Dentons and Chinese firm Dacheng Law Offices are on the cusp of finalising a merger with Australian firm Gadens and Rodyk & Davidson, Singapore’s oldest firm.
Ashurst, Nishimura & Asahi and Herbert Smith Freehills have landed advisory roles on Nippon Life Insurance Company’s acquisition of an 80 percent stake in MLC Limited, a unit of the...
Australian law firm Slater & Gordon Ltd said it has agreed to buy a unit of British technology and outsourcing company Quindell Plc for A$1.2 billion ($928.1 million), in a...
Al Tamimi & Company has hired Scott Lambert as regional head of construction and infrastructure from Australian law firm Holding Redlich.
Australia's Hoyts Group has got sold by its PE owner Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) to an investment vehicle set up by Chinese entrepreneur Sun Xishuang.
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|Asia Appointments: Week of October 10Sidley Austin welcomes disputes team from OMM Hong Kong, Ashurst restructuring partner moves to Indonesia’s Borrelli Walsh, and many more in this week’s appointments table. Full Article|
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|Spruson follows up Jakarta launch with Bangkok openingSydney-headquartered intellectual property firm Spruson & Ferguson is following up its recent Jakarta office opening with the launch of a branch in Bangkok. Full Article|
|Legal robots: Law firms make a beeline for AILaw firms are making a dash to harness the power of cognitive computing and the natural language processing capabilities of computers, and are investing heavily in artificial intelligence to automate the mundane tasks that are part and parcel of the... Full Article|
|How to Become an English Solicitor in Just a Few MonthsEach year, hundreds of lawyers from Asia Pacific countries such as Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, South Korea, Japan and Malaysia, decide to qualify as English solicitors, and become dual-qualified lawyers. What motivates them to do this? Full Article|
|Q&A with Justin Walkey, Chairman of Bird & Bird Asia PacificJustin Walkey, Chairman of Bird & Bird Asia Pacific, speaks to Kanishk Verghese about the firm’s key objectives in Asia, its growth strategy, and the challenges it faces in an increasingly competitive environment. Full Article|
|ALB Technology Panel: Part OneThe need to work smarter, not harder is one of truisms of modern legal practice and it has never been more relevant in this era of industry-wide cost consolidation. One group of professionals at the forefront of this transition are... Full Article|
|Special Report: Perth 2013FEATURE: The resources boom may have peaked, but there's still plenty of legal work to go round, argue Perth firms. Full Article|
|ALB M&A Review: 1H 2014 deals surge on optimistic outlook 24 Jul 14 This detailed report, the first in a series of Asia-Pacific M&A Reviews, provides companies with the insight and analysis to support their strategic investment decisions. Click the Buy Now button...|
|Practical Law China’s 2014 Governing Law survey 13 Jun 14 Chinese and foreign companies are increasingly seeking the help of external counsel to understand what governing law is standard for the different cross-border deals they are involved in. Practical Law...|
|AEC Report: Potential, reality and the role for business 27 May 14 Vriens & Partners' crucial report - The ASEAN Economic Community - is now available. This detailed report can be purchased for just US$1,000 from the link at the top of...|