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Born free – how can international law firms benefit from the Shanghai Free Trade Zone?

Just over a year since China's hub for piloting financial reform opened for business, Elizabeth Broomhall looks at the opportunities the Shanghai Free Trade Zone holds for international lawyers

29 Oct 2014 | 00:13 | secure

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Amarchand sizes up options for first international base as India's unlevel playing field continues to frustrate

Less than three years away from his firm's 100-year anniversary, Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co's Shardul Shroff is ambitious as ever.

28 Oct 2014 | 00:05 | secure

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Burberry's Asia-Pacific legal chief on keeping the iconic fashion brand's legal affairs in check

How do you manage the legal affairs of a high-end British fashion house in the world's fastest growing luxury goods market? Burberry's Asia-Pac legal chief talks to Elizabeth Broomhall

27 Oct 2014 | 00:00 | secure

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The down under dilemma - what are the magic circle's plans for Australia?

What to do down under has long presented a headache for the UK's magic circle firms, with varying approaches to the market splitting the group. Elizabeth Broomhall looks at what's been done so far

20 Oct 2014 | 15:49 | secure

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Diminishing returns – Australia's top firms face tough times as partner numbers continue to shrink

That statistics can be manipulated in numerous ways is a given. But sometimes the message from the numbers is so clear it is impossible to misinterpret.

17 Oct 2014 | 00:14 | secure

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Climate change – leading independent and international law firms on the new economic reality in Australia

Law firms have a reputation for being late to the table. In the case of Australia, international entrants were perhaps more than 'sociably late' – taking the plunge into the market only at the tail-end of the energy and resources boom that the count...

17 Oct 2014 | 00:10 | secure

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A smaller world – Australian firms see dramatic drop in partner headcount

Combined partner count across five of the largest firms in Australia has shrunk by 134 (14%) over the last five years according to figures obtained by Legal Week, demonstrating the impact of domestic economic uncertainty and increased competition from...

15 Oct 2014 | 17:36 | secure

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Risk nothing – CBRE's Sophia PK Yap on demanding regulators and tackling corruption

CBRE's deputy chief ethics and compliance officer and former legal head for Asia, Sophia PK Yap, talks to Elizabeth Broomhall about juggling global regulators, family life and knee injuries

26 Sep 2014 | 00:39 | secure

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Independently minded: Gilbert + Tobin MP on why mergers are off the menu for his firm

Danny Gilbert, the straight-talking founder of Gilbert + Tobin, tells Legal Week how his firm has grown from a boutique to challenge Australia's legal old guard

08 Sep 2014 | 00:05 | secure

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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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