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HSF focuses on Asia-Pacific in 21-strong promotions round

23-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Just one lawyer is promoted in mainland Europe offices despite firm’s “clear blue sky strategy of growth” on the continent.

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Paul Hastings takes two partners from Fried Frank’s closing HK base

22-Apr-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Two more Fried Frank Hong Kong partners have found a home, with corporate specialists Douglas Freeman and Victor Chen set to join Paul Hastings.

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Paul Hastings and Norton Rose Fulbright among five firms to jump on Cirque Du Soleil acquisition

21-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Paul Hastings, Norton Rose Fulbright and Ropes & Gray are among five firms providing advice on the acquisition of entertainment production company Cirque Du Soleil by a conglomerate of investors.

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Norton Rose Fulbright picks up HK disputes team from departing Fried Frank

21-Apr-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) has continued to bolster its Hong Kong operation with the addition of a disputes team from Fried Frank’s soon-to-close local office.

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Bakers’ Milton Cheng on why FenXun JV is just the beginning

21-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Baker & McKenzie China, Vietnam and Korea office managing partner Milton Cheng believes the change in law has sparked interest in PRC law from other international firms.

Singapore

Bird & Bird adds BLP partner to Singapore corporate team

20-Apr-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Bird & Bird has added a Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) corporate partner to its Singapore team with the aim of upping its expertise across the Southeast Asian region.

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Baker & McKenzie gains Chinese joint operation licence

21-Apr-2015

Earlier this month Baker & McKenzie Asia Pacific head Bruce Hambrett told us that China would present his firm with “big opportunities” in the foreseeable future

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The Lawyer Southeast Asia Elite 2015: the executive summary

12-Jan-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Global and local firms are poised to exploit the potential from ASEAN’s new single economic market in our first Elite report into the region’s legal sector

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Asia-Pacific Opinion

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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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Why this is the year to push the rule of law, not the rule of power

11-Jan-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

This year marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, putting the rule of law in the spotlight.

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Asia-Pacific Briefings

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Start-up clients should keep an organised record of all legal documents – anticipate due diligence and plan accordingly.

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Ashurst boosts female partner numbers with nine out of 20 in promotions round

8-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Ashurst has promoted nine women to partner in its 20-strong promotions round following its pledge last year to improve its gender diversity representation.

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Pinsents makes good on Australia promise through five-partner launch

6-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Pinsent Masons has announced that it plans to launch offices in Sydney and Melbourne later this year, with the team led by three former partners from Australian firm Maddocks.

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Norton Rose Fulbright continues to shuffle global energy team with Singapore relocation

19-Jan-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) has sent the head of its Asia-Pacific energy team from Sydney to Singapore just as global practice head Simon Currie arrives in Sydney from London.

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Linklaters advises Barclays as it sells entire Pakistan arm to Habib Bank

19-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Linklaters has advised Barclays on the sale of its entire Pakistan business to Habib Bank Limited (HBL) as the bank seeks to dispose of its non-core assets.

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Linklaters shakes up control of international practices as EEMEA head steps down

2-Feb-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Linklaters has divided control of its Africa and India groups following the decision of Emerging Europe, Middle East and Africa (EEMEA) head Sandeep Katwala to step down from the role.

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India's largest firm Amarchand splits as brothers battle over equity stake

27-Jan-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

When Indian firm Amarchand Mangaldas Suresh A Shroff & Co splits in two on 1 April this year it will bring an end to the history of one of India’s oldest and best-known law firms.

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Hong Kong city

Paul Hastings takes two partners from Fried Frank’s closing HK base

22-Apr-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Two more Fried Frank Hong Kong partners have found a home, with corporate specialists Douglas Freeman and Victor Chen set to join Paul Hastings.

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Norton Rose Fulbright picks up HK disputes team from departing Fried Frank

21-Apr-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) has continued to bolster its Hong Kong operation with the addition of a disputes team from Fried Frank’s soon-to-close local office.

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Bakers granted first China joint operation licence with Asia firm FenXun

15-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Baker & McKenzie has been granted the first Chinese joint operation licence with local firm FenXun Partners, opening the doors for its international clients to access PRC law through the firm.

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Hong Kong

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.

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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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Singapore

Fountain Court hires in Singapore ahead of London expansion to 39 Essex Street

18-Feb-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Fountain Court has appointed its first permanent member of staff for its Singapore office and unveiled plans to expand its presence in London. 

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KWM to open Singapore office to better serve South East Asia clients

3-Feb-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) will open a new office in Singapore this spring after being granted a foreign law practice licence by the attorney general.

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DLA Piper bulks up in Singapore with hires from Gibson Dunn and Jones Day

26-Jan-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

DLA Piper has begun to rebuild its depleted Asia practice with the hire of two partners and an of counsel, reuniting a group of former Jones Day colleagues in the process.

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