A month of moves in Asia Pacific


With the new academic year comes a raft of moves and leadership shake-ups and so has been the case across firm’s Asia Pacific offices

Hong Kong

Hogan Lovells, Kirkland & Ellis and the Hong Kong partner swap

11-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Kirkland & Ellis and Hogan Lovells have announced a swap of two partners in their respective Hong Kong offices this week, with Hogan Lovells’ Neil McDonald hired by Kirkland and the latter’s Steven Tran headed in the opposite direction.

South Korea: the next frontier?


South Korea has seen an influx of international firms in the past two years, with the likes of Baker & McKenzie, DLA Piper, Paul Hastings and Squire Patton Boggs all keen to take advantage of the market’s liberalisation

​India’s Amarchand targets headcount of 800


It’s been a difficult few years in India, with political turmoil and the spectre of corruption crippling the country’s business sector. Against that backdrop even the country’s leading firms have had a tough time.With the election of a new prime minister earlier this year, however, the political paralysis has begun to ease and one firm ...

PwC targets Australasia with legal services launch


Accountancy giant PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has set its sights on the Australian and Asia Pacific legal markets with the launch of a local legal arm

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DLA Piper loses India co-head to Squire Patton Boggs

19-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

DLA Piper’s co-head for its India group Biswajit Chatterjee is to join Squire Patton Boggs in a similar Singapore-based role alongside London partner Dharmendra Nair.

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Berwin Leighton Paisner names DLA's Bob Charlton as Asia head and Hong Kong MP

17-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Berwin Leighton Paisner has hired former DLA Piper Asia Pacific head Bob Charlton as its new head of Asia and Hong Kong managing partner.

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Privacy and M&A transactions: the dos and don’ts download subscription

DLA Piper 28-Aug-2014

DLA Piper’s privacy experts have compiled a list of dos and don’ts for addressing privacy compliance in M&A transactions.

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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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