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Hong Kong Law Society president resigns following no confidence vote

The president of the Hong Kong Law Society has resigned in the wake of a no confidence vote against him last week.

19 Aug 2014 | 12:02 | secure

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Ashurst taps White & Case, O’Melveny in Asia finance push

Ashurst has raided White & Case and O'Melveny & Myers in a hiring spree aimed at filling perceived gaps in its Asian practice.

19 Aug 2014 | 09:58 | secure

Hong Kong lawyers vote against Law Society president

Hong Kong solicitors last night passed a vote of no confidence against the city's Law Society president Ambrose Lam following comme...

15 Aug 2014 | 03:45 | secure

ANALYSIS, OPINION AND INTERVIEWS

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Dealmaker Asia: Paul Jebely

Clyde & Co's Hong Kong-based global head of aviation finance on the joys of living abroad, his new Nintendo Wii and making equity partner at 31.

11 Aug 2014 | 05:12 | secure

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What next for DLA Piper's Asia practice as partner exits mount up?

Last week's departure of a further three partners from DLA Piper's Asia Pacific office sums up what has been a difficult 18 months for the firm.

30 Jul 2014 | 00:05 | secure

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Getting your priorities right – why timing is everything when it comes to mergers

Partners can be a fickle bunch. Just look at Ashurst: the firm's desire to secure a US merger dates back so far that it's hard to think of a UK firm - legacy SJ Berwin or Norton Rose aside - more frequently linked with potential partners across the At...

24 Jul 2014 | 10:40 | secure

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Navigating the archipelago – the international law firms making a play in resource-rich Indonesia

Foreign investors and international law firms breathed a sigh of relief this week as Southeast Asia's largest economy elected its new president – Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo.

24 Jul 2014 | 00:06 | secure

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Can Hong Kong still compete? Top lawyers raise concerns about the city's future as a financial centre

Welcoming more than 100 delegates to Legal Week's third Corporate Counsel Forum Hong Kong, Solicitor General Frank Poon alluded to the city's recent ranking as 20th in the world for economic freedom and third as a global financial centre.

17 Jul 2014 | 00:31

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Seoul mates – are international law firms succeeding in the South Korean market?

When the first group of foreign law firms rushed to set up shop in South Korea in 2011 and 2012, the move was met with a degree of scepticism.

10 Jul 2014 | 16:17 | secure

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Freshfields, Skadden, Kirkland lead M&A pack at half-year point amid strong deal recovery

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has dominated the European and UK M&A rankings by deal value and volume for the first half of 2014, amid a 56% year-on-year uptick in global deal-making.

03 Jul 2014 | 18:05 | secure

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Freshfields' Asia practice in the spotlight as sweetened partner pay packages face review

Three years after Freshfields broke with its traditional lockstep model in Hong Kong, will the firm continue with the strategy?

26 Jun 2014 | 00:05 | secure

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Last ones standing – Norton Rose Fulbright's Martyr on the rise of the 'truly global firm'

Norton Rose's landmark merger with Texas' Fulbright & Jaworski celebrated its first anniversary earlier this month.

19 Jun 2014 | 11:22 | secure

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On the edge of the world – CC's Peter Charlton on his firm's Asia plans

Talking about the importance of Asia, Peter Charlton, Clifford Chance's (CC) Hong Kong-based regional managing partner, points across Victoria Harbour in the direction of mainland China.

18 Jun 2014 | 00:55 | secure

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