Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers

This report highlights: Australia’s inventive legal sector; the lawyers keeping tabs on trade sanctions; greater diversity in the workplace; and rising demand for expertise in Chinese bonds, private equity and AI

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The awards highlight law firms, in-house teams, the Australian legal sector and outstanding individuals

A combination of geopolitical flux and clients with international operations requires increasingly complex work by lawyers in the Asia-Pacific region

The benefits of a range of experiences and different approaches are clear

Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers 2018: meet the region’s standout legal sector innovators

Law firms pin hopes on mixed teams and use of technology to beat rivals on quality of advice

A new wave of female leaders and innovators is transforming the sector

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Data show if clients will be affected when international bans take hold

How lawyers do their work is being shaped by technology and by the lawyers themselves

Organisations’ own lawyers are tackling blocks to progress in Asia-Pacific

Lawyers with the know-how to cut the region’s big and complex deals are in high demand

Automated advice that mimics humans frees up lawyers as firms explore AI

Securing the $412m Sirajganj scheme took years of negotiation

Soaring interest from overseas investors demands expert crafters of compromise

International firms have unique advantages to help people in need

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