25 Oct 2016

SW Partner attended 2016 Interlaw Annual Global Meeting

Our partners Mr. Willy Cheng, Mr. Eric Lui and Ms. Lai Lam attended the Interlaw Annual Global Meeting held in Tokyo between 25-30 October 2016. Interlaw is an international association of independent law firms (currently 75 firms over the world) and has been ranked by Chambers and Partners as an elite global network of law firms allowing clients to have access to more than 7000 trusted legal experts around the world.

Nearly 150 delegates and accompanying guests from Interlaw member firms attended this year’s meeting on Global Compliance.

The highlight of the meeting was a symposium attended by more than 80 Japanese clients on “Global Compliance Issues for Japanese Companies Doing Business Overseas”. Compliance specialists from three different Companies shared their experience. Mr. Masanori Nagata from Panasonic Corporation shared his views on the necessity and difficulties of tackling Cartels. Mr. Hideki Yamanaka from Astellas Pharmaceutical Corporation and Mr. Hiromichi Jitsuno of Sumitomo Corporation both shared their experiences in developing global compliance for corporations operating across the world. Our partners also attended several Special Business Team Meetings including Global IP/IT, Managing Partners, Next Generation and Women Lawyers of Interlaw.

The strength of the network lies in its longevity, quality of client service, collegiality between Member firms and the longstanding friendship between fellow Interlawyers. At the conclusion of the meeting, delegates were already looking forward to the next meeting beginning with the joint Americas and Asia Pacific Meeting in Seattle in April 2017.

Please contact our Mr. Willy Cheng or Mr. Eric Lui for any enquiries or further information.

From left to right: Ms. Bee Hong Ooi, Ms. Tomoko Takemura, Mr. Willy Cheng

From left to right: Mr. Makoto Matsuo, Mr. Willy Cheng, Mr. Kevin Zhu

Mr. Bruce Wood and Mr. Willy Cheng

Mr. Brett Hearnden and Ms. Lai Lam