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Mayer Brown launches consulting arm in Asia with Bryan Cave team

Mayer Brown has launched a consulting arm in Asia-Pacific with the hire of a five-strong international trade advisory team from Bryan Cave.

24 Jul 2014 | 08:40 | secure

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Slaughter and May appoints fourth new Hong Kong partner in 2014

Slaughter and May has made its fourth partner appointment in Hong Kong this year, as the firm continues to invest in its Greater Ch...

23 Jul 2014 | 09:56 | secure

King & Wood Mallesons eyes Singapore office by year-end

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) is looking to open an office in Singapore before the end of this year as the firm continues its drive t...

18 Jul 2014 | 05:55 | secure

HIGHLIGHTS

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China's consuming passion

Why China's taste for luxury goods means law firms are still confident about inbound deal prospects...

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Dealmaker: Dennis Barsky

The Jones Day partner on the ins and outs of launching a hedge fund, making Singapore his home and a $5 T-shirt

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LEGAL BRIEFING

ANALYSIS, OPINION AND INTERVIEWS

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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 | secure

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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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Courting Eastern promise – the drive by international firms to recruit more disputes lawyers in Asia

When Davis Polk & Wardwell hired Clifford Chance disputes partner Martin Rogers in December 2012, it surprised Hong Kong's legal community.

12 Jun 2014 | 09:34 | secure

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When East meets West – will Asia's super wealthy fuel a new boom in trust work?

The next 10 years are set to be a pivotal period for the private client market in Asia as the first generation of successful entrepreneurs pass on their assets to their children, the Legal Week Trust & Estates Litigation Forum heard.

29 May 2014 | 09:46 | secure

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