To compete more effectively in the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) which will be formed in 2015, the ASEAN Legal Alliance (ALA) was formed to bring together law firms from each of the 10 member states to provide a truly ASEAN wide legal network. The AEC will make ASEAN a common market for business, trade and commerce. However, the legal market will remain separate and distinct, differentiated by different legal systems, languages, cultures and business practices.
The ALA brings together law firms in each of the member countries working in close cooperation to provide legal services across the whole of ASEAN. Each firm has the requisite experience to handle foreign investments and has the business knowledge to assist clients navigate through the different business cultures that prevail in each ASEAN country.