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Clifford Chance posts 2 per cent drop in PEP to £1.12m with turnover down to £1.35bn

7-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Clifford Chance has posted slightly depressed global turnover of £1.35bn, down 0.7 per cent on last year’s most successful year ever for the firm when it turned over £1.359bn.

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Exclusive: Mayer Brown to ally with Chinese firm Jingtian & Gongcheng

7-Jul-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Mayer Brown is to enter into an association with Chinese firm Jingtian & Gongcheng in Hong Kong, as the Chinese firm launches its first international office in the city.

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Dentons' leaders on merger mania: "We want to have our arms around the globe"

3-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

This week the Dentons and McKenna Long & Aldridge merger officially completed, cementing Dentons’ standing as the biggest law firm in the world. CEO Elliott Portnoy and chairman Joe Andrew tell The Lawyer about future merger plans and why their strategy will cement Dentons’ future in the legal world.

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Chinese firm pilots first private placement funding

3-Jul-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Chinese firm Shandong Deheng aims to raise up to RMB50m (£5m) by selling shares on a regional over-the-counter (OTC) market, in China’s first private placement funding deal by a law firm.

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Weil hires partner from Freshfields as China head leaves

2-Jul-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Weil Gotshal & Manges has hired corporate partner Charles Ching from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, following the departure of China head Steven Xiang.

Melbourne

Pinsents opens in Australia with King & Spalding partner hire

2-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Pinsent Masons officially opened its doors in Australia today alongside the announcement that it has hired infrastructure disputes partner Peter Megens from King & Spalding.

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Mayer Brown links up with Chinese firm Jingtian & Gongcheng

7-Jul-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Mayer Brown has become the latest international firm to court a leading Chinese firm. The US firm is soon to enter into an association with Beijing-headquartered Jingtian & Gongcheng in Hong Kong. The move coincides with the elite Chinese capital markets firm’s imminent launch of its first international office in the city.

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Asia-Pacific 150: local firms' expansion accelerates as China dominates

29-Jun-2015

International firms have generally positioned themselves well for Asia-Pacific’s rise – teething troubles aside. But it is the locals, particularly in China, who show the biggest appetite for its business, growing faster and wider than the globals.

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Asian firms continue outward push with globalising clients

29-Jun-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

This week sees the publication of the third Asia-Pacific 150 report.

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China Watch: Will Dentons-Dacheng merger open door?

9-Mar-2015

Will other firms follow Dentons and Dacheng into merger? 

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Conyers Dill & Pearman 7-Jul-2015

A vehicle designed for securitisations and other transactions where an insolvency-remote vehicle is required. 

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Blake Cassels, Cravath and Weil Gotshal advise as GE sells fleet business for $6.9bn

30-Jun-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Blake Cassels & Graydon, Cravath Swaine & Moore and Weil Gotshal & Manges have all won top roles as General Electric (GE) sells its fleet businesses in the US, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand to Element Financial Corporation for $6.9bn (£4.4bn). 

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Slater & Gordon’s share price falls 38.3 per cent amid multiple investigations

29-Jun-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Slater & Gordon saw its share price fall 38.3 per cent following the news of investigations being carried out by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC).

Perth

DLA Piper takes corporate team from Perth boutique

29-Jun-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

DLA Piper has added a corporate team led by three partners from Australian boutique Hardy Bowen in Perth.

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Lewis Silkin to pay £2m damages to India cricket chief client

6-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Lewis Silkin will pay out £2m to former client, ex-Indian Premier League CEO Tim Wright, following a High Court ruling on Friday (3 July).

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Ashurst and Khaitan advise on Vedanta and Cairn India merger

16-Jun-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Ashurst is advising long-time client Vedanta Resources on the merger of its oil and gas exploration subsidiaries Vedanta and Cairn India.

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Linklaters ousts Allen & Overy to top list of foreign India practices

19-May-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Linklaters has supplanted magic circle rival Allen & Overy (A&O) as the international firm seen to have the most robust India practice, with the firm coming highly-recommended by clients and Indian firms.

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Exclusive: Mayer Brown to ally with Chinese firm Jingtian & Gongcheng

7-Jul-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Mayer Brown is to enter into an association with Chinese firm Jingtian & Gongcheng in Hong Kong, as the Chinese firm launches its first international office in the city.

Beijing dragon

Chinese firm pilots first private placement funding

3-Jul-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Chinese firm Shandong Deheng aims to raise up to RMB50m (£5m) by selling shares on a regional over-the-counter (OTC) market, in China’s first private placement funding deal by a law firm.

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Weil hires partner from Freshfields as China head leaves

2-Jul-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Weil Gotshal & Manges has hired corporate partner Charles Ching from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, following the departure of China head Steven Xiang.

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Asia moves: 14 April

14-Apr-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within firms and offices in the Asia Pacific region.

Seoul

Skadden joins Seoul race with office launch

27-Mar-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has become the latest international firm to establish a base in Seoul.

London

Stephenson Harwood re-appoints White as CEO

7-Mar-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Stephenson Harwood’s non-executive supervisory council has re-appointed Sharon White as chief executive officer (CEO) for a second three-year term.

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HFW launches formal law alliance in Singapore

1-Jul-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) has established a formal law alliance (FLA) with Singaporean firm AsiaLegal.

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EY adds foreign law practice in Singapore for regional growth

15-Jun-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

EY’s affiliated law firm DA Partners has been granted a foreign law practice (FLP) licence in Singapore, as part of its regional growth plan.

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Nabarro recruits Singapore head from Clyde & Co JV

30-Apr-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Nabarro has announced the appointment of Clasis managing director Steven Lim as partner and head of its Singapore office.

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