Singapore

Reed Smith adds three partners in Asia and mulls Singapore local law move

3-Sep-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Reed Smith has hired one partner from Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) in Hong Kong and further two local partners in Singapore, as it looks closely at gaining Singaporean local law capability.

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Baker Botts takes China energy trio from Jones Day

2-Sep-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Baker Botts has undergone its biggest expansion in China since 2007 by hiring three energy partners from Jones Day’s Hong Kong office.

Hong Kong

Linklaters Asia departures continue as Irvine moves to Kirkland

2-Sep-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Kirkland & Ellis has turned to Linklaters to boost its Hong Kong offering with the hire of debt finance partner David Irvine.

shanghai

Beijing firm Han Kun raids AllBright for Shanghai expansion

2-Sep-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Beijing-based Han Kun has taken a team of eight partners and around 10 other lawyers from AllBright’s Shanghai head office to expand in China’s financial hub.

seoul

Litigation boutique Kobre & Kim launches in Seoul

1-Sep-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Litigation boutique Kobre & Kim has become the latest foreign firm to enter South Korea, relocating co-founder Michael Kim to Seoul to lead the new office.

City Gherkin

Bird & Bird adds Asia employment partner in London

1-Sep-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Bird & Bird has appointed former DLA Piper Asia Pacific and London head of employment Pattie Walsh as a partner in London.

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Chinese elite firm Jun He experiments with new remuneration system

11-Aug-2015

Beijing-headquartered Jun He has undergone the most significant remuneration structure shakeup since its establishment in 1989, as the firm recently started a three-year trial run of a new modified lockstep

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Asia-Pacific Analysis

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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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Asia-Pacific Opinion

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Never mind the Ashes: England and Australia are battling for the Chinese investment prize

27-Jul-2015 | By David Rennick

Just as we are locked in competition for cricket’s greatest prize, England and Australia are also competing for one of the great global economic prizes: Chinese inward investment.

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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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Slater & Gordon’s UK revenue up 48 per cent as global turnover hits £243m

28-Aug-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Slater & Gordon has announced that group revenue has soared 27 per cent from A$411.1m to A$521.9m (£242.9m) for the 2014/15 financial year.

Shanghai

Asia moves: 20 July

20-Jul-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

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

ashurst

Ashurst PEP drops nearly 4 per cent while turnover rises by £3m

8-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Ashurst’s average profit per equity partner (PEP) dropped 3.6 per cent over 2013/14 from £775,000 to £747,000, while turnover remained roughly flat.

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The tale of two Amarchands: breaking the family business mould

12-Aug-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

The dramatic split up of India’s largest firm Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co has created two separate firms led by two brothers - Cyril and Shardul Shroff.

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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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Singapore

Reed Smith adds three partners in Asia and mulls Singapore local law move

3-Sep-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Reed Smith has hired one partner from Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) in Hong Kong and further two local partners in Singapore, as it looks closely at gaining Singaporean local law capability.

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Baker Botts takes China energy trio from Jones Day

2-Sep-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Baker Botts has undergone its biggest expansion in China since 2007 by hiring three energy partners from Jones Day’s Hong Kong office.

Hong Kong

Linklaters Asia departures continue as Irvine moves to Kirkland

2-Sep-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Kirkland & Ellis has turned to Linklaters to boost its Hong Kong offering with the hire of debt finance partner David Irvine.

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Seoul

White & Case becomes latest international firm to launch in South Korea

11-Aug-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

White & Case has become the latest US firm to open an office in Seoul with the relocation of current Korea practice head James Lee from Los Angeles.

Seoul

Taylor Wessing adds Korean firm to Asia network

19-May-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Taylor Wessing has formed an association with South Korean firm DR & AJU, becoming the latest UK firm to make a move into the jurisdiction.

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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Singapore

Reed Smith adds three partners in Asia and mulls Singapore local law move

3-Sep-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Reed Smith has hired one partner from Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) in Hong Kong and further two local partners in Singapore, as it looks closely at gaining Singaporean local law capability.

Singapore

Rajah & Tann launches contract lawyer service amid part-time work boom in Singapore

18-Aug-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Singaporean firm Rajah & Tann has launched a new service to provide experienced lawyers to companies that need in-house counsel on short-term contracts and project-specific work.

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Holman Fenwick Willan PEP slips by 9 per cent to £496k

5-Aug-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) has reported a a 9 per cent plunge in average profit per full equity partner (PEP) from £545,000 to £496,000, bringing it to its lowest point since 2008/09.

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