The Lawyer Asia
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.
Chinese business is having a growth spurt, with 95 Chinese companies making it into the Fortune 500 this year compared with six last year
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
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 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
Debevoise & Plimpton is set to operate its Hong Kong office as a local firm from 1 October, after bulking up its team in the last 12 months.
Linklaters and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer took the key roles on Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC’s acquisition of a stake in RAC.
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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