Fried Frank Hong Kong partners find homes ahead of closure


US firm Fried Frank made quite a splash in 2006 when it raided Simmons & Simmons for a five-partner team to lead its Hong Kong launch.

Baker & McKenzie gains Chinese joint operation licence


Earlier this month Baker & McKenzie Asia Pacific head Bruce Hambrett told us that China would present his firm with “big opportunities” in the foreseeable future

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


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.

Bird & Bird’s China practice takes another hit


Bird & Bird has suffered another departure from its Greater China practice just a month after a six-person team quit for IP consultancy Awapatent.

BLP launches first arbitration practice as part of Hong Kong expansion strategy


Berwin Leighton Paisner has launched its first arbitration practice in Hong Kong, hiring nine lawyers from boutique construction and arbitration firm Haley & Co

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