US and regional firms are loosening UK firms’ grip on the market, and IPOs are not the big financial prize they once were
Economic growth is cooling but China’s legal market shows no sign of slowing, with some leading firms undergoing a profound transformation
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
In China the proposed merger of Jun He and Zhong Lun is being described as a deal that “has never been done before”.
Shanghai’s ground-breaking Pilot Free Trade Zone could mark the beginning of the long-awaited liberalisation of China’s legal services sector.
Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) has added K&L Gates partner David Johnson to its Hong Kong office, two years after he joined the US firm from Allen & Overy.
Swedish firm Magnusson has added a Hong Kong office through a tie-up with two-partner Hong Kong firm Odebjer Fohlin - its ninth new base in three years.
Silks from Wilberforce Chambers and Ten Old Square have been instructed on the final stages of a landmark case in Hong Kong concerning the $10bn (£7bn) estate of the late Nina Wang, once the richest woman in Asia.
Countdown to the Hong Kong competition ordinance – five steps to compliance heaven download subscription
A few simple measures for you to take as you prepare to comply with the Competition Ordinance that will introduce cross-sector competition law rules to Hong Kong this year.
Big Yang Theory: Will China’s outbound investment eclipse inbound investment in the Year of the Goat? download subscription
And how will it affect the growing trend of Chinese investments in Israeli targets?
East or West? Business services professionals go global download subscription
The recent Dentons-Dacheng merger has reminded Totum of how dramatic the shifts in international recruitment have become.
A recent Commercial Court decision considered the position when a contract provides for the law of one jurisdiction to be applicable, but for the arbitration to take place outside that jurisdiction.
Shagang South-Asia (Hong Kong) Trading v Daewoo Logistics download subscription
An English High Court boost for Hong Kong arbitration.
Practical tips for foreign investors in dealing with redundancy in China download subscription
For foreign investors in China business downturns and their consequences can be daunting. Tales of rebellious employees are legion. With proper planning though, such scenarios can be avoided.
Global employment briefing: China, January 2015 download subscription
New rules apply when hiring foreign nationals in Beijing.
Agency: deals and duties download subscription
Why it is of paramount importance that businesses take care to use commercial agents that they know and trust.
China's patent targets for 2020 subscription
The Chinese government has recently announced a policy decision to treble the number of patents filed by local Chinese inventors by the year 2020.
The Ocean Victory: Court of Appeal reverses original judge’s findings download subscription
The judge’s finding in favour of the owners/demise charterers because the port was unsafe has been reversed by the Court of Appeal.
The Court of Appeal has given clear and helpful guidance as to the legal position when two or more known or foreseeable factors may combine to produce an abnormal event.
China proposes major reform of its inbound foreign investment regime download subscription
On 19 January 2015, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) published the draft PRC Foreign Investment Law (the ‘Draft’) along with an explanation paper, and called for opinions from the public.
The facts of the underlying dispute in Compania Sud Americana de Vapores A v Hin-Pro International Logistics are less interesting than the Court’s findings
Anti-corruption compliance lessons from the Avon settlements download subscription
Avon and its Chinese subsidiary paid $135m (£89m) to resolve an FCPA investigation with a deferred prosecution agreement, an SEC settlement, and a guilty plea by the subsidiary.
Consultation paper on a risk-based capital framework for the insurance industry in Hong Kong download subscription
The OCI has announced the publication by the Insurance Authority (IA) of a consultation paper on a risk-based capital framework for the insurance industry in Hong Kong (the Consultation Paper).
2014 Hong Kong arbitration case round-up subscription