The partnership of China’s Dacheng Law Offices has reached an agreement with global law firm Dentons to merge, according to Li Shoushuang, managing partner of the Chinese firm, thus creating...
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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson is closing its Hong Kong and Shanghai offices, effectively pulling the firm out of Asia.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Linklaters and Hong Kong firm Woo Kwan Lee & Lo have scored lead advisory roles on the restructuring of Asia's richest man Li Ka-shing’s business empire.
A group of 10 lawyers and six support staff have joined Morgan, Lewis & Bockius from Bingham McCutchen in Tokyo.
|To merge, or not to mergeAs news of the Dacheng-Dentons merger sinks in, Chinese law firms weigh up the pros and cons of following similar arrangements. Full Article|
|Building a sustainable IP monetisation ecosystemIn the past few years, Asia has experienced a gamut of IP monetisation and financing programmes, spearheaded by leading government agencies and government-backed financial institutions. Malaysia is no exception to these developments. Full Article|
|Philippine casino operator Bloomberry to invest in S.KoreaThe Philippines' Bloomberry Resorts Corp said on Tuesday it had signed four agreements to buy a 12.2-hectare plot of land in South Korea, the first overseas venture for the casino operator. Full Article|
|Government approves struggling Thai Airways' restructuring planBy and Thailand's military-led government has approved a restructuring plan for Thai Airways International PCL in a bid to restore profitability to the national carrier's operations, a senior government official said on Monday. Full Article|
|Greenberg Traurig opens in TokyoGreenberg Traurig has opened its doors in Tokyo, raiding partners from DLA Piper and White & Case to head the new office. Full Article|
|Malaysia's Cagamas to seek new investors for first non-ringgit sukukMalaysia's Cagamas Bhd will target new investors across the Middle East and Europe for its first foreign currency sukuk this year. Full Article|
|The year in 2015What will 2015 look like for some of Asia’s largest economies and their legal industries? Law firms from around the region offer some answers to Ranajit Dam Full Article|
|Indonesia IP: Moving towards the AECWith the formation of the ASEAN Economic Community slated for late 2015, ASEAN members are seeking to modernise their IP regimes to meet key objectives set out in the ASEAN Intellectual Property Rights Action Plan. Indonesia, ASEAN’s largest economy and... Full Article|
|The boom is backThe United Arab Emirates has bounced back from the financial crisis of 2009-2010, when it came perilously close to sovereign default. Infrastructure construction has returned to full swing, while M&A deals abound, which means more work for law firms both... Full Article|
|Q&A with David Rivkin, IBA PresidentDavid Rivkin, the new International Bar Association (IBA) President, speaks to Kanishk Verghese about his new role, the IBA's road map and arbitration trends in Asia. Full Article|
|ALB CSR List 2015 01 Jan 15 Asian Legal Business’ inaugural CSR List, apart from spotlighting 10 law firms in Asia doing notable work in that sphere, also highlights how important CSR is becoming to the legal industry in the region.|
|Asia’s Top 50 Largest Law Firms 2014 01 Nov 14 This year, ALB has separated Asia’s Top 50 Largest Law Firms list into two tables: Top 50 International Firms and Top 50 Asian Firms. The former table ranks Baker & McKenzie as the largest international firm by headcount in Asia,...|
|ALB 2014 M&A Rankings 01 Sep 14 This year’s M&A rankings is a mixture of the usual suspects and surprising new entrants. The very worthy law firms making the upper tiers include Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in Hong Kong, Melli Darsa & Co in Indonesia,...|