Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers

The ‘Asian century’ promises opportunities for law firms. Plus: fast-growth tech companies seek ‘full throttle’ legal skills; AI masters character-based text; how to build an emerging markets mega-deal; meet the region’s leading legal innovators

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The awards highlight law firms, in-house teams and outstanding individuals

Lawyers increasingly confident in their ability to meet the aspirations of clients

The region’s lawyers sense a modern-day gold rush and the chance to break down old hierarchies

Overall winner from Gilbert + Tobin is on a mission to make changes — including a ban on the term ‘non-lawyer’

Abuses of the rule of law can never be fully confined to the ‘political’ sphere

Nimble legal teams who can tackle the toughest problems facing high-growth tech companies are made, not bought

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Artificial intelligence solved a problem reading foreign languages in the search for key documents

Initiatives such as the Greater Bay Area will need legal services

Law firms are using tech to improve services for clients and break down their own silos

Aramco’s $8bn funding for a pioneering Malaysian energy project required intense negotiations

The Philips case in India that is rewriting intellectual property rules

Lawyers scramble to help young companies comply with regulators’ rules

Law schools are challenging students to look for crossovers between the usual disciplines and practice areas

Top firms and legal teams for developing talent

Top firms and company legal teams for creating a new legal standard

Top firms and company legal teams for new markets and sources of capital

Top firms and in-house legal teams for legal technology

Top firms and companies for strategy and changing behaviours