The Lawyer Asia
What is it with DLA Piper and Asia Pacific? When the firm merged with DLA Phillips Fox in 2011 the combined firm boasted 135 partners across its Australian practice. By the end of last year the number had shrunk to 100, despite it being one of the biggest promoters in the country
Is Asia-Pacific growth out of vogue with UK national firms? This year’s partnership promotions suggest so
One of the key findings in this year’s The Lawyer Asia Pacific 150 was that while international firms have been reassessing their positions in the Asia Pacific region, local firms have been going for growth
Yesterday saw the publication of The Lawyer Asia Pacific 150, the annual ranking of the largest law firms by lawyer numbers across Asia Pacific
It’s widely known in China that some big international names are seeking a local ally or potential merger partner. Linklaters is understood to be among them
Osborne Clarke’s Simon Beswick, now in his final stint as managing partner, is hunting further international growth. Asia beckons.
Mayer Brown has poached a five-person team from Bryan Cave in Singapore to set up an Asia-focused consulting arm in the city-state.
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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
A prolonged period of tough trading conditions has forced a rebalancing in the top end of the legal market, while mid-sized players are growing