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Skadden reigns again in worldwide M&A deal rankings after losing out to Weil last year

2-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has topped worldwide deal rankings for the first half of 2015, while European and UK leader Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is the only magic circle firm to feature in the table.

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Herbert Smith Freehills PEP passes £800k with turnover inching up 2 per cent to £815m

1-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Herbert Smith Freehills has turned over £815m in its second financial year since becoming a fully merged firm, a rise of just 2 per cent on the previous financial year.

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HFW launches formal law alliance in Singapore

1-Jul-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) has established a formal law alliance (FLA) with Singaporean firm AsiaLegal.

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Asia moves: 30 June 2015

30-Jun-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within firms and offices in the Asia Pacific region.

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Peerpoint eyes overseas sites, with further Europe and Asia expansion topping the agenda

30-Jun-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Allen & Overy (A&O) contract lawyer service Peerpoint is continuing to focus on international expansion, with sites in Asia and Europe thought to be in the pipeline.

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Grandall becomes third Chinese firm to open in Silicon Valley

30-Jun-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Chinese firm Grandall has opened its first office in the US in Silicon Valley, aiming to capitalise on growing Chinese investment in the global technology innovation hub.

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Asia Pacific 150: Asia remains a good investment for the future

29-Jun-2015

The Lawyer Asia-Pacific 150, which provides unmatched insight into the region’s largest 100 independent firms and top 50 international firms, is now in its third year.

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Asia-Pacific Analysis

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Asia-Pacific 150: local firms' expansion accelerates as China dominates

29-Jun-2015

International firms have generally positioned themselves well for Asia-Pacific’s rise – teething troubles aside. But it is the locals, particularly in China, who show the biggest appetite for its business, growing faster and wider than the globals.

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Asia-Pacific Opinion

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Asian firms continue outward push with globalising clients

29-Jun-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

This week sees the publication of the third Asia-Pacific 150 report.

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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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The 2015 KPMG Change Readiness Index highlights the impact of inclusive growth and income inequality on the capacity for responding to change.

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Blake Cassels, Cravath and Weil Gotshal advise as GE sells fleet business for $6.9bn

30-Jun-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Blake Cassels & Graydon, Cravath Swaine & Moore and Weil Gotshal & Manges have all won top roles as General Electric (GE) sells its fleet businesses in the US, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand to Element Financial Corporation for $6.9bn (£4.4bn). 

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Slater & Gordon’s share price falls 38.3 per cent amid multiple investigations

29-Jun-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Slater & Gordon saw its share price fall 38.3 per cent following the news of investigations being carried out by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC).

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DLA Piper takes corporate team from Perth boutique

29-Jun-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

DLA Piper has added a corporate team led by three partners from Australian boutique Hardy Bowen in Perth.

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Ashurst and Khaitan advise on Vedanta and Cairn India merger

16-Jun-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Ashurst is advising long-time client Vedanta Resources on the merger of its oil and gas exploration subsidiaries Vedanta and Cairn India.

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Linklaters ousts Allen & Overy to top list of foreign India practices

19-May-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Linklaters has supplanted magic circle rival Allen & Overy (A&O) as the international firm seen to have the most robust India practice, with the firm coming highly-recommended by clients and Indian firms.

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Amarchand brothers launch separate firms after acrimonious split of family firm

11-May-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

The brothers behind dissolved Indian firm Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co have launched two separate firms less than a week after confirming the dissolution of the family business.

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Grandall becomes third Chinese firm to open in Silicon Valley

30-Jun-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Chinese firm Grandall has opened its first office in the US in Silicon Valley, aiming to capitalise on growing Chinese investment in the global technology innovation hub.

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CC and Linklaters advise on BOC’s $3.55bn Silk Road bond issuance

25-Jun-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Clifford Chance and Linklaters have acted as lead international counsel on the issuance of Bank of China’s $3.55bn multi-currency bond, which is set to facilitate China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative.

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Boss & Young launches OBOR alliance to target Chinese development strategy

18-Jun-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Shanghai-based firm Boss & Young has initiated an international alliance in a bid to seize new opportunities promised by China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR) development strategy.

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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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HFW launches formal law alliance in Singapore

1-Jul-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) has established a formal law alliance (FLA) with Singaporean firm AsiaLegal.

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EY adds foreign law practice in Singapore for regional growth

15-Jun-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

EY’s affiliated law firm DA Partners has been granted a foreign law practice (FLP) licence in Singapore, as part of its regional growth plan.

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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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