Bird & Bird seals Aussie tie-up


After a year and a half of just co-operating with each other, Bird & Bird and its Australian ally Truman Hoyle have now opted for a full merger.

Law firms go local in Hong Kong


Pro-democracy protestors may have taken control of parts of Hong Kong but that has not stopped international law firms from pushing ahead with their strategic plans in the region.

Southeast Asian firms gear up for Asean economic zone


The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has big plans for 2015, with regional economic integration on the agenda. As part of this a single market will be created to allow the free flow of goods, services, investments and labour across the region’s 10 member states.

Learning to love lawyers, Chinese style


When Hangzhou-based e-commerce group Alibaba listed on the New York Stock Exchange earlier this month it was a boon not only for its founder Jack Ma but for the lawyers involved too. After all, at $25bn it was the largest IPO of all time.

The China Elite: How the PRC firms have grown


Chinese business is having a growth spurt, with 95 Chinese companies making it into the Fortune 500 this year compared with six last year

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Bird & Bird to merge with Aussie ally Truman Hoyle

20-Oct-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Bird & Bird is to merge with its Australian alliance partner Truman Hoyle a year and a half after signing a co-operation agreement with the TMT firm.


Clifford Chance loses top Aussie partner to investment house Gresham

16-Oct-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

The head of Clifford Chance’s Perth office is set to leave the firm for investment house Gresham Partners three and a half years after the firm that bore his name joined the magic circle giant.

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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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