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