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Kiwi tech law firm Simmonds Stewart to open in SG
New Zealand technology law firm Simmonds Stewart will open an office in Singapore in February 2017, becoming one of the first firms from the country to do so. Full Article
NRF opens in Papua New Guinea with resources focus
Norton Rose Fulbright has opened a new office in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG), which will focus on doing resources work. Full Article
Ashurst relocates Aussie partner as Asia exits continue
Ashurst has relocated partner Simon Brown from Brisbane to Singapore to boost its corporate practice in Asia as restructuring partner Joel Hogarth exited the latter office – the latest in a string of departures at the firm. Full Article
Asia Appointments: Week of October 10
Sidley 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
SPONSORED: Anderson Lloyd’s Projects team begins to dominate the New Zealand market
Anderson Lloyd continues to take pride in being an employer of choice in a changing and demanding legal market. Full Article
Allens, Links, Wachtell on $2.2 bln PNG oil deal
Allens, Linklaters and Canadian firm McCarthy Tétrault are acting for Australia’s Oil Search on its $2.2 billion deal to acquire Papua New Guinea-based InterOil Corp Full Article


How to Become an English Solicitor in Just a Few Months
Each 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 Pacific
Justin 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 One
The 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 2013
FEATURE: The resources boom may have peaked, but there's still plenty of legal work to go round, argue Perth firms. Full Article

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