The Lawyer Asia Pacific 150 is the only research report to provide a ranking of the top 100 independent local firms and top 50 global firms in the region. The report offers critical review of some of the fastest growing firms and their strategies, a country-by-country guide to leading legal advisers and legal services market trends, plus exclusive insight into the current business development opportunities in the Asia Pacific. Read more
This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has named Hong Kong-based Julian Copeman as Greater China managing partner, a month after predecessor Justin D’Agostino’s appointment to global disputes head.
Copeman is a senior commercial litigator and a solicitor-advocate in the English courts. He relocated from London to Hong Kong in April (14 April 2014) following an initial six-month secondment. His relocation pushes up the firm’s total number of dispute partners in Asia to 22.
During his time in London, he acted on a number of high profile cases, including advising British Sky Broadcasting Group on its successful claim against IT contractor EDS in 2010.
“Julian’s position reflects the strategic significance of Greater China in the firm’s global business plan,” said Mark Johnson, HSF’s Asia managing partner.
Meanwhile, the firm has formally named partners to the roles of office managing partner for Beijing and Shanghai for the first time. The Beijing office will be led by corporate partner Tom Chau and litigation partner Brenda Horrigan, who joined the firm from legacy Salans in 2012 (10 February 2012), will take on the local management role in Shanghai.