The Lawyer Asia
When UK firm Stephenson Harwood announced in September that it was reducing its China presence the move seemed counterintuitive.
The Australian legal market has faced some tough times in recent years, with pay freezes, staff cuts and partner exits affecting a raft of firms operating in the country
It is now just a year until the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) launches its economic community and interest in the region is really hotting up.
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.
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.
Australia’s Minter Ellison has bolstered its tax practice with the addition of three partners from rival firm Maddocks.
Withers has entered the Australian private client market with the launch of a strategic alliance in Melbourne and Sydney, just months after it opened in San Francisco.
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Despite being a top recipient of foreign direct investment, South Korea’s business activity potential is not being realised. Do policymakers have the remedy?
After the first flush of enthusiasm, international firms are reassessing their position in Asia Pacific, while the locals go for growth