The Lawyer Asia Pacific 150 is the only research report to provide a ranking of the top 100 independent local firms and top 50 global firms in the region. The report offers critical review of some of the fastest growing firms and their strategies, a country-by-country guide to leading legal advisers and legal services market trends, plus exclusive insight into the current business development opportunities in the Asia Pacific. Read more
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.
Standard Chartered Bank and KPMG have emerged as the two major clients at the centre of the ongoing litigation between Deacons and White & Case. Deacons alleges that former insolvency partners Mark Fairbairn and Edward Cairns induced Standard Chartered, one of the firm's key clients, to transfer its work to White & Case. The Hong Kong firm also alleges that Fairbairn was "instrumental in persuading KPMG to approach White & Case" in connection with work in the People's Republic of China before he served notice to his old firm, the Hong Kong High Court heard last week. White & Case, Fairbairn and Cairns are vigorously defending the action. Deacons and White & Case became embroiled in the battle after White & Case poached an insolvency team from Deacons' Hong Kong office. Deacons alleges that White & Case breached a confidentiality and non-solicitation clause from a 1999 merger agreement between the two firms. The trial continues.