Sydney

Withers takes on Aussie private client market with local alliance

18-Dec-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Withers has entered the Australian private client market with the launch of a strategic alliance in Melbourne and Sydney, just months after it opened in San Francisco.

Tokyo

HSF’s Asia losses continue as Tokyo M&A chief joins MoFo

17-Dec-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has suffered another departure from its Asian practice, with Tokyo corporate and M&A head James Robinson defecting to Morrison & Foerster (MoFo).

Clydesdale Bank

Clydesdale replaces UK GC as Darbyshire returns to Australia role

16-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Clydesdale Bank UK general counsel Jennifer Darbyshire has returned to Australia to resume her role at parent company National Australia Bank (NAB) with James Peirson taking over the UK role. 

Aeroplane

Kennedys strikes back in Asia with six-strong Clyde & Co lateral hire

15-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Kennedys has hired seven lawyers to bolster its Asia aviation practice, six of whom are from rival firm Clyde & Co.

Hong Kong

KWM names Hong Kong management duo as Fuller relinquishes control

15-Dec-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has named two partners to succeed global managing partner Stuart Fuller as head of its Hong Kong practice after he decided to give up one part of his dual role.

guangzhou

Stephenson Harwood seals alliance with ex-Guangzhou team

10-Dec-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Stephenson Harwood has signed an alliance deal with a Guangzhou firm that was set up after the UK firm closed its own base in the southern city there months ago.

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The Lawyer Asia

Stephenson Harwood returns to Guangzhou

16-Dec-2014

When UK firm Stephenson Harwood announced in September that it was reducing its China presence the move seemed counterintuitive.

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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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Asia-Pacific Opinion

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SJ Berwin: a promising afterlife?

10-Nov-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

For both SJ Berwin and Ashurst the lure of an Asia deal was irresistible.

Mike Turner

The triangulation of tech

12-Sep-2014

Singapore is making its mark on the global tech industry

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Asia-Pacific Briefings

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DLA Piper 11-Dec-2014

The Hong Kong privacy commissioner for personal data (PCPD) announced last week that a former insurance agent has received a prison sentence in respect of offences under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance.

Sydney

Withers takes on Aussie private client market with local alliance

18-Dec-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Withers has entered the Australian private client market with the launch of a strategic alliance in Melbourne and Sydney, just months after it opened in San Francisco.

Clydesdale Bank

Clydesdale replaces UK GC as Darbyshire returns to Australia role

16-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Clydesdale Bank UK general counsel Jennifer Darbyshire has returned to Australia to resume her role at parent company National Australia Bank (NAB) with James Peirson taking over the UK role. 

Sydney

King & Wood Mallesons names new Aussie M&A head as incumbent moves to City

1-Dec-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

King & Wood Mallesons has revamped the management of its Australia corporate practice as Sydney-based M&A and tax head Tim Bednall prepares to transfer to London.

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India

India’s TMT Law Practice takes over Chennai IP firm APR Associates

26-Nov-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Indian technology boutique TMT Law Practice has expanded its offering in the Chennai market by taking over local firm APR Associates.

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.

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Beijing

China’s Zhong Lun joins employment alliance L&E Global

15-Dec-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Chinese red circle firm Zhong Lun has signed up to employment alliance L&E Global, marking the network’s first step into the Asian markets.

Hong Kong

KWM names Hong Kong management duo as Fuller relinquishes control

15-Dec-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has named two partners to succeed global managing partner Stuart Fuller as head of its Hong Kong practice after he decided to give up one part of his dual role.

guangzhou

Stephenson Harwood seals alliance with ex-Guangzhou team

10-Dec-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Stephenson Harwood has signed an alliance deal with a Guangzhou firm that was set up after the UK firm closed its own base in the southern city there months ago.

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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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Singapore

Blackstone silk rebuffed in bid to fight Singapore JR battle

7-Nov-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Blackstone Chambers silk Michael Fordham QC has failed to gain temporary admission to Singapore’s courts after a judge ruled he did not meet the criteria required for the ad hoc admission of foreign counsel.

Hong Kong

Baker & McKenzie names new head of Asian offices

13-Oct-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Baker & McKenzie has named Hong Kong-based Milton Cheng as managing partner of its Hong Kong, China, Korea and Vietnam offices.

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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.

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