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Alston & Bird opens first Asia office in Beijing

9-Sep-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

US firm Alston & Bird has launched an office in Beijing, its first location in Asia and second overseas.

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Japanese firm pioneers alliance with Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi

9-Sep-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Osaka-based Japanese firm Shusaku Yamamoto has formed a first of its kind business alliance with Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) to support Japan’s innovative technology start-ups.


Singapore firm hires Bird & Bird's local IP head

7-Sep-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Singapore firm Joyce A Tan & Partners has hired Bird & Bird’s Asia-Pacific privacy and data protection head Sheena Jacob as a partner and joint head of its IP practice.


Mintz Levin cuts back on European patent prosecution after string of departures

10-Aug-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo is scaling back its UK presence by no longer conducting European patent prosecution from its London office. 


Fish & Richardson hooks Olswang Munich IP team

6-Aug-2015 | By Joanne Harris

US IP and litigation specialist Fish & Richardson has hired a team of five from Olswang’s Munich office including Herbert Kunz, head of the UK firm’s IP patent prosecution team.


Kirkland Beijing co-founding partner moves to Orrick

6-Aug-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Kirkland & Ellis Beijing co-founding partner Ya-Chiao Chang has left the firm to join Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe.

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Gowlings' Jolliffe: "It's important that we maintain good relationships with US firms"

17-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Canadian firm Gowlings has been increasing its global presence under CEO Scott Jolliffe for some time but truly becoming an international firm has proved difficult.

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Hot 100 alumni: Lewis Cohen, partner, Mishcon de Reya

12-Oct-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Shortly after appearing in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 in 2010 Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) IP partner Lewis Cohen moved across to Mishcon de Reya to grow its commercial contract practice.

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Luxembourg – on the IP offensive

26-Jan-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Intellectual property is the next weapon in Luxembourg’s armoury of business offerings – but first it must past the EC ‘state aid’ test

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3-Nov-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

The Americanisation of UK law is coming - so what are firms doing about it?

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