The Lawyer Asia
UK prime minister David Cameron’s current visit to China could potentially see China investing in the hotly-debated $50bn High Speed 2 rail line project, and Chinese investment into the UK picking up speed in general.
International consolidation of the profession was never going to pass without some fallout. Bringing two firm cultures together under a single roof will inevitably cause some upset to someone and result in exits.
The debate over protectionism in developing markets is a common one. In Indonesia, the expat legal community is currently raising concerns about the proposal by domestic bar association Peradi to force foreign lawyers to take an ethics exam
King & Wood Mallesons’ merger with UK firm SJ Berwin took effect last Friday (1 November 2013) with a bang. Although its four Swiss Verein members, Australia, China, Hong Kong and Europe, are financially independent, the ...
Public sector procurement is a hugely important source of income for many businesses – particularly in China. In 2012, government procurement across China was worth RMB1.4trn (£142bn), accounting for 11 per cent of China’s fiscal expenditure. But until recently, law firms were not a major beneficiary of China’s public spending.
Fox International Channels (FIC) has appointed Francis Chang as its senior vice-president legal and business affairs and general counsel for Asia Pacific and the Middle East.
Davis Polk & Wardwell and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have secured lead roles in the $2.5bn (£1.5bn) IPO of China Cinda Asset Management, Hong Kong’s biggest global offering so far this year.
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The government’s tougher stance on corruption has triggered investigations into multinationals’ practices and spurred a market for compliance advice
India boasts key advantages over China and with a step-up in foreign investment, lawyers believe the country can overtake its Asian rival