Access Markets Globally
In 2018 the Ministry of Law (“MinLaw”), the Law Society of Singapore (“LSS”) together with Enterprise Singapore launched a programme to assist law firms venturing overseas. Called Lawyers Go Global, the programme connects Singapore legal expertise with global opportunities, through overseas mission trips, training, and branding and marketing.
Aimed especially at helping small and medium sized law firms who may have valuable niche expertise but lack resources to do their own market research to explore overseas markets on their own, Lawyers Go Global is aligned with MinLaw’s broader effort for Singapore to capture a greater share of international demand for legal services and enhance Singapore’s position as an international legal hub.
The Lawyers Go Global Programme will comprise the following initiatives:
Overseas Mission Trips
Progressively over three years, LSS with the support of MinLaw and Enterprise Singapore will organise mission trips to bring Singapore lawyers to fast growing regional countries, including China, India, and ASEAN countries. These mission trips will allow Singapore lawyers to gain a deeper understanding of the legal needs and business opportunities in these countries, and to connect with the local business and legal communities and government authorities.
Another component of the programme is training where LSS with the support of MinLaw and Enterprise Singapore will organise training to equip Singapore lawyers with the skills and knowhow to seize global opportunities. These will include workshops on a) the legal regimes, business norms and economic opportunities of specific countries which the lawyers are interested; b) networking skills for lawyers; and c) branding strategies for law firms in overseas markets.
Branding and Marketing
The third component of Lawyers Go Global is to raise the profile of Singapore lawyers and promoting “The Singapore Lawyer” brand. Click here for The Singapore Lawyer’s microsite.
Click here to view a sample page of the The Singapore Lawyer hand book. For enquiries or to purchase a copy of the handbook, please email .
Lawyers Go Global is funded by Enterprise Singapore under its Local Enterprise and Association Development (“LEAD”) Programme.
Help during COVID-19 by various governments
In response to COVID-19 situation globally, various governments around the world have rolled out various support packages to help enterprises in-market.
ESG has put together a summary of relevant business support measures offered by governments in the respective overseas markets. This info kit will be useful to Singapore law firms with in-market operations
Click here for the summary.
News and Events
|2 April 2018||Workshop||Market Familiarisation Workshop – China|
|8 to 12 April 2018||Overseas Mission||Mission to Guangzhou|
|23 July 2018||Workshop||Market Familiarisation Workshop – Australia|
|30 July to 2 August 2018||Overseas Mission||Mission to Sydney|
|20 August 2018||Workshop||Workshop on Joint Internationalisation of Lawyers and Accountants|
|27 August 2018||Workshop||Workshop on Networking Skills for Lawyers|
|31 August 2018||Workshop||Networking Event – Lex & Ratio|
|3 September 2018||Workshop||Market Familiarisation Workshop – Sri Lanka|
|10 to 14 September 2018||Overseas Mission||Mission to Sri Lanka|
|16 January 2019||Workshop||Market Familiarisation Workshop – China|
|22 to 26 January 2019||Overseas Mission||Mission to Beijing|
|6 March 2019||Workshop||Market Familiarisation Workshop – Japan|
|11 to 14 March 2019||Overseas Mission||Mission to Japan|
|20 August 2019||Workshop||Market Familiarisation Workshop – Indonesia|
|27 to 30 August 2019||Overseas Mission||Mission to Indonesia|
|9 September 2019||Workshop||Workshop on The Art of Effective Networking for Legal Professionals|
|22 May 2020||Workshop||Workshop on The Art of Effective Networking for Legal Professionals (1st Run)|
|29 May 2020||Webinar||Driving Lawyer-Accountant Collaboration in Regional Infrastructure Development|
|11 September 2020||Workshop||Workshop on The Art of Effective Networking for Legal Professionals (2nd Run)|