Legal Development and Training

Mission Statement

In line with the purpose of the IPBA to contribute towards the development of the legal profession in the Pacific and Asian regions, the Legal Development & Training Committee, or LDTC, was established in November of 2001 as an informal committee of the IPBA, with the following objectives:

  1. to coordinate and initiate the IPBA's efforts to provide training to lawyers in the Asia-Pacific region; and,
  2. to support the development of legal institutions in the region.

Our Committee

In 2008, the LDTC was recognized as a regular committee of the IPBA and continues to pursue the objectives for which it was originally established.

In coming up with relevant training programs, the LDTC has worked closely with both members and non-members of the countries chosen to host its training programs. This is in order to ensure that the needs and expectations of the host country audience are properly addressed and met. LDTC believes in providing practical tips, tools and techniques to its audience that can immediately be applied into practice after the training event. The committee hopes to raise funds to support its training programs.

LDTC welcomes any comments and suggestions from members and non-members regarding future training programs of LDTC. It also encourages individuals desirous of raising the bar of the legal profession in the Asia-Pacific region to join its ranks as members, so that he and she may actively contribute to the advancement of the legal profession.



Raphael Choon Tien Tay

Law Partnership
Unit 12-01, Tower 8, Avenue 5, The Horizon Phase 2, No.8, Jalan Kerinchi,
Bangsar South , Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia




Jae Hoon Choi

Lee & Ko
Hanjin Building 63 Namdaemun-ro, Jung-gu
Seoul, Seoul, Korea, Republic of

 82 2 2191 3019

Long (Keanu) Ou

Jin Mao Partners
13F, Hong Kong New World Tower, No. 300 Huaihai Zhong Rd.
Shanghai, China

 086 15021188593

Jonathan Lai

Watanabe Ing LLP
999 Bishop Street, Suite 1250
Honolulu, HI, United States


Huong Nguyen

Nguyen Van Hau & Associates Law Firm
203 Xo Viet Nghe Tinh, Ward 17, Binh Thanh District
Ho Chi Minh City , Vietnam


Martin Polaine

Brooke Chambers
5 Chancery Lane
London, London, United Kingdom

 +44 (0)7951 712478