Business Development in a Brave New World – Lessons for the Next Generation

Business Development in a Brave New World – Lessons for the Next Generation

Venue : ZOOM

Event Start Date : Friday 06 November 2020

Event End Date : Friday 06 November 2020

Event Start Time : 05:00 pm

Event End Time : 06:15 pm

Registration Start Date : Wednesday 21 October 2020

Registration End Date : Friday 06 November 2020

Event Overview

Business development for young lawyers can be daunting. In a climate where physical meetings and travel are limited, business development strategies will need to be more creative. Where does one start? How does one go about it? What opportunities are there? This seminar explores these questions and also asks what law firms are doing to prepare their associates for this challenge. Uniquely, we have the opportunity to hear from in-house counsel who will tell us what kind of business development clients find effective, and what they like to see in the lawyers they engage. 



Paul Tan is a partner at Cavenagh Law LLP, which is in a formal law alliance with Clifford Chance. He heads the FLA's litigation practice for Southeast Asia. He is a commercial litigation and international arbitration (both commercial and investor-state) specialist and advises multinationals, financial institutions and governments on complex issues of public and private international law, emerging issues of corporate governance and tech-related disputes. He is ranked by all major legal publications and described as a "gifted advocate" and a "star performer." He is co-authoring a number of publications on international arbitration, including Mustill & Boyd's forthcoming edition.


Joy Tan is the Joint Head of the Commercial & Corporate Disputes Practice, the Corporate Governance & Compliance Practice and the Financial Services Regulatory Practice. Her main practice areas are banking, corporate and commercial dispute resolution, and contentious investigations. She also regularly advises on corporate governance and financial services regulatory matters under the Companies Act, Securities and Futures Act and other regulations, including in relation to corporate fraud, anti-money laundering issues and market misconduct.

Joy is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, sits on the Panel of Arbitrators of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), and is also a Panel Member of The Law Society Disciplinary Tribunals appointed by The Honourable Chief Justice under the Legal Profession Act. Joy also sits on the first Audit and Risk Management Committee of Tripartite Alliance Limited (TAL), the tripartite body established by the Government, unions and employers to promote the adoption of fair, responsible and progressive employment practices in Singapore.


David Grief's career in managing barristers' chambers spans almost 50 years. One of the first generation of the modern barristers’ clerks, David is recognised for his trailblazing business development initiatives, and in particular the international marketing of the English Bar. Since July 2018, David has been Chief Executive of Essex Court Chambers Duxton, Singapore, managing the practices and business development of members of the group practice.


Benjamin Ng is Associate General Counsel (Asia Pacific) and Head of South Asia at Chubb, the world's largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company. Benjamin manages Chubb's legal teams across 6 countries in South East Asia, including a shared services unit in the Philippines and an IT Development Centre in Malaysia.  Prior to joining Chubb, he was a disputes lawyer in local and international law firms in Singapore.  He graduated from the University of Cambridge with First Class Honours in 2008 and placed first in Part B of the Singapore Bar Examinations in 2011.


Lian Selby is a law graduate turned business development and marketing professional with a track record of working in the legal industry. She joined Clifford Chance as a Senior Business Development Executive in early 2020, where she primarily supports the Corporate and Litigation & Dispute Resolution practices.


Daniel Choo is currently Senior Legal Counsel (APAC) at Bruker, a German & American based manufacturer of high-performance scientific instruments and medical devices. Daniel heads the APAC legal team that covers China, India, Japan, Korea, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.  In addition, Daniel serves as an Exco Member and Co-Chair of Peers Committee (committee for young in-house lawyers) of the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association.


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