iBNex Members

We are a closely-knitted network with shared mission and vision to grow together.

At iBNex, we understand that aspiring individuals are looking to connect with the best talents in the region, who excel in their specific practice areas, with commensurate experience and track records. Through stringent market research, admission to membership is primarily based on recommendations from major industry leaders in the legal field, who know them personally and who endorse their abilities.

We understand that while prior experience and exposure to international matters and markets are valuable, in-depth knowledge and understanding of the local market and unique legal environment, including the ability to identify the right pathways to resolve thorny problems, are often best left to be solved by the local talents. Hence, we welcome applications from aspiring lawyers who are able to showcase their strengths in specific practice areas with proven track records.

iBNex has five types of membership tailored to suit the needs of legal practitioners and corporate counsels at all stages of their careers.

Senior Fellow Member

Senior Fellow Membership recognises the outstanding contributions of distinguished lawyers in private practice, in-house counsels, academia, practitioners working at the judiciary such as prosecutors, government counsel and judges at all levels of courts. Senior Fellow Membership is available to: (1) existing Fellow Members who have more than 5 years of consecutive Fellow Membership and have demonstrated commitment to the legal industry and the well-being of the development of iBNex; (2) For other members who demonstrated exceptionally outstanding achievements and contributions in the legal industry, the Membership Committee recognises members who are worthy of membership at this high level.

Fellow Member

Fellow Membership is by invitation only and is available for all law firm partners, consultants, corporate counsels, academia in law schools, with at least 7 years of experience in legal practice. It is to recognize leading lawyers who have demonstrated excellence in their respective practice areas, enjoy good reputation as lawyers with outstanding performance, and who are pioneers in their legal methodologies. Lawyers who earn the prestigious title as Fellow Member are carefully scrutinized by our Membership Committee to be market leaders in the profession, whose successful career would inspire aspiring young talents, help contribute to building a global network of forerunners of the legal elite.  If you wish to recommend anyone to join iBNex as a Fellow Member, please contact us by completing the form HERE.  To apply to join iBNex as a Fellow Member, please complete the form HERE.

Full Member

Full Membership is by invitation or referral only and is available to all associates and assistant lawyers in legal practice (regardless of years of experience), as well as partners, legal consultants and corporate counsels with less than 7 years of legal practice experience. We welcome existing Full Member to refer suitable candidates for the consideration of the Membership Committee for deliberations. If you wish to recommend anyone to join iBNex as a Full Member, please contact us by completing the form HERE.  To apply to join iBNex as a Full Member, please complete the form HERE.

Executive Affiliate Member

Executive Affiliate Membership is available to corporate executives, business owners, bankers, fund managers, senior accountants and other non-legal professionals of executive or managerial role. If you wish to recommend anyone to join iBNex as an Executive Affiliate Member, please contact us by completing the form HERE.  To apply to join iBNex as an Executive Affiliate Member, please complete the form HERE.

Affiliate Member

Affiliate Membership is available to legal trainees, legal executives, junior accountants, as well as other non-legal professionals who also aspire to connect with leading lawyers. If you wish to recommend anyone to join iBNex as an Affiliate Member, please contact us by completing the form HERE.  To apply to join iBNex as an Affiliate Member, please complete the form HERE.

Regional Honorary Advisors

The iBNex Advisory Board consists of influential members of the legal industry. Each region is represented by an Honorary Advisor who is appointed for a term of at least one year. Each year, iBNex looks for leading figures in the legal industry and from its Senior Fellow Members and Fellow Members to take up this privileged and important advisory role. Honorary Advisors provide advice, leadership and direction in relation to the development and implementation of iBNex’s initiatives and activities. They are supporters of building a worldwide network of lawyers, sustaining personal development of members and facilitating business collaborations beyond borders. For a list of Regional Honorary Advisors 2017-2018, please visit HERE.