Hong Kong

Debevoise to convert Hong Kong office into local practice

29-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Debevoise & Plimpton is set to operate its Hong Kong office as a local firm from 1 October, after bulking up its team in the last 12 months.

Singapore

Linklaters trumps Clifford Chance to advise Carlyle on RAC sale

29-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Linklaters and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer took the key roles on Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC’s acquisition of a stake in RAC.

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Why Alibaba's switch to a New York listing left Freshfields out in the cold

23-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Alibaba landed on the New York Stock Exchange with an almighty thump last Friday (19 September), becoming the largest initial public offering (IPO) of all time.

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Top Chinese law firm Commerce & Finance ‘open’ to global alliance

22-Sep-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Commerce & Finance (C&F), one of the leading ‘red circle’ firms in China, has signalled that it would consider the idea of a global alliance seriously.

China

PRC firms in dramatic growth spurt, The Lawyer China Elite reveals

22-Sep-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

The top Chinese law firms have rapidly expanded headcount in the last year, according to exclusive research published by The Lawyer today.

India

DLA Piper loses India co-head to Squire Patton Boggs

19-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

DLA Piper’s co-head for its India group Biswajit Chatterjee is to join Squire Patton Boggs in a similar Singapore-based role alongside London partner Dharmendra Nair.

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Learning to love lawyers, Chinese style

30-Sep-2014

When Hangzhou-based e-commerce group Alibaba listed on the New York Stock Exchange earlier this month it was a boon not only for its founder Jack Ma but for the lawyers involved too. After all, at $25bn it was the largest IPO of all time.

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Asia-Pacific Analysis

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South Korea: Losing its shine 

8-Sep-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Despite being a top recipient of foreign direct investment, South Korea’s business activity potential is not being realised. Do policymakers have the remedy?

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The triangulation of tech

12-Sep-2014

Singapore is making its mark on the global tech industry

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China law: what you really want to know

9-Jun-2014

What are the big questions UK and US lawyers are asking the Chinese?

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Minter Ellison's Tony Harrington: "Collaborate, innovate and inspire"

29-Aug-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Minter Ellison’s newly installed chief executive Tony Harrington is clear on how the Australian firm can succeed: it has to turn words into action. And he means three words in particular.

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Slater & Gordon UK doubles revenue to £101m for 2013/14 year

12-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Slater & Gordon’s UK revenues have smashed through the £100m barrier, with an 119 per cent increase in turnover from £46.1m to £101m (A$182.5m) for the 2013/14 financial year.

Sydney

Aussie legal market sees slight rise in confidence but pay rises limited

1-Aug-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

A slight rise in business confidence and commercial activity in Australia looks set to thaw out pay freezes and potentially help stem the flow of partner exits that were the mark of the 2013/14 financial year.

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India

DLA Piper loses India co-head to Squire Patton Boggs

19-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

DLA Piper’s co-head for its India group Biswajit Chatterjee is to join Squire Patton Boggs in a similar Singapore-based role alongside London partner Dharmendra Nair.

India

Essex Court brings in senior advocate Banerji as set targets India

12-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Essex Court Chambers is taking on Gourab Banerji as an overseas associate in a sign of the bar’s increasing focus on the Indian market.

India

India’s Amarchand eyes expansion with Gurgaon office launch

1-Sep-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Elite Indian firm Amarchand & Mangaldas has expanded its office network with the launch of a base in Gurgaon.

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Hong Kong

Debevoise to convert Hong Kong office into local practice

29-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Debevoise & Plimpton is set to operate its Hong Kong office as a local firm from 1 October, after bulking up its team in the last 12 months.

china top story

Top Chinese law firm Commerce & Finance ‘open’ to global alliance

22-Sep-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Commerce & Finance (C&F), one of the leading ‘red circle’ firms in China, has signalled that it would consider the idea of a global alliance seriously.

China

PRC firms in dramatic growth spurt, The Lawyer China Elite reveals

22-Sep-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

The top Chinese law firms have rapidly expanded headcount in the last year, according to exclusive research published by The Lawyer today.

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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.

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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Clyde & Co hires Singapore aviation team from Kennedys

26-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Clyde & Co has hired a Singapore-based aviation team from Kennedys including legacy Gates & Partners big-hitter David Johnston.

London

BLP and Taylor Wessing advise on sale of Heron Plaza

15-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and Taylor Wessing have advised on the £97m sale of Heron Plaza by Heron International to Singaporean UOL Group.

Singapore

Mayer Brown taps Bryan Cave for five-strong Asia consulting team

24-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Mayer Brown has poached a five-person team from Bryan Cave in Singapore to set up an Asia-focused consulting arm in the city-state.

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