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...
|Asia Appointments: Week of June 29Cavenagh Law nabs real estate partner from WongPartnership, SNG & Partners opens in Doha and grows its Singapore office, Bakers announces its next round of partner promotions, and more in this week’s Asia Appointments table. Full Article|
|Fairfax's Watsa to buy Indian logistics firm NCMSLFairfax India Holdings, a fund set up by Canadian investor Prem Watsa to target Indian assets, is set to take a majority stake in logistics firm National Collateral Management Services, two sources familiar with the matter said. Full Article|
|Vietnam to ease restrictions on foreign stakes in its firmsVietnam's prime minister approved the scrapping of a 49 percent foreign ownership cap across many listed firms in one of the country's boldest economic reforms yet, although some sectors will remain restricted. Full Article|
|Eversheds launches contract lawyer service in AsiaEversheds has launched its consulting arm in Asia with the introduction of Eversheds Agile, which provides lawyers to in-house legal teams on a temporary, contract basis. Full Article|
|India’s SNG opens in Doha, expands in SingaporeIndian law firm SNG & Partners has opened an office in Doha, its second outside its home country, and also beefed up its first international outpost in Singapore with the addition of associate partner Kshitij Dua. Full Article|
|WongP partner joins CC Singapore FLA as SEA real estate head Cavenagh Law, the Singapore Formal Law Alliance (FLA) firm of Clifford Chance, has hired Carol Anne Tan as the head of its real estate practice for Southeast Asia. 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...|