Number of international firms in China shrinks for first time in history


The number of foreign firms in mainland China has dipped for the first time since the country opened its door to non-domestic firms in the early 1990s.

China’s top 30 firms post strong results in first ever report


The first ever report into the financial results of the elite Chinese firms, The Lawyer China Elite 2015, was published on Monday.

Zhong Lun confirms independent international strategy

22-Sep-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Following a long period of consultation and internal discussion, Zhong Lun’s partners have decided on a clear international strategy to remain independent and build up its own international reach through overseas offices and a “best friends” network.

South Korea continues to lure foreign firms


Last week, Allen & Overy (A&O) became the third magic circle firm to launch an office in South Korea with the relocation of Tokyo partner Matthias Voss

Partner moves pick up pace in Asia


The first week of September saw a noticeable number of partner moves in Asia. Reed Smith and Baker Botts picked up three partners each to build up their presence in Singapore and China respectively.

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Chinese market sees drop in international firms for first time ever

6-Oct-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

The number of foreign firms in mainland China has dropped for the first time since the country opened its door to non-domestic firms in the early 1990s.

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Slater & Gordon UK revenue up 36 per cent to £129m

1-Oct-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Slater & Gordon has posted UK revenue up a colossal 36 per cent to £129m just months after its £700m purchase of professional services group Quindell.

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Drones: there's something in the air download subscription

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Successful businesses and prominent individuals should note of what’s flying overhead. 

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China Elite 2015: the executive summary

28-Sep-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

For the first time, Chinese firms can be ranked by revenue, and one thing is clear, most of the elite Chinese firms have enjoyed stellar growth in the past year. How?


Asia-Pacific 150: local firms' expansion accelerates as China dominates


International firms have generally positioned themselves well for Asia-Pacific’s rise – teething troubles aside. But it is the locals, particularly in China, who show the biggest appetite for its business, growing faster and wider than the globals.

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