Chinese elite firm Jun He experiments with new remuneration system


Beijing-headquartered Jun He has undergone the most significant remuneration structure shakeup since its establishment in 1989, as the firm recently started a three-year trial run of a new modified lockstep

KWM global chief puts focus on integration, not mergers


Three years after its first Sino-Australia merger and two years into the second merger with SJ Berwin in the UK, King & Wood Mallesons claims it is in no rush ...

Gowlings WLG and Taylor Wessing eyeing East Asia expansion


This week, two of UK’s top 30 firms have re-asserted their commitment to better serving clients in the fast-growing Asia region. In today’s cover story, the managing partners of Wragges Lawrence Graham & Co and Gowlings, which are set to merge next January, revealed that East Asia is a major part of the merged firm’s international ambition.

China the winner of KWM’s latest global promotion round


King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has promoted 36 to its global partnership with a heavy China focus. The majority of the new partners, 24, are based in China with Beijing and Shanghai seeing the largest number of promotions. Two lawyers were made up in Hong Kong.

Chadbourne bucks market trend by pulling out of Asia


As this year’s The Lawyer Asia Pacific 150 report points out, international firms have generally positioned themselves well for Asia-Pacific’s rise, although there are teething troubles.

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Litigation boutique Kobre & Kim launches in Seoul

1-Sep-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Litigation boutique Kobre & Kim has become the latest foreign firm to enter South Korea, relocating co-founder Michael Kim to Seoul to lead the new office.

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Bird & Bird adds Asia employment partner in London

1-Sep-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Bird & Bird has appointed former DLA Piper Asia Pacific and London head of employment Pattie Walsh as a partner in London.

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Dividing alternative assets on divorce download subscription

Collyer Bristow 1-Sep-2015

The starting point on divorce is to divide equally all the assets acquired during the relationship but, as usual, the devil is in the detail. 

Asia Analysis


Asia-Pacific 150: local firms' expansion accelerates as China dominates


International firms have generally positioned themselves well for Asia-Pacific’s rise – teething troubles aside. But it is the locals, particularly in China, who show the biggest appetite for its business, growing faster and wider than the globals.

Southeast Asia Elite

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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