Our team has a real passion for change in the legal industry. We've all experienced frustrations with traditional models and wanted to be part of something game-changing. It's exciting to have such a dedicated and inspiring team

Titus Rahiri CEO & Founder

Annalise Haigh.

Head of Communications & Legal Consultant

Annalise transitioned from "BigLaw" into "NewLaw" in 2017 and is a true believer in the capacity for new innovative legal solutions to improve the legal sector for the better.  Her current role at KorumLegal epitomizes this belief.  Annalise is an Australian qualified lawyer and has a dual role at KorumLegal – as a Head of Communications, she works closely with KorumLegal's core business, managing the marketing and online community strategy and also as a KorumLegal Consultant assisting customers come up with innovative legal solutions.  Outside of KorumLegal, Annalise’s great passion is snowboarding!

Past work: Baker & McKenzie, Azura Partners, Arch Education

Education: BA/LLB, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Bill Novomisle.

Managing Consultant - Process + Tech

Bill is a senior litigator turned legal operations specialist with over 8 years’ experience in legal innovation roles. Bill has worked for both in-house departments and law firms across Hong Kong, China (Shanghai), India, Canada, and the USA designing and implementing various process and technology based initiatives. His customers span a wide variety of industries including TMT, heavy equipment manufacturing, consumer goods and financial services.  Bill has a keen interest in the transformation of the legal profession and elevating the role that lawyers’ play in the strategy and operations of their corporate customers.

Past work: In-Gear Legalytics, Stikeman Elliott, TD Bank Group, PepsiCo, Paul Hastings, Shearman & Sterling

Education:

- JD (cum laude), University of Michigan Law School, USA

- AB (Chemistry & Linguistics) , Dartmouth College, USA

Danh Nguyen.

General Manager & Managing Consultant - EMEA

Danh is an experienced senior corporate and commercial lawyer with over 20 years of global commercial practice experience across banking/financial services/payments and IT/technology sectors. He has worked in global listed companies and in private practice on a wide range of matters including general corporate and commercial, financial services regulatory, AML/CTF, remittances and payments, business advisory and strategic risk and compliance. He also has extensive general management, leadership and business development experience.

Danh is also experienced in leading large transformation initiatives, using Lean Management principles, tools and practices to drive organisational, operational and cultural change, including Legal Process Management.

Past work: The Western Union Company, Westpac Banking Corporation, Lexmark International, Baker & McKenzie, Australian Broadcasting Authority, Blake Dawson Waldron

Education: LLB (Honours), BA (Mass Communications), Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Estefania Altuve.

Head of Client Solutions - SEA

Estefania is a business development and marketing specialist with an international background in talent acquisition for in-house legal teams in Hong Kong and Singapore. Her experience has focused on growing and developing relationships with both clients and lawyers across a range of industries and sectors including with MNCs, financial institutions, SMEs and startups.

Past work: Robert Walters, British American Tobacco

Languages: Spanish

Education: BBA in Marketing, Universidad José Antonio Páez, Venezuela

Fay Tsang.

Finance Manager

Fay is a Chartered Accountant (ACCA), having an extensive 15 years experience in the Accounting field. Prior to KorumLegal, she worked at a large corporate services company, a Hong Kong-listed company and a medical healthcare company. Outside of work, Fay is a mature student of music, and she is a beginner of Harp with her daughter.

Languages: Cantonese and Putonghua

Education: MSc in Accounting & Finance, Baptist University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Gillian Kang.

Senior Consultant - SEA

Gillian is an enthusiastic advocate of Legal Innovation and Tech.  Her current role in Process & Tech at KorumLegal is the culmination of a decade long journey in Professional Legal Support, Research and Legal Tech since 2011.  Gillian practised for 7 years, first as a young litigation and shipping lawyer early in her career (while also serving on The Law Society as a Committee Member) before embarking on her MBA, and then in tax and accounting within law and accounting firms after her MBA. She has also been an entrepreneur of several businesses in the lifestyle and retail sectors. Outside of KorumLegal, Gillian is very active in philanthropic work (giving back to community and society, and education for children) and loves golf, walking and reading.

Past work: BioQuest Advisory, Intelllex, Watson Farley & Williams, Spa Esprit Group, David Chong & Co, Coopers & Lybrand, Ramdas & Wong

Education: 

- MBA, Cass Business School, United Kingdom
- Graduate Diploma in Systems Analysis, National University of Singapore - Institute of Systems Science, Singapore
- LL.B, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Matt Roberts.

Client Solutions Manager

Matt has spent his career to date working within the legal space. Initially London based, working for a specialist boutique recruitment firm as Head of Legal, before relocating to Hong Kong in order to set up the firm’s first Asia office and further establish their presence in the APAC region. Now, as part of our HQ function, Matt utilises his extensive EMEA and APAC legal market knowledge to help build the KorumLegal brand, strengthen our existing client and consultant relationships and promote KorumLegal’s capabilities to the market.

Past work: WSR Recruitment

Education: BSc (Geography), Bournemouth University, United Kingdom

Rob Shakespeare.

General Manager & Managing Consultant - SEA

Rob is an English qualified senior corporate and commercial lawyer with extensive experience across European and SE Asian markets.

He joined KorumLegal in May 2019 having previously worked as a corporate lawyer in the London team of Squire Patton Boggs before moving to Singapore in 2016 to help develop their mainstream corporate and commercial practice for the Asia-Pacific region, principally supporting global corporate clients with M&A, investments, joint-ventures and other business expansion strategies there.

Rob’s experience includes client secondments and he has worked closely with public and private corporates, family offices, entrepreneurs and investment funds with exposure to a wide variety of industries and sectors, in particular financial services, technology and consumer goods & services.

Past work: Squire Patton Boggs

Education: LLB (Hons), University of Bristol, UK and University of Fribourg, Switzerland

Rolf Sperling.

Senior Consultant - EMEA 

Rolf is a Dutch qualified senior commercial lawyer with experience across European and Asian markets.

Before joining KorumLegal in February 2019, Rolf worked in private practice in Amsterdam and Hong Kong for clients operating in Europe and Asia on various matters including commercial, corporate and financial services.

With KorumLegal, Rolf has worked for a variety of companies (from start to scale-up, from private to listed) with a particular interest in FinTech and payments. He has assisted clients with legal project management for regional or strategic projects, both in-house and virtual, including regulatory compliance and risk management projects.

Past work: Loyens & Loeff

Education: LL.M, University of Groningen, Netherlands.

Rutvi Thakkar.

Finance and Operations Manager

Rutvi is a finance specialist, with over 8 years experience in India and Hong Kong.  She joined the KorumLegal team, after working with several MNCs and SMEs, where she decided that the legal scale-up space was where she wanted to be.  Rutvi brings a depth of knowledge to her role at KorumLegal, having completed her MBA specialising in Finance and Project Management in 2011.  Apart from work, she likes travelling and she recently took up baking - the KorumLegal team is looking forward to the results!

Education:

- MBA (Finance & Project Management),  Charusat University, India
- Executive Company Secretary, ICSI, India

Sarah Leighton.

Client Solutions Manager - EMEA

Sarah is an accomplished sales and marketing professional with almost 10 years experience in legal services business development and recruitment. She started her career in London but has also worked in Asia for 4 years.  She ventured into the 'NewLaw' space in 2016 and brings with her an international skill set of developing relationships at the highest level.

Past work: Navistar Legal, Sheffield Haworth, Commodity Search Partners, Michael Page.

Education: MA (Politics) University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Satinder Sohal.

Client Solutions Analyst

Satinder is a law graduate and joins KorumLegal aa sales and marketing executive.  She is excited to explore non-traditional legal opportunities and innovation in the legal space.  She has a keen interest in NewLaw and LegalTech and how it is changing the legal industry.  She is excited to return to Hong Kong to join the team…and to improve her Cantonese.

Languages: Punjabi and Hindi 

Education: LLB (Hons), Coventry University, United Kingdom

Tessa Whittle.

Head of Legal & Managing Consultant

Tessa is a senior lawyer with over 14 years of experience advising on corporate, commercial and compliance/regulatory legal matters. Tessa has a pro-active, solutions-driven approach to her work - the ability to achieve key commercial objectives whilst effectively identifying and managing legal risk.

Past work: GM Financial, DLA Piper, MinterEllison

Education: LLB/BA, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Titus Rahiri.

CEO & Founder

Titus is a senior corporate and commercial lawyer with over 20 years’ experience in private practice and as a general counsel across Europe and Asia-Pacific. He has worked in NZX, FTSE and NASDAQ listed companies and worked with high growth and 'unicorn' businesses on a range of matters including general corporate and commercial, business advisory and strategic risk and compliance. Titus has a keen interest in the technology, media and telecoms space and the business of law.

Past work: Powa Technologies, Expedia Inc., British Sky Broadcasting, King & Wood Mallesons, Mercury, Russell McVeagh

Education:
- Executive MBA, Cass Business School, United Kingdom
- LLB, BSocSc (International Politics), University of Waikato, New Zealand

Annalise Haigh

Head of Communications & Legal Consultant

Annalise Haigh.

Head of Communications & Legal Consultant

Annalise transitioned from "BigLaw" into "NewLaw" in 2017 and is a true believer in the capacity for new innovative legal solutions to improve the legal sector for the better.  Her current role at KorumLegal epitomizes this belief.  Annalise is an Australian qualified lawyer and has a dual role at KorumLegal – as a Head of Communications, she works closely with KorumLegal's core business, managing the marketing and online community strategy and also as a KorumLegal Consultant assisting customers come up with innovative legal solutions.  Outside of KorumLegal, Annalise’s great passion is snowboarding!

Past work: Baker & McKenzie, Azura Partners, Arch Education

Education: BA/LLB, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Bill Novomisle

Managing Consultant - Process + Tech

Bill Novomisle.

Managing Consultant - Process + Tech

Bill is a senior litigator turned legal operations specialist with over 8 years’ experience in legal innovation roles. Bill has worked for both in-house departments and law firms across Hong Kong, China (Shanghai), India, Canada, and the USA designing and implementing various process and technology based initiatives. His customers span a wide variety of industries including TMT, heavy equipment manufacturing, consumer goods and financial services.  Bill has a keen interest in the transformation of the legal profession and elevating the role that lawyers’ play in the strategy and operations of their corporate customers.

Past work: In-Gear Legalytics, Stikeman Elliott, TD Bank Group, PepsiCo, Paul Hastings, Shearman & Sterling

Education:

- JD (cum laude), University of Michigan Law School, USA

- AB (Chemistry & Linguistics) , Dartmouth College, USA

Danh Nguyen

GM & Managing Consultant - EMEA

Danh Nguyen.

General Manager & Managing Consultant - EMEA

Danh is an experienced senior corporate and commercial lawyer with over 20 years of global commercial practice experience across banking/financial services/payments and IT/technology sectors. He has worked in global listed companies and in private practice on a wide range of matters including general corporate and commercial, financial services regulatory, AML/CTF, remittances and payments, business advisory and strategic risk and compliance. He also has extensive general management, leadership and business development experience.

Danh is also experienced in leading large transformation initiatives, using Lean Management principles, tools and practices to drive organisational, operational and cultural change, including Legal Process Management.

Past work: The Western Union Company, Westpac Banking Corporation, Lexmark International, Baker & McKenzie, Australian Broadcasting Authority, Blake Dawson Waldron

Education: LLB (Honours), BA (Mass Communications), Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Estefania Altuve

Head of Client Solutions
- SEA

Estefania Altuve.

Head of Client Solutions - SEA

Estefania is a business development and marketing specialist with an international background in talent acquisition for in-house legal teams in Hong Kong and Singapore. Her experience has focused on growing and developing relationships with both clients and lawyers across a range of industries and sectors including with MNCs, financial institutions, SMEs and startups.

Past work: Robert Walters, British American Tobacco

Languages: Spanish

Education: BBA in Marketing, Universidad José Antonio Páez, Venezuela

Fay Tsang

Finance Manager

Fay Tsang.

Finance Manager

Fay is a Chartered Accountant (ACCA), having an extensive 15 years experience in the Accounting field. Prior to KorumLegal, she worked at a large corporate services company, a Hong Kong-listed company and a medical healthcare company. Outside of work, Fay is a mature student of music, and she is a beginner of Harp with her daughter.

Languages: Cantonese and Putonghua

Education: MSc in Accounting & Finance, Baptist University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Gillian Kang

Senior Consultant - SEA

Gillian Kang.

Senior Consultant - SEA

Gillian is an enthusiastic advocate of Legal Innovation and Tech.  Her current role in Process & Tech at KorumLegal is the culmination of a decade long journey in Professional Legal Support, Research and Legal Tech since 2011.  Gillian practised for 7 years, first as a young litigation and shipping lawyer early in her career (while also serving on The Law Society as a Committee Member) before embarking on her MBA, and then in tax and accounting within law and accounting firms after her MBA. She has also been an entrepreneur of several businesses in the lifestyle and retail sectors. Outside of KorumLegal, Gillian is very active in philanthropic work (giving back to community and society, and education for children) and loves golf, walking and reading.

Past work: BioQuest Advisory, Intelllex, Watson Farley & Williams, Spa Esprit Group, David Chong & Co, Coopers & Lybrand, Ramdas & Wong

Education: 

- MBA, Cass Business School, United Kingdom
- Graduate Diploma in Systems Analysis, National University of Singapore - Institute of Systems Science, Singapore
- LL.B, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Matt Roberts

Client Solutions Manager
- APAC

Matt Roberts.

Client Solutions Manager

Matt has spent his career to date working within the legal space. Initially London based, working for a specialist boutique recruitment firm as Head of Legal, before relocating to Hong Kong in order to set up the firm’s first Asia office and further establish their presence in the APAC region. Now, as part of our HQ function, Matt utilises his extensive EMEA and APAC legal market knowledge to help build the KorumLegal brand, strengthen our existing client and consultant relationships and promote KorumLegal’s capabilities to the market.

Past work: WSR Recruitment

Education: BSc (Geography), Bournemouth University, United Kingdom

Rob Shakespeare

GM & Managing Consultant - SEA

Rob Shakespeare.

General Manager & Managing Consultant - SEA

Rob is an English qualified senior corporate and commercial lawyer with extensive experience across European and SE Asian markets.

He joined KorumLegal in May 2019 having previously worked as a corporate lawyer in the London team of Squire Patton Boggs before moving to Singapore in 2016 to help develop their mainstream corporate and commercial practice for the Asia-Pacific region, principally supporting global corporate clients with M&A, investments, joint-ventures and other business expansion strategies there.

Rob’s experience includes client secondments and he has worked closely with public and private corporates, family offices, entrepreneurs and investment funds with exposure to a wide variety of industries and sectors, in particular financial services, technology and consumer goods & services.

Past work: Squire Patton Boggs

Education: LLB (Hons), University of Bristol, UK and University of Fribourg, Switzerland

Rolf Sperling

Senior Consultant - EMEA

Rolf Sperling.

Senior Consultant - EMEA 

Rolf is a Dutch qualified senior commercial lawyer with experience across European and Asian markets.

Before joining KorumLegal in February 2019, Rolf worked in private practice in Amsterdam and Hong Kong for clients operating in Europe and Asia on various matters including commercial, corporate and financial services.

With KorumLegal, Rolf has worked for a variety of companies (from start to scale-up, from private to listed) with a particular interest in FinTech and payments. He has assisted clients with legal project management for regional or strategic projects, both in-house and virtual, including regulatory compliance and risk management projects.

Past work: Loyens & Loeff

Education: LL.M, University of Groningen, Netherlands.

Rutvi Thakkar

Finance and Operations Manager

Rutvi Thakkar.

Finance and Operations Manager

Rutvi is a finance specialist, with over 8 years experience in India and Hong Kong.  She joined the KorumLegal team, after working with several MNCs and SMEs, where she decided that the legal scale-up space was where she wanted to be.  Rutvi brings a depth of knowledge to her role at KorumLegal, having completed her MBA specialising in Finance and Project Management in 2011.  Apart from work, she likes travelling and she recently took up baking - the KorumLegal team is looking forward to the results!

Education:

- MBA (Finance & Project Management),  Charusat University, India
- Executive Company Secretary, ICSI, India

Sarah Leighton

Client Solutions Manager
- EMEA

Sarah Leighton.

Client Solutions Manager - EMEA

Sarah is an accomplished sales and marketing professional with almost 10 years experience in legal services business development and recruitment. She started her career in London but has also worked in Asia for 4 years.  She ventured into the 'NewLaw' space in 2016 and brings with her an international skill set of developing relationships at the highest level.

Past work: Navistar Legal, Sheffield Haworth, Commodity Search Partners, Michael Page.

Education: MA (Politics) University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Satinder Sohal

Client Solutions Analyst

Satinder Sohal.

Client Solutions Analyst

Satinder is a law graduate and joins KorumLegal aa sales and marketing executive.  She is excited to explore non-traditional legal opportunities and innovation in the legal space.  She has a keen interest in NewLaw and LegalTech and how it is changing the legal industry.  She is excited to return to Hong Kong to join the team…and to improve her Cantonese.

Languages: Punjabi and Hindi 

Education: LLB (Hons), Coventry University, United Kingdom

Tessa Whittle

Head of Legal & Managing Consultant

Tessa Whittle.

Head of Legal & Managing Consultant

Tessa is a senior lawyer with over 14 years of experience advising on corporate, commercial and compliance/regulatory legal matters. Tessa has a pro-active, solutions-driven approach to her work - the ability to achieve key commercial objectives whilst effectively identifying and managing legal risk.

Past work: GM Financial, DLA Piper, MinterEllison

Education: LLB/BA, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Titus Rahiri

CEO & Founder

Titus Rahiri.

CEO & Founder

Titus is a senior corporate and commercial lawyer with over 20 years’ experience in private practice and as a general counsel across Europe and Asia-Pacific. He has worked in NZX, FTSE and NASDAQ listed companies and worked with high growth and 'unicorn' businesses on a range of matters including general corporate and commercial, business advisory and strategic risk and compliance. Titus has a keen interest in the technology, media and telecoms space and the business of law.

Past work: Powa Technologies, Expedia Inc., British Sky Broadcasting, King & Wood Mallesons, Mercury, Russell McVeagh

Education:
- Executive MBA, Cass Business School, United Kingdom
- LLB, BSocSc (International Politics), University of Waikato, New Zealand