Australia: Andrew Douglas, Managing Principal of FCW Lawyers addresses why wellbeing in law firms has to be a top priority.

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe fourth Regional Law Firm Management Forum organised by The Australasian Legal Practice Management Association (ALPMA) is happening in Singapore on 18 October 2019 at the Mandarin Oriental. Leading up to the forum, ALN had the opportunity to conduct an email interview with one of the speakers, Mr Andrew Douglas, the Managing Principal of FCW […]

Lawyer Feature: Ken Chia, Associate Principal of Baker McKenzie shares the importance of leveraging technology to lawyer better.

Reading Time: 5 minutesTechnology is ubiquitous in our everyday lives, and it is certainly gaining its foothold in the legal industry. Extensive efforts by the Singapore Academy of Law and the Ministry of Law to promote the adoption of legal technology, such as the publication of the Legal Technology Vision in 2018 and the recent TechLaw.Fest, are showing […]

Lawyer Feature: Simon Tan, Managing Director of Attorneys Inc Emphasizes Why Lawyering Needs to Be Multi-Dimensional in Current Times

Reading Time: 6 minutesTucked in a small corner of Raffles Place, Attorneys Inc serves people from all walks of life. Asia Law Network sat down with Simon Tan, Managing Director of Attorneys Inc Limited Law Corporation, who shared his aspirations for the company and drew us closer to the heart of lawyering. Simon was called to the Singapore […]

[Part 2] Ban Jiun Ean shares about his return to the legal industry

Reading Time: 7 minutes“The Singapore Convention on Mediation is a watershed in the Singapore’s Alternative Dispute Resolution scene…we see online dispute resolution as a key part of the future” In the previous issue of Ban Jiun Ean’s interview, he shared with us his reasons for studying law and his motivations to move to the creative industry. Read on […]

Lawyer Feature – Arvin Lee from Wee Swee Teow & Co.

Reading Time: 13 minutesEver wondered what does it takes to be an international arbitration practitioner in one of the oldest law firms in Singapore? Asia Law Network had the privilege of interviewing Mr Arvin Lee, Partner and Arbitrator at Wee Swee Teow LLP, to get a firsthand understanding of the intricacies within international arbitration. Arvin takes a problem-solving approach […]

Lawyer Feature: Yvette Anthony from Braddell Brothers

Reading Time: 6 minutes“Everyone feels that (fighting) disputes are glamourous, you show up dressed up with your court bag, and that is one of the biggest misconceptions.” Asia Law Network sits down with Yvette Anthony, Partner, Litigation and Arbitration Counsel at Braddell Brothers LLP, and also a newly minted mum of one. Yvette has over nine years of […]

Feature with Tan Ken Hwee, Chief Transformation and Innovation Officer, Office of Transformation and Innovation

Reading Time: 7 minutes“Inertia and complacency are probably the biggest threats at this time. There is a tendency to delay change until “tomorrow”. As they say, those who snooze will lose.” Tan Ken Hwee, currently the Chief Transformation and Innovation Officer for the Singapore Judiciary, first joined the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) in 1995 as State Counsel and Deputy […]

Lawyer Feature – Anna Lozynski, General Counsel, L’Oréal Australia and New Zealand

Reading Time: 6 minutes“In today’s ever changing and dynamic business environment,… the time is upon the legal profession to dramatically enhance the way we deliver our legal services.” Anna Lozynski has been the General Counsel of L’Oréal Australia and New Zealand since September 2012, building the first legal team for its Australia & New Zealand businesses with their […]

Legal Fees Mysteries– Breaking Down Your Fees

Reading Time: 1 minutesIn our “Legal Fees Mysteries” series, learn more about how and whether you are being charged fairly for your legal fees. Getting a quote from a lawyer before committing to their services and fees is easy with Asia Law Network’s Request A Quote service. Not sure if you need to hire a lawyer? Get preliminary […]

Legal Fees Mysteries– What Are My Fee Arrangements

Reading Time: 1 minutesIn our “Legal Fees Mysteries” series, learn more about how and whether you are being charged fairly for your legal fees. Getting a quote from a lawyer before committing to their services and fees is easy with Asia Law Network’s Request A Quote service. Not sure if you need to hire a lawyer? Get preliminary […]

Feature with Chen Siyuan, Associate Professor of Singapore Management University

Reading Time: 4 minutes“…a substantial part of lawyering is interpreting the data and making decisions. This is not something legal tech can replace anytime soon, as interpretation and decision-making are not premised on strict mathematical, scientific, or logical rules but intuition and an assessment of human nature.” Asia Law Network had the opportunity to catch up with Chen […]