Simon Beswick

Osborne Clarke's Simon Beswick: Cue the next phase

25-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Osborne Clarke’s Simon Beswick, now in his final stint as managing partner, is hunting further international growth. Asia beckons.

Singapore

Mayer Brown taps Bryan Cave for five-strong Asia consulting team

24-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Mayer Brown has poached a five-person team from Bryan Cave in Singapore to set up an Asia-focused consulting arm in the city-state.

Chancery Lane

39 Essex Street to move out of the Temple and into Chancery Lane

23-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

London set 39 Essex Street Chambers is to leave the comfort of the Inns of Court to take up residence in Chancery Lane after adding a 25-strong barrister team from 4 -5 Gray’s Inn Square in 2012.

Hong Kong

Slaughters adds to Hong Kong partnership to bring total to 13

23-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Slaughter and May has made up a new partner in Hong Kong, with the promotion taking effect from 1 August 2014.

Singapore

Blackstone silk seeks admittance to Singapore courts for JR battle

22-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Blackstone Chambers silk Michael Fordham QC has applied for temporary admission to Singapore’s courts to launch a judicial review relating to alleged overbilling by local firm WongPartnership.

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Ex-HSF partner joins launch team for Bakers’ Brisbane office

15-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

A former Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) partner has joined the line-up of partners that have launched a Brisbane office for Baker & McKenzie.

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The Lawyer Asia

DLA Piper and the shrinking Asia partnership

22-Jul-2014

What is it with DLA Piper and Asia Pacific? When the firm merged with DLA Phillips Fox in 2011 the combined firm boasted 135 partners across its Australian practice. By the end of last year the number had shrunk to 100, despite it being one of the biggest promoters in the country

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Asia-Pacific Analysis

AsiaPac 150

Asia Pacific 150 2014: Year of the indie

30-Jun-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

After the first flush of enthusiasm, international firms are reassessing their position in Asia Pacific, while the locals go for growth 

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Asia-Pacific Opinion

Lewis

China law: what you really want to know

9-Jun-2014

What are the big questions UK and US lawyers are asking the Chinese?

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

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Asia-Pacific Briefings

RiskMap Report 2014 — an authoritative guide to business risk in the year ahead download subscription

Control Risks 22-Jul-2014

In RiskMap 2014, Control Risks forecasts the major challenges and opportunities of doing business in the world’s most complex environments next year.

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Ashurst turnover climbs to £586m, PEP up 22% after Australia merger

8-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris, Natalie Stanton

Ashurst has announced turnover of £586m in the first combined results since the UK firm fully merged with its Australian arm, with average profit per equity partner (PEP) hitting £801,000.

Freshfields

Freshfields wins top spot among UK firms in M&A rankings for the first half of 2014

30-Jun-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Freshfields has swept the board in Thomson Reuters M&A rankings for the first half of 2013, coming top among all UK-based firms for global, European and UK-related M&A.

Sydney

Allen & Overy Aussie head to leave the firm

13-Jun-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Allen & Overy’s (A&O) Australian senior partner Grant Fuzi is to leave the firm at the end of this year, four years after he launched the magic circle firm’s offices down under.

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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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Hong Kong city

Three more partners quit DLA Piper’s Asia practice

17-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

DLA Piper has suffered three more partner departures in Asia Pacific, two in Hong Kong and one who recently transferred from Hong Kong to Singapore.

Beijing

Clydes snaps up Clifford Chance's China head of litigation and arbitration

15-Jul-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Clifford Chance’s China head of litigation and arbitration Patrick Zheng has joined Clyde & Co as Beijing office managing partner.

johannesburg south africa

Hogan Lovells snares ENS tax and China specialist

4-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Hogan Lovells has made its second South African lateral hire since its launch in the jurisdiction, picking up ENSafrica China group head Ernie Lai King.

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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

Mayer Brown taps Bryan Cave for five-strong Asia consulting team

24-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Mayer Brown has poached a five-person team from Bryan Cave in Singapore to set up an Asia-focused consulting arm in the city-state.

Singapore

Blackstone silk seeks admittance to Singapore courts for JR battle

22-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Blackstone Chambers silk Michael Fordham QC has applied for temporary admission to Singapore’s courts to launch a judicial review relating to alleged overbilling by local firm WongPartnership.

Watmough

RPC reports first profit drop in five years, revenue up to £84.1m

21-Jul-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

RPC has reported a 3 per cent drop in net profit from £26.8m to £26m at the end of the latest financial year, alongside a 2.4 per cent rise in turnover from £82.1m to £84.1m.

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