Learning to love lawyers, Chinese style


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.

The China Elite: How the PRC firms have grown


Chinese business is having a growth spurt, with 95 Chinese companies making it into the Fortune 500 this year compared with six last year

A month of moves in Asia Pacific


With the new academic year comes a raft of moves and leadership shake-ups and so has been the case across firm’s Asia Pacific offices

Hong Kong

Hogan Lovells, Kirkland & Ellis and the Hong Kong partner swap

11-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Kirkland & Ellis and Hogan Lovells have announced a swap of two partners in their respective Hong Kong offices this week, with Hogan Lovells’ Neil McDonald hired by Kirkland and the latter’s Steven Tran headed in the opposite direction.

South Korea: the next frontier?


South Korea has seen an influx of international firms in the past two years, with the likes of Baker & McKenzie, DLA Piper, Paul Hastings and Squire Patton Boggs all keen to take advantage of the market’s liberalisation

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Debevoise to convert Hong Kong office into local practice

29-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Debevoise & Plimpton is set to operate its Hong Kong office as a local firm from 1 October, after bulking up its team in the last 12 months.


Linklaters trumps Clifford Chance to advise Carlyle on RAC sale

29-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Linklaters and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer took the key roles on Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC’s acquisition of a stake in RAC.

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Intellectual Property and Technology News (Asia Pacific) is a biannual publication from DLA Piper that offers perspectives, analysis and visionary ideas.

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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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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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