FinanceAsia catches up with top lawyer, Christine Lagarde who has been chairman of Baker McKenzie's executive committee since 1999. Lagarde was in Hong Kong from Chicago for the firm's annual gathering of its 250 Asian partners.
What is your sense of the mood in Asia now
Lagarde I feel that morale is rising again. That's the sense I get from my partners in the region - and it's not the same for every country. Clearly there are elections coming in Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia and as is usual in any country in the world, elections mean decisions will not be made and privatization could halt.