The Lawyer Asia
After a year and a half of just co-operating with each other, Bird & Bird and its Australian ally Truman Hoyle have now opted for a full merger.
Pro-democracy protestors may have taken control of parts of Hong Kong but that has not stopped international law firms from pushing ahead with their strategic plans in the region.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has big plans for 2015, with regional economic integration on the agenda. As part of this a single market will be created to allow the free flow of goods, services, investments and labour across the region’s 10 member states.
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
Bird & Bird is to merge with its Australian alliance partner Truman Hoyle a year and a half after signing a co-operation agreement with the TMT firm.
The head of Clifford Chance’s Perth office is set to leave the firm for investment house Gresham Partners three and a half years after the firm that bore his name joined the magic circle giant.
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After the first flush of enthusiasm, international firms are reassessing their position in Asia Pacific, while the locals go for growth