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Category Archives: Industry

Reed Smith hires Daniel Perera in Singapore

Reed Smith Singapore

Reed Smith has announced the appointment of Daniel Perera as a partner in its energy and natural resources group working in the firm’s Singapore office. Perera joins from Norton Rose Fulbright and has experience in Southeast Asia, having been in Singapore since 2010. From 2012, he spent three years as senior in-house counsel with a […]

The Legal Industry’s Implementation of Data Analytics

The effective use of data analytics is quickly changing the legal landscape and the practice of law for the better. This is a fast-changing area where today’s “use cases” will be quickly superseded by new and more powerful uses of these technologies. This post discusses key areas where in-house counsel may consider the use of […]

Clifford Chance to launch new Asia support and innovation hub in Singapore

Clifford Chance (CC) is launching a ’best delivery and innovation’ hub in Singapore that will service the whole Asia-Pacific region. The centre, the firm’s first such hub in Asia, is supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board, a government agency that helps promote the city-state as a global centre for businesses and investments. CC already has similar hubs in London, New […]

Singapore Businesses Can Turn GDPR Into a Transformational Opportunity

GDPR

On May 25, 2018, the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes enforceable across the member states. It is intended to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the union as well as addressing the export of personal data outside the EU. While the regulation is primarily focused on business operating […]

ICC Case Management Team begins operations in Singapore

International Chamber of Commerce ICC

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has inaugurated a new case management office in Singapore. This was done in pursuant to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Singapore Ministry of Law in June 2017. The Singapore office signifies ICC’s fourth case management team outside of Paris, and the second in Asia. The other case […]

A&O, Clifford Chance and Clyde & Co Among Firms on Board as Barclays Launches First London Legal Technology Hub

Barclays has launched a legal technology hub in London, backed by a raft of major law firms including Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance and Simmons & Simmons. The bank has also received backing for the hub from the Law Society, a professional association for solicitors in England and Wales. The tech hub, which will be […]

The Asian Lawyer Announces Winners of the 2018 Asia Legal Awards

Asia Legal Awards

Davis Polk & Wardwell and the Korean firm Lee & Ko are among the biggest winners at the fifth annual Asia Legal Awards, held on March 22 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong. Davis Polk stood out from a group that included Kirkland & Ellis, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and the […]

Minister Vivian Balakrishnan on 7 major tech trends and Singapore’s regulatory approach

Minister-in-Charge of the Smart Nation initiative Dr Vivian Balakrishnan

“Technology revolution is inevitable. It is foolish to stand in the way of progress and pretend that there is no downside or need for regulation”, said Minister Balakrishnan. At a legal technology conference held in Singapore, Minister-in-Charge of the Smart Nation initiative Dr Vivian Balakrishnan iterated Singapore’s regulatory approach to major technology trends. Minister Balakrishnan […]

Singapore GCs Eyeing Higher Impact, Chief Executive Roles, Report Finds

Singapore

Singapore-based GCs are seeing the fruits of their labor more than they did five years ago, according to a new report. In their first joint Singapore General Counsel Report, global law firm CMS and the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association revealed that 18 percent of general counsel respondents in Singapore said they think their current work is […]