China: one partnership, many systems

2-Nov-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

President Xi Jinping’s UK visit has supposedly opened a “golden era” in Sino-British relations.

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China’s law firms are looking for you

28-Sep-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

We didn’t deliberately co-ordinate the publication of our China Elite report (click here for an executive preview) with George Osborne’s visit to the PRC, but it’s happy timing. 


Never mind the Ashes: England and Australia are battling for the Chinese investment prize

27-Jul-2015 | By David Rennick

Just as we are locked in competition for cricket’s greatest prize, England and Australia are also competing for one of the great global economic prizes: Chinese inward investment.


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.

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China Watch: Will Dentons-Dacheng merger open door?


Will other firms follow Dentons and Dacheng into merger? 

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Why this is the year to push the rule of law, not the rule of power

11-Jan-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

This year marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, putting the rule of law in the spotlight.

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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


Singapore is making its mark on the global tech industry


China law: what you really want to know


What are the big questions UK and US lawyers are asking the Chinese?

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China Watch - inside the Zhong Lun partners' meeting


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.


Commercial contracts in Vietnam - get your dispute resolution clause right


The legal enforceability of contracts in Europe

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Slow boat to Chinese profitability

30-Sep-2013 | By Catrin Griffiths

 At The Lawyer Management Conference last week I chaired an absorbing session on pricing. In the past few years the debate has, thankfully, moved away from whether the hourly rate is dead towards are more nuanced exploration of the issue.


A very Asian haven


Singapore retains distinctive Asian characteristics, so stop saying it’s like Switzerland 


Ask what you can do for society


The GSK China row shows that lawyers should be more mindful of their role in a wider sense 


China Watch – A Foreign Lawyer’s View from the Inside, part 4


Robert Lewis continues analysing Asian rankings.

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SJB merger may spark domino effect

5-Aug-2013 | By Matt Byrne

What just happened? At the risk of sounding hyperbolic, the $1bn merger of SJ Berwin (SJB) and King & Wood Mallesons (

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China Watch – A Foreign Lawyer’s View from the Inside, part 3


Robert Lewis continues analysing Asian rankings.


China Watch – A Foreign Lawyer’s View from the Inside, part 2


Robert Lewis continues analysing Asian rankings.

Robert Lewis

China Watch – A Foreign Lawyer’s View from the Inside


Zhong Lun’s Robert Lewis comments on Asian legal rankings

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Mayer Brown makes up 27 to partner in US-dominated worldwide promo round

20-Nov-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Mayer Brown has made up 27 partners in its latest worldwide promotions round, two of which are based in the firm’s London office. 

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Memery Crystal cracks China market with Yingke deal

19-Nov-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

London-based Memery Crystal has signed an exclusive cooperation agreement with Beijing-headquartered Yingke.


Stone Chambers downsizes Singapore office

19-Nov-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Stone Chambers is seeing the departure of Singapore-based barrister Steven Walker as silk Andrew Moran moves to associate tenancy.


Clydes' Indonesia head leaves for DLA Piper Singapore

16-Nov-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

DLA Piper has appointed Clyde & Co’s Indonesia practice head Michael Horn as a partner in its Singapore office.

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India special report: Revamped and ready to go

23-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

While the dramatic split of its largest law firm has dominated the headlines, India is poised for growth and firms say they are in shape to take advantage


Partner rewards in the new China

2-Nov-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

China’s top firms are moving into their second phase of development, which means finding better ways to serve clients and remunerate star partners.

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China Elite 2015: the executive summary

28-Sep-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

For the first time, Chinese firms can be ranked by revenue, and one thing is clear, most of the elite Chinese firms have enjoyed stellar growth in the past year. How?


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


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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