The Lawyer Asia
After a slump in Hong Kong IPO activity, the sector is hotting up again. There is fierce competition for adviser mandates, and it looks like US firms are winning the race against their UK counterparts
Last week, news that Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) abandoned its chance to renew its qualifying foreign law practice (QFLP) licence sent shock waves through the Singapore legal community. It’s the only one of six firms that will not be renewing the ...
Bird & Bird is about to flap its wings and fly into Seoul. But instead of opting for opening up its own foreign legal consultant office, which 20 odd other UK and US firms have done, the firm is blazing a new trail by entering into a cooperative agreement with one of the country’s ...
It is one of the biggest firms in Asia, with 3,000 lawyers across 41 offices. Now Beijing-headquartered Dacheng has put in place a new governance structure capable of driving forward growth.
What goes up must come down, or at least get a lot more complicated. While Chinese firms have enjoyed phenomenal growth in recent years - there are now 20,000 of them across PRC - the issue of succession is far from simple. As founding partners approach retirement, leadership changeover is a pressing issue
Singaporean firm Rajah & Tann’s managing partner Lee Eng Beng says staying local and being flexible is the way forward in the increasingly competitive South-East Asia region.
A Shanghai Bureau of Justice official has hinted that the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone’s (FTZ) experiment on allowing associations between Chinese and foreign firms will lead to further opening up of the country’s legal services sector.
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Shanghai’s ground-breaking Pilot Free Trade Zone could mark the beginning of the long-awaited liberalisation of China’s legal services sector.
Hong Kong IPO activity is hotting up again, but UK legal stalwarts are looking over their shoulders as US rivals make up ground fast