Yun Kriegler

Yun is The Lawyer’s international editor, covering legal news from around the world.


Bakers taps into China’s tech hub as local JV opens fourth office

Baker McKenzie’s Chinese joint venture firm FenXun Partners is set to open a fourth office in Southern city Shenzhen, giving the global firm a foothold in China’s own “Silicon Valley”. The new office in Shenzhen will be the Chinese firm’s fourth location in China, following Beijing, Shanghai and Hainan. This means Baker McKenzie, which has […]

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Clifford Chance duo exit for Gibson Dunn in Hong Kong

Clifford Chance’s veteran Hong Kong litigation partner Brian Gilchrist has resigned from the magic circle firm and will join Gibson Dunn, as global firms focus on building up litigation practices in Hong Kong. Gilchrist will be joined by fellow litigation partner Elaine Chen as Gibson Dunn’s first major litigation hires in Hong Kong. They will […]

Cooley hires Skadden partner for Hong Kong launch     

Cooley is in the process of expanding its Asia presence, with the firm hiring a Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom partner to spearhead its planned Hong Kong launch. Cooley has hired Skadden partner Will Cai in Hong Kong. Cai was made up at Skadden in 2014 and has a focus on China-related capital markets […]

Ince Gordon Dadds to fine-tune remuneration after pre-pack deal

Ince Gordon Dadds is reviewing its remuneration system following its recent merger as it prepares to financially integrate Ince’s overseas offices by the end of the year. Although there are no plans to overhaul the firm’s formula-based compensation structure, the firm is looking to make improvements on several aspects. Speaking to The Lawyer, Ince Gordon Dadds CEO […]

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Legal action likely from Fidal as KPMG mounts 145-lawyer raid to bulk up in Paris

France’s largest firm Fidal has condemned KPMG’s aggressive poaching of its 145 lawyers in Paris as “unacceptable behaviour” and will not rule out the possibility of taking legal action against the Big Four accountancy firm. In a move that has sent shock-waves across the legal services sector in France, a total of 145 lawyers, including […]


Osborne Clarke suffers four-partner walk-out in Stockholm

Osborne Clarke’s newly-opened Stockholm office has been dealt a blow as four of its eight partners have recently left to join international and domestic rivals. Osborne Clarke’s Stockholm office was launched 18 months ago as a key part of the firm’s expansion strategy to grow its presence in Europe. Corporate partner Mikael Moreira and employment partner […]

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Ince administrators ‘perplexed’ at comments from ex-partners

As speculation swirls around Ince & Co’s deal with Gordon Dadds, the administrators have issued an unconventional statement on their progress after it was revealed that former Ince partners are questioning the terms of the pre-pack. Responding to growing voices raised against Ince & Co’s pre-pack sale to Gordon Dadds, Ince’s administrators from Quantuma and […]

McGuireWoods exits Brussels as entire team joins local firm

US firm McGuireWoods has closed its only base in continental Europe after almost 30 years, with its entire Brussels team joining Benelux firm AKD. The team joining AKD’s Brussels office consists of four partners, one counsel and four associates, as well as five other staff. The four partners are Hubert André-Dumont, Paul Van den Bulck, […]


Ex-Ince partners bring in Eversheds Sutherland for legal action

A group of former Ince & Co partners have instructed Eversheds Sutherland to represent them as they challenge the pre-pack administration of their previous firm. Several sources have confirmed to The Lawyer that Eversheds Sutherlands’ insolvency partner Jamie Leader has been instructed by a sizeable group of former Ince & Co partners, around two dozen […]

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