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.
Lawyers Go Global is funded by Enterprise Singapore under its Local Enterprise and Association Development (“LEAD”) Programme.
Members interested in participating in Lawyers Go Global can contact the Law Society’s Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Directory of Singapore Lawyers for Overseas Markets
The strong cross-cultural understanding that Singapore lawyers possess enable them to serve as a bridge between the East and the West. Practising in a commercially-oriented and fast-paced environment, Singapore lawyers are technically competent and well-positioned to offer a comprehensive suite of legal services to China-based companies seeking to expand their global footprint.
The Law Society of Singapore has curated a Directory of Singapore Lawyers in 9 main practice areas especially for clients and lawyers based in China. You will find this in the Members’ Library section.
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
30 November 2020
Virtual Networking with Guangdong Lawyers Association
17 August 2020
Globalisation in the next Era - Are you ready?
11 September 2020
Workshop on The Art of Effective Networking for Legal Professionals (2nd Run)
9 July 2020
China in the Post Covid-19 World, Is It Business as Usual?
29 May 2020
Driving Lawyer-Accountant Collaboration in Regional Infrastructure Development
22 May 2020
Workshop on The Art of Effective Networking for Legal Professionals (1st Run)
9 September 2019
Workshop on The Art of Effective Networking for Legal Professionals
27 - 30 August 2019
Mission to Indonesia
20 August 2019
Market Familiarisation Workshop – Indonesia
11 - 14 March 2019
Mission to Japan
6 March 2019
Market Familiarisation Workshop – Japan
22 - 26 January 2019
Mission to Beijing
16 January 2019
Market Familiarisation Workshop – China
10 - 14 September 2018
Mission to Sri Lanka
3 September 2018
Market Familiarisation Workshop – Sri Lanka
31 August 2018
Networking Event – Lex & Ratio
27 August 2018
Workshop on Networking Skills for Lawyers
20 August 2018
Workshop on Joint Internationalisation of Lawyers and Accountants
30 July - 2 August 2018
Mission to Sydney
23 July 2018
Market Familiarisation Workshop – Australia
8 to 12 April 2018
Mission to Guangzhou
2 April 2018
Market Familiarisation Workshop - China