BLP launches first arbitration practice as part of Hong Kong expansion strategy


Berwin Leighton Paisner has launched its first arbitration practice in Hong Kong, hiring nine lawyers from boutique construction and arbitration firm Haley & Co

Singapore’s Stamford Law merges with US outfit Morgan Lewis


Anyone who thought FLAs, JLVs or QFLPs were the only way for foreign firms to enter Singapore’s legal profession needs to think again.

Pinsent Masons prepares for Aussie launch


It’s not so long ago that having an Australian arm was top of every UK firm’s priority list.

Magnusson opens China-Baltics trade route with Hong Kong launch


The path between China and the UK may be a well-trodden one, but the one between China and the Baltics is less so.

Trowers & Hamlins first to tap Malaysian legal market


Known as Southeast Asia’s hub for financial institutions and Islamic finance, Malaysia has been a closed shop to international law firms – until now.

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Ashurst and Slaughters on call for RBS Coutts sale to UBP

27-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Ashurst and Slaughter and May have advised on the $30bn (£20.8bn) sale of RBS’ private banking and wealth management business Coutts International to Union Bancaire Privée.

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Bird & Bird Asia departures mount as Beijing employment partner defects to Covington

26-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Covington & Burling has hired Bird & Bird partner Grace Chen to join its international employment practice based in Beijing.

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12-Jan-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

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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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