The Lawyer Asia
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.
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
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 has suffered another departure from its Greater China practice just a month after a six-person team quit for IP consultancy Awapatent.
Berwin Leighton Paisner has launched its first arbitration practice in Hong Kong, hiring nine lawyers from boutique construction and arbitration firm Haley & Co
Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has promoted seven lawyers to partnership roles in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Hong Kong and New York.
Baker & McKenzie has bolstered its fledgling Yangon office with the addition of the managing partner of Grant Thornton’s Myanmar offering.
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