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 […]

New Google Pixel Earbuds offer real-time translation of 40 languages

Google on Wednesday (Oct 4) introduced new Pixel earbuds that the company says are capable of real-time translation of conversations in different languages. A demonstration given as Google unveiled a host of new products infused with its digital “Assistant” smarts got people playfully referring to Pixel Buds as an internet-Age version of alien “Babel Fish” […]

The Draft Amendment of the Administrative Litigation Act: An Additional Clause on Participation of Experts

Taiwan September 30 2017 – Since the Intellectual Property Court (“IP Court”) has its own Technical Examination Officers (“TEO”), it is the public’s observation that this court has been conservative with the parties’ petition to summon expert witnesses to court. Although, Tsai Hui-Ru, the Division-Chief Judge of the IP Court, explained a new civil procedure trial […]

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.

Singapore to tackle money laundering with data analytics

Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean says authorities will work with the private sector to target individuals involved in terrorism financing.Singapore will increasingly use technology and data analytics to tackle cross-border crime and money laundering, said Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean. Teo, who is also Coordinating Minister for National Security, added that the authorities […]

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 […]