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Ashurst makes up 15 partners in first post merger round

24-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Ashurst has added 15 new members to its global partnership, in its first integrated promotions round since its formal tie-up with Ashurst Australia went live on 1 November 2013.

Singapore

LG surrenders Singapore relationship as Wragges merger looms

24-Apr-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Lawrence Graham (LG) has surrendered its Singapore foreign law practice licence in preparation for its merger with Wragge & Co next month.

Herbert Smith

Herbies focuses on London in 23-strong promos round

24-Apr-2014 | By Lucy Burton

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has added 23 associates to its partnership, with almost half of those made up based in London. 

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Bakers to open in Brisbane with Clayton Utz and Allens hires

23-Apr-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Baker & McKenzie is in the process of opening a third office in Australia with the hire of two partners in Brisbane.

Singapore

Wikborg Rein and Pan Asia Law end Singapore alliance

22-Apr-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Norwegian firm Wikborg Rein’s five-year formal law alliance with Singaporean firm Pan Asia Law has come to an end.

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Australian firm HWL Ebsworth expands national network with Adelaide acquisition

17-Apr-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Australian firm HWL Ebsworth continues its growth spree with the acquisition of South Australian firm Kelly & Co.

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Wikborg Rein bucks the trend as its Singapore alliance ends

23-Apr-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Norwegian firm Wikborg Rein’s five-year formal law alliance (FLA) with boutique Singaporean firm Pan Asia has come to an end

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Asia-Pacific Opinion

Robert Lewis

China Watch - inside the Zhong Lun partners' meeting

9-Apr-2014

Zhong Lun’s Robert Lewis gives an insider’s view of Chinese law firm management

Cat Griffiths index

New leaders, new styles

10-Feb-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

After a decade of phenomenal growth, Chinese law firms are now having to confront the issue of succession.

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Asia-Pacific Briefings

Addressing the tax challenges of the digital economy: OECD BEPS Action 1 Discussion Draft download subscription

Minter Ellison 23-Apr-2014

On 24 March, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development issued BEPS Action 1: Address the Tax Challenges of the Digital Economy.

brisbane australia

Bakers to open in Brisbane with Clayton Utz and Allens hires

23-Apr-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Baker & McKenzie is in the process of opening a third office in Australia with the hire of two partners in Brisbane.

adelaide australia

Australian firm HWL Ebsworth expands national network with Adelaide acquisition

17-Apr-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Australian firm HWL Ebsworth continues its growth spree with the acquisition of South Australian firm Kelly & Co.

Melbourne

HSF makes Aussie partner Ferraro global corporate chief in post-merger re-jig

15-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Herbert Smith Freehills has shaken up its corporate leadership, appointing Melbourne-based Mike Ferraro as sole global corporate head.

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Blackstone Chambers picks up third silk in a year with Brick Court's Maclean

4-Mar-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Blackstone Chambers has made its third major silk hire in a year through the addition of Brick Court Chambers silk Alan Maclean QC.

Drone

CoA blocks CIA drones challenge

21-Jan-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The Court of Appeal (CoA) has thrown out a claim challenging the legality of British involvement in US drone strikes because any judgment would be a condemnation of US foreign policy.

Grays Inn

3 Verulam Buildings attracts India's former solicitor general as Asia focus grows

4-Nov-2013 | By Lucy Burton

India’s former solicitor general Gopal Subramaniam has joined 3 Verulam Buildings (3VB) as an associate member as the set aims to further expand into Asia market.

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House of Fraser

Linklaters and Simpson Thacher lead on £480m acquisition of House of Fraser

15-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Linklaters, Simpson Thacher, King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin and Dickson Minto landed roles on the acquisition of a majority stake in House of Fraser by Chinese conglomerate Sanpower.

Beijing dragon

Dacheng unveils newly elected management team headed by firm founder Peng Xuefeng

14-Apr-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

China’s largest firm by headcount Dacheng has appointed a new leadership team following a month-long election process.

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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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.

Seoul

Bird & Bird launches in Korea via local alliance

25-Feb-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Bird & Bird has signed a cooperation agreement with South Korean firm Hwang Mok Park, blazing a new trail for international firms to tap into the market.

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Singapore

LG surrenders Singapore relationship as Wragges merger looms

24-Apr-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Lawrence Graham (LG) has surrendered its Singapore foreign law practice licence in preparation for its merger with Wragge & Co next month.

Singapore

Wikborg Rein and Pan Asia Law end Singapore alliance

22-Apr-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Norwegian firm Wikborg Rein’s five-year formal law alliance with Singaporean firm Pan Asia Law has come to an end.

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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