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

29-Jun-2015

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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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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The Lawyer Asia

Asia Pacific 150: Asia remains a good investment for the future

29-Jun-2015

The Lawyer Asia-Pacific 150, which provides unmatched insight into the region’s largest 100 independent firms and top 50 international firms, is now in its third year.

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Asia-Pacific News

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Dentons' leaders on merger mania: "We want to have our arms around the globe"

3-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

This week the Dentons and McKenna Long & Aldridge merger officially completed, cementing Dentons’ standing as the biggest law firm in the world. CEO Elliott Portnoy and chairman Joe Andrew tell The Lawyer about future merger plans and why their strategy will cement Dentons’ future in the legal world.

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Asia-Pacific Opinion

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Asian firms continue outward push with globalising clients

29-Jun-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

This week sees the publication of the third Asia-Pacific 150 report.

Robert Lewis

China Watch: Will Dentons-Dacheng merger open door?

9-Mar-2015

Will other firms follow Dentons and Dacheng into merger? 

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Blake Cassels, Cravath and Weil Gotshal advise as GE sells fleet business for $6.9bn

30-Jun-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Blake Cassels & Graydon, Cravath Swaine & Moore and Weil Gotshal & Manges have all won top roles as General Electric (GE) sells its fleet businesses in the US, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand to Element Financial Corporation for $6.9bn (£4.4bn). 

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Slater & Gordon’s share price falls 38.3 per cent amid multiple investigations

29-Jun-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Slater & Gordon saw its share price fall 38.3 per cent following the news of investigations being carried out by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC).

Perth

DLA Piper takes corporate team from Perth boutique

29-Jun-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

DLA Piper has added a corporate team led by three partners from Australian boutique Hardy Bowen in Perth.

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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: 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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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: 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

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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