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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.

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


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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Chinese market sees drop in international firms for first time ever

6-Oct-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

The number of foreign firms in mainland China has dropped for the first time since the country opened its door to non-domestic firms in the early 1990s.

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Slater & Gordon UK revenue up 36 per cent to £129m

1-Oct-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Slater & Gordon has posted UK revenue up a colossal 36 per cent to £129m just months after its £700m purchase of professional services group Quindell.

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HSF revamps executive board for first time since merger

29-Sep-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has revamped its executive board for the first time since the 2012 merger with a number of big names stepping down as terms reach an end.

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KWM realigns China practice groups after global remuneration shake-up

29-Sep-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has rejigged its practice areas as part of a major Chinese shake-up following its partner conference in Shanghai this month.

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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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The Lawyer Southeast Asia Elite 2015: the executive summary

12-Jan-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Global and local firms are poised to exploit the potential from ASEAN’s new single economic market in our first Elite report into the region’s legal sector

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