The Lawyer Asia
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Threats to the financial services sector download subscription
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.
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