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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.

Hong Kong

Norton Rose Fulbright adds K&L Gates partner to Hong Kong base

2-Mar-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) has added K&L Gates partner David Johnson to its Hong Kong office, two years after he joined the US firm from Allen & Overy.

Hong Kong

Sweden's Magnusson opens ninth office in three years with Hong Kong launch

26-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Swedish firm Magnusson has added a Hong Kong office through a tie-up with two-partner Hong Kong firm Odebjer Fohlin - its ninth new base in three years.

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Trowers & Hamlins applies to be first qualified foreign law firm in Malaysia following change in local law

19-Feb-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Trowers & Hamlins has applied for a licence to practise as a qualified foreign law firm (QFLF) in Malaysia following changes to the Legal Profession Act (LPA) last June.

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Ashurst’s finances boosted by Australian merger as cash total doubles

16-Feb-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Ashurst doubled its cash reserves from £15.5m to £30.4m in 2013/14, according to its latest LLP accounts filed with Companies House.

London

Minter Ellison’s former China head joins Spring Law as COO

13-Feb-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

West End firm Spring Clark has hired former Minter Ellison partner Nigel Clark to bulk up its corporate and finance partner ranks and become its chief operating officer (COO).

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The Lawyer Asia

Magnusson opens China-Baltics trade route with Hong Kong launch

3-Mar-2015

The path between China and the UK may be a well-trodden one, but the one between China and the Baltics is less so.

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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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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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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.

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Is a domain name a property right? download subscription

Eversheds 6-Mar-2015

The true ownership of a domain name and the type of rights therein are more complicated than they might at first appear

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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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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.

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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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India’s J Sagar chooses Ahmedabad for site of seventh office

6-Jan-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Indian firm J Sagar Associates (JSA) has expanded its domestic footprint with the addition of an office in Gujarati city Ahmedabad.

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Hong Kong

Norton Rose Fulbright adds K&L Gates partner to Hong Kong base

2-Mar-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) has added K&L Gates partner David Johnson to its Hong Kong office, two years after he joined the US firm from Allen & Overy.

Hong Kong

Sweden's Magnusson opens ninth office in three years with Hong Kong launch

26-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Swedish firm Magnusson has added a Hong Kong office through a tie-up with two-partner Hong Kong firm Odebjer Fohlin - its ninth new base in three years.

Hong Kong

Wilberforce and Ten Old Square silks instructed on $10bn Nina Wang appeal

25-Feb-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Silks from Wilberforce Chambers and Ten Old Square have been instructed on the final stages of a landmark case in Hong Kong concerning the $10bn (£7bn) estate of the late Nina Wang, once the richest woman in Asia.

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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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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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DLA Piper bulks up in Singapore with hires from Gibson Dunn and Jones Day

26-Jan-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

DLA Piper has begun to rebuild its depleted Asia practice with the hire of two partners and an of counsel, reuniting a group of former Jones Day colleagues in the process.

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