AsiaPac 150

Asia Pacific 150 2014: Year of the indie

30-Jun-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

After the first flush of enthusiasm, international firms are reassessing their position in Asia Pacific, while the locals go for growth 

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South-East Asia: flavour of the month

30-Jun-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Local ASEAN firms are expanding, while the internationals also want a taste of the action promised by the planned regional economic union

international

International firms: here to maturity

30-Jun-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

Fewer lawyers covering more territory is the theme this year, as international players take a more realistic view of prospects in the region

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China: Metamorphosis

30-Jun-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Economic growth is cooling but China’s legal market shows no sign of slowing, with some leading firms undergoing a profound transformation

Hong Kong city

Hong Kong: new influences

30-Jun-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

US and regional firms are loosening UK firms’ grip on the market, and IPOs are not the big financial prize they once were 

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Singapore: a regional future

30-Jun-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Well-positioned for the mooted single ASEAN economic community, Singapore’s firms are flexing their muscles to become go-to regional players

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Japan: outward and upward

30-Jun-2014

With the 2020 Olympics in the bag and record-breaking outbound investment, the legal market has put in a strong performance for 2014 so far

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India: Modi operandi

30-Jun-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Political chaos has deterred foreign investors, but lawyers hope new prime minister Narendra Modi can create a more business-friendly environment

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Australia: medium pace

30-Jun-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

A prolonged period of tough trading conditions has forced a rebalancing in the top end of the legal market, while mid-sized players are growing

Singapore

Radical new perspective for HFW

14-Apr-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Commitment to Asia as senior partner relocates to Singapore on a permanent basis

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Asia-Pacific Briefings

ACA subsidies in federal exchange threatened download subscription

Dentons 25-Jul-2014

In Halbig v Burwell, the US court invalidated an IRS regulation that provides premium tax credit subsidies for individuals obtaining health insurance coverage through the federal exchange.

The Lawyer Asia

DLA Piper and the shrinking Asia partnership

22-Jul-2014

What is it with DLA Piper and Asia Pacific? When the firm merged with DLA Phillips Fox in 2011 the combined firm boasted 135 partners across its Australian practice. By the end of last year the number had shrunk to 100, despite it being one of the biggest promoters in the country

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Asia-Pacific Opinion

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China law: what you really want to know

9-Jun-2014

What are the big questions UK and US lawyers are asking the Chinese?

Robert Lewis

China Watch - inside the Zhong Lun partners' meeting

9-Apr-2014

Zhong Lun’s Robert Lewis gives an insider’s view of Chinese law firm management

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Ashurst turnover climbs to £586m, PEP up 22% after Australia merger

8-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris, Natalie Stanton

Ashurst has announced turnover of £586m in the first combined results since the UK firm fully merged with its Australian arm, with average profit per equity partner (PEP) hitting £801,000.

Freshfields

Freshfields wins top spot among UK firms in M&A rankings for the first half of 2014

30-Jun-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Freshfields has swept the board in Thomson Reuters M&A rankings for the first half of 2013, coming top among all UK-based firms for global, European and UK-related M&A.

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Australia: medium pace

30-Jun-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

A prolonged period of tough trading conditions has forced a rebalancing in the top end of the legal market, while mid-sized players are growing

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India: Modi operandi

30-Jun-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Political chaos has deterred foreign investors, but lawyers hope new prime minister Narendra Modi can create a more business-friendly environment

India

India: Taking on China

25-Nov-2013 | By Burhan Khadbai

India boasts key advantages over China and with a step-up in foreign investment, lawyers believe the country can overtake its Asian rival

India

Magic realism

20-May-2013

International firms are jostling for position with local players in a packed legal market, but the UK magic circle still dominates

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Hong Kong city

Hong Kong: new influences

30-Jun-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

US and regional firms are loosening UK firms’ grip on the market, and IPOs are not the big financial prize they once were 

shanghai

China: Metamorphosis

30-Jun-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Economic growth is cooling but China’s legal market shows no sign of slowing, with some leading firms undergoing a profound transformation

China

Is Linklaters ready for a China alliance?

23-Jun-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Is Linklaters on the hunt for an alliance in China? Sources suggest the magic circle firm has been touting the market for a deal, but it's by no means done. Reporter Kate Beioley discusses the opportunities that lie ahead

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South Korea: Defence force

30-Jun-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Its legal market is destined to open up to US and European firms soon. Korean players are finding ways to power up for the challenge

David Kerr and Mok Sun Su

Alliance after alliance: Bird & Bird stakes all on getting Asia right

26-Feb-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Bird & Bird’s CEO David Kerr on why the low risk, cost-effective and practical cooperative agreement approach is the best way forward in Asia.

Seoul

South Korea: Seoul train

30-Sep-2013 | By Yun Kriegler

The past year has seen an influx of international firms setting up offices in Seoul, but have they started reaping the benefits of being on the ground?  

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Singapore: a regional future

30-Jun-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Well-positioned for the mooted single ASEAN economic community, Singapore’s firms are flexing their muscles to become go-to regional players

Singapore

Can Herbies succeed in Singapore without the QFLP?

3-Mar-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Why has Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) decided to walk away from the Singapore qualifying foreign law practice (QFLP) scheme? 

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