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Global Flows: Lawyers in Asia-Pacific, 3 July 2014

The McKinsey Global Institute published a report in April on global flows. It found that knowledge-intensive ones are growing faster than labour or capital intensive industries. In 2012, knowledge-intensive flows reached $12.6 trillion, nearly half of total flows—more than the combined 2012 GDP of China and Germany.

Lawyers are a critical part of the knowledge economy. The new FT Innovative Lawyers Asia-Pacific report published on the 12 June 2014, shows how fast global and regional law firms are expanding their footprint but also how interconnected their businesses have become.

About 80% of the research that RSG Consulting carries out for the FT reports does not get published. Therefore, in conjunction with the International Division of the Law Society, RSG will share its insights into the movement of lawyers, clients, instructions and legal knowledge in the region. The research findings are based on over 300 submissions and 450 interviews, covering 61 law firms and 33 in-house legal departments.

We will then hear from practitioners who will share their perspectives on what deeper and broader connectivity will mean to them, how they practise, and how they build their teams and functions.

We are delighted to have the following participants speaking at this event.

Introduction by: Stephen Denyer, Head of City and International, The Law Society of England and Wales

Presentation by: Reena SenGupta, CEO, RSG Consulting

Panel Session Moderator: Rosemary Martin, Group General Counsel, Vodafone

Panelists:

Tim House, Partner, Allen & Overy

Abhijit Joshi, CEO & Partner, AZB & Partners

Geoff Nicholas, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Handel Lee, Senior Partner, King & Wood Mallesons

Stuart Bedford, Partner, Linklaters

Chew Seng Kok, Regional Managing Partner, ZICOlaw