China’s Dacheng part of world’s largest firm thanks to Dentons deal


PRC firm Dacheng has come a long way since it was founded in 1992.

Firms bolster Asian practices with relocations and hires


Norton Rose Fulbright has kicked off 2015 with a couple of personnel changes in its Asia-Pacific energy practice, moving global practice head Simon Currie from London to Sydney and regional practice head Vincent Dwyer from Sydney ...

Revealed: The Lawyer’s Southeast Asia Elite


This week sees the launch of our first-ever Southeast Asia Elite , an in-depth report that contains the most detailed research available on the local firms that are leading the way in the 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries.

China’s continuing allure for UK law firms


At the end of 2014 we brought you news that Stephenson Harwood had returned to Guangzhou via a strategic alliance after closing its own base in the city months before.

Stephenson Harwood returns to Guangzhou


When UK firm Stephenson Harwood announced in September that it was reducing its China presence the move seemed counterintuitive.

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Freshfields and HSF among raft of firms advising on Hutchison Whampoa’s £10.25bn O2 buy

28-Jan-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Baker & McKenzie, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Herbert Smith Freehills and Linklaters are among the firms to win roles on Hong Kong giant Hutchison Whampoa’s proposed acquisition of O2.

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India's largest firm Amarchand splits as brothers battle over equity stake

27-Jan-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

When Indian firm Amarchand Mangaldas Suresh A Shroff & Co splits in two on 1 April this year it will bring an end to the history of one of India’s oldest and best-known law firms.

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Video: Life sciences — patent extension strategies and antitrust global update weblink subscription

DLA Piper 13-Jan-2015

DLA Piper’s ‘Life sciences: patent extension strategies and antitrust global update’ video covers global antitrust and competition issues including product hopping and reverse payment patents.

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The Lawyer Southeast Asia Elite 2015: the executive summary

12-Jan-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Global and local firms are poised to exploit the potential from ASEAN’s new single economic market in our first Elite report into the region’s legal sector

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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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