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Asia Update July 2014 - Upcoming events and opportunities

July has already been a busy and exciting time for the Asia Team. We kick-started the month with the launch of the first FT Innovative Lawyers Report for the Asia-Pacific region, ‘Global Flows: Lawyers in Asia Pacific’, co-organised by the Law Society, the Financial Times and RSG Consulting.

Register for our training programme in Singapore

The Law Society is taking its International Lawyers Training Programme (ILTP) to Singapore on 29-30 September 2014.

The Law Society's ILTP provides quality CPD accredited courses delivered by leading international trainers to qualified lawyers from all jurisdictions.

Register for the International Bar Association Conference 2014 in Tokyo

The annual International Bar Association (IBA) Conference, the premier event for international lawyers, will take place from 19 to 24 October 2014 in Tokyo, Japan.

This year’s event will, as always, feature a wide array of substantive sessions, workshops and panels, addressing issues ranging from arbitration to M&A law and human rights to the ethics of the legal profession.

Malaysia opens for legal business

The Malaysian legal services market is now officially open to foreign lawyers and law firms. The Malaysian Attorney General announced that the Legal Profession (Amendment) Act 2012 and additional amendments came into effect on 3 June 2014.

Asia Update - June 2014

Please find below a round-up of events and opportunities in the Asia region that may be of interest to you. Where events are external to the Law Society please contact the named organiser directly for further details. If you are not already subscribed to our International Update newsletter, which keeps you up to date on the Law Society's international activity globally, you can read our latest edition and subscribe here.

Asia team launches bespoke newsletter for members

The Asia team has launched a bespoke newsletter highlighting events and opportunities for members that are interested in the Asia region. The newsletter will be sent out on a bi-monthly basis and will include events and opportunities organised by The Law Society as well as those organised by external organisations.

To subscribe to this newsletter, please send an email to Asia@lawsociety.org.uk requesting to be added to the mailing list.

Law Society launches new guide for Malaysian lawyers on doing legal business in UK

Our latest guide for Malaysian lawyers on doing legal business in the UK looks into why the UK is the best choice for international law firms.

Law Society launches new brochure on doing legal business in Mongolia

Our series of 'Doing legal business' reports provide an overview and guide to doing legal business in key international markets.

Each report covers the local legal profession, regulation and representation, the legal services market and issues for foreign law firms and lawyers.

Jurisdiction of choice for Islamic finance: new publication

Our latest publication on Islamic Finance (Islamic Finance in England and Wales: the jurisdiction of choice) provides an overview of the Islamic Finance expertise in the UK. The UK has been an international hub for Islamic Finance in recent years.

Singapore announces new regulatory framework for legal practice

The Singapore Ministry of Law has announced a new regulatory framework for the legal services sector. Following the report of the Committee to review the Regulatory Framework of the Singapore Legal Services Sector submitted earlier this month, the Ministry has stated its intention to implement the key recommendations.