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DLA Piper announces 44 promotions for 2015

1-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

DLA Piper has announced that 44 lawyers have been promoted to its partnership this year, including nine in the UK and 20 in the US.

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Lewis Silkin opens first international office in Hong Kong

30-Apr-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Lewis Silkin has announced that it has opened its first international office, in Hong Kong, to support its clients’ employment and global mobility issues in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Nabarro recruits Singapore head from Clyde & Co JV

30-Apr-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Nabarro has announced the appointment of Clasis managing director Steven Lim as partner and head of its Singapore office.

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Clifford Chance bulks up in Europe in 25-partner promotions round

28-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Clifford Chance has slashed its focus on Asia in a 25-strong partner promotions round that sees just three made up in the region.

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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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The Lawyer Asia

Fried Frank Hong Kong partners find homes ahead of closure

28-Apr-2015

US firm Fried Frank made quite a splash in 2006 when it raided Simmons & Simmons for a five-partner team to lead its Hong Kong launch.

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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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Luxembourg, EU and international developments in tax regulation, including the double tax treaty network.

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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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Simmons & Simmons promotes 13 to partnership with heavy UK slant

1-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Simmons & Simmons has promoted 13 of its lawyers to its partnership this year in an increased promotions round concentrating on the UK.

Hong Kong

Lewis Silkin opens first international office in Hong Kong

30-Apr-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Lewis Silkin has announced that it has opened its first international office, in Hong Kong, to support its clients’ employment and global mobility issues in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Gianni Origoni signs formal alliance with China's Han Kun

28-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Italian firm Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners has signed a formal alliance agreement with Chinese firm Han Kun Law Offices.

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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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Nabarro recruits Singapore head from Clyde & Co JV

30-Apr-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Nabarro has announced the appointment of Clasis managing director Steven Lim as partner and head of its Singapore office.

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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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