News Appleby Ogier Asia Pacific Offshore Appleby obtains licence to offer offshore legal advice in Shanghai By Yun Kriegler 28 April 2014 00:01 17 December 2015 13:51 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Anonymous 28 April 2014 at 15:23 It’s all very well being first in China, but being the first to open a law firm branch in China doesn’t guarantee success or even “first cab off the rank” opportunities. There are guys in the offshore business that have been working the China market for years and who have managed to sew a lot of it up already without a formal presence: it’s a pretty safe bet that if Appleby could have achieved that level of success without incurring the overhead they would have. So this is really an attempt by Appleby to correct a Far East strategy that has failed hitherto. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.