Western lawyers aren’t allowed to practice in most parts of Asia and Asian lawyers fluent in European languages are few and far between. Those few local lawyers that can speak your language charge a massive premium. Furthermore, most local lawyers are not trained in the Western concepts of customer service and project management.
There was little chance of completing legal work in Asia that is professional, affordable and conducted in English (or Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, German and other European languages) until now.
AsiaBridge Law carefully screens, trains and coordinates a network of local lawyers across Asia.
Not only does AsiaBridge Law provide a superior customer service experience, but AsiaBridge Law leverages its case load in Asia to secure preferential fees and can offer clients a lower rate than if the client was invoiced direct from the local lawyers.
Lawyers in our network are selected for the right mix of professionalism, honesty and affordability.
AsiaBridge Law paralegals coordinate local lawyers on behalf of the AsiaBridge Law clients while providing account management in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Russian and other major languages.
There are 2 types of law firms operating in Asia.
Large multinational firms headquartered in places like New York and London, with offices or partners in China that target large clients with large bank accounts.
At the other end of the spectrum, there are lots of local lawyers in Asia who are very professional and affordable, yet they lack the foreign language, project management and customer service skills to successfully engage overseas clients.
The name says it all, “AsiaBridge Law” was created to bridge this gap and provide high-end international service at a local price.
For almost 20 years, the PassageMaker group of companies has been serving as a bridge to Asia for international clients in the fields of sourcing, manufacturing, logistics and engineering. During that time, the group’s flagship company, PassageMaker Sourcing Solution was often called upon by their clients to represent them in legal matters such as working with local lawyers to draft contracts, structure deals, conduct due diligence, register IP, enforce IP rights and even take Chinese suppliers to court when contract terms were violated.
In 2010, A Guangdong-based Chinese law firm was retained by the PassageMaker group to represent the group and its clients.
In 2012, sensing an under-served market for international business and individuals seeking legal support in China, additional lawyers were added to the team and AsiaBridge Law (www.AsiaBridgeLaw.com) was created to provide professional, yet affordable, legal support in China.
In 2013, AsiaBridge Law’s geographic coverage included all of China/Hong Kong and the service coverage expanded to Dispute Resolution, Due Diligence, Intellectual Property (IP), Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Labor Law, International Trade (import/export), Human Resources, Real Estate, Crisis Management, Debt Collection, Family Law & Estate Planning.
In 2014, AsiaBridge Law expanded its coverage area outside of Mainland China and began to provide legal support in South East Asia, mainly in the fields of international trade, FDI, Real Estate and Family law, and mainly in Thailand at that time.
In 2015, sales and customer service was provided in English, Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Russian.
In 2017, ABL begins to publish “China Business & Law Update for Busy Executives” for our clients, staff, friends and key contacts. Join our mailing list (here) while signup is still free of charge.
At present, while China makes up the vast majority of our cases, we expect to see continued growth into S.E. Asia.
“AsiaBridge Law” (ABL) is a registered trade name of QTP (HK) Ltd. and part of the PassageMaker family of companies.