17 July 2013 at 08:42 BST

ACC goes Asian

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) has opened its first Asian chapter in Singapore.

The Singapore group is ACC's 55th chapter Leungchopan

Headed by John Deere regional general counsel Jo Anne Schwendinger who will be president of the new chapter, ACC says it has around 100 members already, representing 70 companies. ACC president and CEO Veta T Richardson said that the new Singapore chapter ‘was a natural step in ACC’s international growth and part of our strategic plan to serve the needs of the global in-house community.’

Areas of need

The chapter is focusing on areas of need in Singapore which chapter members have identified as competition law, data protection and compliance and will provide education programmes and networks to connect members and help Singapore lawyers collaborate.

Gerard Chan, general counsel of Asia Pacific/Japan will become Vice President of the Chapter with other members on the board of directors including Clive Anderson, head of legal and compliance, South East Asia for Manulife Singapore, Richard Duda, Asia Pacific Counsel for Ingredion Inc and  Reckitt Benckiser’s VP and General Counsel for Asia Pacific and Latin America, Richard Walker.


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