The Lawyer Asia
Jun He, one of China’s top-ranked elite firms and a close friend of Slaughter and May, has found itself in the hot seat over a legal opinion it issued a few years back in relation to the now collapsed Sino-Forest Corporation.
From day one of the Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) combination on 1 October 2012, the firm has always marketed itself as a fully merged firm with a single global profit pool. But the devil is in the details. If read more closely, “a single global profit pool” means that the two legacy firms will pool together their profits, and then divide the profits into ...
UK prime minister David Cameron’s current visit to China could potentially see China investing in the hotly-debated $50bn High Speed 2 rail line project, and Chinese investment into the UK picking up speed in general.
International consolidation of the profession was never going to pass without some fallout. Bringing two firm cultures together under a single roof will inevitably cause some upset to someone and result in exits.
The debate over protectionism in developing markets is a common one. In Indonesia, the expat legal community is currently raising concerns about the proposal by domestic bar association Peradi to force foreign lawyers to take an ethics exam
Swedish automotive safety systems manufacturer Autoliv has named China-based Asia legal head Anthony Nellis as interim general counsel, succeeding Lars Sjöbring who is joining Transocean as general counsel.
DLA Piper has unveiled a major overhaul of its management structure in Asia in a bid to increase the integration between the Asia offices and its US partnership.
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It has not been a spectacular year for Hong Kong’s top-end players but routine work remains strong and the mid-level market is toughing it out
The government’s tougher stance on corruption has triggered investigations into multinationals’ practices and spurred a market for compliance advice