Job Title: Banking and Restructuring Associate and Pro Bono Champion Organization: Ashurst Singapore Office Bio: Shen Mei is a Banking and Restructuring Associate and Pro Bono Champion at the Ashurst Singapore office. She started her legal career at the Ashurst office in Melbourne. Last year, Shen Mei assisted the BABSEACLE legal education training in Hanoi, Vietnam. Shen Mei regularly attends the Singapore pro bono roundtable session in... view profile
Job Title: Partner Organization: White & Case LLP Bio: Jonathan Olier is a partner at White & Case LLP in Singapore. He has been practising law for nearly 20 years, in London, Paris, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Singapore. Jonathan initially started as a French lawyer in Paris before becoming an English solicitor. He practise M&A, advising clients on the sale or disposal of companies, private equity investments, etc. as well as one of the Pro Bono Leaders in... view profile
Job Title: Director of Pro Bono Services Organization: Center for Reproductive Rights Bio: Ms. Halpern, the Center for Reproductive Rights first Director of Pro bono Services, is responsible for developing, maintaining, and expanding relationships with law firms to leverage effective legal support for U.S. and Global Legal programs. Under her stewardship the valuation of contributed pro bono services has grown from $4.8 million to more than $11 million annually.... view profile
Job Title: Pro Bono Lead (Asia) Organization: Herbert Smith Freehills Bio: Lynn McMahon leads the pro bono programs in HSF’s nine offices across Asia. Lynn is an experienced litigator and pro bono lawyer with over 20 years’ experience across a broad range of commercial and pro bono matters in Australia at HSF and in London at Linklaters. Lynn works closely with local not-for-profits and international organisations to develop programs which increase access to... view profile
Job Title: Pro Bono Counsel – Asia Organization: DLA Piper Bio: Annette Bain is Pro Bono Counsel – Asia at international law firm DLA Piper. Based in Hong Kong, Annette is responsible for the firm’s pro bono practice in Bangkok, Beijing, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo. In this role, Annette draws on her profound knowledge of pro bono practice and the issues which prevent people accessing justice. Her work has included pro bono... view profile
The 2019 Conference is organised by a dedicated team of volunteers from South Asia with the support of BABSEACLE team.
2019 Conference Program Information
The Consortium, its Program Committee and the 2019 Program Advisory Group is currently putting together the Conference program. Details of the program, speakers and related information will updated in the upcoming months.