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Putu Dewika Angganingrum, the head of legal and compliance at Indonesian investment bank PT Danareksa, talks how external counsel have to provide true value beyond just Google searches, the need to meet business goals while sticking to goal corporate governance principles, the need for women to develop thick skin to survive in the industry.
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Cameron Adderley, managing partner of the Hong Kong office at offshore law firm Appleby, talks about why law firm leaders need to be both proactive and adaptive, the manner in which the pandemic has shifted expectations of service delivery for both lawyers and clients, and how developing talented individuals is a great motivation for him.
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Heidi Hui, chief counsel for Asia at Refinitiv, shares how her legal team has adapted to the challenges posed by the pandemic, why legal departments must be not only reactive but also proactive when it comes to supporting internal clients, and the critical factor to ensure technology is truly impactful.
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Jean-François Harvey, the founder of the corporate and immigration-focused Harvey Law Group, talks about why good leaders are good listeners, the firm’s willingness to always explore new markets, and how the pandemic will make the entire legal industry a little more flexible and tech-savvy.
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Jasmeet Wadehra, head of legal for India and South Asia at Visa, talks about why it is important for leaders to de-clutter employees’ lives, how law firms are being flexible in their engagement to support client needs, and why change management and technology adoption should go hand in hand.
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Richard Crump, global senior partner at HFW, talks about how the firm has expanded and transformed itself under his watch, the need to adapt to the desires of different generations of lawyers, and why firms need to understand not just their clients, but also their industries.
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Pavithra Anand, head of corporate legal at Decathlon Sports India, talks about why managing people is always a learning curve, how comfort leads to confidence, and the need for legal professionals to keep it simple.
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Quyen Hoang, managing partner at LNT & Partners, talks about her journey to becoming a lawyer, the steps her firm put in place to counter the repercussions of the pandemic, and how LNT has been a pioneer in developing its own technology to manage timesheets and cases.
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Jeffery Tan, group general counsel at Jardine Cycle & Carriage, talks to ALB about how lawyers should leverage their networks and connections to be at the forefront of CSR initiatives, how the pandemic is spurring the need for advice beyond the law, and the golden rule he lives by.
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Nishith Desai, founder of Nishith Desai Associates (NDA), talks about how in-house departments are appreciating tech-forward law firms, the benefits of the “Inverted T” model, and why true leaders combine will and humility.