Stephenson Harwood returns to Guangzhou


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

Australian national firms join in the merger mania


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

ASEAN expansion still flavour of the month


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.

The continuing attraction of Hong Kong for China’s law firms


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.

Western firms seek to bulk up in Asia


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.

Asia News


Minter Ellison raids Maddocks for three-partner tax team

22-Dec-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Australia’s Minter Ellison has bolstered its tax practice with the addition of three partners from rival firm Maddocks.


Withers takes on Aussie private client market with local alliance

18-Dec-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

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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Hong Kong’s first prison sentence under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance download subscription

DLA Piper 11-Dec-2014

The Hong Kong privacy commissioner for personal data (PCPD) announced last week that a former insurance agent has received a prison sentence in respect of offences under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance.

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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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