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ALB’s annual survey of the best law firms to work for in Asia is now open. The list will be published in the April issue of ALB Asia.
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Litigation plays an important role in a law firm’s suite of services, and in this first-ever ranking, we are celebrating Asia’s top 15 litigators. The lawyers named in the list have stood out based on several factors, including profiles of cases handled, client recommendations, the use of technology to minimise the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and more.
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In its first MENA Super 50 Lawyers list, ALB spotlights standout lawyers in the Middle East and North Africa region who have excelled in client service. The lawyers were selected based on client recommendations sent directly to ALB via an electronic survey, which was open from November 2020 to January 2021. More than 300 in-house counsel voted, from across the Middle East region and beyond. The list is in alphabetical order, and certain lawyers have been profiled.
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Tony Dongwook Kang, partner in charge of cross-border arbitration and litigation at Korea’s Bae, Kim & Lee, was recently named by ALB as one of Asia’s Top 15 Litigators. In this interview, he talks about his standout work, adapting to the impact of COVID-19, and how he goes the extra mile for clients.
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In this new listing, ALB will pick the most highly recommended arbitration and litigation practitioners based permanently in the Asian region. The list will be published in the April issue of ALB Asia.
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In the past year we saw a sharp increase in high-value disputes work with numerous industries under stress. In particular, there has been a significant increase in cross-border, joint venture disputes coming out of developing countries in the region.
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ALB Malaysia Law Awards returns on its 8th year in 2021. The renowned event continues to celebrate exceptional contributions from Malaysia’s private practice law firms and in-house teams. The awards ceremony will be held virtually on Thursday, Jun. 3, 2021.
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Two discernible trends include the greater willingness of commercial parties in the region to employ Singapore law as the governing law of their mercantile arrangements and to designate the Singapore International Commercial Court as the forum for dispute resolution.
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The annual ALB Japan Law Awards will open on February 5. Returning for its 17th edition, the awards ceremony, which will be held on Thursday, June 17, will continue to recognise outstanding performance of private practitioners and in-house counsel from and within Japan’s legal landscape.
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Singapore has had a burgeoning reputation in LegalTech for some time now, well before the pandemic struck its shores. Whether it is the government or end-users like law firms and in-house teams, they have taken strides to embrace and launch initiatives to advance the use of LegalTech. The pandemic has unsurprisingly quickened the pace of LegalTech innovation, but there is reason to believe that the technological evolution of the country’s legal sector will continue long after the impact of COVID-19 has passed.