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.
|Sidley, Ashurst, Freshfields star in Itochu, CP Group’s $10 bln Citic dealSidley Austin, Ashurst and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have scored key advisory roles on Japanese trading house Itochu Corp and Thailand’s Charoen Pokphand Group’s joint $10 billion investment in Chinese conglomerate Citic Ltd. Full Article|
|Amarchand ‘to split into two firms’The 98-year-old Indian law firm Amarchand Mangaldas will be split into two firms, with the two new firms each getting the legacy firm’s Mumbai and Delhi regions, according to a report in Indian newspaper Economic Times. The split is expected... Full Article|
|Asia Appointments: Week of Jan. 26DLA Piper bolsters its Singapore office, Zhong Lun Law Firm nabs two partners from Fangda Partners, and much more in our weekly Asia appointments table. Full Article|
|A&O, Freshfields star in Cheung Kong’s $3.8 bln train company acquisitionAllen & Overy and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer are advising on Cheung Kong Investment’s agreement to acquire Britain’s Eversholt Rail for 2.5 billion pounds ($3.8 billion). Full Article|
|SG: DLA hires corp partner trio from Gibson Dunn, Jones DayDLA Piper has hired John Viverito and Myles Hankin from Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, and Joseph Bauerschmidt from Jones Day, as partners in its corporate group in Singapore. The three had worked together at Jones Day previously. Full Article|
|A&O moves finance partner from HK to SingaporeAllen & Overy has boosted its finance practice in the ASEAN region by relocating partner Matthew Hebburn from Hong Kong to Singapore. 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,...|