The Lawyer Asia
Never one to follow the crowd, elite UK firm Slaughter and May is bucking yet another trend by investing in its Asia practice
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
Ashurst and Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) have taken the leading roles on a $1.8bn (£1.1bn) strategic alliance between Thai conglomerate Charoen Pokphand Group (CPG) and Japanese trading house Itochu.
Linklaters, its Asia alliance partner Allens and US firm Squire Sanders have all advised on a deal that will see nationwide fixed and mobile telephone networks developed across Myanmar.
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Firm promotes fourth partner so far this year in Hong Kong; now the focus is to diversify its offering
After the first flush of enthusiasm, international firms are reassessing their position in Asia Pacific, while the locals go for growth