Rebecca Chiu

"As a Peerpoint consultant, I can advance my career and take control of my time."

I practiced as a banking lawyer for around seven years before deciding to step away from law to start my own business. I commenced a F&B chain of outlets and then founded a tech start-up that connects businesses to on-demand workers, but when my father became ill things really started to change for me. I became his main caregiver and it was at this point that I stumbled across Peerpoint. For me, Peerpoint was the perfect balance: a way to restart my career in law and still be there to care for my dad. 

At present, I work a three-day week from my home in Singapore, but I’ve also been able to spend time developing my skills and making new connections overseas – specifically in New York, Shanghai, and Tokyo. No matter where I am in the world, I’m being exposed to top-tier work. For example, in my current role, I’m managing and implementing a large-scale document digitization project for the A&O Hong Kong office. By using software to automate legal documents for different deals, we’re reducing the risk of human error and the amount of time it takes to get a deal done. I’m right in the middle of complex and exciting developments, as well as at the forefront of the legal tech space employing cutting-edge technology. But I’ve got the freedom to make sure my work fits around my schedule, which makes a huge difference.

As someone who has always advocated for the gig economy, it’s great knowing I’m helping to shape the future of law. Through Peerpoint, I’m seeing the change happen, and better still I’m playing my part in it. If you’re the type of person who’s comfortable with flexibility and fluidity, it allows you to balance advancing your career and taking control of your time.

A&O Shearman was formed on 1 May 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). This consultant profile may include reference to roles/assignments generated by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.