Regional Law Firm Management Forum I Singapore 2018

Regional Law Firm Management Forum I Singapore 2018


Regional Law Firm Management Forum I Singapore 2018

Date: 19-Oct-2018

Law Firms: Prepare to Manage, Prepare to Lead


Regional Law Firm Management Forum I Singapore 2018


Friday 19 October 2018

Start Time


End Time

4:30pm Singapore local time

Event Location


Host Venue Details

Mandarin Oriental
5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square,

Event Overview

ALPMA together with the Law Council of Australia’s Law Management Group presents the third annual Regional Law Firm Management Forum 'Law Firms: Prepare to Manage, Prepare to Lead'

Join us to share an authoritative, innovative and pioneering program with a local and international blend of thought leaders and experts in their fields, presenting on an array of topics.

This year's topics include:

  • Singapore and the Emerging Global Legal Community - Mark Cohen
  • State of Play: APAC Forces Shaping Firms of the Future - Eric Chin
  • Business Development and the Future Firm: Utilising BD to Develop Strategy and Innovation - Debra Filippin
  • Legal Ops - Part of the Future Landscape. Friends, Not Foes - Sumith Perera
  • Information, Security and Lawyers - A Comfortable Mix? - K.K Lim
  • Implementing Shared Strategy Across Our Diverse Region - Hanim Hamzah
  • LIFTED: A Holistic View of Legal Profession Talent (Panel)

For more information on the program please Download the current program

This is a “not to be missed” opportunity for the legal industry in Singapore and South East Asia.

Register online (below) to pay in $AUD185 OR  Manual Registration if paying in $SGD200

Event Sponsors

Presented By

Mark Cohen | CEO | Legal Mosaic and LIFTED Catalyst-in-Residence | Singapore Academy of Law

Mark is a global thought leader in the legal industry. He is the CEO of Legal Mosaic ( a legal business consultancy; Distinguished Fellow at Northwestern University Law School; regular contributor to Forbes where he has a column on the global legal marketplace; and sought-after international speaker. Mark was recently appointed by the Singapore Academy of Law to serve as its inaugural LIFTED “Catalyst-in-Residence”. 

Mark’s LegalMosaic blog was recently honored by the American Bar Association as one of the 50 outstanding worldwide legal blogs in their inaugural “Web 100.” He has won numerous awards as a legal innovator.

LIFTED: A Holistic View of Legal Professional Talent


  • Gregory Vijayendran | Singapore Law Society, Partner | Rajah & Tann
  • Yarman Vachha | Managing Director | YJV Consulting and Principal - ASEAN Edge International
  • Hanim Hamzah | Regional Managing Partner | ZICO Law Network

Facilitated by:

  •  Anita Parkash | Director, Legal Education Cluster | Singapore Academy of Law
Debra Filippin | Head of Business Development Asia-Pacific | Pinsent Masons

Debra Filippin is the Head of Business Development, Asia Pacific at global law firm Pinsent Masons. She has worked in business development for global law firms in the Asia Pacific for more than 15 years. Prior to this role she spent almost 10 years at K&L Gates as the firm’s Director of Business Development, Asia Pacific. Before this time Debra spent 10 years in Tokyo during which time she headed up the BD and marketing department for Linklaters in Tokyo and before that, Lovells (now Hogan Lovells) in Tokyo. Debra holds a Masters of Laws from Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Melbourne. In 2015 she completed the Asialink Leaders Program run by Asialink Business. She is passionate about strategy and culture, and the need to constantly challenge traditional ways of working and thinking in order to bring about necessary change.

Sumith Perera | COO | Hall + Wilcox
Sumith is the Chief Operating Officer and the national Head of Corporate Services at Hall & Wilcox. He has over 20 years’ experience in leading and managing teams at professional services firms. Sumith has the overall responsibility for managing the day-to-day operations at Hall & Wilcox and coordinating the activities of the firm’s corporate services areas. Sumith is known for his commercial approach and ability to lead complex time critical projects. He has lead the implementation of the firm’s national expansion strategy and is responsible for leading the firm’s ‘Smarter law’ strategy, developing new and better ways of working with our clients to deliver real value.


Eric Chin | Independent Strategy Consultant

Eric Chin is a strategy consultant that works with law firms, listed law firms, LegalTech firms, NewLaw firms and corporate legal departments on strategy, M&A, market analysis and innovation. His experience spans across the Asia-Pacific region with work completed for law firms and Big Four accounting firms across Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Eric’s work in the region has culminated in his induction as one of 30 people to watch in the business of law in Asia in 2015 by Asia Law Portal.


Hanim Hamzah | CEO | ZICO Law Network

Hanim Hamzah is the Regional Managing Partner of the ZICO Law network, the first network of law firms established in all 10 ASEAN countries. Now based in Singapore, her 22 years of regional practice experience includes being resident in Malaysia, Japan, and Indonesia where she has been recognised as a “leading lawyer” by IFLR1000 and Asialaw Profiles as well as a “recommended lawyer” in Corporate M&A by Legal 500. In 2018, Hanim has been recognized as one of Indonesia’s Top 100 Lawyers by Asia Business Law Journal and named as External Counsel of the Year by In-house Community Commended Counsel.


KK Lim | Head, Cybersecurity and Data Protection Practice | Nanyang Law LLC

Prior to being called to the Singapore Bar, KK has worked in both the public and private sector, specializing in technology and market strategy research and information security consulting. Most notable amongst his work experiences was his appointment as the Chief Privacy Officer (APAC) for a global healthcare research company. In addition, he has also published articles in Privacy Advisor, a publication of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and a chapter contributor to Global Privacy & Security Law, a publication of Wolters Kluwer.

Professional Development

Event Costs

ALPMA Members: $185AUD

ALPMA Associates: $185AUD

Non Members*: $185AUD

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