Hong Kong, 13 November 2018: Global legal services organisation Ally Law will break new ground this week when its Asia Pacific Regional Meeting is staged in Vietnam.

Delegates from 15 firms – including Boase Cohen & Collins – will gather in Ho Chi Minh City to receive updates on Ally Law operations, discuss legal trends in the region and examine possible areas for further co-operation.

“This will mark the first time our Asia Pacific Regional Meeting has been held in Vietnam and it is an entirely appropriate destination given that Ally Law is continuing its rapid growth to cover new markets,” said Colin Cohen, BC&C Senior Partner and Chairman of Ally Law’s Expansion Committee.

“Our Vietnamese member firm, LNT & Partners, joined our organisation just over two years ago and will be our hosts in Ho Chi Minh City. As well, we are delighted to be welcoming for the first time delegates from three firms, based in Indonesia, South Korea and Taiwan, which have joined Ally Law this year.

“Ally Law now comprises 69 firms in 48 jurisdictions, which is a 30 per cent increase in members since 2015, and our goal is to reach 90 firms in 2020. While North America and Europe are well represented, we see Asia Pacific as the region with most potential for expansion.”

Delegates will arrive in Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday for an evening welcome reception before getting down to business at the Regional Meeting all day Friday. It will be Ally Law’s final Regional Meeting of the year after Europe, Middle East and Africa members convened in Paris in September and firms from the Americas gathered in Montreal last month.

Boase Cohen & Collins is Hong Kong’s sole representative in Ally Law, which utilises close co-operation between members to help clients overcome their international legal and business challenges.