The Association of Asian International Law (AAIL) is the preeminent association for international lawyers throughout the Asia Pacific. Since its foundation in 2003, the AAIL has grown rapidly, with members from almost every jurisdiction across the region. However, this growth has been limited to a small number of member jurisdictions and our reach is still expanding!
The Association Established
The Association of Asian International Law Established (AAILE) was established in 1999 and has been one of the largest professional organizations for Asian law firms and lawyers. The association is based in Singapore, but its members hail from all over Asia. It’s a non-profit organization that seeks to provide opportunities for collaboration among member firms and individuals, share best practices within the industry and support local communities by providing pro bono legal services. The association has over 200 member law firms and hundreds of individual members.
What is Asian International Law?
The Association of Asian International Law is a network of law firms and lawyers based in Asia. The association promotes the development of international law in Asia, as well as the development of Asian law firms and lawyers. It also facilitates the exchange of legal knowledge between Asia and other regions. The association was founded in December 2009 at the LawAsia Conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka. It has since held conferences in Japan and Hong Kong, with its next conference being held in Singapore in October 2010.
The association has a membership of over 150 law firms and lawyers based in Asia. The current president is Steve McFarland, partner at King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) in Hong Kong. Asian International Law is an informal network of leading international law firms with offices throughout Asia. It was established to promote the development of international law in Asia, as well as facilitate the exchange of legal knowledge between Asia and other regions.
Purpose of the Association
The Association of Asian International Law Established (AAIL) is a non-profit organization that promotes the interests of law firms and lawyers in Asia. It was founded in Hong Kong in 1982 but has established branches across Asia, including Shanghai and Singapore. The AAIL has several goals:
- To facilitate the exchange of information among members
- To provide a forum for discussion and resolution of issues affecting the legal profession in Asia
- To promote awareness about the importance of Asian international law
To provide a vehicle for the exchange of ideas and experience among members To advance the professional development of its members AAIL’s activities include the organization of conferences, seminars, and workshops on topics of interest to its members. It also publishes a monthly newsletter and hosts an annual conference in Hong Kong.
Members of the Association
Membership is open to all Asian law firms and lawyers. Membership is also available for individuals who are practicing law in Asia, provided that they are nationals of an Asian country. The Asian Legal Business Association is a professional network for law firms and individuals practicing law in Asia. ALBA provides a platform for members to share ideas, knowledge, and experiences in the Asian legal market through various events such as networking lunches, conferences, and study tours. It also offers members an opportunity to develop their professional skills through training workshops and seminars. ALBA aims to provide a platform for its members to network, share ideas and knowledge, develop their skills, and become more competitive in the local market. It also aims to promote the interests of law firms and individuals practicing law in Asia.
Established in 1999
The Association of Asian International Law is one of the largest professional organizations for Asian law firms and lawyers. The association aims to facilitate cooperation among its members, including lawyers from China, Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, Japan, and South Korea.
The AIAL hosts regular seminars on topics relevant to international practice, such as arbitration and mediation; publishes newsletters featuring updates on recent developments in the field; maintains a database of members’ contact details; organizes networking events; manages an online directory database containing information on more than 2,000 firms worldwide (including nearly 300 firms that have offices in Asia), their contact details plus links to their websites if available). The association also hosts an annual conference in a different Asian city each year, and the event attracts hundreds of delegates from around the world. The association has active chapters in Beijing and Hong Kong SAR, as well as in Tokyo and Seoul.
The Association of Asian International Law was established in 1999 and is one of the largest professional organizations for Asian law firms and lawyers. It provides a forum for members to network, exchange ideas and experiences with each other, as well as discuss matters related to the practice of law in Asia.