Cooper Grace Ward managing partner, Chris Ward has been re-elected as President of ADVOC Asia until October 2022.
The decision was made this week at the 2020 ADVOC Asia AGM. The conference, usually held in one of the ADVOC member countries across Asia, was this year held online due to the ongoing global pandemic.
ADVOC is an international network of independent law firms whose members bring together their knowledge and expertise to support clients in jurisdictions across the globe. Rated by Chambers Global as a Band One leading law firm network, ADVOC currently consists of 93 firms and 5,500 lawyers spread throughout 72 different countries.
In October 2018, Ward was initially elected as President of ADVOC Asia and subsequently took on the role of Global Chair.
Ward was re-elected in 2019 and steered ADVOC through the early days of the pandemic and continues to oversee the strategic direction of the organisation going forward.
Commenting on the re-election, Ward said he is honoured to be asked to remain as the President of ADVOC Asia and will continue to drive the organisation through the uncertainty of the pandemic.
“As the pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the world, I have worked to ensure our member firms share their knowledge and look for opportunities to enhance their services to clients. As President of ADVOC Asia and Global Chair, I will continue to lead the charge into 2021.”
“ADVOC has proven to be a trusted organisation during COVID-19 and the legal advisors on the ground in all relevant jurisdictions have assisted their clients during a time when we have had major disruptions in both international relations and trade,” Ward added.