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Having started out as an auditor, Tilleke & Gibbins’ Darani Vachanavuttivong soon made the transition to law, becoming an expert in IP in the process...
While many Chinese clients are not yet experienced in managing cross-border M&A transactions, neither are they familiar with using external legal advisors.
The challenges for Korean firms include contraction or very modest growth of legal demand and downward pressure on legal fees.
I studied law in Canada and worked briefly in Canadian firm Gowling Lafleur Henderson.
I believe there is always a bigger world out there waiting for us to explore. We’ve been waiting so long for the Chinese companies to grow.
Singapore has continued the opening of the legal market to foreign firms. Singapore firms will need to be agile and alert to navigate these sea changes.
The biggest challenge facing the Myanmar market centres on problems in raising financing for large ticket deals.
In my mind Shanghai will become the New York of China in the next 10-15 years.
The biggest challenge facing M&A lawyers in Australia is the growing demand from clients for a more hands-on approach from senior lawyers in the team.
The establishment of the GEM (Growth Enterprises Market) board of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange and offshore RMB corporate bond offerings are some of the most significant developments in my practice area in China.
The biggest challenge for our firm is to keep the engine of growth running well while making progress inclusive for a larger number of people.
I lived in Sydney for 10 years where I absorbed the values of integrity and respect and learned to appreciate mateship (Aussie for friendship)...
Due to rapid changes brought by market development and transition, legal service has to keep developing to adapt to such dramatic changes.
I used to be a Visiting lawyer at Holman Fenwick & Willan in 2000.During the visit, I became familiarized with the international legal systems & culture background, and most importantly, I have benefited greatly from learning the operating philosophy and management style in international law firms.
What was your first-ever job? (prior to becoming a lawyer) I was an English tutor to the general manager of the Singapore branch of a Japanese bank to help make ends meet.
Prior to becoming a Japanese lawyer, I was trained at The Legal Training and Research of the Supreme Court of Japan (April 2000 to October 2001), a public legal training program provided for prospective judges, public prosecutors and attorneys-at-law after passing the bar exam in Japan.
I did my schooling from Bombay Scottish and then onto an under grad degree in Economics and Commerce at Sydenham College and did my law from Government Law College, Mumbai. Qualified in 1982 and became a Solicitor in 1983.
I came to China in 2007 and spent 3 years in Shanghai and 2 so far in Beijing. Deciding whether to come to China to practice law was a difficult decision for me, having spent all my life in Singapore and being really comfortable and happy there. However, I decided at the end that l need to get out of my comfort zone and challenge myself to do something different.
What was your first-ever job? (prior to becoming a lawyer): I started my working life as a lawyer.
What was your first-ever job? (prior to becoming a lawyer): Immediately after graduating from Jilin Law School I moved to Beijing and worked asa retail sales clerk in a department storewhile waiting for my Beijing residence card. It was a rewarding and fun experience.