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This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer first revealed its plans to relaunch in Singapore some months ago. But the firm has now leased a 8,000 sqft office in Singapore, suggesting the reopening is both imminent and serious.
In Korea, while international firms are rushing in as the market opens up, The Lawyer speaks to leading local firms to find out what’s in it for them. This week’s rainmaker profile with former Samsung in-house legal counsel John Kim, now a partner with Seoul-based Lee & Ko, also promises to be an interesting read.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, the only magic circle firm currently without a Singapore base, has signed a lease with Ocean Financial Centre, a newly-completed office building in the heart of Singapore’s CBD Raffles Place.
Aside from my current position as a partner at Lee & Ko, I experienced two expatriate tours at Samsung Electronics in Seoul, Korea. From 2004-2008, I worked at Samsung as a senior IP litigation counsel and I returned to Samsung from 2009-2011 as assistant general counsel of IP.