In our Lawyer Feature series, we get a glimpse into lives of the lawyers who contribute articles and thought leadership with Asia Law Network when they are not practicing the law. We want to put a face to the lawyer and bring out the color and texture of who they are.

Christopher Huang, Managing Director of CHP Law, shares the unique impetus behind setting up his own law firm

Reading Time: 10 minutesChristopher is the Managing Director of CHP Law. As a corporate and tax lawyer, he focuses primarily on deal structuring, fund raising, and mergers and acquisitions. In doing so, he is an exponent of advice that reflects practical commerciality and tax sensitivity.    He speaks to us about some of the values and behaviours he […]

Rajkumar Mannar, Senior Associate of CHP Law, discusses what common misconceptions the public have on lawyers

Reading Time: 5 minutesCome join us as Asia Law Network sits with Rajkumar Mannar, Senior Associate at CHP Law to discuss common misconceptions about lawyers and the change in his area of practice.   CHP Law is a young, mid-sized law firm that engages in corporate and commercial advice, regulatory work, local and international dispute resolution, funds work, […]

Michael Loh, Partner of Clifford Law, details the harsh truths and emotional struggles of being a lawyer 

Reading Time: 9 minutesBeing a lawyer may seem glamorous and prestigious, but the life of a lawyer is not all sunshine and rainbows. In this article, Michael Loh, a partner at Clifford Law, shares with us the little known truths and pains of being a lawyer.  Michael has been in practice since 1992. Although he primarily handles family […]

Lawyer Feature: Ryan Lin, Director of ZICO Insights Law LLC, shares how to build a long term relationship with corporate clients

Reading Time: 3 minutesEver wonder what does the legal practice of capital markets and mergers and acquisitions entail? Ryan Lin, director of ZICO Insights Law LLC, draws attention to the importance of knowing your clients and their businesses. Ryan advises on a wide variety of corporate and commercial matters, with a particular expertise in mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions. Prior to […]

Lawyer Feature: Viviene Sandhu, Partner in Clifford Law, shares how she admires the Obamas, and how she takes pride in mentoring aspiring lawyers.

Reading Time: 5 minutesViviene is an experienced advocate of more than 21 years who has represented clients in all areas of civil litigation, with a primary focus on insurance and family law. Viviene has handled a broad spectrum of cases ranging from simple cases to complex and contentious matters at all levels of the Singapore Court hierarchy. From […]

Lawyer Feature: Ms Syazana Yahya, Partner of Eugene Thuraisingam LLP, is optimistic that Arbitration is the Preferred Alternative Dispute Resolution of the Future

Reading Time: 5 minutesIs Arbitration changing the game of dispute resolution? In this interview, Syazana Yahya, a newly promoted partner at Eugene Thuraisingam LLP, shared with us the unique features of arbitration and her views on the pro bono work and the future legal landscape.  Syazana is a commercial and criminal disputes lawyer with experience in shipping and […]

Lawyer Feature: Shaun Leong, Partner, Eversheds Harry Elias who regularly advises on technology disputes details some tips to LegalTech Entreprenuers

Reading Time: 9 minutesAsia Law Network had the opportunity to conduct an interview with Shaun Leong, Partner of the International Arbitration and Dispute Management Practice Group based in Eversheds Sutherlands’ Singapore office. Before his current role, he served as Magistrate and Registrar of the Supreme Court of Singapore and practiced international commercial disputes with the magic circle. Shaun has […]

Lawyer Feature: Sonny Patel, Partner of Expatriate Law (Asia), an English solicitor sets up divorce and family law practice in Singapore for British expats

Reading Time: 5 minutesEnglish law firm Expatriate Law Ltd have announced the formation of their branch office in Singapore, ‘Expatriate Law (Asia) Pte. Ltd’. The branch office is a Foreign Law Practice approved by the Ministry of Law in Singapore and regulated by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority in England.  Expatriate Law (Asia) Pte. Ltd will provide English divorce […]

Lawyer Feature: Chooi Jing Yen, Partner of Eugene Thuraisingam LLP discloses that the intellectual challenge law presents is the reason why he is a lawyer

Reading Time: 8 minutesWhat makes a successful civil litigator? For Mr Chooi Jing Yen, the newly promoted partner of Eugene Thuraisingam LLP, it is about enjoying the intellectual challenges that civil litigation bring to the table. Mr Chooi is a career litigator who has worked on civil and criminal cases at all Court levels. He is often lauded […]

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 […]