By Robert Sawhney, Managing Director, SRC Associates

There are many cultural issues which can affect the success of an international law firm’s Asia practice.


Generally speaking, there is a growing body of evidence in the professional services sector that participative, supportive and transformational leadership styles are the most effective in motivating professionals and enhancing firm performance. In the Asian context, there are other considerations to take into account.

The most common framework for considering differences in culture is that of Geert Hofstede. The basic leadership implications of