Mission Statement

The IPBA Scholarship Programme was originally established in honour of the memory of M. S. Lin of Taipei, who was one of the founders and a Past President of the IPBA. Today it operates to bring to the IPBA Annual Meeting and Conference lawyers who would not otherwise be able to attend and who would both contribute to, and benefit from, attending. The Scholarship Programme is also intended to endorse the IPBA’s mission to develop the law and its practice in the Asia-Pacific region. Currently, the scholarships are principally funded by The Japan Fund, established and supported by lawyers in Japan to honour IPBA’s accomplishments since its founding; the Host Committee of the Annual Meeting and Conference in Vancouver, Canada, 2014; and a generous donation by the family of M.S. Lin, a Past President of the IPBA.



Mahesh Rai

Drew & Napier LLC
10 Collyer Quay#10-01 Ocean Financial Centre
Singapore, Singapore, Singapore




Kazuya Yamashita

15F Fukokuseimei Bldg, 2-2-2 Uchisaiwaicho
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan

 +81 03-3595-6651
 +81 03-3595-6652

Varya Simpson

Law Offices of Varya Simpson
1800 Yosemite Road
Berkeley, CA, United States


Ashish Kabra

Nishith Desai Associate
Level 24, CapitaGreen, 138 Market St.
Singapore, Singapore, Singapore