About Us

Legal Practice

Co-Chairs

Mark Stinson

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
333 Bay Street, Suite 2400
Bay Adelaide Centre, Box 20
Toronto, ON, Canada

 Email
 1-416-86803444
 1-416-364-7813

Charandeep Kaur

Trilegal
A-38, Kailash Colony
New Delhi 110 048 India

 Email
 91 11 4163 9393
 91 11 4163 9292

Vice-Chairs

Hiroki Inoue

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Kioicho Bldg.
3-12 Kioicho
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0094 Japan

 Email
 81-3-3511-6137
 81-3-5213-2237

Emerico De Guzman

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz (ACCRALAW)
22nd Floor, ACCRALAW Tower,
2nd Avenue Corner 30th Street, Crescent Park West
Taguig, Metro Manila 0399
Philippines

 Email
 63-2-830-8000/8010
 63-2-403-7007

Syed Naqiz Shahabuddin

Naqiz & Partners
No. 42A Lorong Dungun
Damansara Heights
Kuala Lumpur 50490
Malaysia

 Email
 60-3-2081 7888/7878
 60-3-2081 7886

Abraham Vergis

Providence Law Asia LLC
24 Raffles Place
#24-02A Clifford Centre
Singapore 048621

 Email
 65-6438-1969
 65-6438-2683
The Legal Practice Committee 

The Legal Practice Committee of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (the “Committee”) offers a forum for solicitors and barristers from the Asia Pacific Region to interact with each other on matters including:

 
  1. The Practise of Law
  2. Professional Development; and
  3. Law firm management.
 
Activities

The following is a snapshot of the Committee’s activities. 
 
Beijing, 2007 “Developing China Practice for Foreign and Chinese Clients” 
 
The panel focused on:
  1. Motorola corporate Counsel based-in-China discussed his experience working with local and foreign counsel in China;
  2. Chinese law firm experience with alliances, foreign offices, and legal networks; and
  3. Foreign firm experience with establishing a presence in China
 
Los Angeles, 2008 “Globalization and the Transformation of the Legal Profession in Asia: Cause or Effect?”
 
The panel focused on:
  1. Changes to legal profession in Asian jurisdictions including China, India, and Japan; and
  2. Assessing the implications of these changes to Asian jurisdictions including the accelerating integration of the Global economy.
 
Manila, 2009 “Law Firm Continuity in the Face of Emergency Situations”
 
The panel focused on:
  1. Law firm planning for natural disasters such as earthquake, flood, and fire; and
  2. Law firm planning for man-made disasters such as terrorism, theft, and reputational loss.
 
As well in Manila, our Committee, on behalf of the IPBA, co-sponsored with LAWASIA a session on the “Latest Developments in Anti-Corruption laws in Asia”. The session had speakers from different Pacific Region jurisdictions updating the audience on the framework of anti-corruption laws and practises in Indonesia, Hong Kong, and Japan.


Singapore, 2010 “Legal Storm, from Turbulent Times
 
In Singapore, 2010, the Legal Practise Committee is pleased to be working with the Women Business Lawyers Committee and the Employment & Immigration Committee on a joint panel “Legal Storm, from Turbulent Times” whereas the panel will focus on the impact of changes in the economic climate to the practice of law, the running of law firms, the decisions of Corporate Counsel on the appointment of external lawyers, the employment and training of associates by law firms and other related matters.