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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

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.

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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

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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HSF cuts debt by 21 per cent in first full year after merger

30-Jan-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) reduced its debt position in its first full year as a merged firm, although it still ended the 2013/14 year with borrowings of £141m.

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China’s Dacheng raids Haworth & Lexon for six-partner team

30-Jan-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

PRC firm Dacheng has made its first significant hire since its tie-up with Dentons became public knowledge, taking on a team of six equity partners from fellow Chinese firm Haworth & Lexon.

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Freshfields and HSF among raft of firms advising on Hutchison Whampoa’s £10.25bn O2 buy

28-Jan-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Baker & McKenzie, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Herbert Smith Freehills and Linklaters are among the firms to win roles on Hong Kong giant Hutchison Whampoa’s proposed acquisition of O2.

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India's largest firm Amarchand splits as brothers battle over equity stake

27-Jan-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

When Indian firm Amarchand Mangaldas Suresh A Shroff & Co splits in two on 1 April this year it will bring an end to the history of one of India’s oldest and best-known law firms.

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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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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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