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China Elite 2015: the executive summary

28-Sep-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

For the first time, Chinese firms can be ranked by revenue, and one thing is clear, most of the elite Chinese firms have enjoyed stellar growth in the past year. How?


Asia-Pacific 150: local firms' expansion accelerates as China dominates


International firms have generally positioned themselves well for Asia-Pacific’s rise – teething troubles aside. But it is the locals, particularly in China, who show the biggest appetite for its business, growing faster and wider than the globals.

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The Lawyer Southeast Asia Elite 2015: the executive summary

12-Jan-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Global and local firms are poised to exploit the potential from ASEAN’s new single economic market in our first Elite report into the region’s legal sector

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Pensions Regulator's rallying call to insolvency practitioners download subscription

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Pensions Regulator appears to be encouraging IPs to be more proactive on trustee appointment issues.

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China’s top 30 firms post strong results in first ever report


The first ever report into the financial results of the elite Chinese firms, The Lawyer China Elite 2015, was published on Monday.

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Chinese market sees drop in international firms for first time ever

6-Oct-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

The number of foreign firms in mainland China has dropped for the first time since the country opened its door to non-domestic firms in the early 1990s.

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China’s law firms are looking for you

28-Sep-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

We didn’t deliberately co-ordinate the publication of our China Elite report (click here for an executive preview) with George Osborne’s visit to the PRC, but it’s happy timing. 


Never mind the Ashes: England and Australia are battling for the Chinese investment prize

27-Jul-2015 | By David Rennick

Just as we are locked in competition for cricket’s greatest prize, England and Australia are also competing for one of the great global economic prizes: Chinese inward investment.

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Ashurst launches international strategy after Bain review

17-Sep-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Ashurst has revealed a new international strategy after an independent review by consultants Bain & Co revealed it should focus on growing key areas such as finance and infrastructure. 

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BLP, DLA and Linklaters advise on Prairie Mining’s triple listing

4-Sep-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), DLA Piper and Linklaters have all advised Prairie Mining Limited on its listings to the main market of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE).

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Slater & Gordon’s UK revenue up 48 per cent as global turnover hits £243m

28-Aug-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Slater & Gordon has announced that group revenue has soared 27 per cent from A$411.1m to A$521.9m (£242.9m) for the 2014/15 financial year.

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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: 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


Magic realism


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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China Elite 2015: the executive summary

28-Sep-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

For the first time, Chinese firms can be ranked by revenue, and one thing is clear, most of the elite Chinese firms have enjoyed stellar growth in the past year. How?

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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 


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

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South Korea: Losing its shine 

8-Sep-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Despite being a top recipient of foreign direct investment, South Korea’s business activity potential is not being realised. Do policymakers have the remedy?

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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

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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.

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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


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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