SAL-INSEAD Legal Leadership Programme


Leadership Programme



Globalisation and the economic shift to Asia has resulted in significant new opportunities for law firms operating in this region. At the same time, partners in these law firms are facing increased challenges including cost pressures, growing competition and talent retention issues. In this changing legal landscape, law firm partners must complement their technical legal expertise with business acumen and a clear strategy to manage these challenges and seize emerging growth opportunities.

The SAL-INSEAD Legal Leadership Programme is a three-day intensive management programme specifically designed and contextualised to address the needs of law firm partners, general counsel and legal service officers.  Participants from the private sector should currently have profit and loss responsibilities in their roles or will soon be assuming profit and loss responsibilities in their organisations.

This unique programme applies business school methodologies to address business challenges faced by law firm partners including strategic planning, improving organisational alignment, managing growth and change, and motivating people and teams.

Eligible Singapore Citizens can apply for the SkillsFuture Study Award. S$5,000  grant will be provided to successful applicants.

This event qualifies for the INSEAD Certificate in Global Management.


  • 21st century law practices: Build agile and sustainable law practices
  • Change managment: Seize emerging opportunities in a rapidly changing global economy
  • Embracing leadership: Assess and improve your capabilities as a team leader
  • Team dynamics: Explore best practices for building and leading productive teams
  • People management: Improve on your ability to motivate teams
  • Facing challenges: Overcome obstacles that stand in the way of effective management and leadership


Participants will include partners of law firms operating in the Asia-Pacific region and corporate counsel from in-house legal departments, as well as senior lawyers from the public sector. These are professionals who currently have, or are going to assume, management roles as well as profit and loss responsibilities within their law firms. To ensure an optimal learning environment, the cohort size will be limited to 40 participants.


"Enlightened leadership is necessary for law firms to thrive in the rapidly changing legal market and meet the challenges of tomorrow. With engaging lectures on leadership, strategy and process management for law firms, this course is a must for every managing partner."


Kai-Niklas Schneider
Managing Partner,
Clifford Chance, Singapore
SILLP Alumnus 2016


"When I started my law firm Ann Tan & Associates in 1984, I wanted to establish a small boutique family law firm. So I thought nothing much about it and proceeded to give it my best. After attending the SILLP II, I learnt - amongst many interesting concepts - that I had a legacy to leave behind. What a valuable realization that was! It gave me a boost and renewed energy to want to pass on the legacy instead of just closing down."


Anamah Tan
Managing Partner, Ann Tan & Associates, Singapore,
SILLP II Alumnus 2017


22 Public CPD Points (TBC)
Day 1 - 7.5 Public CPD Points
Day 2 - 7.5 Public CPD Points
Day 3 - 7 Public CPD Points

Practice Area:
Professional Skills

Training Category:

Participants who wish to obtain CPD Points must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. For this activity, participants are reminded to sign in on arrival and sign out at the conclusion of each day of the event in the manner required by the organiser. Participants must not be absent from each day of the event for more than 15 minutes. Participants who attend Day 1 and comply strictly with the Attendance Policy on that day may obtain 7.5 Public CPD Points. Participants who attend Day 2 and comply strictly with the Attendance Policy on that day may obtain 7.5 Public CPD Points. Participants who attend Day 3 and comply strictly with the Attendance Policy on that day may obtain 7 Public CPD Points. Participants who do not comply with the Attendance Policy on any particular day of the event will not be able to obtain CPD Points for that day. Please refer to for more information.