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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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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

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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

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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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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

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InCredit — Immigration Act 2014 regulations; gross mortgage lending up five per cent; and more download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 26-Nov-2014

Addleshaw Goddard has released the 25 November 2014 edition of its InCredit publication.

The Lawyer Asia

The continuing attraction of Hong Kong for China’s law firms

25-Nov-2014

Beijing-headquartered firm Han Kun Law Offices has opened a base in the special administrative region of Hong Kong, becoming the latest in a line of PRC firms to do so.

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SJ Berwin: a promising afterlife?

10-Nov-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

For both SJ Berwin and Ashurst the lure of an Asia deal was irresistible.

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The triangulation of tech

12-Sep-2014

Singapore is making its mark on the global tech industry

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Norton Rose Fulbright energy head homes in on APAC with Sydney move

10-Nov-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

The head of Norton Rose Fulbright’s global energy practice is relocating from London to Sydney to focus on transactions in the Asia Pacific region.

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Ashurst scraps Australia managing partner role as incumbent Carrington retires

31-Oct-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Ashurst’s Australia managing partner John Carrington retires today (31 October), after six years as head of legacy Blake Dawson.

Perth

Clifford Chance loses top Aussie partner to investment house Gresham

16-Oct-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

The head of Clifford Chance’s Perth office is set to leave the firm for investment house Gresham Partners three and a half years after the firm that bore his name joined the magic circle giant.

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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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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

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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

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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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