ASIA AND AUSTRALASIA TOP STORIES
International lawyers working in the Asia's legal industry are well aware of the difficulties facing them. Yet 2014 was a reminder of the continent's ongoing allure for foreign law firms...
19 Dec 2014 | 11:54 |
Withers has become the latest outfit to enter Australia after sealing an alliance with Ashurst corporate partner and former Asia pr...
18 Dec 2014 | 10:58 |
Why China's taste for luxury goods means law firms are still confident about inbound deal prospects...
ANALYSIS, OPINION AND INTERVIEWS
Hong Kong is among Asia's more developed legal markets, of key importance to firms mostly because of its proximity to China. There was no clear pattern of activity during 2014, with some firms ramping up and others seeing partner losses, and some new ...
19 Dec 2014 | 11:49 |
Despite talks of high competition, interest in the South Korean legal market among foreign outfits only increased during 2014.
19 Dec 2014 | 11:27 |
As the major hub for South East Asia, the island city-state of Singapore continues to attract investment. Yet it still posed a number of challenges for foreign outfits during 2014, ranging from local practice restrictions to fee pressure. Early in the...
19 Dec 2014 | 11:23 |
The world's second largest economy continues to impose practice restrictions on foreign law firms. For this reason, internationals were focused on trying to crack the market.
19 Dec 2014 | 11:21 |
Fast GDP growth in Indonesia, an end to sanctions in Myanmar and ambitious government plans in India are among the top reasons for recent foreign interest in South East Asia.
19 Dec 2014 | 11:13 |
The Australian economy started to make a comeback in 2014, and firms responded with optimism.
19 Dec 2014 | 11:08 |
Despite ongoing economic turmoil, Japan's legal market had a steady 2014, marked by a number of team moves among the international firms.
19 Dec 2014 | 11:05 |
At Legal Week's second Corporate Counsel Forum Singapore, in-house lawyers in Asia discussed what they look for in law firms today and the pros and cons of using panels in the region
05 Dec 2014 | 00:15 |
Three years after first mooting the idea, Taylor Wessing managing partner Tim Eyles has confirmed that the firm is still planning to launch a named office in Hong Kong to practice local law.
05 Dec 2014 | 00:05 |
When Addleshaw Goddard opened in Singapore in 2012, it marked the start of a belated international push by the firm. But two years on the firm still has just one partner based permanently on the ground in the city-state.
03 Dec 2014 | 00:30 |