Asia Rainmaker Q&A
Having started out as an auditor, Tilleke & Gibbins’ Darani Vachanavuttivong soon made the transition to law, becoming an expert in IP in the process
While many Chinese clients are not yet experienced in managing cross-border M&A transactions, neither are they familiar with using external legal advisors.
The challenges for Korean firms include contraction or very modest growth of legal demand and downward pressure on legal fees.
I studied law in Canada and worked briefly in Canadian firm Gowling Lafleur Henderson.
I believe there is always a bigger world out there waiting for us to explore. We’ve been waiting so long for the Chinese companies to grow.
Singapore has continued the opening of the legal market to foreign firms. Singapore firms will need to be agile and alert to navigate these sea changes.
The biggest challenge facing the Myanmar market centres on problems in raising financing for large ticket deals.
In my mind Shanghai will become the New York of China in the next 10-15 years.
The biggest challenge facing M&A lawyers in Australia is the growing demand from clients for a more hands-on approach from senior lawyers in the team.
The establishment of the GEM (Growth Enterprises Market) board of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange and offshore RMB corporate bond offerings are some of the most significant developments in my practice area in China.
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