Mori Hamada & Matsumoto and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett stood out among the crowd at the 2015 Japan Law Awards on June 18, taking home some of the most coveted...
Leeds, UK-headquartered law firm Needle Partners has opened a new marketing office in Kuala Lumpur that aims to promote its English law and white label service, called Needle Network.
Sullivan & Cromwell is advising Tokio Marine Holdings, Japan’s largest insurer by market value, on its agreement to buy U.S.-based HCC Insurance Holdings for $7.5 billion.
Withers has hired partner Eric Roose and tax advisors Chizuko Tomita and Takeo Mizutani from Morrison & Foerster’s Tokyo office to launch a tax practice in the Japanese capital.
Korean law firm Bae, Kim & Lee (BKL) has established an office in Hong Kong as part of its ambitious growth strategy for the year which saw the firm launch...
|Bakers adds arbitration partner in TokyoBaker & McKenzie has strengthened its disputes practice with the hire of Joel Greer as a partner in the firm’s Tokyo office. Full Article|
|Samsung Group companies' merger deal runs into fresh oppositionThe proposed $8 billion merger of two Samsung Group companies came under attack from two directions, as an activist hedge fund filed a court action against the deal and a shareholder advisory group recommended shareholders oppose it. Full Article|
|U.S. fund Elliott takes stake in Samsung Fire & MarineElliott Associates has bought shares in Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance Co Ltd, a spokeswoman for the South Korean firm said, potentially strengthening U.S. hedge fund's hand in its bid to block an $8 billion proposed merger of another two... Full Article|
|Akin Gump beefs up Asia oil and gas practice with partner hireAkin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has hired oil and gas lawyer Paul Greening from Vinson & Elkins as a partner in the firm’s Hong Kong office. Full Article|
|Weil adds corporate partner in Shanghai Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has boosted its Greater China practice with the hiring of Charles Ching as a corporate partner in Shanghai. Full Article|
|Sheppard Mullin adds corporate partner in SeoulU.S. firm Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton has grown its Korean practice with the hire of corporate partner Johneth Chongseo Park in its Seoul office. Full Article|
|A new roadmapIndia has faced scrutiny in recent years over its ability to protect the IP rights of all stakeholders and efficiently foster innovation. At the end of 2014, a draft National IPR Policy was released for public comment. The draft provides... Full Article|
|Q&A with Bob Charlton, Berwin Leighton PaisnerBob Charlton, who joined Berwin Leighton Paisner in October 2014 as the firm’s Asia head and Hong Kong Managing Partner, speaks to Kanishk Verghese about his new role, the firm’s core focus areas and priorities in Asia, and its recent... Full Article|
|Troubled watersAs Malaysia’s dry shippers struggle to stay afloat, the country’s shipping lawyers are being kept busy, finds Raghavendra Verma Full Article|
|GC Section: Rising ASEAN TigerThe Philippines is now Asia’s second-fastest growing economy, bringing with it both deals and opportunities. Ranajit Dam examines how in-house counsel are coping with – and capitalising on – these boom times Full Article|
|Women in law 01 Jun 15 Female in-house counsel and law firm partners across Asia tell Dana MacLean about how they juggle multiple roles as mothers, wives, lawyers and managers, and the skills it takes to rise through the ranks and stay.|
|ALB Intellectual Property Rankings 2015 01 May 15 In our annual IP Rankings, ALB has researched and identified the leading firms for intellectual property in Asia.|
|Employer of Choice 2015 01 Apr 15 ALB’s annual Employer of Choice survey picks the best firms in Asia to work for. They include the Korean firms Bae, Kim & Lee, Kim & Chang and Yulchon; the Chinese firms Chance Bridge Partners, Guangda Law Firm and Hengdu...|