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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 to compete with the top tier international outfits.

18 Jul 2014 | 05:55 | secure

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DLA Piper sees three more partner exits in Asia-Pacific

Three more partners have left DLA Piper in Asia Pacific, with one transitioning to an in-house role and two others to rival firms.

18 Jul 2014 | 05:54 | secure

Bakers and Clifford Chance take lead roles on Hong Kong Airlines IPO

Baker & McKenzie and Clifford Chance are understood to be advising on the IPO of Hong Kong airlines, estimated to worth approximate...

17 Jul 2014 | 09:26 | 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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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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Watch this space – FOX International Channels Asia's new GC on overhauling the company's law firm line-up

As FOX International Channels Asia prepares to shake-up its legal adviser line-up, recently appointed GC Francis Chang talks to Elizabeth Broomhall...

29 May 2014 | 09:42 | secure

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Strength to strength – the law firms benefitting from Ireland's recovering economy

A report from Forbes magazine in December placed Ireland at the top of its 'The Best Countries for Business 2013' list after finishing sixth the previous year

22 May 2014 | 13:45 | secure

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