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Bakers granted first China joint operation licence with Asia firm FenXun

15-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Baker & McKenzie has been granted the first Chinese joint operation licence with local firm FenXun Partners, opening the doors for its international clients to access PRC law through the firm.

Malaysia

Trowers gains licence to become first qualified foreign firm in Malaysia

15-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Trowers & Hamlins has become the first firm to be granted a qualified foreign law firm (QFLF) licence in Malaysia after changes to the way foreign firms can practise in the country last June.

Singapore

Baker & McKenzie Asia head Hambrett: be global, travel more

10-Apr-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

The head of Baker & McKenzie’s Asia Pacific practice is very clear on what it was that gave him the skills necessary to fulfil his current role: a spell in-house at telecoms company Optus (now Singtel Optus).

Hong Kong

Freshfields returns to Linklaters for another Hong Kong partner hire

31-Mar-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has continued to bolster its Asian practice by hiring from magic circle rival Linklaters, this time taking a Beijing banking and finance partner for its Hong Kong office.

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Hogan Lovells launches in Australia with Allens two-partner hire

31-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Hogan Lovells has launched an office in Australia with the hire of partners Nicky Lester and Tim Lester from Linklaters’ best friend firm Allens.

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Slater & Gordon set to hand over £700m for Quindell professional services arm

30-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Slater & Gordon is poised to buy insurance outsourcer Quindell’s professional services arm for around £700m overnight on Monday (30 March) before the exclusivity period on its acquisition right expires.

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Bakers’ AsiaPac head: ASEAN holds the key to our Asian success

14-Apr-2015

The 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries are the focus for many law firms this year, what with the region gearing up for the launch of its economic zone at the end of this year.

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Asia-Pacific Analysis

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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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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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Bakers granted first China joint operation licence with Asia firm FenXun

15-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Baker & McKenzie has been granted the first Chinese joint operation licence with local firm FenXun Partners, opening the doors for its international clients to access PRC law through the firm.

Hong Kong

Freshfields returns to Linklaters for another Hong Kong partner hire

31-Mar-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has continued to bolster its Asian practice by hiring from magic circle rival Linklaters, this time taking a Beijing banking and finance partner for its Hong Kong office.

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Bird & Bird Asia departures mount as Beijing employment partner defects to Covington

26-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Covington & Burling has hired Bird & Bird partner Grace Chen to join its international employment practice based in Beijing.

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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

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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