […]

Could AI Transform China’s Legal System?

Could AI Transform China’s Legal System?

Faxin works for China’s Supreme People’s Court, sifting through reports and identifying laws and guidelines relevant to cases ranging from traffic incidents to bankruptcies. But Faxin is no typical judicial assistant — it is an online artificial-intelligence (AI) platform designed by the Supreme People’s Court Press and Beijing-based big-data company Gridsum Technology. The platform, officially […]

Norton Rose Fulbright Names Australian Litigation Partner as First Female Global Chair

Norton Rose Fulbright Names Australian Litigation Partner as First Female Global Chair

Norton Rose Fulbright has appointed Australia chair Tricia Hobson as its first female global chair. Sydney litigation partner Hobson will replace London partner Stephen Parish in the ambassadorial role for a one-year term beginning on Jan. 1. She will continue to serve as Australia chair and lead the Australia and Asia-Pacific insurance practice alongside her […]

Singapore CFOs see data security, privacy as top challenges in corporate reporting: EY poll

Singapore CFOs see data security, privacy as top challenges in corporate reporting: EY poll

Managing data security and privacy are the top challenges chief financial officers (CFOs) in Singapore say they face in corporate reporting, as developments in data handling stir uncertainty among global and Singapore CFOs alike. The global survey of more than 1,000 CFOs also found 63 per cent of Singapore finance chiefs say concerns over security […]

Harneys Starts Legal Offering in Shanghai

Harneys Starts Legal Offering in Shanghai

The firm is the first major offshore firm to practice international law in mainland China. British Virgin Islands-based Harneys, an offshore law firm with a large Caribbean footprint. has launched a legal services office in Shanghai, making it the first major offshore firm to do so in mainland China. The outpost, led by managing partner […]