The Lawyer Asia
Last week, news that Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) abandoned its chance to renew its qualifying foreign law practice (QFLP) licence sent shock waves through the Singapore legal community. It’s the only one of six firms that will not be renewing the ...
Bird & Bird is about to flap its wings and fly into Seoul. But instead of opting for opening up its own foreign legal consultant office, which 20 odd other UK and US firms have done, the firm is blazing a new trail by entering into a cooperative agreement with one of the country’s ...
It is one of the biggest firms in Asia, with 3,000 lawyers across 41 offices. Now Beijing-headquartered Dacheng has put in place a new governance structure capable of driving forward growth.
What goes up must come down, or at least get a lot more complicated. While Chinese firms have enjoyed phenomenal growth in recent years - there are now 20,000 of them across PRC - the issue of succession is far from simple. As founding partners approach retirement, leadership changeover is a pressing issue
Dechert is targeting growth in Asia following what chief executive officer Daniel O’Donnell described as “a year of consolidation” in 2013.
Singaporean firm Rajah & Tann has taken a team of 14 lawyers from US firm Hunton & Williams’ Bangkok office.
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Why has Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) decided to walk away from the Singapore qualifying foreign law practice (QFLP) scheme?
Bird & Bird’s CEO David Kerr on why the low risk, cost-effective and practical cooperative agreement approach is the best way forward in Asia.