Augment is an international law firm specialising in the Asia-Pacific region & Recruitment sector
We provide companies in the Asia Pacific with legal, risk, compliance, governance, business consultancy and corporate services. We have a physical presence in Singapore, Australia and the Philippines but our services footprint covers the whole of the Asia-Pacific region. Several entities make up the firm – Augment General Counsel is a New South Wales Law Society licensed law firm insured by LawCover in Australia; Augment Legal Counsel Pte Ltd is a foreign law firm licensed by the Legal Services Regulatory Authority and Ministry of Law of Singapore to provide international legal services; and Augment Legal Offshoring Inc. is an offshoring and corporate services centre in the Philippines registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Philippine Economic Zone Authority. It is staffed by fully qualified lawyers and accountants with in-house training and experience.
The common DNA in all Augment branded firms is a focus on delivering services in a differentiated way, in order to enable its clients greater access to knowledge based services. Using its unique onshore and offshore corporate structure, Augment provides its clients with integrated knowledge based services. As such unique onshore and offshore corporate structure, Augment provides its clients with integrated knowledge based services – namely, (a) legal services which a traditional law firm may offer to its corporate clients; (b) services which are usually provided to corporations by their own in-house general counsels and in house legal, risk, compliance and governance functions; (c) services which knowledge process offshorers primarily extend to its clients; and (d) full suite of corporate services and business advisory services which help corporations expand their commercial reach. Augment offers all of these services in one, something no other firm offers.
What Augment does differently?
Augment is structured to provide its clients with the services of a traditional law firm, in-house legal function, corporate services provider and knowledge process offshorer, all in one. As a result, and in technology speak, Augment is a hyper converged service provider. Augment also technology enables its services, so its clients enjoy cloud-based systems which enhance flexibility, efficiency and productivity. Its systems have built in access controls to an ISO27001 standard to maximise data security and storage. Best of all, the services provided by Augment are cost effective, as the service is delivered using a mix of its locations in Australia, Singapore and the Philippines.
Our lawyers are highly qualified and trained to work on complex legal matters for international clients. Augment utilises simple and precise processes using Lean Six Sigma methodology to drive efficiency and productivity whilst maintaining data security and confidentiality.
Founding Director Chris Dancey is a dual qualified English/Australian lawyer, a former Asia Pacific regional General Counsel of a UK FTSE 250 company, a Chartered Company Secretary and a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia.
No compromising the quality of work
Augment only recruits from the top law schools and it ensures that the lawyers who work with its clients are suitably trained and experienced. Our lawyers all have deep and broad in-house legal, compliance, risk, governance and corporate services expertise. Most importantly, Augment utilises simple and precise processes using Lean Six Sigma methodology to drive efficiency and productivity.
We blend the best of all worlds – we are in-house lawyers, but out of house
Augment is a law firm in terms of licence and insurance, but not providing legal, compliance, risk, governance and corporate services in the old fashioned way that a traditional law firm and business consultancy might do; Augment is a legal offshorer, but not a volume document cruncher; Augment is a business consultancy, but not disconnected from the world of legal, compliance, risk, governance and corporate services. Augment service provides you with an alternative way to source legal, compliance, risk, governance and corporate services, other than via the traditional law firm and business consultancy providers or doing it all yourself in house.
The diagram below shows the main sources from which corporation can currently obtain its legal, compliance, risk, governance and corporate services. Augment bridges all of these sources, because it is a law firm, business consultancy, in house legal function and legal offshorer all rolled into one, something that no other firm offers.
Our fixed fee promise
As well as giving you cost certainty, it makes us seek out continuous process efficiencies. We have a different cost structure to traditional law firms and so we can pass on our significant cost savings to you. That said, we won’t compromise on quality and we are always looking to drive continuous improvement and productivity.
High quality service
High quality services charged at a reasonable and fixed price, delivered wherever possible in a standardised, systematised and packaged form.
People, pricing, excellence
Our success is founded upon people, pricing, excellence, process efficiency and technology enablement.
Follow the sun
Our regional Asia Pacific operations make us ideally placed to fulfil our cost effective, quality and efficient service proposition. Our service locations assist your business to “follow the sun”.
Level 24, Three International Towers, 300 Barangaroo Avenue, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia