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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.

Mike Turner

The triangulation of tech

12-Sep-2014

Singapore is making its mark on the global tech industry

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China law: what you really want to know

9-Jun-2014

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

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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Commercial contracts in Vietnam - get your dispute resolution clause right

10-Jan-2014

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.

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A very Asian haven

16-Sep-2013

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

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Ask what you can do for society

12-Aug-2013

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

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

8-Aug-2013

Robert Lewis continues analysing Asian rankings.

Matt Byrne

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

1-Aug-2013

Robert Lewis continues analysing Asian rankings.

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

26-Jul-2013

Robert Lewis continues analysing Asian rankings.

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

12-Jul-2013

Zhong Lun’s Robert Lewis comments on Asian legal rankings

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Asia’s gems revealed in all their glory

17-Jun-2013 | By Catrin Griffiths

Today we’re launching our newest and arguably most ambitious research project. Just as The Lawyer UK 200 has become the leading benchmark for private practice firms operating in the UK market,

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Taxing times

2-Apr-2013

Zhong Lun Law Firm’s Robert Lewis gets to grip with the changing tax laws facing law firms in China

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Opinion: Clifford Chance on QFLPs as proof of globalisation

19-Feb-2013

The QFLP licence system is proof of Singapore’s importance as a global business hub.

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Clients the winners with liberalisation

19-Feb-2013

The Singapore QFLP licence scheme offers significant opportunities for firms with a long-term view.

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We've got Asia covered

3-Sep-2012 | By Yun Kriegler

Linking up with an Australian firm is very much à la mode in the international legal community but, as this week’s cover story explores, it is a challenging task to achieve full financial integration with local firms – and all to secure a launchpad for the Asia Pacific region.

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Melbourne

Minter Ellison raids Maddocks for three-partner tax team

22-Dec-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Australia’s Minter Ellison has bolstered its tax practice with the addition of three partners from rival firm Maddocks.

Sydney

Withers takes on Aussie private client market with local alliance

18-Dec-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Withers has entered the Australian private client market with the launch of a strategic alliance in Melbourne and Sydney, just months after it opened in San Francisco.

Tokyo

HSF’s Asia losses continue as Tokyo M&A chief joins MoFo

17-Dec-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has suffered another departure from its Asian practice, with Tokyo corporate and M&A head James Robinson defecting to Morrison & Foerster (MoFo).

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Clydesdale replaces UK GC as Darbyshire returns to Australia role

16-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Clydesdale Bank UK general counsel Jennifer Darbyshire has returned to Australia to resume her role at parent company National Australia Bank (NAB) with James Peirson taking over the UK role. 

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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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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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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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