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

China

Jun He and Zhong Lun merger shows China market in new light

26-Mar-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

In China the proposed merger of Jun He and Zhong Lun is being described as a deal that “has never been done before”.

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A slow and steady revolution

24-Mar-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Slaughters is quietly reshaping its partnership for a post-crunch, Asia-centric era

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Shanghai pioneers in liberalising China’s legal market

14-Mar-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Shanghai’s ground-breaking Pilot Free Trade Zone could mark the beginning of the long-awaited liberalisation of China’s legal services sector.

Hong Kong

US firms muscle in on Hong Kong

10-Mar-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Hong Kong IPO activity is hotting up again, but UK legal stalwarts are looking over their shoulders as US rivals make up ground fast

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? 

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.

China

ChinaLaw: a tale of dynasties

10-Feb-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Many top Chinese firms are confronting their first succession issues as their founders prepare to step down. Can they build the right frameworks to ensure a strong generational transition?

Taiwan

Taiwan: Smart island

20-Jan-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

International law firms are moving in to exploit the global hi-tech hub

HK

Hong Kong: Solid state

9-Dec-2013 | By Yun Kriegler

It has not been a spectacular year for Hong Kong’s top-end players but routine work remains strong and the mid-level market is toughing it out 

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Interpreting patent claims and the meaning of ‘dry fryer’ weblink subscription

Walker Morris 17-Apr-2014

The High Court case of Jarden Solutions (Europe) Ltd v SEB SA concerned a dispute about deep fat fryers.

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Dacheng unveils newly revamped leadership team

15-Apr-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

China’s largest firm by headcount Dacheng has elected a new management team following an election process that began in February

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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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New leaders, new styles

10-Feb-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

After a decade of phenomenal growth, Chinese law firms are now having to confront the issue of succession.

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Australian firm HWL Ebsworth expands national network with Adelaide acquisition

17-Apr-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Australian firm HWL Ebsworth continues its growth spree with the acquisition of South Australian firm Kelly & Co.

Melbourne

HSF makes Aussie partner Ferraro global corporate chief in post-merger re-jig

15-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Herbert Smith Freehills has shaken up its corporate leadership, appointing Melbourne-based Mike Ferraro as sole global corporate head.

HK

Clayton Utz ends Hong Kong association to focus on Australia

25-Mar-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Australian firm Clayton Utz and its Hong Kong association firm Haley & Co have broken off their relationship, with the former retrenching to focus on its domestic market.

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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

Cyril Shroff

M&A plus

12-Nov-2012 | By Joanne Harris

Indian firms are busy with M&A as the government opens up to foreign investment, but legal market liberalisation remains off the agenda

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China

Jun He and Zhong Lun merger shows China market in new light

26-Mar-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

In China the proposed merger of Jun He and Zhong Lun is being described as a deal that “has never been done before”.

Shanghai skyline

Shanghai pioneers in liberalising China’s legal market

14-Mar-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Shanghai’s ground-breaking Pilot Free Trade Zone could mark the beginning of the long-awaited liberalisation of China’s legal services sector.

Hong Kong

US firms muscle in on Hong Kong

10-Mar-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Hong Kong IPO activity is hotting up again, but UK legal stalwarts are looking over their shoulders as US rivals make up ground fast

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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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Asia Pacific 150: International round-up: Deep impact

17-Jun-2013 | By Jonathan Ames

International law firms are fighting hard for their place at the Asia Pacific table

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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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Singapore: Cash course

5-Aug-2013 | By Yun Kriegler

The city-state is working hard to become a global wealth management hub, and law firms are gearing up for a prosperous new world

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