DLA Piper and the shrinking Asia partnership


What is it with DLA Piper and Asia Pacific? When the firm merged with DLA Phillips Fox in 2011 the combined firm boasted 135 partners across its Australian practice. By the end of last year the number had shrunk to 100, despite it being one of the biggest promoters in the country

Asia-Pac out of favour in partner promos


Is Asia-Pacific growth out of vogue with UK national firms? This year’s partnership promotions suggest so


Squire Patton Boggs bucks international trend with Tokyo merger


One of the key findings in this year’s The Lawyer Asia Pacific 150 was that while international firms have been reassessing their positions in the Asia Pacific region, local firms have been going for growth


Asia Pacific 150: The rise of Asia’s indies

1-Jul-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Yesterday saw the publication of The Lawyer Asia Pacific 150, the annual ranking of the largest law firms by lawyer numbers across Asia Pacific


Will Linklaters be the first magic circle firm to strike a China deal?

24-Jun-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

It’s widely known in China that some big international names are seeking a local ally or potential merger partner. Linklaters is understood to be among them

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Osborne Clarke's Simon Beswick: Cue the next phase

25-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Osborne Clarke’s Simon Beswick, now in his final stint as managing partner, is hunting further international growth. Asia beckons.


Mayer Brown taps Bryan Cave for five-strong Asia consulting team

24-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Mayer Brown has poached a five-person team from Bryan Cave in Singapore to set up an Asia-focused consulting arm in the city-state.

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Control Risks 22-Jul-2014

In RiskMap 2014, Control Risks forecasts the major challenges and opportunities of doing business in the world’s most complex environments next year.

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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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Australia: medium pace

30-Jun-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

A prolonged period of tough trading conditions has forced a rebalancing in the top end of the legal market, while mid-sized players are growing

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