Slaughter and May eyes Asia growth


Never one to follow the crowd, elite UK firm Slaughter and May is bucking yet another trend by investing in its Asia practice

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

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Ashurst and MoFo win roles on CPG-Itochu alliance

30-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Ashurst and Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) have taken the leading roles on a $1.8bn (£1.1bn) strategic alliance between Thai conglomerate Charoen Pokphand Group (CPG) and Japanese trading house Itochu.

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Linklaters, Allens and Squire Sanders lead on Myanmar telecoms investment

29-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Linklaters, its Asia alliance partner Allens and US firm Squire Sanders have all advised on a deal that will see nationwide fixed and mobile telephone networks developed across Myanmar.

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Slaughters goes to town in China

28-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Firm promotes fourth partner so far this year in Hong Kong; now the focus is to diversify its offering

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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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