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Host of law firms collaborate to draft online arbitration protocol

Herbert Smith Freehills, Ashurst, CMS, DLA Piper, Hogan Lovells and Latham & Watkins have combined to develop a draft protocol to help deliver a globally consistent online case management approach platforms for conducting international arbitration.

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Indonesian Bankruptcy and PKPU Proceedings in a Time of Covid-19 [Brought to you by SSEK]

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused more economic harm to Indonesia than the subprime mortgage crisis in 2008.

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Nishimura acts as Sompo invests $500 mln in big data company Palantir

Nishimura & Asahi has advised Japanese insurance company Sompo Holdings on its $500 million investment in Silicon Valley data analytics company Palantir Technologies.

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Rajah & Tann launches remote contracts management platform

Rajah & Tann Asia, the legal network led by Singapore’s Rajah & Tann, has released a platform that enables clients to remotely generate and digitally sign contracts from any device in real-time.

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Lex Mundi launches new client delivery service platform

Lex Mundi, one of the world’s leading law firm networks, has launched a global client service delivery platform called Equisphere to help in-house counsel address cross-border legal challenges.

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Features and Analysis

The Virus Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc across countries and industries, and the region’s legal services sector is not immune. Here’s…

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‘This time, I want to do it the right way and on my terms’

Hong Kong legal industry veteran Kevin Bowers has recently established a new firm called bowers.law. The firm, which takes a non-…

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Recruiters See Firms Still Hiring, but Cautiously

With redundancies, pay cuts and the odd firm closing shop in Asia, lawyers in private practice face prolonged uncertainty. But while many…

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EXPLAINER: Easing the Economic Impact

The COVID-19 outbreak has had a devastating economic impact across the region, with businesses shuttered and markets crashing. To…

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Navigating the New Normal

As COVID-19 disrupts business and leaves lawyers working from home, one big impact has been on the mental health of legal professionals…

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Political Turmoil and a Pandemic: Could More Firms Exit Hong Kong?

Two international firms have announced their departures from Hong Kong— UK law firm Osborne Clarke will wind down its operations this…

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