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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


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


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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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.

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Debevoise scores HSF Asia managing partner Johnson for Hong Kong

7-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Debevoise & Plimpton has hired Herbert Smith Freehills’ (HSF) litigation partner and Asia head Mark Johnson, a leading force in the Freehills merger, to its Hong Kong office.

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Pinsents moots international real estate ambitions

5-Nov-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Pinsent Masons’ blossoming overseas real estate teams reveal a hint of what direction the firm will take as a new generation of leaders arrive at the helm.


Akin negotiates more space at Bingham's 41 Lothbury office

21-Oct-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is understood to be negotiating to take the seventh floor at 41 Lothbury having taken over Bingham McCutchen’s lease on the fifth and sixth floors with immediate effect.

China Briefings

US and China reach landmark climate accord download subscription

DLA Piper 13-Nov-2014

In a historic move that adds life to international climate negotiations, the US and China have committed to undertake significant actions to combat climate change. 

Infrastructure 100: World Markets Report download subscription

KPMG 13-Nov-2014

KPMG International’s ‘Infrastructure 100: World Markets Report’ highlights key trends driving infrastructure investment around the world.

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence — Google privacy case in Japan; FIFA Women’s World Cup; and more weblink subscription

DLA Piper 7-Nov-2014

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence is the global monthly publication from DLA Piper’s sports, media and entertainment group.

Shipping E-Brief — more pitfalls for owners looking to terminate for unpaid hire; Hong Kong ship arrest; and more weblink subscription

Ince & Co 5-Nov-2014

The Shipping E-Brief is a quarterly publication providing you with key information on legal decisions and developments in shipping and related business areas.

Exchange — International Newsletter Issue 24: October 2014 download subscription

DLA Piper 4-Nov-2014

DLA Piper’s financial services international regulatory explores the news and legal developments that have affected the industry over the last month.

China’s State Administration of Taxation actively advances the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting 2014 Deliverables download subscription

DLA Piper 30-Oct-2014

In September 2014, SAT released a Chinese translation of the G20/OECD BEPS 2014 Deliverables. This was followed by a conference discussion between SAT and taxpayers.

Staying power: success stories in global healthcare download subscription

KPMG 30-Oct-2014

‘Staying power: success stories in global healthcare’ identifies four key principles underlying healthcare transformation, and five practical ways to make change happen.

Be Global — further changes to Saudi Arabia’s Nitaqat System; Spain issues first judgment on the calculation of vacation pay; and more weblink subscription

DLA Piper 29-Oct-2014

Be Global is DLA Piper’s snapshot of key global employment law developments designed to help you identify legal hotspots across your global operations.

Law à la Mode — understanding the EU Consumer Rights Directive; free zones in the UAE; unregistered design rights; and more download subscription

DLA Piper 28-Oct-2014

The German editorial team presents the 14th edition of Law à la Mode, the quarterly legal magazine brought to you by DLA Piper’s fashion, retail and design group.

Upcoming nationwide transfer pricing investigation against outbound service-fee and royalty payments download subscription

DLA Piper 23-Oct-2014

On 29 July 2014, the China State Administration of Taxation released an internal notice to the China tax authorities at the provincial levels.

A new special tax adjustment monitoring and administrative measure download subscription

DLA Piper 23-Oct-2014

SAT has released a short bulletin named ‘The Announcement on Issues Related to Special Tax Adjustment Monitoring and Administration’.

Hong Kong Competition Commission publishes draft guidelines — a key step toward bringing Competition Ordinance into full force download subscription

DLA Piper 23-Oct-2014

The guidelines show lots of commonality with competition rules and practices of other jurisdictions with long-established competition regimes.

Can Russia and China be considered market economies? download subscription

NCTM 14-Oct-2014

In the last couple of days, the Financial Times and The New York Times have published important articles on Russia and China. The articles don’t pull their punches.

China’s new foreign exchange control rule on outbound and round-trip investment download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 14-Oct-2014

Circular 37 simplifies the SAFE registration process for Chinese residents seeking offshore investments and financings and it liberalises cross-border capital outflow by Chinese residents.

Technology Leaders Forecast Survey 2014 download subscription

DLA Piper 9-Oct-2014

The Technology Leaders Forecast Survey is a poll of more than 200 technology executives and investors developed by DLA Piper and PitchBook.