The session, hosted by Stephanie Szeto, Head of Peerpoint Asia, will provide insights into carving a successful career in law and finding fresh inspiration when embarking upon a career transition. Attendees will hear from an brilliant panel with a wide range of experience and career paths. The session will offer practical guidance and advice as well as useful tips on making successful career transitions, for example from private practice to in-house. Peerpoint consultant, Rebecca Chiu will take part in the panel discussion, sharing her legal consulting journey, how she’s shaped a successful career that works for her and her advice for those looking to do the same. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions to the panel and network after the session.
12pm - 12.30pm Registration
12.30pm - 2.00pm Seminar with lunch
2.00pm - 2.30pm Networking
Rebecca Chiu successfully balances both a legal career and entrepreneurship. She started her professional life as a banking and finance lawyer and practiced at an international law firm in Singapore.
She ultimately left a full-time role in private practice to start her own business, and has since founded several successful start-ups, including a social enterprise for migrant domestic workers, in the technology sector which is a key area of passion for her.
Daniel Mok is the general counsel of a fast growing fintech company, where he has built the legal team from two to seven, ensuring the legal department is respected and closely partnered with business ambitions. He successfully diversified his practice expertise from debt capital markets, which was his private practice specialisation at top tier UK and Singapore-based law firms.
Xinying is a partner at Allen & Gledhill LLP (A&G). She is a litigator specialising in corporate and commercial disputes.
She has an active practice in litigation and arbitration, with particular interest in restructuring and insolvency disputes. She also acts as an arbitrator and is accredited as a mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre. She was seconded to one of the leading chancery and commercial barristers’ chambers in London.
Starting out as a young lawyer in A&G, she was fortunate to have received generous mentorship and opportunities which have helped her to navigate her way through various crossroads in private practice. Having seen her peers gone on to explore alternative pathways, she has had her fair share of questions about career paths, sustainability of lawyering and what it means to achieve “success” in private practice.
As she continues to be excited by her journey in private practice, she hopes to share in the challenges that the younger lawyers may face and be a sounding board for them.
Dharshi combines her passion for people, connection, data, technology and AI with over 15 years of international experience as a technology, privacy and media lawyer helping organisations navigate commercial arrangements, laws and regulation, and their intersection with individual consumer trust and corporate imperatives. Starting her career in London and moving to Australia, Dharshi’s clients have ranged from the US West Coast’s largest tech companies to Australian and APAC start-ups.
Dharshi is a passionate advocate for inclusion, and data-driven DEI. Dharshi explores the human side to bias in her podcast, UNBiased where guests share their experiences and their work to remedy some of the inequities they or others continue to face.
When and where?
4 October 2023, 12.00pm - 2.30pm SGT
SAL, Stamford 1 & 2, The Adelphi #08-08, 1 Coleman Street (Singapore 179803)
Register for the event here.