Revealed: the foreign firms with the top India practices


There was a time when practically every foreign firm was clamouring to tap into the lucrative Indian market.

Brothers behind India’s Amarchand launch separate firms


A mixture of law firm politics, sibling rivalry and family infighting brought an end to Indian firm Amarchand Mangaldas Suresh A Shroff & Co earlier this year after Shroff brothers Shardul and Cyril fell out over their mother’s will.

Fried Frank Hong Kong partners find homes ahead of closure


US firm Fried Frank made quite a splash in 2006 when it raided Simmons & Simmons for a five-partner team to lead its Hong Kong launch.

Baker & McKenzie gains Chinese joint operation licence


Earlier this month Baker & McKenzie Asia Pacific head Bruce Hambrett told us that China would present his firm with “big opportunities” in the foreseeable future

Bakers’ AsiaPac head: ASEAN holds the key to our Asian success


The 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries are the focus for many law firms this year, what with the region gearing up for the launch of its economic zone at the end of this year.

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Quinn Emanuel launches in Shanghai with white collar Kirkland hire

26-May-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan is set to launch an office in Shanghai through the hire of Kirkland & Ellis’ Asia government enforcement and investigations head Samuel Williamson.

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KWM litigation veteran departs for 39 Essex in Singapore

20-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) litigation partner David Bateson has joined 39 Essex Chambers as an arbitrator in its Singapore office after more than 20 years at the firm.

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Retailers have some key decisions to make if they want to take advantage of technological advances in payments. 

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The Lawyer Southeast Asia Elite 2015: the executive summary

12-Jan-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Global and local firms are poised to exploit the potential from ASEAN’s new single economic market in our first Elite report into the region’s legal sector

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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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