Daniel Lo

Daniel Lo

Daniel is an associate at an international offshore law firm in Singapore, with an investment funds and corporate practice. He was previously a legal counsel for a private equity firm in Hong Kong and an associate at an international law firm in Canada. He believes that junior lawyers should be focused on crafting a unique narrative by developing a global outlook, transparent personal branding and honest networking. He will be sharing his perspectives as a Canadian lawyer working overseas. He can be reached by Linkedin

Becoming a techno-lawyer can you set you apart

Becoming a techno-lawyer can you set you apart

Today, technological competency is an ideal addition to a lawyer’s skillset, says Daniel Lo

I worked in-house and private practice, here are the differences

Whether you decide to go in-house at the junior end of your legal career is a calculated and personal decision. I was fortunate to have experienced private practice and in-house roles as a junior lawyer. Each has its own benefits and will require different skillsets to do well.

Networking can help young lawyers absorb the coming recession

It has been a decade since the world experienced what is considered the worst economic disaster since the Great Depression. Since then, the global economy has been slow to recover, not helped by the 2014 oil crisis, the rise of populist politics and trade wars. There are now warning signs that we are headed towards another recession, as early as next year. Millennials, are you ready?

Seven things all lawyers moving overseas need to know

There are a few things I have learned along the way that I would like to share and hopefully will help other lawyers looking to make a similar international journey.

Career development lessons from the Fyre Festival

By now, you may have been following the saga of the mega-disaster music festival that defrauded investors by the millions, stranded hundreds of festival-goers on a Bahamian island and culminated in the imprisonment of the 27-year-old founder and CEO, Billy McFarland.

How to advance your career in 2019

Most of us probably fell short of where we wanted to be. This year do yourself a favour and adopt a resolution of building a stronger personal brand. This is one resolution that I continually build on. You should too.

What your personality type says about you as a lawyer

I am not saying that a personality test can solve all your concerns. However, it may allow you to understand how to react and adjust to different situations and people based on your personality.

When trying to progress in your legal career, fake it till you make it

With the disruption of technology and the competitive legal industry demanding more of its ranks, a lawyer today, more than ever, needs to be a jack of all trades, a technology guru, all while providing business and risk advice.

For new lawyers: Skills I wish I learned earlier

It was only three years ago that I donned my legal gown for the first time. I knew that being called was only the start of my development as a lawyer and understood that many of the most useful lessons will be learned on the job.

West meets East: How cultural differences affect the workplace

Having benefited from growing up in Canada but raised with Asian culture, I have always been a staunch supporter of diversity and inclusion in social settings and at work.