The continuing attraction of Hong Kong for China’s law firms


Beijing-headquartered firm Han Kun Law Offices has opened a base in the special administrative region of Hong Kong, becoming the latest in a line of PRC firms to do so.

Western firms seek to bulk up in Asia


The slowdown in China’s stellar growth may have had an impact on the entire Asia-Pacific region, but that hasn’t stopped international firms from looking east in their quest to find the next boom market.

Singapore’s SCs come of age


It’s less than 20 years since the role of senior counsel was introduced in Singapore, but that doesn’t mean the rank is any less worthy than the centuries-old queen’s counsel role in the UK.

Firms count down to the ASEAN Economic Community


With the introduction of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Economic Community (AEC) little over a year away, firms in the region are positioning themselves to take advantage of the opportunities a unified market will bring.

Baker & McKenzie and the importance of strong branding


Global firm Baker & McKenzie, which has long had a presence in the Australasian markets, is capitalising on awareness of its brand with further growth in its Australian practice.

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China-based IP boutique Schmitt & Orlov expands ASEAN footprint

28-Nov-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Beijing-headquartered IP firm Schmitt & Orlov is extending its reach in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region with the launch of an office in Laotian capital Vientiane.

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Stephenson Harwood taps Clyde & Co for China energy hire

27-Nov-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Clyde & Co has lost the chief representative of its fledgling Beijing office to Stephenson Harwood in a boost to the latter’s energy and resources group.

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Threats to the financial services sector download subscription

PwC 24-Nov-2014

Forty-five per cent of financial services organisations have suffered economic crime during the survey period, compared with only 34 per cent across all other industries.

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South Korea: Losing its shine 

8-Sep-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Despite being a top recipient of foreign direct investment, South Korea’s business activity potential is not being realised. Do policymakers have the remedy?

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Asia Pacific 150 2014: Year of the indie

30-Jun-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

After the first flush of enthusiasm, international firms are reassessing their position in Asia Pacific, while the locals go for growth 

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