SUBMISSION OPEN: ALB Firms to Watch (Singapore) 2024

by Asian Legal Business《亚洲法律杂志》 |


As Singapore continue to establish itself as a reputable business hub and a world-leading financial centre,  a number of smaller law firms that are delivering quality services and handling signifcant workloads have emerged.


SUBMISSION OPEN: ALB Rising Stars India 2024

We are now accepting submissions for ALB’s Rising Stars India list, which spotlights the next generation of the country’s lawyers. The list will be published in the the January/February 2024 issue of ALB India.

Singapore disputes boutique Fortress Law launches

by Nimitt Dixit |

Four lawyers, including two directors, of Singapore law firm Kalco Law have left to launch a disputes-focused boutique in the city called Fortress Law.

PRC firm Jingsh to launch offices in Japan, North and South Korea

by Charlie Wu 吴卓言 |

Beijing-based Jingsh Law Firm has officially initiated preparations to establish three offices in North Korea, South Korea, and Tokyo, Japan, with the goal of expanding the reach of its legal services in East Asia. This move could position Jingsh as the first Chinese firm to open an office in North Korea.

2024 ALB rankings and surveys: submissions open

Research and submissions for the following rankings and listings are currently underway. Please see the list below for more details, necessary deadlines, and links to forms and surveys.

U.S. law firms rethink China future amid economic woes, data crackdown

by Reuters |

A hard-fought race by U.S. and global law firms to expand into China has turned into a retreat for many, thanks to growing pressures on foreign businesses and converging economic and geopolitical challenges, according to new data and interviews with lawyers and legal industry experts.

Saraf launches Hyderabad office with partner duo from DSK

by Nimitt Dixit |

Indian law firm Saraf & Partners has continued its aggressive growth in 2023 with the launch of an office in one of India’s biggest urban centres, Hyderabad. The office will be led by partners Durga Bose Gandham and Altaf Fatima, who have joined from DSK Legal.

K&L Gates guides first ever de-SPAC merger on SGX

by Nimitt Dixit |

U.S. law firm K&L Gates served as lead counsel to live-streaming social entertainment platform 17LIVE Holding in its proposed combination with Singapore-based special purpose acquisition company Vertex Technology Acquisition Corporation.

NZ law firm K3 Legal ties up with HK firm to open first international office

by Nimitt Dixit |

New Zealand-based law firm K3 Legal has formed an association with Hong Kong law firm Fred Kan & Co to launch its first international office in the SAR, eyeing work on cross-border investment between China and New Zealand.

Bakers cuts ties with HK counsel accused of sexual misconduct

by Nimitt Dixit |

Global law firm Baker McKenzie has terminated the services of former counsel Stefano Mariani, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by a former junior colleague at law firm Deacons, where Mariani was previously a partner and head of tax.