Japan’s AMT set to add foreign lawyers to equity partnership

BY Aparna Sai |

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (AMT) is set to become the first Japan Big Four Four to allow foreign lawyers to become equity partners after it launched a foreign law joint enterprise.

A Unified Approach to Restructuring Cayman Incorporated Hong Kong-Listed Companies [Brought to you by Carey Olsen]

BY Jeremy Lightfoot, Henry Tucker |

While it had been clear for most of the recent economic downturn that the 24% of Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed companies incorporated in Bermuda may have recourse to the court in their place of incorporation to secure an adjournment or stay of an actual or anticipated winding-up petition in Hong Kong, it is now equally clear that Cayman incorporated companies (which represent another 50% of the HKSE) will have similar access to restructuring assistance.

SUBMISSIONS OPEN: ALB India Top TMT/Fintech Lawyers 2021

BY Asian Legal Business |

We are now accepting submissions for the ALB India Top TMT/Fintech Lawyers 2021.

ALB surveys and rankings H1: Submissions open

BY Asian Legal Business |

Research and submissions for the following lists and rankings are currently underway. Please see the list below about how you can find more details and download the relevant submission form.

ALB Conversations: Chris Lambert, managing partner, Robertsons

BY Aparna Sai |

Chris Lambert, managing partner of Hong Kong’s Robertsons, talks about the necessity for business owners to stay flexible during the pandemic, the need for fostering individual talents rather than nurturing a fixed idea of how a typical lawyer should be and the firm’s plan to remain an important participant among independent law firms in the city.

Hong Kong’s OLN launches IP services consultancy

BY Aparna Sai |

Hong Kong firm Oldham, Li & Nie has launched OLN IP, a consultancy that handles intellectual property matters.

Rajah & Tann launches ESG sustainability practice

BY Aparna Sai |

Singapore Big Four firm Rajah & Tann has launched a sustainability practice for environmental, social and governance (ESG) compliance in the region.

SUBMISSIONS OPEN: ALB Firms to Watch (India) 2021

BY Asian Legal Business |

India has been seeing the rise of some quality smaller law firms that are punching well above their weight in terms of work handled and services delivered.

SURVEY OPEN: ALB Philippines Super 30 Lawyers

BY Asian Legal Business |

In this new listing, ALB will pick the most highly recommended private-practice lawyers based permanently in the Philippines. The list will be published in the June issue of ALB Asia.

SUBMISSIONS OPEN: ALB Rising Stars Malaysia 2021

BY Asian Legal Business |

We are now accepting submissions for ALB Asia’s Rising Stars Malaysia list, which spotlights the next generation of the country’s lawyers. The list will be published in the June 2021 issue of ALB.

SURVEY OPEN: ALB Offshore Client Choice

BY Asian Legal Business |

In another annual list, ALB picks the best lawyers working for offshore law firms in Asia. These lawyers are selected based on client feedback. The list will be published in the May issue of ALB Asia.