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Leading Law Firm Networks (Legal Networks) — Asia-Pacific Region

Leading Law Firm Networks - Asia-Pacific Region

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Asia-Pacific coverage: Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam.

Number of firms ranked in Chambers Asia-Pacific: 8

About this network: An extensive legal network of highly regarded full-service firms that provide expertise in major practice areas across Asia-Pacific. The group is composed of members selected on the quality of their commercial work and through a system of peer reviews. It holds a number of events and has several practice groups, including sports law, technology, dispute resolution and corporate law to enhance the sharing of information. Members benefit from access to practitioners in most continents of the globe. Offers a centralised secretariat and supporting services based in London, with Simon Rous of Ashfords LLP as the key contact at this network.

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Leading Law Firm Networks - Asia-Pacific Region

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Asia-Pacific coverage: Australia, China, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Micronesia, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand.

Number of firms ranked in Chambers Asia-Pacific: 8

About this network: This long-established network has expanded from its roots in the USA to cover all regions, including Asia-Pacific. Aimed at providing the highest quality and cost-effective legal services, the network is made up of international independent law firms that assist clients with cross-border mandates ranging from litigation to transactional commercial issues. Member firms are assessed on client and peer feedback and relationships between members are fostered by regular seminars and conferences, including industry-specific events. Gary Bague of Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP in California is the chair of the board of directors, Jessica Zaroski Bauer, based in the Chicago headquarters, is the COO, and Stephanie Blankenship is the marketing manager for the network.

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Leading Law Firm Networks - Asia-Pacific Region

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Asia-Pacific coverage: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam.

Number of firms ranked in Chambers Asia-Pacific: 5

About this network: Previously known as the International Alliance of Law Firms, Ally Law's Asia presence is becoming an increasingly large proportion of its global coverage. Member firms frequently collaborate to assist clients in a variety of industries, including the leisure and hospitality, technology and healthcare sectors. Referrals are tracked and clients are regularly surveyed to ensure a consistent level of service is maintained throughout the network. Members meet regularly and the network's yearly meeting includes an international client seminar. Key contacts at the network are Alfonso González Uribe, president, and Wendy Horn, executive director.

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Leading Law Firm Networks - Asia-Pacific Region

Employment Law Alliance

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Asia-Pacific coverage: Australia, Bangladesh, China, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand.

Number of firms ranked in Chambers Asia-Pacific: 17

About this network: In addition to its US focus, this global network counts among its members law firms across the Asia-Pacific region with strong employment, labour relations and immigration practices. Its member firms predominantly acts for employers. Lawyers are invited to join the group after a rigorous due diligence process, and it offers a wide range of networking events, regional committees and webinars on employment matters across continents. Thanks to its extensive membership, businesses can access expertise across borders from a single point of contact. Cynthia Chung of Deacons in Hong Kong is the chair of the Communications Committee for the Asia-Pacific region and a main contact at the network.

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Leading Law Firm Networks - Asia-Pacific Region

First Law International

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Asia-Pacific coverage: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.

Number of firms ranked in Chambers Asia-Pacific: 8

About this network: A well-established network which has grown from its headquarters in Brussels to cover a range of jurisdictions in more than 75 countries, including many in the Asia-Pacific region. It attracts independent law firms whose expertise and cross-border support benefit multinationals from such diverse sectors as the food industry, technology, pharmaceuticals, energy and finance. The group co-ordinates members' professional development through training sessions and conferences each year. The network's advisory board, which consists of selected managing partners of member firms and experienced former corporate general counsel, adds depth to its value-added service to clients. Orlando Casares, based in Brussels, is the principal and key contact for the network.

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Leading Law Firm Networks - Asia-Pacific Region

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Asia-Pacific coverage: Australia, Cambodia, China, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Myanmar, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.

Number of firms ranked in Chambers Asia-Pacific: 4

About this network: With a membership consisting of both full-service firms and individual practitioners, this network has a number of contacts in key Asia-Pacific jurisdictions. Multinational corporations benefit from the referral system and expertise of the group across all areas of corporate and commercial work. It offers an annual global conference and regional meetings open to firms and clients. Richard Healy of Oldham, Li & Nie and Chiyu Abo of Chuo Sogo Law Office are Asia-Pacific board members.

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Leading Law Firm Networks - Asia-Pacific Region

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Asia-Pacific coverage: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.

Number of firms ranked in Chambers Asia-Pacific: 11

About this network: An extensive network of practitioners who offer cross-border support to clients with business interests throughout the Asia-Pacific region. This strong alliance aims to cultivate networking and the sharing of knowledge through regional and annual meetings. Additionally, it encourages members to form practice-specific groupings thereby offering specific expertise across jurisdictions. The quality of its membership is ensured through peer reviews and mentors are assigned to new members. Michael Siebold, based in Frankfurt, is the chair of the network.

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Leading Law Firm Networks - Asia-Pacific Region

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Asia-Pacific coverage: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam.

Number of firms ranked in Chambers Asia-Pacific: 6

About this network: This alliance has a significant presence across the Asia-Pacific region, with members in 13 jurisdictions from which clients can access advice on cross-border matters, including commercial and dispute resolution issues. New members are invited to join following referrals from existing members and meetings are held on a biannual basis to encourage networking and the exchange of information. Resources available to members include online publications and guides to doing business. Andrew Demetriou of Ioannides Demetriou LLC chairs the network.

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Leading Law Firm Networks - Asia-Pacific Region

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Asia-Pacific coverage: Afghanistan, Australia, China, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand.

Number of firms ranked in Chambers Asia-Pacific: 18

About this network: This strong network has a long-standing reputation in the market and an extensive roster of members across Asia-Pacific. The law firm members provide clients with comprehensive coverage throughout the region and display significant ability in financial and commercial transactions, including dispute resolution, tax and antitrust. The network concentrates on facilitating cross-border transactions and providing members with high-quality international support through regular regional initiatives such as conferences, week-long management and leadership programmes and webinars. Carl Anduri, who is based in California, is the network's president and a key contact.

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Leading Law Firm Networks - Asia-Pacific Region

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Asia-Pacific coverage: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.

Number of firms ranked in Chambers Asia-Pacific: 9

About this network: With a wide roster of members in Asia-Pacific, this alliance is committed to the sharing of information and referral work amongst its members. It has thorough quality controls to select new members and carries out ongoing evaluations, including regular recertification. The group organises regional meetings, webinars and other initiatives to offer lawyers insights and information on trends in their practice areas. Tanna Moore is president and CEO of the network and is a key contact.

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Leading Law Firm Networks - Asia-Pacific Region

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Asia-Pacific coverage: Australia, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam.

Number of firms ranked in Chambers Asia-Pacific: 11

About this network: Headquartered in London, this ever-growing network has continued to expand its coverage of the Asia-Pacific region. It places significant emphasis on referral work and on providing members with regional and annual conferences and publications. Its focus on client services is manifested in organising client events and utilises its newly adopted online referral reporting system to ensure the quality of services. Adam Cooke, the executive director, is a key contact at this network.

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Leading Law Firm Networks - Asia-Pacific Region

Pacific Rim Advisory Council

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Asia-Pacific coverage: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.

Number of firms ranked in Chambers Asia-Pacific: 11

About this network: This network consists of independent, full-service law firms providing concentrated coverage across Asia-Pacific. It holds meetings twice a year for member firms to network and exchange information on recent legal and business developments in the Pacific Rim region and further afield. Member lawyers contribute to the network's publications and seminars, and they have access to secondment programmes. Susan Iannetta, the director of the network, and Ross Perrett of Clayton Utz, Brisbane office, are key contacts.

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Leading Law Firm Networks - Asia-Pacific Region

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Asia-Pacific coverage: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, New Zealand, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand.

Number of firms ranked in Chambers Asia-Pacific: 7

About this network: SCG Legal has a substantial Asia-Pacific presence with member firms in ten different jurisdictions across the region. By sharing skills and expertise in the network, member firms help leading and growing companies navigate through regulatory issues at all levels across the region, carry out sophisticated transactional work and conduct litigation in all its forms. The network's membership is strictly by invitation, which is granted only if a firm can demonstrate high-quality service, industry leadership and the value it would bring to the network. Chief executive officer David Poisson is a key contact, while Lily Fenn of Lily Fenn & Partners in Hong Kong is the network's Asia-Pacific-based director.

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Leading Law Firm Networks - Asia-Pacific Region

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Asia-Pacific coverage: Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand.

Number of firms ranked in Chambers Asia-Pacific: 9

About this network: This network has expanded in the Asia-Pacific region, adding members in Kazakhstan, Taiwan and Thailand. Through referrals, the group assists clients on cross-border mandates and to access specialist practice area expertise. The TAG Academy provides web-based courses, seminars and international conferences, and members offer 'doing business' guides to inform clients on regulatory and other pitfalls when conducting business within particular jurisdictions. Richard Attisha is the president of TAGLaw and Chris Cervellera is the executive director.

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Leading Law Firm Networks - Asia-Pacific Region

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Asia-Pacific coverage: Afghanistan, Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Uzbekistan, Vietnam.

Number of firms ranked in Chambers Asia-Pacific: 13

About this network: With members in 18 jurisdictions across Asia and Oceania, this global network is well represented in the region. It aims to promote co-operation among its members through referrals, whilst each firm maintains its independence. Clients are offered a full range of practice group specialisms, and the alliance has established practice guides and conferences to promote strong networking. Kozo Yabe of Yuasa & Hara in Japan and Victor Yang of Zhong Lun Law Firm in Hong Kong are the co-vice-chairs for the Asia-Pacific region.

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Leading Law Firm Networks - Asia-Pacific Region

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Asia-Pacific coverage: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.

Number of firms ranked in Chambers Asia-Pacific: 12

About this network: This alliance combines a large number of excellent international and domestic firms offering a full range of legal services and comprehensive coverage in 16 jurisdictions across Asia-Pacific. It places significant emphasis on member referrals and relationships, and organises regular meetings and other events for members to exchange information and improve cohesion. Scott Guan of Zhong Lun Law Firm in China is the director for the Asia-Pacific region.

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Leading Law Firm Networks - Asia-Pacific Region

World Services Group

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Asia-Pacific coverage: Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.

Number of firms ranked in Chambers Asia-Pacific: 16

About this network: A network that provides extensive coverage of the Asia-Pacific region with active practice teams focusing on areas including banking, investment, real estate and technology. The group arranges regional and annual meetings to encourage members to share knowledge and best practices. Also offers a variety of publications and online resources. Maricarmen Trujillo is COO and a key contact for the network.

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