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Yuanda ends 13-year relationship with MWE, forms new alliance with Winston

Shanghai-based Yuanda China Law Firm has ended its 13-year relationship with Chicago-headquartered McDermott Will & Emery (MWE), and entered into a new alliance with Winston & Strawn.

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SUBMISSIONS OPEN: ALB Korea Law Awards 2020

The annual ALB Korea Law Awards is now open for submissions! Returning for its 8th edition, the award ceremony continues to recognise distinctive contributions of private practitioners and in-house counsel within Korea’s legal landscape. The ceremony will be held on Nov. 12 in Seoul.

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Q&A: Talking carve-out M&A deals [brought to you by TMF]

With COVID-19 hitting companies financially, firms are likely to undergo restructuring by offloading business units as they look to generate cash. This is expected to result in a growing number of carve-out M&A deals. Laurence He, market head for China and Taiwan at TMF, speaks to ALB about the carve-out M&A landscape and how TMF is best-placed to help.

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FINALISTS REVEALED: ALB Japan Law Awards 2020

The much-awaited ALB Japan Law Awards is returning for its 16th edition this year, on September 24 with an all new format of celebration – virtual awards ceremony. The annual celebration will continue to give recognition to outstanding legal practitioners, top law firms and most important deals from within and around Japan. 

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HK: Gall grows matrimonial practice with hire from Robertsons

Hong Kong boutique Gall has strengthened its family and matrimonial practice with the addition of Kajal Aswani as a partner from fellow local firm Robertsons.

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Features and Analysis

The Virus Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc across countries and industries, and the region’s legal services sector is not immune. Here’s…

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‘This time, I want to do it the right way and on my terms’

Hong Kong legal industry veteran Kevin Bowers has recently established a new firm called bowers.law. The firm, which takes a non-…

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Recruiters See Firms Still Hiring, but Cautiously

With redundancies, pay cuts and the odd firm closing shop in Asia, lawyers in private practice face prolonged uncertainty. But while many…

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EXPLAINER: Easing the Economic Impact

The COVID-19 outbreak has had a devastating economic impact across the region, with businesses shuttered and markets crashing. To…

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Navigating the New Normal

As COVID-19 disrupts business and leaves lawyers working from home, one big impact has been on the mental health of legal professionals…

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Political Turmoil and a Pandemic: Could More Firms Exit Hong Kong?

Two international firms have announced their departures from Hong Kong— UK law firm Osborne Clarke will wind down its operations this…

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