Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers 2017

There is a growing sense of maturity among the region’s law firms. Their clients are hungry for legal expertise, and in response the firms are showing a willingness to innovate. In this report, we also feature our annual list of the 10 most innovative individual lawyers

Lawyers are honing their skills, whether in clever deal structures or navigating complexity

By embracing technology, firms are more likely to accept the inevitability of change

Ten Asia-Pacific lawyers who stand out for their willingness to try fresh ideas

Tighter rules in China mean that securing funds for takeovers needs specialist advice

The pursuit of imaginative ways to raise capital involves unfamiliar liaisons

Lawyers are structuring complex energy initiatives with transformative effects

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Fierce competition has made them inventive at home and ambitious overseas

The co-founder of G+T stands out for leadership

From ‘smart contracts’ to apps, opportunities to replace lawyers with software abound

Pressure to offer more for less is pushing lawyers to experiment with how they organise themselves

Anti-trafficking organisations are calling on law firm expertise to beat dealers in human misery

In-house lawyers master many tools as their employers seek know-how across all sectors