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Han Kun forms alliance with Italian law firm
China’s Han Kun Law Offices has entered into an alliance with Italian law firm Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, allowing the two firms to work together on advising clients in China and Hong Kong, as well as Chinese investors... Full Article
Llinks opens in Hong Kong
Shanghai law firm Llinks Law Offices has opened an office in Hong Kong, its first outside Mainland China. Llinks has another office in Beijing. Full Article
Mayer Brown adds capital markets partner in HK
Mayer Brown JSM has strengthened its corporate and securities practice with the hire of Thomas Kollar in Hong Kong. Full Article
Asia Appointments: Week of Apr. 27
Former Fried Frank HK partners join NRF and Paul Hastings, Bird & Bird recruits M&A partner in Singapore, three firms announce their global round of partner promotions, and more in this week’s Asia Appointments table. Full Article
Korea’s Bae, Kim & Lee opens in Dubai
Bae, Kim & Lee (BKL) has opened an office in Dubai, becoming the first Korean firm to establish a presence in the Middle East. Full Article
PH, Orrick, Skadden among firms on Perfect World take-private deal
Seven law firms are advising on Perfect World, a Beijing-based gaming company, going private, including Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Paul Hastings and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. Full Article

Features

Q&A with Tan Chong Huat, Managing Partner of RHTLaw
In only about four years since its founding, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing has shown itself to be one of the more progressive-minded law firms in the region. The affiliation with Taylor Wessing came fairly early on, but more recently the firm... Full Article
Gathering momentum
After a strong showing in 2014, Hong Kong’s IPO market is set to carry the momentum forward into 2015, with a strong pipeline of companies looking to list on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. On the liquidity front, the signs... Full Article
Japan IP: a boost for rights holders
Amendments to Japan’s intellectual property laws, which were passed in 2014, took effect on April 1 this year. Some marquee changes include the introduction of non-traditional trademarks and a new patent opposition system in Japan. Kanishk Verghese reports Full Article
Networking time
As Asian law firms find their clients’ business increasingly moving across borders, a number are looking to find partners they can trust in different jurisdictions. This is bringing into increasing focus the role played by independent law firm networks in... Full Article

Special Reports

Employer of Choice 2015
By ALB | 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...
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ALB Power List 2015
By ALB | 01 Mar 15
ALB reveals Asia's most successful international and regional law firms, on the basis of their achievements at ALB's annual Law Awards events and Rankings reports.
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Firms to Watch 2015
By ALB | 01 Feb 15
ALB's Firms to Watch 2015 list celebrates 10 law firms in Asia that may be small in size, but are certainly big in ambition.
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