Greenwoods GRM Senior Partner appointed President of international network
The Intercontinental Grouping of Accountants and Lawyers (IGAL) is a leading private international network for lawyers and accountants.
Founded in 2004 as a result of a merger of two networks dating back to 1976, and operating in over 45 countries, IGAL’S purpose is to enable its members to provide to their clients international legal, auditing and accountancy services of the highest standard in different jurisdictions and to generate business opportunities for the members and their clients across the world.
We are pleased to announce that Greenwoods GRM’s Senior Partner, Jane Laidler, has been appointed as President of this highly regarded international group, having been involved for over 18 years. Key to the success of our involvement is building close personal and professional relationships with other members. High profile events such as the Annual Conference allow delegates to build these relationships and share in each other’s business successes.
The 2018 IGAL Annual Conference was held in November in Singapore. Greenwoods GRM was represented by Senior Partner, Jane Laidler, and Head of Finance and Investment Funds, Alper Deniz.
As you might expect, it generated significant interest in the Singapore and South East Asian press given the recent European Union-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA), and the event had a line-up of topics including: business culture and market climate in ASEAN, doing business in Singapore, and the importance of having a local partner when doing business in Southeast Asia.
Foreign and Commonwealth Minister, Mark Field, first elected as the Conservative MP for the Cities of London and Westminster in 2001, addressed the conference on UK-ASEAN relations. The Minister was recently at the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit with the British Prime Minister, where he met with ministers and leaders from across Asia.
As the President of IGAL, Jane is keen to promote cooperation amongst the members of the network, and recognises the significant added-value that combining global collective expertise brings to its member firms and the next generation.
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Jane Laidler said: “Greenwoods GRM is well known for its international expertise, particularly for clients from the German-speaking countries, the US, Italy and South Korea. I have been fortunate enough to see IGAL and its network grow in line with our own expansion. IGAL enables us to develop and extend our international relationships through this leading network of professionals from across the globe”.